Below is an A-Z list of Teen Party Ideas covering all the main teenage groups from early teens, through sweet sixteen, to eighteenth birthday parties.
If you're looking for birthday party ideas for pre-teens, see All Kids Parties A-Z page.
As they hit their teens, parties and other social gatherings become more common, so it's important to make a bit more of an effort with birthday parties—so they don't come across as too 'every day'.
Teens can seem hard to please sometimes, so you definitely want to get the birthday boy or girl involved right from the beginning—otherwise whatever you choose will likely be wrong. Trends come and go very quickly for teens and things you thought they were into can easily fall out of fashion and stop being cool before you know it.
Teenagers are also pretty self-conscious and if they're inviting friends from school it will be pretty important for them to make sure their party isn't seen as dumb or uncool. And of course, remember that what you might think is a great idea, a teenager may well think is too childish or old fashioned for them. For a teenager, a birthday party is an opportunity for them to express their own personality—so make sure they are involved every step of the way.
A couple of general tips, regardless of how old the teenager is:
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If you don't find anything you like from the teen party ideas above, it might be worth having a quick browse of the Adult Party Themes as sometimes these can be adapted to make them into suitable party theme for a teen.
For example a Karaoke party for adults could be turned into a Glee themed party for younger teens. It just depends on how you choose to interpret it.
Matt James is a professional event planner and owner of event agency Left Field Productions, which has produced events for Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Spacey, Stella McCartney, David LaChapelle, John Waters, and Elvis Costello & Diana Krall. Since 2004, Left Field Productions has won 30 industry awards for excellence including Production Company of the Year.
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