My son’s birthday is a big deal every year! This year he turned 15! He’s our only child, which means he is spoiled rotten. Actually he’s not rotten at all and I think he’s spoiled in a good way. He’s a great kid and hasn’t shown any typical rebellious teen behavior as of yet.
(If you’ve got teen boys, you’ll love what I did for this Boys 13th birthday party. Game Truck, DIY Screen Printed Shirts, etc.. )
Neon Birthday Party for Teens
We always make a big deal over his birthdays, planning something fun. Last year, we surprised him at school by flying in his cousin from Utah. They’re VERY close and it’s the closest he’ll ever have for a brother.
This year, we all flew to Utah for a long weekend. He loves spending time in Utah and has many friends he’s made over the years. They all stay in touch throughout the year via the Xbox, texting, skype.
My sister, with the help of a friend of hers (Taryn) thought it would be fun to plan something. Taryn is the queen teen party planner and took over! She planned the whole thing and just told us what to bring. Had I thought this would become a blog post, I would have taken better photos. But you’ll get the main idea.
I couldn’t believe how simple it really was. (Especially since I didn’t have to plan it!) Planning a teen party doesn’t have to be complicated. Taryn has a large house with vaulted ceilings which helped. She rented the necessary items and told everyone to wear white. We bought a ton of glow sticks, neon markers and neon paint for face painting. Another mom who’s twins were also celebrating their birthday, brought cupcakes and water.
She set the mood with tiki torches outside near the porch and then this “red carpet” as you entered the house.
I was really worried about food. I thought we’d need a lot more food. But Taryn the teen party expert said that they wouldn’t eat it………and she was right. The boys were in white, a couple even had to borrow my nieces old tee shirts……but it didn’t even matter since it was so dark. I think they secretly liked the smaller tees…..it showed off their muscles. Such a great group of young men.
It was SO much fun! A friend of Taryn’s daughter from school offered to be the DJ and lead a couple of line dances. He was amazing! Taryn rented DJ equipment and black lights, cleared the floor and called it good. She had a ton of paper hearts all over that picked up the lighting.
The DJ really helped move the dancing along, having girls choice, boys choice dances. After each dance they would sign each other’s shirt with the neon marker. For the most part, they just all danced in a cluster, jumping up and down. And like she said…..they barely touched the food. The bottled water was gone, but the food…..not so much. Even the cupcakes.
Here’s what you’ll need to throw your own Neon Dance Birthday Party – Just click on the images for more information about each product.
- Black Lights – you can rent large ones from a party supply store
- DJ lights ball – under $20 on Amazon
- DJ sound equipment – This one I found from Amazon uses your PC or ipad! Just lick on the photo above.
- Glow Sticks – Amazon has them cheaper than the Dollar Store
- White Tees
- Neon markers
- Neon paint for face painting
Here’s a glimpse of the party in all it’s glory! It was SO loud, but the video wasn’t. Enjoy!
More Party Ideas!
- Planning a Mini Birthday Party with Mini Treats – Today’s Creative Life
- Planning a birthday party for a 13 year old boy
- Party Pantry – Today’s Creative Life
- Tween Birthday Ideas – The Country Chic Cottage
- Polka Dot Birthday Theme for teens – Sand & Sisal
- Frugal Birthday Party Ideas – The Frugal Girls
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