A 13th birthday party might be considered one of the most important birthday parties; at least up to that point in the child’s life! So it is very important that the party is fun and creative. This article has great ideas for 13th birthday parties. Some of the ideas can work for either boy or girl parties, and some are for combined parties.

Rent Out a Gym

Many towns and cities have a local gymnastics gym. Some of these places can be rented out for an hour or two for birthday parties. These places can be a great idea for a 13th birthday party. There are mats and trampolines, big foam shapes, and pits filled with foam. Thirteen-year olds can have fun for hours here playing tag, jumping around, and playing on the equipment.

When the gyms are rented out, they will usually come with several of the workers to watch the kids when they use the equipment and play around to make sure they stay safe. It might also not be a bad idea to recommend, or at least allow the parents of the party goers to stick around at the gym if they would like to.

This party idea is a great idea for a boy and girl party or exclusively a girl or solely a boy 13th birthday party. But it would definitely be more fun for the kids if there are more kids there to run around and play tag.


A swimming party is a great idea for a 13th birthday party. And this type of party can be done year round. If it is too cold to swim outside, most cities have indoor pools that can be used during the winter. Kids have fun swimming and playing in the water. Most 13-year old teens probably prefer to have a swimming party with kids of their own gender, but this type of party could be a good idea for a boy and girl party if the birthday kid feels comfortable with that.

Though most kids can make up their own fun when they are swimming with their friends, it isn’t a bad idea for the parent(s) to have some ideas for pool games just in case the need arises. Games like water volley ball and Marco Polo can be a lot of fun. After the kids swim they can gather together for pizza, cake, and ice cream.


Having a sledding party for a 13th birthday party is definitely dependent on the weather, but if there is enough snow, this can be a great birthday party idea. Sledding is a lot of fun for both thirteen year old boys and girls. Along with sledding, there could be a snow man building contest, or a snow angel making contest. And parents can serve the kids hot chocolate, cake, and ice cream after they have gone sledding.


While some thirteen-year old kids are not quite ready for a dance, some might choose it for their 13th birthday party. There are a variety of ways to go about having a dance for a 13th birthday party. Having a theme might be a fun way to go about having a dance. Kids could be asked to dress up as certain characters from a movie, from a television show, or from a certain time period.

It is also a good idea for parents to have games set up since it may take awhile for the kids to get comfortable dancing with each other. Games such as Twister or balloon volleyball might be a great way for the kids to begin to interact with each other.

A food and drink table is another important thing to have at a 13th year old dance birthday party. It is important that parents keep the table filled with snacks and drinks throughout the party.


Another fun and simple idea for a 13th birthday party is going to a fun restaurant. There are many restaurants that have cool themes and decorations. This can be a fun way for the birthday kid to spend their 13th birthday. A restaurant birthday party might be best for just close friends and family since it can get pretty expensive if a lot of kids are invited.