Party Planning - Teen Party Ideas
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Teen Milestone Events
Favorite Themes for Teens
Teen Party Ideas
Pie Supper - Invitations are circles of tan card
stock cut into pie-shaped wedges. With dark brown paint,
make a fluted edge on each "crust". With scissors, make
slits to let "steam" escape. Write time and place on reverse
side of wedge. Pin each wedge to small
paper plate. Of course the menu is pie, and have a spy,
so that the one eating the most wins a prize.
Pancake Parade - Great after a
Get up, you sleepyheads; this is a morning party. If you
prefer, make it a late evening affair. Whatever the hour,
the party's in the kitchen. For invitations, send miniature
skillets, with a tag attached stating details. Or use round
coasters to resemble pancakes, and write details on them.
Borrow extra griddles so that the pancake flipper can keep
up with the demand. Have several types of pancakes: banana,
pecan, buckwheat & etc. Different types of syrup: maple,
strawberry, raspberry & etc. Whipped cream for topping. Hot
Magazine Party - Here's a party with it's own
entertainment. Guests come dressed as title of a favorite
magazine; a prize for best one. For invitations, just paste
front cover of a magazine onto piece of white paper; with
marker write details on reverse side or cut each of 8
magazine covers (of same size) into 8 squares. Onto each
piece of white paper, paste a square from each magazine.)
Pin magazine covers to tablecloth. For refreshments,
reproducing a tempting dish shown in a magazine color
photograph. For games: Unscramble Mixed-Up magazine titles.
Identify Trademarks - Cut 25 trademarks from magazines,
paste on cardboard, then number 1 to 25. Give a sheet of
paper & pencil to each quest. Ask guests to number paper
1-25. Show trademarks, one by one; let them jot down
manufacturer beside correct number. Prize goes to highest
You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine - This is an idea
for an after-movie snack. The gang splits up, and each
person goes to the movie he'd like to see most. About 11
P.M. everyone meets at your place for: Soup & Blockbusters
On-the-Go Party - This is a co-operative affair.
Everyone brings a prearranged fee and meets downtown.
Hostess has planned two or three events--roller skating, a
ride on a bus the gang doesn't usually travel on, ping-pong
or darts in somebody's basement, Pop and Pizza at Pizza
Piazazz, (Choose events to suit your locality.) Nobody knows
plan of events except host or hostess.
Victorian Formal Dance at Home - Have guests come
dressed in Victorian Clothing. The music is the most
important item in your budget. Skimp on everything but that.
Let the invitations be worded formally, but not necessarily
printed. Decorations can be Victorian Design wallpaper to
make fans. Let younger brothers & sisters open the door and
attend your cloakroom. You and Mother greet the guests. When
the guests arrive welcome them with soft background music
and a full punch bowl to be available throughout the
evening. Have a buffet supper at midnight, perhaps. Remember
that gentleman serve ladies. Little extras: good
ventilation, good lighting, a dressing room for girls
complete with powder puffs, and one for fellows with a
mirror to straighten their ties. Plan on a
Paul Jones very early in the evening plus
dances. Father's responsibility is to dance with the ladies
that haven't been asked, or to suggest that a nearby
gentleman do so.
"This is Your Life" Party
- A party for a special friend of long standing, who is
moving away or going to college. Make a recording, "This Is
Your Life," complete with voices of friends,
school-teachers, and so forth. Let the school song be the
House-to-House Party - A progressive party where a
food course is consumed at each house visited.
Misfit Party - Dress: Wear combinations of clothing
ordinarily not worn, as bathing suit with furs. Give prize
to the most original outfit.
Platter Dance - Blast from the past! Hang up a few
plastic records on the walls of your party room. Serve:
cola drinks, platter cookies (frost round cookies with
chocolate frosting, with circle of white in the center).
With cake decorator, print name of "record" on each. Play
50s music for dancing.