A fun tween party is a tricky thing. Finding something new and unusual to do for this set to help celebrate a birthday or special event can be a challenge...
So whenever I run across a great party idea, I like to share it and pass it along.
I've been lucky enough to get to go to a couple of fun tween parties recently that involve watching a movie. Read these and see if they might be your solution to planning a party.
With the first one, it made me think of a fun book club activity.
We went to the movies at the mall and had pizza in the food court. Then, we went into the theater and saw a film that was just out, called "Soul Surfer". Afterwards, we went back to the host's house and had dessert (cookies and lemonade) and discussed the movie that we had just seen.
The plot, the characters, the actors...what would we have done in the situation?
You can adapt any movie to this idea, and if you don't want to go to the movies could just do it at home, watching something on the TV.
This idea included a surprise party!
Everyone came back to the house after a soccer game, and the car with the birthday boy took a little detour to allow everyone else to make it there first.
Any opportunity to yell "surprise!" is fun, and the anticipation is unbeatable.
At the party, they had snacks, cake and watched a video. The video was of the school play that everyone had been in the week before. It was lots of fun too - watching the video of the play together.
These are just a few ideas that could work for a tween movie party.