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I’m looking for ideas for a 13 year old boy’s birthday party that isn’t too expensive. Go-karting and paintball is very expensive. Any other suggestions?


Posted by juliasharpe, 17th December 2013


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  • We did once a night walk through the forest and the boys all had to bring their flashlight. Ending by a restaurant with a low prices menu, where they had dinner. After dinner they walked back and had a sleepover.
    We also have done the cinema and a meal at the foodcourt.
    An other time we did bowling with a simple meal.


  • Movie night with pizza and popcorn or camping sleepover night


  • It depends on the childs interests.
    Sports are usually a good idea. You could go to a local park with some sporting equipment.
    There’s also the cinema, depending on how many children would be attending the party of course.


  • The first place to start when organising a birthday party is by looking at what the child enjoys doing, what would his friends enjoy. It’s really hard to make suggestions without knowing this


  • Pool parties are cheap.


  • If there’s a local bush/oark area around you, then you can organise you’re own kind of paintball competition. Divide the boys into 2 teams and give each of them a bucket with 10 water balloons each and the task of capturing the other team’s flag. If you get hit with 3 water balloons, you’re out of the game and you have to go and eat the food for a while while the game plays out. Very cheap and the boys will love it.


  • bowling movies are great fun….


  • there are some good comments here


  • a disco would be heaps of fun


  • Sports store voucher or sporting equipment is always a winner here! :)
    iTunes cards are also popular


  • Some local parks have pathways all around where the kids can ride their scooters, and there are bbq facilities there you could make use of too.


  • How did the party go?


  • Every kid has different ideas of fun, ask him if he would like to go bowling or would he prefer something more out doors.


  • At 13, our son loved movies, pizza and having a few good mates over for a sleepover,


  • What did you end up deciding on?


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