If you are planning to host a birthday party for a teen in 2023, don’t miss these 28 on-trend teen birthday party ideas for both boys and girls.
Each one of these teen birthday party ideas is guaranteed to blow you away!
Also, if you want to see some popular teen birthday cakes, we’ve got those too!
Be sure to check out all our birthday theme ideas for girls! We have so many ideas that you’ll be spoiled for choice!
28 Trending Teen Birthday Party Ideas!
Girl Teen Birthday Party Ideas
Sleepovers are so popular that everyone seems to be throwing one.
It’s the perfect theme for smaller groups of best friends, where the girls get to stay up late catching up on gossip and pampering themselves.
Be sure to decorate your teepees with a gorgeous balloon garland and some fairy lights, and don’t miss all our different sleepover party themes. You are bound to find the ideal one right here!
Also, a sleepover party is a great budget-friendly theme. You can easily turn this into a pizza party, movie night, game night (with board games or card games) or spa (just put out a bunch of nail polish and face masks).
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A boho teen birthday party is a perfect theme for anyone who loves a whimsical party with a feminine touch.
Decorate with some DIY dreamcatchers, flowers, balloons, blankets, magical fairy lights, and some comfy floor cushions!
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Mermaids continue to mesmerize many teens and even grown-up women!
The perfect way to celebrate if you are throwing it in the summer is definitely with a pool party!
Don’t miss our free mermaid party printables to decorate your party!
Browse real mermaid parties here.
You don’t have to be a little kid to love a rainbow party.
Take it up a notch and throw a boho rainbow-inspired one instead. Make sure you have a floor table with beautiful table settings and some comfy cushions to give it a more teenage vibe!
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5. Tea Parties
The best thing about becoming a teen is finally being treated like a young adult instead of a child.
Add some sophistication to your special day with an elegant tea party with an assortment of fine teas, pretty sandwiches, scones, and delicious pastries.
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Teens girls could literally spend the whole day glued to their cell phones on TikTok perfecting their dances and scrolling through memes if we let them!
If you’re looking for a free, fun party activity, download our free TikTok bingo game.
Also, download our FREE TikTok party printables to decorate your party in style!
Treat your party guests to a whimsical-themed garden party in your backyard with beautiful floral decorations, butterflies, and maybe even some cute birds.
If you can’t throw it outside, don’t let that stop you. Once you’ve decorated your space your guests will actually believe they are in a garden!
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There’s not a teenage girl out there that doesn’t dream of one day visiting the city of lights?
A Parisian-themed party is such a good idea if you have a teen obsessed with everything French, from croissants to stylish fashion.
It’s such a stylish theme that is so elegant and feminine. Before you know it everyone at the party will be speaking French!
Don’t miss these sophisticated Parisian party decorations and party ideas!
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Our teen years are such an important part of our life and turning 16 is one of those key moments that we all cherish.
Bring friends and family together to celebrate this important milestone and throw a sweet sixteen that your teen will be able to look back on with such affection.
If you are looking for some sweet 16 themes be sure to check out our most popular!
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If instead, your teenager is turning 15 then you may very well be celebrating a quinceanera.
We’ll help you find the most unique quinceanera party theme from our most popular.
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Roll out the red carpet and treat all your party guests to a fun night at the movies with a movie night-inspired teen party!
There’s something so magical about a night at the movies, so how about creating your own outdoor movie night. Just create a movie theater under the stars. All you need is a projector and comfy floor cushions and lots of popcorn, candy, and snacks.
Take a look at our vintage FREE movie night party printables to decorate your party.
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12. Disco Parties
Everyone loves a dance party! They are a lot of fun and perfect for a teenage celebration.
Decorate your party venue with disco balls and silver streamers to create an idyllic dance floor filled with great music.
Take things up a notch and make it a karaoke party by adding an inexpensive karaoke machine! Your guests are going to have a ball!
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13. Neon Parties
Another really popular teen party theme is a neon/glow-in-the-dark party.
Grab some glow sticks, fluorescent party decorations, and a black light, and throw a party celebration to remember!
Wait until you see these on-trend neon parties ideas we’ve rounded up for you.
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14. Spa Parties
Teenage girls love pampering, so how about throwing a spa-themed party for your teen and her close friends?
Treat them all to the ultimate spa experience with face masks, manicures, etc…
Decorate your party with our FREE spa party printables!
Browse real spa parties here.
15. Luau Parties
With so many teenage birthday parties to choose from, we can’t not mention luau parties! Especially if you are celebrating during the summer.
Take your guests to tropical shores with non-alcoholic cocktails, tropical fruits and flowers, and pretty grass skirts. We have a bunch of other incredible luau party ideas you won’t want to miss!
Browse real Hawaiian luau parties here.
The perfect way for a Harry Potter fan to celebrate their birthday would most definitely be with a Harry Potter-themed party!
If you are uninspired, check out all our Harry Potter party ideas and treat everyone to a good time with a screening of a Harry Potter movie.
Browse real Harry Potter parties here.
Boy Teen Birthday Party Ideas
Great Marvel and DC movies and TV shows have given a whole generation of young boys and teens a bunch of superheroes they can look up to and admire for their incredible superpowers.
Here are some great superhero party planning ideas.
Use our FREE superhero party printables to decorate your party in style and in a budget friendly way.
Browse real superhero parties here.
18. Fortnite Parties
Die-hard Fortnite fans would go crazy at the idea of having a Fortnite-themed birthday party.
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Chances are if your kid loves playing video games he’ll love Minecraft too!
Minecraft parties are really popular on our site and we’ve so many cool Minecraft party ideas to help inspire you.
And if you’re looking for Minecraft birthday cake ideas, wait until you see this post
And definitely make sure you download our FREE Minecraft party printables to use to decorate your party.
Plus, for a great party activity, use our fun game of FREE Minecraft printable bingo!
Browse real Minecraft parties here.
20. Nerf Parties
If your son loves having Nerf Wars you can bet he’ll love a Nerf-themed party.
Create DIY targets, serve Nerf-inspired party food, and decorate with a bunch of Nerf-themed party decorations and you are good to go!
The ultimate party activity at a teen Nerf party is undoubtedly a Nerf War, right?!
Browse real nerf parties here.
21. Surf Parties
If your teen loves nothing more than to catch some waves then a surfing-themed party is the perfect party theme!
Make it a beach party, serve lots of ice cream and treat all your guests to a fun surf lesson.
See all our other summer party ideas to inspire you in your party planning.
Browse real beach/surf parties here.
Kids these days can’t seem to get enough of video games. Be it Fortnite, Minecraft, or Sonic the Hedgehog, to name just a few, teens can literally spend hours glued to their devices, computers, and consoles.
If your teenager loves a bunch of different video games then maybe you could throw him a video game-themed party instead of basing it on just one game.
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Of all the superheroes out there Spider-Man is, without a doubt, one of the most popular them all. There’s something about the web-slinging superhero that entices kids into his web.
Treat your teen to his very own Spider-Man party, inspired by this fun-loving comic character.
To decorate your party on a budget and in style, use our free Spider-Man party printables.
Browse real Spider-Man parties here.
With the release of so many excellent shows like Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the more recent Andor, the Star Wars franchise just keeps on giving.
If your kid dreams of a galaxy far, far away then you just got to throw them a Star Wars party!
We have a bunch of cool Star Wars party ideas you won’t want to miss!
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25. Soccer Parties
Some kids around the world enjoy nothing more than a game of soccer (or Football as it’s known everywhere other than the USA), which is why a soccer-themed birthday is guaranteed to be a hit.
There are so many boys, and even some girls, that have so much fun kicking around a ball, so make one of their wishes come true with a soccer-inspired birthday party to die for!
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26. Football Parties
There are so many cool teen birthday party ideas to choose from that sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect one.
A classic game of football can be so exhilarating for so many of us so why not treat your teen to a jam-packed fun football party?
Be sure to download and decorate with our FREE football party printables!
One fun ideas is to take a few of our special guests to a real live sporting event to celebrate your teen’s birthday.
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Another theme that is tons of fun and perfect for a teenage birthday party is a basketball one!
Base it on your kid’s favorite player, team, or even pair of sneakers. There’s really no way you can go wrong!
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28. Science Parties
Kids at this age have new interests. Some can’t get enough of sports or video games, and others delve into the world of science!
If you have a mad scientist around the house, turn science can be a fun party theme.
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Other fun teenage birthday party ideas include: a scavenger hunt, escape room, murder mystery party, a paintball party, and taking your guests to a live concert.
For more inspiration, check out all our awesome teen birthday party ideas.