Parents of tweens face many challenges throughout these years of transition, including when planning birthday celebrations. Many tweens have outgrown the old standard character themed parties, which made planning simple. Instead, they want something a little more grown up. If you’re struggling to find birthday theme ideas for tweens that they’ll love, but keep coming up short, we have a few fun ideas that will inspire you to make this year’s birthday the celebration of a lifetime!
7 Birthday Theme Ideas for Tweens
Paparazzi Party – The social media obsessed tween just loves taking pictures. Incorporating that love into their birthday party theme is a sure hit. Have a makeup station and set up a backdrop and props. Or hire in a professional photo booth to make it just perfect.
Karaoke Party – Kids love singing along with their favorites on the radio, so bring that love of performing to their party! Use prop mics and stream their favorite tunes from Spotify. If you have the budget, hire a full karaoke DJ. Everyone will have a blast getting to be a star for the day.
Spa Day – Everyone loves a little pampering on their birthday and tweens are no exception. You can set up spa treatments, like facials and manicures, home as part of an evening party or sleepover. Or book a block of time for your tween and a couple of friends at an actual spa, as a really special treat.
Escape Room – Escape rooms are fun for all ages and are a perfect adventure for tweens on their birthday. Some escape room facilities offer birthday party packages, so call around to see what can be included. The kids will have a blast working together to solve the clues and beat the room!
Gamer Party – Video games are a favorite pastime for much of the tween set, making gamer parties among the best birthday party theme ideas for tweens. Have a bunch of friends over for an in-house tournament. Or, splurge and rent a video game bus for a super special treat.
Pool Party – Whether your tween’s birthday is in summer or winter, pool parties are always loads of fun. Whether you have a backyard pool, rent time at the neighborhood aquatic center, or book a birthday party package at a local hotel with an indoor pool, your kiddo, and their friends will enjoy making a splash!
Camping Party – Great for an evening or overnight party, set up tents in the backyard, roast marshmallows over the fire pit, and break out some glow sticks for some nighttime fun. Kids can tell spooky stories around the campfire and crash for the evening inside the tents for some sleepover fun.
Coming up with great birthday theme ideas for tweens can be a challenge. Use a little creative thinking and then ask for some input from them. You’re sure to land on a great idea that gets them excited. What theme do you think would work best with the tweens in your household?