5 Great Ideas for a 13-Year-Old Girl’s Birthday Party


Are you struggling to come up with a unique party theme for your daughter’s 13th birthday? We’ve got you covered with some excellent ideas that will definitely excite your soon-to-be teenager. And these five party themes won’t break the bank.

Here are 5 super fun themes for a 13-year-old girl’s birthday celebration: 

Donut Miss This!

What a yummy theme this one is – and donuts are inexpensive party decorations! The Birthday Butler blog has some fun ideas, like leaving a donut in a bag on each guest’s doorstep with a printed or handwritten invitation with party details stapled to the top. This gesture is not only delicious, but also memorable. Party activities can range from designing donut t-shirts with puffy paint or Sharpies; playing a “Guess How Many Donut Holes are in the Jar” game; and a blindfolded competition to try and be the first to gobble up one of the donuts hanging above the guests’ heads. Simply tie donuts to a ~6’ length of string that is being held (and possibly wiggled!) by parents or other helpers.

5 Great Ideas for a 13-Year-Old Girl’s Birthday Party

The Queen Is 13

A might be perfect for your little princess who gets the biggest tiara at the party, as she’s crowned the Birthday Queen. Guests can dress up as a famous royal, and you can serve High Tea refreshments such as finger sandwiches, scones, petit fours, and hot or iced teas.  A backyard game of croquet could be fun, and some rounds of Charades, which was Queen Elizabeth’s favorite parlour game. All hail the Queen!

Royal theme

An Olympic Birthday

With the summer Olympic games less than a year away, this could be a fantastic theme for your teen’s party. Guests can wear their comfy athleisure wear or dress up as an Olympic athlete. There are all kinds of fun games and crafts to keep party-goers busy and having fun, like painting world flag rocks, doing “Minute to Win It” games, and creating take-home tealight torches. Check out tons of great ideas from the Play Party Plan blog.

An Olympic Birthday

Glow In the Dark Party

Save some electricity and dazzle your teen’s friends with this cool party theme. Turn out all the lights and let your house glow with all kinds of colorful party decorations and wearables for the guests. Consider activities like UV face painting, manicures, and t-shirt decorating, or even a glow in the dark pinata! The One Crazy Mom blog has plenty of great ideas for this fun theme, including a recipe for glow in the dark cupcakes. Whaat?!

Glow In the Dark Party

DIY Jewelry Party

Beaded jewelry is all the rage currently, and it’s such a perfect party theme for a 13-year-old girl. Guests can make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, anklets, keychains, and even decorate picture frames. Amazon is the best place to find all sorts of beads, charms, and jewelry-making products in large quantities for a group. A colorful cereal bar buffet is a great snack idea, and boba tea drinks would be a huge hit with the guests. Find all kinds of helpful tips on how to throw a beading party on the Neon Tea Party blog.

Have fun celebrating this milestone birthday!

If you need additional ideas, be sure and check out our birthday party guide.