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Juliette’s 14th Birthday Party

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.


Happy Birthday, Juliette. The day you were born was the happiest day of my life. It was the day I became a mother.


The object of this game was to pick up as many beans as possible in one minute and put them in the blue container.

Running during a race with balloons.

They had to carry a balloon between two straws from one end of the driveway to the other until they filled a basket.


The object of this game was to move a cookie from your forehead to your mouth. This was so funny.

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.

Cupcake Decorating

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.

Cupcake Decorating

It’s a pig!

Cupcake Decorating
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.

Cupcake Decorating
Bridgette and Sullivan were the judges. They declared this cupcake the winner.

Cupcake Decorating

Cupcake War

Cupcake Decorating

Happy Birthday, Juliette.

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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3 Comments

  1. Gael

    I LOVE the last cupcake in the photo row, with the sun and the flowers! Am totally stealing some of these ideas!

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  2. le@thirdontheright

    happy days dear one 🙂 she is looking so grown up!!!you should both be so proud – what a great mother daughter team – best le xox

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  3. Yogi♪♪♪

    Happy Birthday to Juliette and congratulations to you.

    What a fun and creative birthday party.

    Reply

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