Supercool 15th Birthday Party Ideas to Impress Your Teen

Carnival theme for 15th birthday party
Preparing for a party is a task, and a 15th birthday party is no exception to it. You have a lot of things to take care of, right from invitations to favors. Planning is of utmost importance if you want your guests to be comfortable and want them to have a lot of fun.
A party is fun only when it is planned well, isn't it? Like the cliché goes, 'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail'. There are a lot of things that you need to consider when you plan a teenage party. Few of these things include the invitations, the theme, the favors, the games, etc. Choose one theme that you like, and accordingly, design the right invitation, some favors, a few recipes, and some games related to that theme. From the beginning, to the end, you can plan everything right now.
Theme: Vampires & Werewolves
Invitation Card Ideas
Invitation Card Ideas
This theme will surely be a success at your party. Design your invite in a 'Vampire' style. Ask everyone to dress up as a vampire or a werewolf. The vampires can wear flowing capes, red lipstick with a little makeup and maintain their modern attire. Or, they can opt for the traditional Dracula attire too. Since everyone will mostly be wearing red and black, try to have your party indoors in an air-conditioned area.
Party Meal Ideas
Food
Serve dishes, like roast beef sandwich, mushroom ravioli, berry cobbler, etc., and drinks, like Sangria and Virgin Bloody Mary for the occasion.
What to Play at this Party?
What to Play at this Party
A scary and spooky 'Treasure Hunt' will be a great game to play if you choose this theme. All the clues have to relate treasure has to be related to the theme. You could also play 'Vampire Tales'. Everyone has to tell a scary tale they have made up on their own; the scariest one wins the prize. Or, you could play 'Name the Vampire'. Here, you describe a vampire character with the help of hints. The person who guesses first, wins.
Here are the Favors ...
Here are the Favors ...
Fake vampire teeth, capes with names, fake red nails, Dracula t-shirts, and the like make for perfect favors.
Theme: The Carnival
Invitation Card Ideas
Invitation Card Ideas
Many 15 year olds prefer this theme over most others. If you have a garden or a lawn, one of them will serve as a great venue for this party. Throwing a carnival-themed party is not only easy, but also a lot of fun.
Party Meal Ideas
Party Meal Ideas
The main elements of a carnival party are masks, a parade, and a street party in public. Try to inculcate something similar in your party. Hot and spicy dishes are the norm for this theme! Get some chili, hot dogs, salted pretzels, caramel apples, flavored slushies, and cotton candy! Decorate the venue in bright colors with lots of balloons, drapes, booths, small floats, etc.
What to Play at this Party?
What to Play at this Party?
You can have a 'Juggling Competition'. Ask the guests to juggle anything from simple items like balls to difficult things like bottles. Another game is 'Pop the Popcorn'. Pass a bucket of popcorn in two groups, sitting in a circle each. Each person has to have just one popcorn and pass the bucket. Whoever finishes first, wins.
'Hoop a Loop' is another fun game; it game involves looping a hoop around your waist. Whoever does it the longest, wins.
Here are the Favors ...
Here are the Favors ...
Masks, straw hats, glow-in-the-dark pens, stovepipe hats, and many such similar items will make for great favors.
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Theme: The Hollywood Red Carpet
Invitation Party Ideas
Invitation Party Ideas
Who doesn't want to dress up like a celebrity? We all have as children and most of us still do. The Hollywood Red Carpet theme is for those who love the limelight. Design a sophisticated invitation card for this theme. Ask all the kids to dress up as their favorite celebrity. If the celebrity in question has a very common wardrobe in his/her personal life, the kids can wear a costume s/he wore in a movie.
Party Meal Ideas
Party Meal Ideas
Have a red carpet at the entrance. Cut out a lot of illustrations of cameras and hang them by your door. Decorate the venue in a very subtle and elegant manner. Serve an array of rich, sophisticated meal choices. Include skewered shrimp, cheese popcorn, chocolate truffles, Virgin Piña Coladas, assorted canapés, crêpe suzette, etc.
What to Play at this Party?
What to Play at this Party
A 'Hollywood Quiz' is a great game. Have a round of questions based on movies. Whoever answers the fastest, wins. Or, you could play 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'. You need to speak a famous line and the guests have to guess who said the line and in what context. Another game is 'From Start to End', where you tell everyone the start and end of the movie in a gist. Whoever answers correctly first, wins.
Here are the Favors ...
Here are the Favors ...
You need to gift sophisticated favors, like coasters, accessories, body sprays, Oscar statuette replicas, etc.
Now that you have everything ready, the next important part is implementation. How you implement the theme you have chosen, will determine how good a host you are. Plan in time and you won't really have a problem. Best of Luck!
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