When planning teenage parties, home party ideas are at the top of our list. For a while, the rage was having your party someplace other than at home and turning it into this huge affair! Not only was there a lot of unnecessary pressure on parents and teens, but the guests felt stressed out too and that isn't fun for anyone!
It's great that teens are becoming more interested in having their parties at home again and making them better than ever! After all, creative party theme ideas are all around us and all it takes to tap into them is a bit of imagination and some creativity.
We have found that everyone seems to enjoy themselves so much more and we are glad to help you with home party ideas that rock.
We conducted a recent poll to find the best home party ideas and are proud to post the most popular ones here with tips from the teens on where to get the best supplies, tips on making sure your party is a success and more, and you can save money to boot!
Glow in the Dark - This is best when done in the evening when it's dark out side so you can enjoy all the fun of the glow in the dark activities and accessories!
Start by replacing all lights with black lights. This gives the party atmosphere and gives all white and light colors a glowing effect. It's a good idea to decorate with white balloons, or black balloons with white stars or other decorative pictures on them and white streamers. Also have guests wear white as well.
There are also invisible markers that are a lot of fun. You can write messages on each others shirts or decorate banners for a special party like a sweet 16 or graduation.
This always seems to be one of the most popular home party ideas and with so much potential, teens love it!
There is no party that is more fun than the Luau! The food, decoration ideas, bon fires, making smores and of course, the best part is dressing for the occasion!
Hawaiian Luau parties are always a great time and make us feel like we are on vacation! There are so many great variations to this party theme idea, like adding a pool party or beach party and so many great menu ideas and party decoration ideas and the best part is that it's so easy!
It's one of the favorite home party ideas for teens and their parents too!
When planning a Hawaiian party, we start with colors. Pinks, lime green and sky blue are some favorites but don't be afraid to mix it up and add even more colors.
Then choose the menu. Some good ideas are:
As with most parties, the party decoration ideas you come up with make the party. For a luau, we like nets and shells, lots of colorful flowers and tiki torches. Of course, there so many great decorations to choose from.
Shindigz is a great party store and where we love to shop. Great prices, great customer service and so many things to choose from.
Although this party can really be great anywhere, we love having a backyard setting so we can put up lights, tiki torches and have place to toast marshmallows and make smores.
It's also fun to have Hawaiian party music to listen to and don't for some games. Things like:
Along with great Luau decorations, there are a few things we like to have to make sure everyone is ready for the party.
And there is more!
Mystery parties have become one of the most popular home party ideas and it's easy to see why. They are creative, interesting and so much fun!
What could be a very difficult party to plan is made so easy with mystery party games. You will get everything you need to throw a great murder mystery right in your own home!
These games make having a great party easy. They include party planners, invitations, name tags,
dinner place cards, costume and menu suggestions, suspects plus non-suspect characters.
Most character booklets do not contain scripted dialogue, however they do include detailed information that directs players' improvised dialogue which makes it even more creative and fun!
We always get great feedback from these games. Most people don't know what to expect and always report having the best time!
Who doesn't like to disco? This is such a great teen party theme and so easy to make this one of your absolute favorite home party ideas!
The most important accessory is the Disco Ball!
One of the best things about this party is how everyone gets so into it! The clothes, music, candy and decorations are easy to find and not expensive at all.
Of course, a disco ball is a must, and having everyone dress up always makes it much more fun.
To host a disco party, you will need some awesome party decoration ideas that are all about the disco era and disco music from the seventies, think the Bee Gees and Donna Summer, some good party food ideas and of course be ready to dance!
Some of the most popular clothes of the 1970's
Come in your favorite seventies clothes like...
Another part of a disco party that makes it fun is doing the things they actually did in the 1970's...well, some things anyway.
You may not even need or want to do any of these activities, but if the disco fever dies down, you may need a little something to keep busy!
These are the best home party ideas that we have so far. If you'd like to add your ideas you can add it here! we'd love to hear from you!