How to Make Your Tween’s Birthday Party Fun and Cool

Food table and a group of friendsThere are a lot of fun ideas when it comes to throwing a children’s party. But let’s face it, when a child turns 10, clowns and parlor games won’t be as exciting for them. Parties for children aged 10–12 years old or “tweens” need to be different from parties thrown for kids.

Here are a few party ideas from Edison’s Entertainment Complex that your tween can and will enjoy.

Have arcade games

Replace parlor games, such as pin the tail on the donkey or trip to Jerusalem, with arcade games, such as laser tag. In Edwardsville, you could also rent a party space to make the prepping a lot easier. There will be other games, such as bowling and video games that the celebrant and friends are sure to enjoy.

Ask your child

Surprise parties are great, especially for young children. However, this might not be the same for preteens.

Their habits, bodies, and personalities are changing, which is why it’s essential for parents to involve their children in planning for the party. This will also make them feel that they are an important part of the whole process.

Make it cool

Apart from the party decor and games, another way to make your tween love the party is by using customized cakes and matching the entire theme.

If your child is a Star Wars fan, you can look for a baker that can design that Star Wars cake for you. Find out what your child is passionate about and use it as inspiration for the food and giveaways.

One of the most important things to remember when planning a party is to plan. Planning ahead doesn’t only make it less stressful, but you can also save a significant amount of money in doing so.

Rush cake orders and reservations will cost much more than reservations made in advance. And most of all make sure to have fun with your tween at the party.