13th Birthday Party Ideas


Celebrate becoming a teenager and turning 13 with our 13th birthday party ideas! Helpful tips for planning a fun sleepover, cool party games, activities and theme ideas to help you and your friends party!


Celebrate becoming a teenager and turning 13 with our 13th birthday party ideas! Helpful tips for planning a fun sleepover, cool party games, activities and theme ideas to help you and your friends party!



13th Birthday Party Themes

If you’re looking for a fun party theme for a 13th birthday, here are a few fun ideas for your party:

  • Have an 80's Retro Party or 70’s Disco. Have everyone come dressed in a costume of the era of your theme and vote on the best dressed!
  • If it’s summer, have a pool party. You could even turn the theme into a Hawaiian or Luau Party! If you don't have a pool, go to your local YMCA or community pool. Some hotels also allow the use of their indoor pool with a room rental!
  • Go Camping at a campsite or make one in your own backyard. Make a campfire and tell scary stories. Make smores and if you or one of your friends can play the guitar, sing songs.
  • Roll out the red carpet and have a Hollywood party and have your guests come dressed as famous actor or rock star.
  • Set up a stereo and play some music or have someone DJ and have a dance party!


13th birthday party ideas for a girl

You don’t have to sleep outside to have a fun Sleepover! Have it indoors and have everyone bring their sleeping bags. Have a theme like a makeup/make-over slumber party where everyone gets their nails or hair done. Or, make your own clothes by going first to a thrift shop and have a fashion show. Watch some good movie's. Horror movies are lots of fun! These Slumer Party Games are also a lot of fun!

  • Decorate for a CandyLand theme party and make a table full of dishes of your favourite candies! Yummy!
  • Have a “Pink” theme party and everyone has to wear pink and have all the decorations pink.
  • Go to restaurant dressed up and have a fancy dress party.
  • Go to a spa and a then go see a movie
  • Host a chef's party and make a gourmet meal. Set the table with good dishes and have a formal dinner!


13th Birthday Party Ideas For Places To Go

  • Go to an amusement park like six flags
  • Go to an arcade
  • Go horseback riding
  • Play mini-golf
  • Rent a boat and go party on a lake and go swimming or fishing
  • Go ice skating
  • Go bowling
  • Play laser tag
  • Go to a concert to see a band play


13th Birthday Party Games and Activities

  • Spin the bottle
  • Tell secrets or play truth or dare
  • Pass the parcel
  • Have a mall scavenger hunt. Another idea is to have everyone take pictures of various items on your scavenger list. Or make videos / interviews with people on your list. For added fun divide your guests into two teams.
  • For an outdoor party, make an obstacle course or play some relay races.
  • At night you could play flashlight tag.
  • Play Man Hunt - the ultimate hide and seek! You could even play in the dark!
  • Have a video games night with a Nintendo Wii tournament
  • Play some board games or cards
  • Have a singing contest with a karaoke machine
  • Water gun fights are lots of fun. Divide everyone into two teams.
  • Play a game of Pictionary
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13th Birthday Party Ideas For Food

  • Pizza! Order in or make your own!
  • Have a BBQ with hamburger and hotdogs
  • Go to a restaurant like Chuck E Cheese or your favourite dinner.
  • If you’re having a campfire, make smores or roast marsh mellows
  • Serve popcorn, or chips and dip with your movie. A really fun idea is to rent a cotton candy machine or a popcorn machine!
  • Set out dishes of candy
  • On a more healthy side, serve fruit in a tray or, make fruit pizza
  • Make smoothies
  • Serve veggies with dip
  • Make some fun mock tails