Coed Dance Party Games

I need ideas for a coed 13th birthday party! it's going to be a dance party and we're going to have pizza and other junk food. When people come, I'm gonna give them glow in the dark necklaces (the kind you snap). It's going to be REALLY dark and the only light is going to be a strobe light, Christmas lights and the under-cabinet lights in my kitchen (because that's where the food will be).


I was thinking of having a dance contest to the "Cha Cah Slide" and playing hide and seek in the dark (think that's lame? let me know!) and after dancing we're going to watch a movie, maybe Napoleon Dynamite or Dumb and Dumber or some comedy that's not a chick flick (cause guys will be there).

My birthday is in September, but I'm starting to plan it now. Any ideas are GREATLY appreciated, except I'm not having a luau and it's not going to be outside (the grass in my backyard is DEAD, thanks 2 my Dad! lol).

Nicole from Georgia

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By Joanne (Guest Post)
August 1, 20050 found this helpful

A great way to get everybody up and dancing is to play the "broom dance" game. It starts with the host dancing with a broom. She quickly picks a guest to dance with and passes the broom to another guest. That guest picks someone to dance with and gives the broom to another guest and that guest dances with the broom until he or she picks another guest to dance with and passes the broom to another guest.


No one wants to dance with the broom so they will quickly pick someone to dance with untill everyone is dancing.

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By Katie (Guest Post)
August 8, 20050 found this helpful

Well, though I am the same age as you Nicole, I understand what you want! Though I am starting to plan my fourtheen, in December, long way off I know, just stay comfy, if you don't want to do something then don't, and if things start getting crazy, pop in a movie to calm everyone down.
Teenage hormones can and WILL always get the best of you, so just remember, you're only thirteen not twenty!

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By someone. (Guest Post)
August 16, 20050 found this helpful

i'd suggest making sure everyone invited is someone you trust...if everything is gonna be dark, and its coed, ppl might get out of control. you wouldnt want your parents to see anything you wouldnt want them to see, would you?

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By SOMEONE (Guest Post)
August 20, 20050 found this helpful

I too am already planning my 13th in september what a coincidence! well, I do like the idea of the broom dance game but the idea of haveing it in the dark!!! its not right.


It sound exiting and all but trouble will arise. just remeber it is your problem when people start paying attention to the ones they r making out with instead of u! I am planning a pool party, and i think u should too.

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By (Guest Post)
August 20, 20050 found this helpful

i think ur party sounds fun! im planning one as well but if its dance party u will want to dance not watcha movie so i say no to the movie but everything els seems fun!

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By not imprortant!! lol (Guest Post)
September 10, 20050 found this helpful

im turnin 13 in nov and startin to plan my party too and i think the glow thing is a really cool idea i was wantin to do the same thing like in the dark in all but when i go to a party i hate watchin movies... so if that helps at all...?

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By Lori (Guest Post)
September 26, 20050 found this helpful

Hey, Im Lori and for our homcoming dance this 2005 year our theme is Board Games and it will be called "Game on". i was wondering if anybody has any ideas or has already done this and has any ideas to help us out .


it would mean alot to us thank you
thank you

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By Katie (Guest Post)
March 5, 20060 found this helpful

For my 12th birthday party i wanted to have liikke a dance party , but he only ideas were to have a dance contest and maybe a singing one and pin the nose or something on paris hilton or some other person but thats all i got i need help deciding what else to do.We will be having lots of music and dancing but thats all i can think of plez help. E mail me at --
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By thats ok (Guest Post)
July 2, 20070 found this helpful

Well im planning a party in September as well! I think if you have some playful friends who care about their rep but are open to anything, hide and seek is great! But you should really put on a little bit more lights! That's because you don't want horomones gettiing u in trouble! I think pretty much all ur ideas are great though!


U should just ad more things to do depending on how long ur party is! PS why dont u try pin the nose on Michael Jackson! that'll be sure to get a rise outta people! one last thing: just remember to make sure dancing stays appropriate and noooo liplocking unless ur parents are uuuuuterly fab! otherwise ur gonna go down fast!

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By Maniloony (Guest Post)
October 28, 20070 found this helpful

We are getting ready for a party this weekend. We have decided against food money and are spending it on a dj. It will be kind a dark, we have black lights, christmas lites along the baseboard, strobe lights and the dj will bring lights. It actually is lit up but I am having it only in the basement. That way i can keep an eye out for any "strays" also, we have 4 "security" guys, older kids around 16 that will keep everyone in line. We have a fog machine and that looks amazing with the lights on the floor.


I say go for it, but hide and seek? Now thats a little too young for 13 year olds. This party if for my 11 year old. Hope this helps. A dj is the way to go, they keep everyone dancing, and play amazing music. Request edited versions. We are also having a soulja boy dance contest, pimpin the unpimpest guy (with fake grill and durag) and a cell phone song, everyone brings their cell phones and puts on the light, just to see how bright it gets.

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By Nakia Kansas City (Guest Post)
February 11, 20080 found this helpful

I have a 11 year old that will be 12 in March I am trying to throw her a Party w/ boy and lights and all that I want the kids to talk about this all year long. Only problem my daughter does not like boys yet, so I am kind of in the middle. I am only 30 and I remember the house party's that were the bomb.

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March 11, 20080 found this helpful

wow im turning thirteen too i think u might want to add more lighting especially with boys and the broom dance might get some people uncomfortalble but anyway ur party sounds like fun

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By wth (Guest Post)
July 9, 20080 found this helpful

I'm having my 14th birthday in the garage. I agree, It's a lot more fun with almost no lights. My friends had our 8th grade graduation party and the only lights they had were from a disco ball and nothing bad happened. I'm having over 70 people invited and we'll have glow sticks and a strobe light, disco ball and black light. The music is pumping all night long and since it's in summer there isn't really a time the guys have to leave. Oh yeah I forgot to mention the girls are sleeping over.

The pin the nose on Michael Jackson is a pretty awesome idea :] but I'm not having games at my party because we'll be freaking all night long. I'm bringing out the foos ball table and the basket ball hoop for those party poopers who have nothing better to do. By the way instead of having actual food, try having snacks all night long. At dance parties people barely eat because they're having so much fun!

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By Mathieson (Guest Post)
July 21, 20080 found this helpful

i think the cha cha slide dance competition is a fab idea. im having a dance party for my birthday 2. i think that the hide and seek idea could b good but it is a little babyish. i would use that idea if i couldnt think of anything else. i think u should do a dance bingo. Like the words on the disco board could b dance, disco, disco ball, ect. Maybe u should do competitions for more than 1 dance, like the macarina, the chicken dance, ect. Maybe u should hav a disco ball. i think u should hav a DJ or someone to get the guests dancing. Oh and here's a tip hav lots of soda! LOL!

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By Jules (Guest Post)
September 8, 20080 found this helpful

Well, I'm having a coed dance party for my eleventh, and I was thinking: broom dance, dj, lots of snacks, backup music, a cool movie just in case, and siblings at grandma's. Ta-Da!

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By stacy (Guest Post)
November 18, 20080 found this helpful

Hi. I am planning a birthday party for my son that is turning 13. I have rented a hall, got a DJ, food and I thought of having a casino theme. Plus having prizes for the top 3 or 4 ppl. I also like the glow sticks idea. Maybe I;ll get some for my son. I also think the lights need to stay on! There will be plenty of time for that later in your life.

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By Lauren S. (Guest Post)
January 24, 20090 found this helpful

I am hoping to have an awesome birthday party for my birthday and I thought maybe a dance arty would be good! There are going to be boys and girls there! Any ideas welcome! Thanks

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By (Guest Post)
January 27, 20090 found this helpful

Well maybe you could have a little area to sit and talk and play spin the bottle, hug edition instead.

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