Teen Birthday Party Ideas

If you have teens, you know how difficult it can be to plan birthday parties. No worries! I’ve got some of the best teen birthday party ideas to share with you today and they are all teen-approved!

Who is ready for a little slice of teen birthday awesomeness?



photo collage of emoji party ideas

photo collage of emoji party ideas

1. Emoji Birthday Party theme

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Social media is so popular with this age group, so an emoji party is the perfect fit! Check out this post with 21 of our favorite emoji party ideas. From poop emoji cupcakes, cakes and cookies as well as all the cute party decorations like emoji paper lanterns, masks and even a photo booth.

Outdoor Movie Party by I Dig Pinterest | Teen birthday party ideas that they will approve of!

2. Outdoor Movie Party

From I Dig Pinterest!

Throwing an outdoor movie party is fun for every age, but for teens it is a fabulous idea. Grab a fun movie, snacks and throw a sheet over the fence and you are ready to roll! Check out this post for a cute movie concession idea!

DIY Escape Room Birthday Party for Teens by Mom of 6 | The best teen birthday party ideas!

3. DIY Escape Room Birthday Party

From Mom of 6

Escape Room venues are popping up all over. Take a group to your local room or create your own with this fabulous DIY Escape Room party idea. Your teens will love solving problems, working puzzles and trying to beat the clock to escape. So fun!

5. Geocaching Birthday Party

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Have you ever tried geocaching? It is a game of hiding and seeking “caches” of treasure. Players can place a cache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using a GPS device, and log their cache online or share with friends. Anyone with a GPS device or smartphone can then try to locate the cache. It makes for the perfect birthday party for teens and older kids!

Pop it like its hot popcorn bar for a teen sleepover | The best birthday party ideas for teens!

6. Pop it Like It’s Hot Popcorn Bar

From Style Me Pretty

This popcorn bar is perfection for any teen party, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. This entire slumber party is nothing short of epic. Throwing a party like this could definitely help you reach cool mom status.

7. Glow in the Dark Party for Teens

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

If it is neon or it glows… teens love it! Why not throw an entire party filled with glow sticks, lava lamps, black lights and loads of neon. So many cool ideas!

Teen Basketball Party Ideas from Soiree Event Design | Teen Birthday Party Ideas that are AWESOME!

8. Basketball Party

From Event Soiree Event Design

Gals and guys both love the sport of basketball. Put a modern spin on a sports party with really cool art and decoration ideas. Check out this University of Michigan basketball party and this Iowa State basketball party as well for super cool ideas for party food and decorations.

photo collage of Hawaiian luau party ideas

photo collage of Hawaiian luau party ideas

9. Hawaiian Luau Party

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Epic Instagram Scavenger Hunt by Katherine Wandell | Awesome Teen Birthday Party Ideas!

10. Epic Instagram Photo Scavenger Hunt

From Katherine Wandell

I’d say there is a 98% chance that your teens will be on their phones at a party, why not make it part of the festivities? I love this idea of an Instagram Photo scavenger hunt. Printables are even included for you. Score!

Eno Hammock Party from Amy's Party Ideas | The best teen birthday party ideas

11. Eno Hammock Party

From Amy’s Party Ideas

This is a new spin on a camping party. Grab the gang and tell them to bring their enos to hang out… literally. I think this is such a cool idea and the details of this party are spectacular.

Fiesta Party by Squirrelly Minds

12. Taco Fiesta party Food

From Squirrelly Minds

I am certain of one thing in this life… teens love some tacos. Throw an epic fiesta with bold and bright colors and their fave tacos and toppings. You simply cannot go wrong with this, I promise!

Under the Stars Birthday Party Idea by Kara's Party Ideas | Teen Birthday Party Ideas You'll LOVE!

13. Under the Stars Party

From Kara’s Party Ideas

As an adult, I’d love this party, but it was actually designed for a young lady. Talk about a dream land. The kids will be talking about this party for years to come.

Be sure to pin these awesome teen birthday party ideas for later… you are going to want them!

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