If you thought that hosting a teenage birthday party is a simple task, then you need to think twice. Owing to the constant exposure to celebrity style partying through various media channels, teenagers are getting more and more demanding about the kind of parties they want for the event.
How to Plan the Party
While planning there are many things that a parent needs to keep in mind. Hosting a party of a room full of rebellious teens might be more difficult than you think. There are so many things that could go wrong and hence, as a parent or as a responsible host these are some of the things that you should keep in mind.
Remember that this is a very delicate age, you cannot treat your teenager like a toddler, and dictate terms, nor can you give your child complete control and just let him/her turn the event into an over-the-top, rambunctious affair.
Be a Responsible Parent
While planning, deciding the venue is of utmost importance. Select a venue that is convenient for everyone including the guests as well as the parents who are going to drop and pick up the kids. Ensure that there are enough chaperons to keep a check on all the things that could possibly go wrong.
As a parent hosting a teenage party is a matter of great responsibility as well. There are so many things that parents are worried about. Drugs, alcohol, and sex are some of the common fears. It is always best to keep a minimum number of chaperons since no teen wants snooping parents at a birthday party. So, be watchful but don't snoop.
Remember that teenagers can be very fussy, so try give them a party that they truly want. However, put your foot down when it comes to important decisions. Do not encourage any obscene or sleazy entertainment. Keep it clean and fun.