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Birthday Party Ideas

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Yalla, May 9, 2012.

  1. Yalla

    Yalla Well-Known Forumite

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    Anyone have any ideas for a small birthday party for my 12 year old daughter and her 5 friends? We've done the bowling, cinema, pizza parties in the past. Thanks
     
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  3. grumpystaffordguy

    grumpystaffordguy Well-Known Forumite

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    12 is high school age these days isn't it? If so they may want something a little more grown up. What about taking the girls to a nail salon and then out to dinner, but the dinner would be on their own without ant grown ups and in a half decent restaurant. By that I don't mean expensive, but not a crappy family pub like catch corner or redhill.
     
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    I think one of the best birthday parties I went to at that age was one where the cinema we were meant to go to was cancelled so we were given the money the mother would have spent on the cinema to spend in The Body Shop and Claire's Accessories (or Bow Bangels as it was then in Cardiff) then we had happy meals in the park. 12 is a little young I think for dinners alone - I think 15 onwards and I was given a wad of cash to take my friends for dinner somewhere nice, and told to get a birthday cake from M&S on the way home with the change - but there's a lot to be said for a make up girly party at home, sing an long dvds etc..
     
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    May be a bit far out but a friend of mine once organised a table at the Big Wok chinese buffet in Birmingham on a Saturday teatime for his daughters (13th if I recall) birthday, six of them on their own table but we were on an adjacent table, close enough to keep an eye on them but not 'interfering'. They all felt proper grown up having their own table. Cheap as chips too, which was a bonus.
     
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    How about paintballing – there is a centre on the way to Penkridge, or a sleepover, I think that’s what I had for my 12th birthday party – maybe gets someone in to do nails or makeup, then snacks and a DVD. There is a driving centre in Seighford that do junior driving experiences – not too sure of costs and age limits though, I do know that the do the Segways things there too. Also you could look at hall hire and a disco – that’s always a winner!
     
  7. Yalla

    Yalla Well-Known Forumite

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    :toot: Thanks everyone - some good ideas.
     

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