My first-born, Juliette, turned 14 on Saturday. We celebrated with seven of her girlfriends with a Minute-to-Win-It meets Cupcake Wars party.
It’s not easy coming up with a party idea for teenagers, but this seemed to work well. All the girls participated in the games and they really got into the cupcake decorating.
I spent less than $100 on supplies and food, so this was actually one of the cheaper parties we’ve thrown.
Last year, we did a state fair theme and things got pretty pricey as we bought prizes for all the games. We skipped doing that this year, although we did put together some cool party favor bags with all kinds of junk young teens like. We stuffed them with tiny bottles of nail polish, candy-flavored lip balms, facial tissues and notebooks, etc.
Here are some pictures from the party.
They had to carry a balloon between two straws from one end of the driveway to the other until they filled a basket.
During this game, one girl balanced tennis balls on the face of a racket while the other girl scooped them up with a cup and collected them in a bin. They had one minute to see how many they could collect.
It was a lot of fun decorating the cupcakes. I baked six dozen a few hours before the party. I liked this set one of the girls decorated. That’s a gnome in case you can’t tell.
It’s a pig!
We used mostly edible items for the decorations including chocolate chips, nerds, licorice, gum drops, coconuts, sprinkles, colored sugar, gummy worms and marshmallows. Non-edible stuff included pipe cleaners and googly eyes.
Happy Birthday, Juliette.