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Party ideas for DS 13th?

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PurpleBurtle Thu 17-Mar-16 22:02:06

My DS will officially be a teenager in a few weeks, though he has been acting like one for a few years already!

I'm looking for ideas of what to do, very difficult as don't know what's 'cool'.
He also doesn't really have a tight knit group of friends, he has had a lot of problems in high school and tends to go from group to group, so not really sure who we would invite if we decided on a party.
I looked at a gaming bus which he would love but it needs quite a big parking space and access to power so don't think it would work outside the house.
What sort of things did your ds's do?
A day out would be nice but again can't think where?
He is not being very helpful with ideas and is being particularly grumpy lately...

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AgonyBeetle Thu 17-Mar-16 22:05:44


UnderTheGreenwoodTree Thu 17-Mar-16 22:06:04

My DS wanted sleepovers with 3 or 4 friends for his 13th and 14th birthdays. WIth Dominos pizza and unlimited xbox.


NecklessMumster Thu 17-Mar-16 22:10:31

One of my ds wanted a murder mystery party at 13, confused which was ok but my other son stopped wanting any sort of party at 14 so we had a family meal. Before that we had things like paintballing, trampolining, local pier amusements, cinema with friends, go karts, ski centre, can't think what else but the group got smaller as they got older

bigTillyMint Fri 18-Mar-16 07:43:12

Does he really want a party?
My DS hasn't had one since he turned 12 (will be 15 next week!) despite having a big group of friends, having mates sleepover and doing lots of stuff with his friends and often going to parties, etc.

If he does, I agree: paintballing/laserquest/trampoling/go karting or just a sleepover with pizza and gaming.

PurpleBurtle Sat 19-Mar-16 09:52:21

Thanks for the ideas guys been really helpful, DS still not being very forthcoming with ideas.

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jalopy Sat 19-Mar-16 19:02:00

What about a climbing wall party?

jalopy Sat 19-Mar-16 19:04:57

Or a Top Golf party? Brilliant fun for all ages. Very addictive too.

peppersaunt Sun 20-Mar-16 18:01:31

Bowling party (just did one!)

ClearEyesFullHeartsCantLose Sun 20-Mar-16 18:11:02

Have you got an escape room venue near you? We have one near us and it has been a big hit. My DS did it for his birthday party and they all loved it inc my DH and the other dad who came along to help. The one near us is called breakout games but I don't know if that's a chain name or if other ones in other parts of the country are called different things.

Onlyonamonday Sun 20-Mar-16 18:16:39

Laser quest ?
Snow dome ?
If you have any of these near you ?

ClearEyesFullHeartsCantLose Sun 20-Mar-16 18:22:36

Here you go - link to a website that features lots of different places across the country - I seriously cannot recommend this highly enoigh

WBDmadness Sun 20-Mar-16 18:24:05

There's a driving experience party that I've heard of for teens - you hire cars and they get to learn to drive them for the afternoon. Think it's expensive though.

LolaRoge Tue 22-Mar-16 14:37:52

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