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(May 21, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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When you were young, a birthday party was simple to plan. A few friends came over and you played games, had cake, opened presents and played some more. Now that you’re a bit (or a lot) older, you’re often stuck in a mental battle between the kind of birthday party you’ve known before and trying to have one that seems “older” and therefore better. After all, older is always better, right?

A great birthday party doesn’t have to be childlike or be one of those awkward affairs with boys and girls standing around looking out of place. You can throw a great birthday party for yourself or a friend with a little, or a lot, of fuss.

The Cake Party

Every good party needs an activity. Sure you might just spend the bulk of the time talking to your friends, but planning a craft or event helps break the ice and gives everyone a focus, especially at a co-ed party. At a cake party, your friends help to decorate the birthday cake.

Bake cupcakes or layers of cake earlier in the day. Then when your guests arrive, break them into teams or if there are just a few of you, work together. Each group decorates the portion of the cake they have with a variety of frosting, food coloring, sprinkles, etc… At the end of a certain time limit, all hands are off and the judging begins.

You might judge the cakes as the birthday girl, or you might pass out secret ballots and let your guests rank the cakes. The winners get a prize (of course) and everyone gets to eat cake!

The Chic Party

I’m a big believer in single sex birthday parties. Why bring silly boys into the mix when you can buddy around with your girlfriends instead? Have a classic pajama party, only there is no need to keep those ‘jamas indoors. Oh, and be sure you wear your full body pajamas – not your sexy negligee. Dress in your pajamas, and then head out on a night adventure. Start by eating at an all night diner, then head to an all night store.

Of course you’ll want to a fun adult to go along since creepy people come out after dark, but nobody will likely mess with a group of pajama clad, giggly girls. At the all-night store, give each guest a small sum of money and turn them loose in pairs or on their own. The girl who makes the best purchase wins a prize, plus everyone gets to keep their purchase and their memories of your midnight ramblings.

The Swim Party

If you’re lucky enough to have a summer birthday, you don’t have to get very creative to give your guests a good time. Nothing beats the heat like water, so take your guests to the pool, beach or water park. If you’re heading to a water park, a small group of close friends is best, but if you have a pool or a spot at the beach, the more the merrier.

Bring snacks and drinks, and then throw out a tablecloth and blanket to give everyone a place to sit. Have a picnic or eat at the tables if there are some. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and grilled veggies are an easy meal and of course, everyone must hop out of the water for cake and presents at some point. Have a great time!

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Jamaica, NY
Posted On: May 30, 2008
i need help my birthday is in two weeks and i got n o idea wat to do i have so many friends in high school and i dont want 2 throw a party cuz there is no space
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Posted On: May 30, 2008
This is great advice! I'll definently use these ideas for my 13th bday
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Netherlands, The
Posted On: May 27, 2008
My parties are the same each year. An insignificant but amusing slumber party for the girls in my class, and then some serious fun with my best friend and her little sister.
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United Kingdom
Posted On: May 26, 2008
My friends threw me a surprise party for my thirteenth...except it wasn't a big surprise because we'd been doing it for each other all year. But it was nice to not have to plan anything!
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Posted On: May 25, 2008
im bringing like 5 friends to six flags!
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Colorado Springs, CO
Posted On: May 25, 2008
I'm just inviting over 3 of my besties and were gonna hang out. myb go swimming (yay summer bday!) or somethin.
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Arvada, CO
Posted On: May 25, 2008
as my next is the BIG ONE (sweet sixteen y'all!), I don't really think any of these will be featured. But good ideas.

and what about fall birthdays, hmm? What, nothing fun about September?
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United Kingdom
Posted On: May 25, 2008
My Party Was



But I Only Invited My Fiance And Best Friend (Oh And My Two Sisters)

It Was Fun

Nice Ideas And Article


Alexxuh =]
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Dallas, TX
Posted On: May 25, 2008
My party is going to be a video game one.
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Rising Star, TX
Posted On: May 25, 2008
2nd comment!

I'm having a Hannah Montana party for my b-day.
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Wilmington, DE
Posted On: May 25, 2008
Cool article. I am having a pool party just for the fun of it this year. But lots of good ideas for my party next year.

- Emma Grace
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