S.A. asks from Eagle, ID on February 15, 2009
Surprise Birthday Party Ideas
My son will be turning 14 at the end of this month. I would really like to throw him a surprise party. I am wondering if anyone has some fun ideas for boys that age. I haven't decided if I should invite several kids from his school or just keep in small with a few friends from the neighborhood. However, I would like to make it "cool"! If any of you have anything you could share with me I would appreciate it. I enjoy reading all of the questions and comments on this website. There have been many times your advice to others has helped me.
N.R. answers from Denver on February 15, 2009
we just had a party at XTreme Challenge Arena in their littleton location and everyone raved about it. They set up great activities for any age, to adults. I booked it for two hours and they had a great time!
R.M. answers from Denver on February 15, 2009
I just planned a surprize party for my 15 year old girl. I got her phone and the # to the friend that she tells me about the most. I called her friend and had her help me by getting me the numbers of the kids that my daughter hangs out with. We reserved a motel room with a pool. We all planned to go out to her favorite resturant and i had all her friends meet me there and her dad brought her to the resturant. We decorated the motel room with chips and munchies, balloons and a few games we thought they might want to play. A radio. And privacy. I would suggest that if you go with a motel you get an adjoining room so you could have a place tio relax. (as the parents dropped off their kids i gave them a card to the motel and my phone #on the back. ) they were to be picked up by 11 pm. Good luck
M.R. answers from Boise on February 16, 2009
My 13 year old son went a really fun party recently. The dad's of all the boys arranged for a dad vs. son paintball challange. They went to a rural area where a lot of people paintball but you could also rent a paintball field and equipment. Not all the boys had a dad but the host had made sure that there would be dad figure for each boy either a big brother, uncle, family friend,etc. They had a blast and it lasted all day.
C.E. answers from Provo on February 16, 2009
my mom helped me kidnap my best friend once for a surprise party. we put a paper bag over her head, buckled her into the car and drove around in circles so she wouldn't know where we ended up until we took the bag off her head at the party location. she thought it was great.
M.L. answers from Colorado Springs on February 16, 2009
What sort of things does your son love to do? Can you surprise him by arranging for him and a few of his friends to do that thing? Or... I remember a surprise party for a friend of my son, in which the boy's parents arranged for his friends to surprise him at 7 a.m. by showing up - in a limo - to take him to breakfast before school. You'd be surprised how quickly a teenage boy will get up and dress when his buddies are there in a limo. If you don't know where to start, take your son's best friend into your confidence and ask him. He'll be the expert.