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25 Popular Tween and Teenager Birthday Parties

Here you go, 25 popular tween and teenager birthday party themes for your son or daughter.  You can tailor any of these ideas to your preferred color scheme and budget. As always, the Tip Junkie Party blog has HUNDREDS of teen and tween party themes so you can always search there if you’re looking for more ideas.


Justin Bieber Birthday Party Ideas {Justin Beiber}

1.  Justin Bieber Birthday Party Ideas {Justin Beiber} – If your daughter is one of the millions of girls with Bieber fever, you are probably looking for some fun Justin Bieber party ideas.  Here are a few to get you started on your Bieber adventure.Harry Potter Birthday Party

2.  Harry Potter Birthday Party – This truly magical party includes invitations delivered by an owl, party entrance through platform 9 3/4?s, a visit to Gringotts Bank where they had to go through the Gringotts Goblin to get their gold, and shopping at stores in Diagon Alley where they purchsed Wands, Robes, Cauldrons and their school books. At Hogwarts there were Charms Class, Potions class & Magical creatures class. The party ended with a well deserved trip to Honeydukes sweet shop with cauldron cakes, butter beer, lemon drops, chocolate frogs, exploding candy and many other magical treats!

Leopard Princess 4th Birthday Party

3.  Leopard Princess Birthday Party – This Leopard Princess birthday party is sweet and fabulous all at the same time.  Includes a rockin’ cake to match as well as a blow-up princess.  I love this color combination.

Project Runway Themed Birthday Party

4.  Project Runway Themed Birthday Party – This cute party is based on the birthday girl’s favorite T.V. show, Project Runway.  The guests all brought old clothes they could “makeover” as well as played fashion-related games.

Bollywood Bling Party {dessert table}

5.  Bollywood Bling Party {dessert table} – The hubs is not big on desserts and with the Indian theme, we didn’t want any cakes. Instead, we filled the table with Indian-style sweets – Fit for a Maharajah!!

Teenage Queen 13th Birthday Party

6.  Teenage Queen 13th Birthday Party – All the girls had manicures, pedicures, hair and make-up done, then off to a restaurant and the back home for desserts and a sleepover. Needless to day the girls had an awesome night.

12th Birthday Bash: Makeup, Modeling and Mavenistas!

7. 12th Birthday Bash: Makeup, Modeling and Mavenistas! – Lara’s a makeup maven who LOVES to get her pic taken! S0 not sure WHO she gets THAT from! (Looking away while whistling!)


Tween Spa Party

8.  Tween Spa Party – With darling printables and a teal and blue color scheme this party looks so much fun I’m dying to attend. {wink}

A Preteen Spa Day Birthday

9. A Preteen Spa Day Birthday – A fabulous time was had by all when going to the spa we created in our home. Truth be told, I think lots of much older girls would love a party like this!

Sophisticated Tween Birthday with Spa

10. Sophisticated Tween Birthday with Spa – This party is a mix of pink black and with with damask patterns. The guests enjoyed mani and pedi with facials and make up. The dessert bar included treats and favors of lotion, lip gloss, and nail polish.

PreTeen Vintage Barbie Birthday Party

11.  PreTeen Vintage Barbie Birthday Party – Inspired by the black & pink color scheme and vintage silhouette of barbie, which was incorporated in everything from the invites to the decor… even the birthday girl’s t-shirt

Birds Of A Feather Tween Party

12.   Birds Of A Feather Tween Party -The actual party was not at home so each girl received a “flight itinerary card” for an invitation and as each girl came to the car, they received a cute flower to wear in their hair.

Safari Teen Pool Party

13.  Safari Teen Pool Party – I just love the zebra and teal color scheme of this fun pool party.

Teen Preppy Beach Party

14. Teen Preppy Beach Party – Oooo, this party just SCREAMS Summer. If you don’t have a birthday party coming up, find another excuse to hold a bash like this. Graduation, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Saturday…whatever it takes!

Despicable Me Party {Best Party Themes}

15. Despicable Me Party {Best Party Themes} – This Despicable Me Party has all of your party needs covered with handmade ideas.  Fun food, invitations, decorations and games.  There are also more ideas for party games and decorations.

Tae Kwon Do Party {Boy Birthday Party Ideas}

16. Tae Kwon Do Party {Boy Birthday Party Ideas} – This black-belt earning celebration would also make a great birthday party theme. The dessert table is full of clever treats, including licorice belts. Check out all of the great ways the incorporated the colored belts into the homemade decorations.

Wizards of Waverly Place Birthday Party

17. Wizards of Waverly Place Birthday Party – The WWP party is a great theme for tween girls. What tween doesn’t love Selena Gomez right now? I love the idea of the lotion potion activity.

Teen Peace, Love, Party!

18. Peace, Love, Party! – I love the vibrant colors of this Peace, Love Party! I think this is a perfect themed party for a tween – not too baby-ish but still fun and exciting.

Teen CSI Party

19.  CSI Birthday Party {Theme} – I love that this party was for a 7 year old girl! They got badges with their name & title, as well as custom made t-shirts. Crime Scene kits were given to each girl filled with all the tools they would need to solve the case. Justin Beiber had been murdered, and it was up to them to find the killer.

Party Like it’s 1904-An American Girl (Samantha) Mystery Party

20. Party Like it’s 1904-An American Girl (Samantha) Mystery Party – Nine year old girl party featuring an American Girl Mystery to solve, homemade apron and hairbow favors, and a custom silhouette motif.

Teen Luau Birthday Party

21. Teen Luau Birthday Party – After months of planning, spending, and crafting, the party was definitely one that will be remembered. They danced, swam, made a craft, and had a fantastically fun Home-Made Party.

Glamping (AKA Glamour Camping)

22. Glamping (AKA Glamour Camping) – Even the most “indoorsy” kinda gal could enjoy a romp in the woods with this kind of camping. I know I could. And what a fun idea for a teen or tween girl party!

Tween Baking Party

23. Tween Baking Party – As party guests start to arrive, put them to work embellishing their very own chef’s hat. Have each girl put her name on a hat with sticker letters to avoid any confusion and to help everyone get to know each other. Party guests will create special flowers made out of coffee filters and cupcake liners to adorn their hats. Each one will end up being as unique as the party guest.

Twilight Birthday Party

24. Twilight Birthday Party – Werewolf ears using wire headbands, craft fur, & hot glue…it was easy, but messy!!! Team Edward wore the fangs.

Secret Agent Spy Party

25. Secret Agent Spy Party – A great party planned with food, entertainment, and fab decor. Any teen will have so much fun with this secret agent spy party.

We’re continuing our 4th Annual Birthday Bash with three more amazing giveaways today as well as lots and lots of amazingly creative birthday parties.

DIY Party Ideas
If you love these parties – then you’ll find HUNDREDS more
just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Party site!

Thanks Ladies. I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {{knuckle bumps}} Also, don’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page for even more creative ideas and tutorials.

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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  1. Lisa

    YAY! Thank you so much for showing my spy party. This made me VERY excited lol. There are tons of incredible ideas here! I will have 3 “tweens” in the house soon, so I need this list. I’ve been loving this birthday themed week!

  2. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

    awesome ideas!

  3. Not Just A Mommy!

    EEK! Thanks for including our Tae Kwon Do party!

  4. Jim

    Laurie, I just came from your party tips section to this page. I am constantly searching for ideas like this and come up empty. Your site is filled with them. I think my daughter and her friends would love that face makeup idea above. Many thx, Jim

  5. sam

    dear Laurie,
    I had been having alot of troble finding the right party for me and my friends its my 13th birthday this year witch means ill be a teenager so i had to have anmazing party i LOVE the runway one so thankyou for finding me my party!!! 😀
    THXS: sam

  6. Sue

    My son is 6 on the 12th June. He is really into soccer, so we are going to be throwing a part themed around the 2012 European Soccer Championships. Should be a fun day, kids dressed up from the different nations and lots of soccer related games.

  7. Amy

    We just had a duct tape theme party for my daughter’s 11th bday. I made her a duct tape dress and matching bday cake. Each girl brought a roll of their favorite patterned duct tape and we did crafts all night long, made wallets, hair bows, purses all out of duct tape.

    Check out my facebook page Hot Cross Cakes for pictures of our party

  8. Laylah

    i have looked on every website imaginable, to find ideas for my 12th birthday party theme. finally i found a good website!!! there are soo many ideas that i love!

  9. party ideas

    its cool ideas.. i like it

  10. laklyn

    I am still trying to figure out my party idea…i was thinking about everyone meeting up at my house,kings island, or the mall to have a scavenger hunt either around my neighborhood, riding rides and etc at kings island or… buying things at the mall!
    I would have 10-12 girls over we would be on 2 teams of 5 or 6 and 1 team have pink shirts that looked like jerseys and purple shirts that looked like jersey on the front they would sat Laklyn’s 12th birthday party and on the back across the top would say there first or last name… we would find everything we needed and each team would have a walkie talkie and so would my mom that were together to make sure everyone was okay! then after the scavenger hunt we would all meet up at my house if the scavenger hunt was in my neighborhood, if it was at the mall we would meet up at the front door, and if it was at kings island we would meet at the entrance…anyways we would all meet somewhere (including my parents) and a limo would pic us up! my momma and my step dad would drive seperately from the limo with all the girls n it so we could have a fun girl time! the limo would take us to new port on the levi for lunch then drop us back off at my house and we would go to the finished basement and hang out, watch tv and order pizza and when it gets dark we would go outside and play flashlight tag, gohst in the grave yard, and etc. once we were done outside we would go inside get our sleeping bags, pillows, and blalnkets, take them outside and get the tent and sleep in the tent, hang out, talk, get on the laptop, and etc./have our girl time!:)


    I am turning thirteen in July 2012… i am throwing a rainbow party and inviting a seven friends. our games are paint party, and volleyball in the yard. going to be funnnnnn!!!

  12. kitkat

    Another good party idea is to have a clue party. The girls are given a clue that leads to more clues to buried treasure (treat bags) that the girls get to keep than they get to sleep in a tent outside. I guarentee any teenager would love it!

  13. kitkat

    i need more party ideas any one have more party ideas! HHHHHEEEELLlllPPPP i am crazy.

  14. Sydney

    Thanks so much I’m twelve love the spa idea thanks

  15. Jaida

    Im turning 14 and I think im going glampimg with like…8 girls and 2 boys:) seems pretty fun, thx for the ideas.


  16. nana

    i need new ideas i like the spa idea but is it fun

  17. Cierra

    I love these ideas!!! My mom said that I couldn’t have a pool party at the local pool and so I can only have a little party at home!!! Thank you so much I found about 7 ideas and I can’t wait to show my mom, the ideas are so hard to choose from!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

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