Ideas for Boy's 12th Birthday

My son is soon turning 12 and he has been going through an emotional time, as he is gay. I don't know what to do for his party. Please help. ASAP


By Peter

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June 15, 20131 found this helpful
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Does he have friends he can invite, or would this be a problem? One year when my oldest son had no friends that he could invite just because he wasn't getting along with anyone, we made his birthday celebration a family getaway weekend. We went to the city, saw a dinosaur movie that was just out that he was excited about, went to a science center, ate out in his favorite kind of restaurants, and just had a nice family time.

A birthday celebration doesn't have to have dozens of guests. If your son has only one or two good friends, you could plan something special for them - a trip to the pool, a movie, a day trip to an amusement park. With only one or two guests, you can do more expensive things. Or maybe he would just like to have one or two friends over to play video games or something like that, hang out, have cake and pizza or something. There is nothing wrong with having a very low key celebration.


Talk to your son. Perhaps he would like something like eating out at an "grown-up" style fancy restaurant with the family - maybe grandparents as well, - and having a cake there. It is always a thrill to have the servers bring out a cake with candles and sing happy birthday!

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June 15, 20130 found this helpful

As a former child myself I say the number one thing is to invite people who will actually come. No-shows are devastating at that age. What do the kids he knows like to do? Make the party something they will want to come to.

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May 24, 20160 found this helpful

What is he interested in? One year my daughter just wanted to do dinner and a movie with her best friend. She didn't want us to plan a big party.

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August 17, 20170 found this helpful

Borrow costumes or go thrift store shopping and buy cheap colorful makeup then have a fashion show ,the best one wins a prize and maybe a facial. Gay boys love facials and .makeup .

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