Best Party Themes for Teens
Great Ideas for Teen Birthday Parties
Check out these great teen b-day ideas for your upcoming celebration! You'll find lots of theme and activities suggestions! Find out what other teenagers think, too, and enter your own brainstorms! Answer poll questions to help others decide on their event foods, drinks, decor, friends to invite and more!
There are endless possibilities for making your gathering super fun, cool, or even fancy! Use what you see and learn on this page to launch a brainstorming session to decide on what to plan!
Enjoy and happy partying!
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To Theme or Not to Theme?
Teenagers know what they like!
Themes for parties are simply a jumping-off point. After picking a theme (or just a vision of what you want the party to be), brainstorm for cool (or silly or elegant) decorations, party planning ideas, activities for guests, yummy party snacks, drinks, cake and ice cream and more!
Take a theme here or think up one on your own and run with it! Have fun playing with the possibilities for outrageously cool party cakes, table covers. cups, napkins, plates, balloons and more! There are supplies to buy at party stores, online, at Walmart, and even at the Dollar Tree. Creative types can make fun decorations!
Just be sure to go with a party idea that fits the birthday teen & his or her friends!
Best party snacks?
One great way to pick a theme is to brainstorm.
Let your mind go wild thinking about things you like, favorite songs, colors you enjoy, etc.
A Big List of Teenage Party Themes
Here are some ideas you can consider for your teen, tween, or more mature teenager gathering:
- Color (mainly red, mainly green, etc)
- Glitter & shine
- General costumes
- Make-up swap
- Spa night
- Jewelry/accessory swap
- Beauty shop visit
- Make-up, Makeover
For Creative Types
- Painting a canvas
- Fashion design
- Re-decorating a room
- Room painting
- Attending a creative class
- Potluck dinner
- Trying one or more ethic restaurants
- Japanese dinner at home
- Cooking class/lesson
- Baking contest
- Picnic in the park
- Chili cook-off
For Sporty Types
- Attending a sporting event
- Playing a sport
- Rock wall climbing, bowling, etc
- Pool or beach swimming
- Build an obstacle course
- Learn something new (karate?)
- Visit a driving range or batting cage
Just For Fun: Specific Theme Ideas
- Retro or futuristic
- Favorite animals, books, movies
- Game night with multiple games or one long one
- Las Vegas, New York, Hollywood
- Cos-play & anime
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Medieval feast
- Prince and/or princess
- Vintage dress
- Hippie dress
- Glam & glitter
- Pop star karaoke
- Have a cos-play ball
- Rent a limousine
- Go out to a fancy dinner
- Have a formal fancy ball
- Make a gourmet dinner at home; eat on the good china
- Have a chef teach a cooking lesson
- Go to a play, a concert, a special charity event
Unique Ideas for Your Birthday
- Celebrate in the futuristic style you imagine when you will be 100 years old
- Celebrate in the style of the year you were born (the music, photos of you as a baby, etc)
Teen Party Activities
Which of these activities is the most fun for teenagers?
Balloons & streamers
Snacks & drinks only
In person paper invitations
Themed purchased decor
Lunch or dinner food
A little bit themed
Themed homemade decor
A meal + snacks
Purchase and mailed
Casual, fun theme