Party Ideas for Older Children, Teens and Grown Ups

Inspiration to help you create a fabulous party for Older Children, Teens and Grown ups!

Never fear Fabulous Partyware is here with party ideas for older children, teens and even grown-ups. Stuck for ideas for an excitable eight year old , turbulent teenager or you may even be looking to celebrate a milestone birthday, with a difference? Here are a few ideas to get you thinking, hope it helps.

  • Pyjama Party/Slumber Party/Sleep overs – These have been going for years, taking on various names and guises. For children aged roughly 7-11, they would normally like to enjoy an excuse to stay up late, eat lots of popcorn WAY after dinner time (normally not allowed!) and watch a movie with their besties. Spice it up a little by providing some temporary tattoo’s and nail stickers (maybe just for the girls) and you are sorted for the evening. Boys also like to build dens in their bedrooms using sheets, chairs, books and pillows. Pretty much anything goes as long as they can get into their sleeping bags and ideally sleep! From aged 11 upwards, why not let the party guests create some ‘mocktails’, sing a little Karaoke and then settle down with the movie?
  • Talking of Movies, why not theme the party around their favourite movie? Harry Potter is still very popular at the moment. You can create all sorts of tableware and decorations using plain coloured party tableware and applying stickers or if you are very arty maybe you can draw the characters? Below are some creations of my own which I made for my son’s party last year.

Harry Potter Party | Make your own party supplies | Fabulous Partyware Harry Potter Cups | Harry Potter Party | Fabulous Partyware

  • Disco Fever – Disco’s are massive at the moment and you really are never too old to host a Disco party. If you remember the 80’s (like me) then you are sure to have lots of ideas of your own in terms of music to play and outfits to wear. For tweens and teenagers you just need to find a great venue and a good DJ who will play THEIR music (not the DJ’s own collection!). Party tip – Ensure the venue is not too large for the amout of guests you have otherwise they can get a bit ‘lost’ and won’t dance #partyfail. Supply a few glow sticks to wave in the air like they just don’t care and finish the Disco with a party sweet cone or sweet treat (they are too old for party bags by now)
  • Emoji Party – Do you know anybody over the age of 6 that doesn’t love Emoji’s in some shape or form? Choose some awesome Emoji themed tableware and foil balloons to set the scene and the party goers will probably spend the rest of party taking selfies and sharing their excitement on Social Media. Buy some plain balloons and let the kids create their own ‘Emoji’ character balloons. Finish with a Smiley face birthday cake. Youtube has some great videos on how to create these yourself
  • Activity Party – This can be anything from Bowling, Trampolining, Football and Ice Skating to Climbing or Swimming. The list is endless. Pretty much all activity centres and leisure centres offer the option to hold a ‘party’ for you and it’s so easy. You normally just book in advance, turn up, do the activity for an hour, eat (normally all provided for) and then leave. What could be simpler? Normally you would be required to take your own cake and party bags (although some venues provide them for you). Again, as an alternative to a party bag you could give your guests a sweet treat which is themed to the activity

Activity parties | Party Ideas for Older Children and Teens | Fabulous Partyware

Well these are just a few party ideas for now. If you need any further help creating a unique party theme, contact us for help and inspiration as we are always here to help


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