10 Great Activity Ideas for a 12 Year-old’s Birthday Party
Congratulations on reaching a significant milestone! Planning the perfect party can be daunting, especially when entertaining 12-year-olds for several hours. But we have you covered; here are ten fantastic activity ideas perfect for 12-year-old birthday parties.
DIY Pizza Party
Kids love being creative, which makes hosting a DIY pizza party entertaining. Buy pre-made bases and toppings and let the children create their dream pizza masterpiece – it will not only provide hours of creative fun but will also be satisfyingly filling!
Looking for something active? Bubble soccer may be just what’s needed! Bubble soccer is a safe and fun alternative to regular soccer. It involves players wearing inflatable bubbles around their bodies while they play competitive matches against each other. This version of soccer is an exciting way to burn off energy and have plenty of laughs with friends.
Minute to Win It Games
Who wouldn’t love a fun challenge? Minute-to-win-it games like cup stacking, balloon popping, and marshmallow toss are exciting and competitive activities that can engage kids. Even better: these games often require minimal setup time!
Scavenger Hunt Winning Strategies
Scavenger hunts can be an engaging and interactive way to keep kids active and engaged. Simply set clues that lead them on an exciting treasure hunt around your home or backyard in search of candy-filled pinatas or sweet treats waiting at the end.
Host a movie night as an easy and low-key way to have a great party experience for kids! Make popcorn, gather blankets and pillows, let kids choose their movie, and then engage them in some games or trivia between films to keep everyone occupied.
Art can be a fantastic way for kids to express themselves creatively, which makes hosting a paint night such an entertaining activity. So purchase some canvases, paints and brushes and give your young artist free rein over their masterpiece! Provide guidance when needed or allow for free expression if desired!
Nothing beats traditional karaoke at a birthday party for fun singing along! Set up a karaoke machine or use YouTube videos as kid-friendly versions of karaoke fun; kids will choose their songs and enjoy singing them.
Are You Feeling the Rush of Go Karting?
Are you looking for an exhilarating activity? Go-karting is an exciting way for kids to experience Xtreme Go Kart Racing while having loads of fun at the same time. Just make sure they are closely supervised – safety should always come first.
Create a fun photo booth filled with funny accessories to let kids take funny pictures together! Design a themed background for the event and allow the youngsters to take turns posing in front of the camera.
Decorating cakes is an enjoyable pastime when there’s no pressure for perfection. Instead, get pre-made cakes, frosting, and decorations, then allow the children to add their creative touch while eating delicious cake simultaneously!
Planning a 12-year-old’s birthday doesn’t need to be stressful or intimidating. There are so many enjoyable activity ideas that will keep the children occupied for hours! From DIY pizza parties and karaoke sessions to other experiences like crafts and movies – they’re bound to bring laughter, joy and lasting memories of fun experiences shared between guests and birthday boy/girl!
- Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.
Great ideas—my oldest grandson just turned 12.