12 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas at Home
Celebrate their last birthday before they enter the teen years with one of these awesome 12-year-old birthday party ideas at home!
But before we jump into 12-year-old birthday party ideas- let me first share a few tips!
A few 12-year-old birthday party tips!
🎈Invite a small group of close friends (6-8) for the party activities, and decide whether or not to make this party a "sleepover" party!
⏰ An 12-year-old birthday party should be kept to about 2- 3 hours long- unless it is a sleepover party!
🎂 If you want to provide a meal for your guests, consider doing a pasta bar, a salad bar, or sandwich bar which allows guests to fix their plate as they'd like! We find that this idea usually works out to be cheaper than ordering pizzas, and which much less waste!
🛍 My favorite party favor for kids is to take a group photo of the party guests all together and then print and frame the photos to hand out at the end of the party!
🎁 At this age, your 12-year old can either open gifts in front of the party guests and offer the appropriate words of thanks or open them after the party. But either way- it is nice to encourage that hand-written thank you notes be sent after the party!