If you are the parent of a pre-teen, you would know that throwing them a birthday party is fun but it also requires quite a bit of deliberation and adjustment. It is a balancing act. You want to make sure that they are treated like the almost-teenagers that they are but without having to let go of their childhood. Moreover, pre-teens, or tweens, can be hard to impress. Luckily, we have you covered with our tips for planning a smashing pre-teen birthday party.
- Find a great location
You can throw the party at your home and save on the costs of renting a place. But if preparing your home, decorating it and then cleaning up after the party does not sound very appealing, you can always find a convenient venue outside. Places like parks, ice-rinks and bowling alleys are some great choices.
- Pick a fun theme
A birthday party doesn’t need to have a theme, but if your child is passionate about something, whether it is a movie, a hobby or even a comic book character, you can incorporate that into the party. They will surely love that.
- Is it going to be a co-ed party?
If your child wants to invite friends of the opposite sex, it is completely fine. But then you need to make sure that the party activities are enjoyable for both boys and girls. For instance, girls might love a makeover session but maybe the boys wouldn’t really be into it.
- Get exciting goody bags
Everyone loves a good goody bag. They are fun. They are exciting. And if you don’t do this, simply get an assortment of Eco items that pre-teens will enjoy and also find useful.
- Don’t forget the entertainment!
No party is complete without some entertainment. Since you are throwing a party for a pre-teen, consider entertainment ideas that will appeal to children of their age.
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