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The word from parents and teens is that teens like supervised parties to be as parent-free as possible. Teens say as long as there's lots of food and music, they'll have fun and stay out of trouble.
Try giving your teen a room, like a closed-off den, basement or living room as the place for the party. Have lots of soda in the fridge, snacks like chips and dip, a portable CD player with a selection of pre-approved CDs and board games. Order pizza when it's time and for some this would make a great party.
This is a really fun party for your teenager.
Have guests bring their favorite horror movie. They should also dress as the main character (Jason - Friday the 13th; Michael - Halloween, etc.) Videos can be shown all night long.
Food can include pizza, sandwiches, chips and dip. You can decorate in a Halloween/Monster theme or just keep your house as is.
Girls will love this slumber party theme idea. It's a lot of fun and easy to put together.
Food: pizza, chips and dip, popcorn, nachos and cheese, sandwiches/beverages named after movie hits like Jawsbreakers, Godfather's Goodies, Archie Bunker Burgers.
Activities: paint tye dye t-shirts, paint pillowcases, watch 70's movies like Saturday Night Fever and Jaws, listen to disco music, stage a fashion show, hold a "gong" show (talent show).
Tired of giving your teen the same old mall certificate, cd or movie as a gift? Here are some different and unique gift ideas for teens birthdays: homemade book of poems; a scrapbook of his or her early life; a audio tape or CD book featuring stories, poems or songs; a piece of grandma or grandpa's jewelry; an autographed picture from one of the teens favorite stars (it's not as hard as you think); a free pass for tv viewing for a week (he or she can watch whatever they want on the family tv).
Have everyone sit around in a circle. Pick any letter of the alphabet. Pick a subject (i.e., At the Zoo, Riding in the Car, etc.)
The first person uses the selected letter to create sentence for the beginning of a round robin-type story. The next person uses the next letter. Each player only has 10 seconds to come up with something.
For example, say the letter is M and the subject is At the Zoo:
First person: Monkeys are smelly.
Next person: No, I think it's the elephants.
Next person: Only girls would say that.
Next person: Please can we talk about something else!
Next person: Quails. Have you ever eaten one?
And so on.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|