Birthday Party Themes for Tween Girls

Birthday Party Themes for Tween Girls

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Birthday Party Themes for Tween Girls

Making a cool party with a trendy theme doesn’t have to cost a fortune. 

Dollar stores, thrift stores, DIY and even borrowing items can make even your eye-rolling tween squeal with delight over one of these birthday party ideas for tween girls.

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 Check out these cool birthday party themes for tween girls

 

Tween Glamping Party

 

 

Weather won’t ruin this idea. 

Visions of girls screaming at the sound of noises in the yard make this indoor idea sound much better. 

Indoor bathrooms and bugless campouts make it even better. 

Whether creating one huge tent with sheets, a real pop-up tent or individual tents make this party theme so much fun to put into motion.

What you need:

  •  A tent or tents…this doesn’t need to be expensive…borrow if you don’t want to make one 😉
  • A “fire” pit – create this with rolled brown towels to simulate logs add red, yellow and orange tissue paper with battery operated candles, mini lanterns or glow sticks for the fire.
  • Beach/camping chairs or bean bags

Tween Glamping Party Food

  • S’mores
  • Hot dogs
  • Make your own sundae bar

Tween Glamping Party Games

  • Flashlight tag
  • Truth or dare
  • Scavenger hunt

Tween Glamping Party Decor

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Tween Spa Party

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This is one party theme that you can make super simple or really run with it.

Decide if you will do facials, manicures, pedicures, hairstyles or all of the above.

A spa party works best with a few adults to help out especially if you are offering different spa services.

We even have a local salon that offers this service on days they are normally closed.   

The one my daughter attended had two ladies present, one did mani/pedis and the other did hair do’s. 

They provided pizza, snacks and smoothies served in pineapple drink cups.

If doing it at home you will need:

For pedicures and manicures:

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For facials:

  • Cleansers
  • Moisturizers
  • Bowls for washing
  • Mirrors
  • Cucumbers
  • Warm face cloths…keep them warm in a crockpot

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For hairstyles:

  • Individual brushes
  • Hair Elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Colors – make sure to get parent permission 😉

Fun Tween Party Extras

If you want to get fancy you can have robes for the girls to wear or microfiber towels…they can then be the take-home gifts.   Whether waffle style, kimono or plush and fluffy at least it’s more practical use wise than cheap toys that get lost or thrown away…since most of them are super annoying….hello whistles and gel toys that leak….?😒

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Tween Spa Party Food

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Tween Spa Party Games

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One of my favorite ideas is a photo booth set up…many kids at this age have cell phones but how about using an instant camera so that you can print out photos right then. 

With enough props and some imagination, a photo booth could be a party theme all by itself.

 

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Tween Spa Party Decor

  • Create a sign offering the “services”
  • Set up a booth for each service
  • Create a relaxing setting by adding some fun tween magazines to the coffee table and some mood music.

Tween Art Party

Girls night outings for painting are a thing to do around here but it could easily be a fun activity for your next tween girl party.

What you need:

  • Canvases
  •  Paint
  • Brushes
  • Aprons – these could be personalized with puffy fabric paint
  • Don’t want the mess, try oil pastels like one of these or …search for make your own art studios in your area and book a party!

Tween Art Party Food

  • Pretzel rods dipped in different color frosting make great paint brushes.
  • Palettes can be used to fill with candies, jello or fruits of varying colors.
  • Cupcakes can be frosted in different colors or left white and decorated with rainbow jimmies or m & m’s

Since the art creation would take up a good portion of the time…adding another game really isn’t necessary but pictures of the artists with their masterpieces would be a great idea.

Again photo booths are so much fun.

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Tween Art Party Decor

Paint chips from the store can be had for free and make great supplies for making your own decorations.

Tween Donut Party

Donuts seem to be one of the hottest new birthday party ideas for tween girls and tween girl bedroom themes of 2018- 2019.

Tween Donut Party Food

This couldn’t be any easier than well, duh…donuts.  Buy donuts and be done.

But you could set up a  make your own donuts station,  make donut pops, munchkins or make a variety beforehand.  

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Tween Donut Party Decor

No theme is complete without the party decor to go with it. 

Amazon makes it so easy…so many donut party accessories and supplies.

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Make Your Own Pizza Party

You can’t go wrong with this party since what tween doesn’t love pizza.

Party Food

Since this revolves around making pizzas, there are several ways you could go with this.

Depending on your skill level or patience level, LOL, you could go the simplest of routes and start with frozen cheese pizzas and provide multiple toppings.

If you’d rather you could use a ready-made crust and buy sauce, shredded cheese and toppings.   We buy these and all really like them. 

You could do personal-sized or full-sized pizzas.  

You could even do mini-pizzas by using English muffins.

If you’re even braver and have tried it ahead of time, go with fresh ready-made dough and let the kids knead out the dough, make the size they want and of course provide all sorts of toppings.

If know what you’re doing, which I definitely don’t, you could even make dough from scratch.  

I am good at some things for cooking, but scratch ingredients that are then baked is one thing I cannot do even after all these years.

But if that’s you, go for it.

Unless you really know what the guests like most kids aren’t particularly adventurous when it comes to toppings so keeping it simple with just a few like pepperoni, pineapple and bacon bits. 

If you do want to provide a lot more try asking ahead or make the quantity of each type less. 

Unless you have recipes ready for the week ahead to utilize all those leftovers.

Then again, if parents of guests stay, they could make their own pizzas too.

Party Decor

Red checkered table cloths make this one easy to do and simple for clean up. 

Since this one could get messy, cute chef hats and aprons to coverup clothes provide a way to keep kids clean and give the guests something to take home.

If you know someone with a Cricut, iron-on patches for the hats and aprons of a pizza and their names could be made pretty simply.

 

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 Movie Party

This is a super easy theme to go with for an afternoon, evening or sleepover.

The bigger the screen the better. 

But since most of us don’t have the luxury of a theater room there are ways to make it possible without breaking the bank.

If you don’t have a large tv, want to make it bigger or even take it outside you can get a projector and screen for under $100.

Yes, that may seem expensive but so many people spend a fortune on parties and most of the items can’t be used again.

This set up can be used time and time again for family movie nights, enjoying sports and binge-watch parties. 

Even imagine fierce gaming competitions of Fortnite or Just Dance.

Which could be party ideas all by themselves.

You could even rent the projector and screen out.

 

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As for the movie, it all depends on the crowd.  

Guest ages and temperaments need to be thought of.

Some kids don’t do well with scary movies. 

Even ones that don’t seem scary to most kids can cause problems for others.

After seeing a Goosebumps episode at someone’s house, my daughter became a regular visitor into our bed.  

Even at 13, she still sometimes ends up on the floor of our room.

She loves Stranger Things, but anything with dolls, forget it!

So unless you’ve spoken to parents, you may want to opt-out of choosing something even mildly scary.

Kids at this age may not want to tell the crowd they don’t feel comfortable so take it out of their hands and find out from parents the real deal and let the tweens save face with their friends.

Also too, at this age there starts being a wide separation between what some parents allow their kids to watch.

Adult themes, language, and violence all get differing rules from different families.

Maybe the invites could include a vote listing a few choices and a write-in spot?

Party Food

Just about any snack food would go with this type of party.

If you want to go all out and make it like a real movie theater or drive-in experience you could create your own concession stand complete with a popcorn maker, hot dogs, nachos, pizza, even snow cones. 

Oh, and don’t forget the candy. 

Bulk purchase mini bags or buy larger bags and create a candy bar.

It can get crazy or keep it simple.  

Using an air popper and some fun popcorn buckets.

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Party Decor

Set up some beach chairs, even in your living room complete with blankets.  

Or create lounging spots with lots of pillows or beanbag chairs.

You could even build cardboard cars around them for fun.

How about putting up movie posters and a fake ticket booth?

You could try getting a refrigerator box to make this one inexpensive and easy.

A younger sibling might like to pretend to be the ticket taker or work the concession stand “selling” candy and lemonade.

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Cupcake Wars Birthday Party

My daughter just suggested this party idea.  

While it does sound like quite a bit of work and could be messy, it really does sound like so much fun.

Rather than go into great details on this one, Laura over at Make Life Lovely has a perfect post about this type of party.

From her explanation to her ideas I couldn’t have said it any better.  

She even includes free printables to make party awards, logos for aprons to wear for the party and more. 

Here’s the link to this amazing party.

Just Make It Fun

Birthday parties for tweens don’t’ have to be expensive to be fun…I know Pinterest and Facebook make it seem that all the parties are over the top perfect but they really don’t have to be. 

I hope one of these ideas can inspire you to create a party your tween will love.

Other cool party ideas for tweens…emoji’s, sharks, llamas, flamingos, slime,  and glow in the dark.

If you’re looking for gift ideas for tween girls…I’ve got you covered…

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Okay, those were my ideas. 

Now it’s your turn, what are your favorite birthday party themes for tween girls?

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2 thoughts on “Birthday Party Themes for Tween Girls”

    • Karen, you are so right! When I was that age we didn’t have themes but every girl’s birthday meant a group sleepover and surely those memories of talking about boys and parents and all. the. things. still mean everything to me today. Thanks for commenting.

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