The Best Tween Birthday Party Ideas

Planning a birthday party for your tween but feeling overwhelmed with the party theme and decorating? Look no further! At our online party boutique, Pretty Day, we consider ourselves party professionals & in this article, we will guide you through some fantastic ideas for planning and decorating for a tween's birthday party! From older girl birthday party theme, gamer party theme, tiktok party ideas and older boy party themes we have you covered!

Party Themes for Older Kids

When it comes to decorating for older kid birthday party, choosing the right theme is key. You don’t want to embarrass them with a cringe worthy awkward birthday party. The theme sets the tone for the whole party and help you make decisions about the decorations, activities, and even the party favors. Think about the things your tween loves, like social media, tiktok, video games. Use this to create a theme that reflects their personality and passions - even if their passion is fortnite and tiktok! 

Once you have a theme in mind, it's time to start brainstorming ideas for the decorations. Think about how you can incorporate the theme into every aspect of the party, from the invitations to the cake. For example, if your tween loves superheroes, you can create a superhero-themed party with capes, masks, and cityscape backdrops. The possibilities are endless!

You’ll also need to think about things like party favors. This age group is particularly difficult to find something unique & fun for - especially when looking for older boy party favors

TikTok Rizz Party Theme

One theme that will totally please your tween party goers is a tiktok themed party! If you’ve been anywhere on the internet, you've seen the viral tiktok rizz party videos, and you know your tween has too. A tiktok party is a great older girl birthday party themes!

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Tiktok Party Decorations

Create the ultimate RIZZ by decorating the venue with cute party decorations! This pop star microphone banner is a great start, and a balloon garland featuring the colors of tiktok with a fun party curtain to use can double as a decoration and an epic photo backdrop. Add some extra flair, by adding other colors that are commonly seen in TikTok videos, such as bright neon hues or pastel shades. You can even hang up colorful lights or use LED strips to create the perfect tween tiktok vibe. 

Tiktok Party Table

To set a cute table with a tiktok theme, you definitely need to check out these new “influencer” party plates and music note napkins. Another perfect party decoration for an older kid party are these adorable disco ball tumbler cups! Plus, they are perfect to double as a tween party favor.

Tiktok Party Photo Booth

No Rizz themed party would be complete without a photo booth! Plus this is a must have for an Older girl birthday party. Creating a TikTok-inspired photo booth is a great way to capture memories and provide entertainment for the party girlies. This custom balloon garland kit from our party shop is the perfect start to a photobooth. Add a party curtain & some fun party props.  You can even grab some jumbo foil balloons to use as props for the photo booth & to accessorize the balloon garland.



Gamer birthday party ideas 

There is no denying that video games are here to stay.  Is there any other group more addicted to video games than tween boys? You might as well embrace the inevitable, and throw a gaming birthday party for your tween boy! Plus, gaming together creates a fun sense of comradery among your son & his friends, and throwing a gamer birthday party where they can bond over shared interests can strengthen existing friendships & develop new ones! 

In the past, it was difficult to find gamer party supplies, but not anymore! We have an entire collection of gamer birthday party supplies which will make setting the scene and decorating for your sons gamer party, easy! Grab a matching set of game controller paper plates, napkins & gamer paper cups - because who wants to be doing dishes after wrangling a bunch of tween boys?

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Gamer Party Decorations

Transform your living room or party venue into a gaming paradise! I always start decorating with an epic DIY balloon garland. With Our custom balloon garland kit, you can choose from tons of shades and colors for the perfect match. You can add a party curtain, or a custom banner / balloon banner! I love using our custom letter balloons to make a feature wall at a birthday party.  I would grab some silver balloons and write “LEVEL UP” ! I would also grab some of these cute video game balloons to add to our balloon garland. You can even add specific decorations depending on which gaming world your son loves!  For example, if you've opted for a Minecraft theme, use pixelated balloons, green grass tablecloths, and cardboard cutouts of Minecraft characters. If it's a Fortnite party, create a battleground atmosphere with camo table covers, Fortnite posters, and inflatable "battle bus" decorations.

Gamer-Themed Party Food & Drinks

After setting the table with a eco friendly tablecloth and some adorable gaming party supplies like game controller plates, gamer napkins and green gamer paper cups, you’ll need to have another incredibly important part of a party for older boys - the party food. The kids are bound to work up an appetite after all of the gaming they’ll be doing so be sure to load the party table with snacks they actually like!  Here are some ideas to serve up a delish gaming feast:


  1. Power-Up Pizza: Pizza is a classic party food that's sure to please gamers of all ages. Order or make pizzas with creative toppings that reflect the chosen gaming theme. For example, if it's a Super Mario party, serve "mushroom pizza" with mushroom-shaped pepperoni slices.
  2. Snack Attack: Offer a variety of finger foods and snacks that the kids can munch on between gaming sessions. Create a "snack bar" with bowls of popcorn, pretzels, chips, and veggie sticks. Consider labeling the snacks with gaming-inspired names like "Power Pellets" or "Health Boosters."
  3. Themed Treats: Take the dessert table to the next level with gamer-themed treats that will satisfy their sweet tooth. Bake or order a DIY video game cake featuring their favorite characters or create custom cupcakes decorated with edible gaming icons.



You will also need to think of a gamer birthday cake - you know a huge squad of tweens is going to be expecting a delicious birthday cake. If you like to keep it simple with a store bought birthday cake, you need to grab some of these custom cake decorations.  This gaming cake topper is customizable, and obviously goes with the gamer party theme. If you’re doing cupcakes you can grab some gamer cupcake toppers like these game controllers, be sure to match the icing to your gamer party colors!

I know it can seem daunting to plan, decorate and execute a birthday party for older kids, especially if you’re looking for birthday party ideas for 12 year girls at home, older kids parties in winter or 12 year old boy birthday parties. Hopefully these two birthday themes help you plan a fun and memorable party for your older kid!

Remember, the key to a successful tween party is to let your creativity shine and have fun with the planning process. Don't be afraid to incorporate your own personal touches and ideas to make the party uniquely yours. So grab your phone, start brainstorming, and get ready to throw the ultimate older kid birthday bash that will have everyone swiping right and hitting the like button. It's time to make your birthday party go viral!

And remember, if you are looking for party supplies in langley, online party supplies and party decorations in canada, be sure to check out our boutique party shop, Pretty Day! We carry high end boutique quality party decorations, tableware and gifts! We definitely gave the trendy theme and viral party decoration you're looking for so click here to shop the site!

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