Teenagers. We know how hard to please they can be. We know they’re going through a lot of awkward development. They’re great kids, of course, but the many transitions of growing up can be difficult. Well, there’s no time like a birthday to put all of that teenage angst aside and celebrate. Let’s throw them a party! We know, we know. Not such an easy task, right? Well, don’t fret, because we’re here to help you find that perfect party for your teen.
Impersonator or Tribute Band
Let’s face it, you’re not going to be able to book Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber for your teen’s party. But you can hire an Impersonator of their favorite singer. Or if it’s a band they dig, find a Tribute Band! If your teen dreams of taking the stage, ask the Impersonator or the Tribute Band to let them come up and belt out their favorite song.
Book a Cover Band or a Dance Band. Rent a Venue. Hire a Bartender to make fun, celebratory mocktails. Go all out! Make it a real dance party. We know you worry about appropriateness, but, as we’re sure they’ve reminded you over and over, your child’s not a child any more. They’re a teen, and granting them a little mature fun is a perfect way to satisfy them. Plus, if the party’s a hit, they’ll gain some cool points with their friends. Bonus!
Be careful with this one. Chances are, your teen does not want a lame dinosaur-themed party. They want something cooler. Pay attention to what they really love, and, more importantly, why they love it. For example, if your teen loves video games, an appropriate themed party would not necessarily be a house decorated in a particular game’s décor. Instead, allow your teen to invite over a bunch of friends for a tournament. Maybe hire a Caterer for finger foods. But don’t bother with much else. They probably wouldn’t have appreciated the decorations anyway. So just let them hang out with their friends. They’ll be happy.
If your teen is a budding performer (a singer, actor, musician, magician, whatever), why not create a party entirely around their passion! Here’s your chance to encourage them to succeed! Rent a Venue, an Emcee and maybe some Concessions. Also, definitely get a Videographer; you want to document your teen’s big debut! Make it like a real performance. Make sure every guest knows how much this means to your teen, so that no one laughs (unless they’re a comedian, of course!) or doesn’t take it seriously. This is their talent, their life dream. It’s important. Many teens don’t feel like they’re being noticed. Of course you notice. Of course you care. Tell them. Show them.
For the athletic or competitive types, set up a some fun, outdoor activities! Depending on your teen’s interest, the party can be a simple game of touch football, or you can create a number of games, Olympics-style. Invite a Sports Expert to educate the party, or hire a Sports Exhibition to truly wow your young sports fan! Make sure to contact some Party Rentals companies for safety gear and equipment. So there you have it. Hopefully, your teen will say under their breath, “Thanks, Mom and Dad.” That doesn’t sound like much of a reward, but any parent knows that, coming from a teen, it is.