Discover special teen birthday traditions that you could easily do for your family! It’s not just balloons for your daughter or an instagram post for your son. We have fun surprises your kids will think are really sweet!
Simple Teen Birthday Traditions
The adolescence years are upon us and creating a special birthday for your tween or teen is so important. During the teenage years, I know it can be hard to come up with ideas that will appease the youth but that’s where Get Your Holiday On comes in. I want to share with you a helpful list of inspiring traditions that will help make your teen’s birthday extra special.
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Tip: Easy ways to decorate is to put streamers and balloons on their bedroom door or their vehicle. I know my kids love walking in the living room and seeing a sign that says, “Happy Birthday!” this just makes it even more special.
Surprise Birthday Breakfast
If you want to surprise with a simple idea choose breakfast! Every child, tween, teen, or adults love breakfast. I think in America we call it the breakfast of champions. A few ideas that could make this day more special is to create rainbow pancakes, yogurt banana split, a breakfast pop tarts!
It’s so much fun to bake with my kids in the kitchen. We create memories and they love doing it! A special birthday tradition could be to make a cake with your teen and let them pick out the kind of cake, the icing, and decorations for it.
Most of my kids love birthday cake but my son isn’t always a fan. Alternatives to birthday cake are just as good. Great ideas could include the following…
- Banana Split
- Strawberry Shortcake
Teen Birthday Party
Instead of creating their birthday party for them. Give your teen a budget and let them design the entire day. This would include the place where the party is held, menu options, and cake.
I know when I was a teenager I loved creating my own cake. I would add all kinds of color, sprinkles, and edible glitter!
I know, I know a sleepover can get a little crazy, lol. All the laughing, snickering and carrying on. My husband always looks at me like I’m insane when I tell him that our daughter wants to have a sleepover and invite 13 girls. He’s like… I’m staying with my parents, lol. He doesn’t haha but it makes me chuckle. :0)
Our daughter loveeeees having sleepovers so this is one of her favorite things to do for her birthday. All I have to provide is snacks, pizza, and drinks and she pretty much has the rest covered.
I don’t care how old my babies get. They’ll be 152 and I will still be telling them I love them and how much joy it brought to my life when they were born. Taking that time to let your teen know how special they are to you. That time is worth a million dollars even if they don’t act like it, it does. 🙂
Who doesn’t like to have their choice of dinner options?! A fun way to celebrate their birthday is to let the birthday boy or girl celebrate it by picking out what they get to eat for dinner but of course, picking a restaurant to eat at is that much cooler!
Alternative Gift Ideas
- Hide money under their pillow
- Add money to balloons and have them pop it.
- Driving Lessons
- Cooking Lessons
- Concert Tickets
- Fashionable Purse
- Cell Phone Case
- Birthday & Money Tree
Creating a special birthday experience for your teen is something they’ll cherish for years to come.
I absolutely love traditions; they always hold the best memories!
Yes! I 100% agree with you. 🙂
Gloria Harvley says
Cute ideas! Most teen and tweens would love these ideas for their bday.
Thank you! 🙂
This sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday! I love all the morning surprises because it starts the day off right!
I agree I love when my kids wake up to a wonderful surprise. It makes their birthday that much better. 🙂
Joleen Pete says
I’ve got a while to go before I have to consider these things but I am sharing this with my bestie who has a 14 year old girl. I know she has struggled with how to handle birthdays as the teen years have come on. You have some great ideas!!!