Teenager party ideas

Teenagers often enjoy engaging and interactive activities and if you have older teenagers in the 16-19 age range, they may have more specific interests and enjoy activities that are a bit more mature. I have included some party ideas that will appeal to all teenagers from 13 to 19, and some that older teenagers would enjoy.

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  1. Movie Night:
  • A Movie Night can be relatively cheap to set up, compared to other party themes. 
  • If you are lucky enough to live somewhere where it is warm, (or warmish!), and can have, borrow, or rent  a large screen, set it up in the backyard or garden, hang fairy lights, and create a cozy space with blankets and pillows. Let the teens choose their favorite movies and enjoy an outdoor cinema experience.
  • A cozy indoor movie marathon night, is great, pick a theme or favorite movie series. Create a cozy atmosphere with blankets and snacks for an all-night film fest.

Personalised Movie Night Invite

These custom made movie night invitations look great

If you are making invitations and props check out this clip art bundle.

2. Escape Room Party:

  • Take the teens to an escape room facility or set up a DIY escape room at home. Divide them into teams and see who can solve the puzzles and “escape” first or within a set time.

These digital invites are excellent, they can be personalised and make an ideal invitation for a teenager.

This escape room kit will have you solving puzzles and secret codes.

This book is great as it is a guide to planning your own escape rooms. You could really adapt it to fit your teenagers interests.

3. Themed Costume Party or Masquerade Ball

  • This can be catered for the age of your teen, and a themed costume party suits any age, Ideas could include “80s Retro,” “Superheroes vs. Villains,” or “Movie Characters.” Provide prizes for the best costumes. An older teen may like a more sophisticated themed costume party or a masquerade ball. Consider elegant themes like “Hollywood Glam” or “Black and White Affair.”

Includes three 80s themed Banners, ten I love 80s Balloons, 80s click Clacks, Twenty 80s Posters

Treat boxes with a masquerade theme.

4. Art Jamming Party:

  • Art and wine nights have become popular with adults, now the teens want in too, host one minus the wine, the older teens would love non-alcoholic mocktails and gourmet snacks, to go along side.
  •  Provide canvases, paints, and art supplies, and let teens unleash their creativity. Consider hiring an art instructor for guidance or inspiration, check on the internet for local ones.

Buy ready made, or have a go at designing your own.

I just love this mug, I think it would make a great prize!

5. DIY Pizza or Taco Bar:

  • Set up a station with various pizza or taco toppings, allowing the teens to create their own customized meals. It’s a fun and interactive way to cater to different tastes.

Personalise an invite or design your own.

Check this out for pizza party decor.

6. Karaoke Night:

  • Rent a karaoke machine or use a karaoke app and let the teens showcase their singing talents. Provide a stage setup, complete with props, and create a lively atmosphere.

Bring the karaoke home by connecting your phone to the speaker, place in the holder and select your go-to song!

Plug in the mic and sing your heart out.

7. Outdoor Adventure:

  • Plan an outdoor adventure day with activities like rock climbing, hiking, or a day at a ropes course. It’s a great way to keep teens active and entertained.

8. Tech and Gaming Tournament:

  • Organize a gaming tournament with popular video games or esports titles. Set up multiple gaming stations and have a friendly competition with prizes for the winners. You can also include VR experiences.

9. Photo Scavenger Hunt:

  • Organise a photo scavenger hunt where teens need to take pictures of specific items or complete challenges. Provide a list and let them use their smartphones to document their findings.

10. DIY Cooking Class:

  • Hire a chef to give a cooking class, or set up cooking stations with various ingredients for a DIY cooking experience. Teens can learn new culinary skills and enjoy their creations.

11. Pool Party:

  • If you have access to a pool, consider hosting a pool party with floats, water games, and a barbecue. Make sure to have music and a relaxed atmosphere.

12. Glow-in-the-Dark Party:

  • Decorate the venue with glow-in-the-dark items, including bracelets, necklaces, and paint. Consider incorporating glow paint into games or activities for added fun.

13. Teen DIY Craft Party:

  • Set up a crafting station with supplies for jewelry making, tie-dye, or other DIY projects. Teens can create their own unique items to take home.

14. Outdoor Sports Tournament:

  • Organize a mini sports tournament with games like volleyball, basketball, or football. Teens can form teams and compete for fun prizes.

15. Concert or Theatre Show:

  • Purchase tickets for a live concert, theatre production, or musical. Enjoy a night out with friends and experience the arts together.