Hotel Party-13 year olds
(New Jersey, USA)
For my 13th birthday I had a hotel party. This party can be for almost any age but the younger the age gets, the greater chance you have of getting kicked out of the hotel for noise and stuff.
So first I had 60 kids on my invite list but then I added 50 more, which made 110 obviously. My dad rented out the biggest "ballroom" at a local hotel.
I have some really close friends who I wanted to be with me when I made my entrance. So we had a hot pink stretch Escalade limo pick everyone up and drop us off at the hotel. We had a DJ and live entertainment such as Lil Wayne and Britney Spears....I wanted the guys and girls to both have someone they'd enjoy, however, I'm a girl and I love Lil Wayne.
There really wasn't a theme but the colors were various shades of pink and a chocolate brown-I love Juicy Couture and these are the main colors of that. There was a huge dance floor and the DJ and guest singers played many songs. We danced the whole time. Note: you may want to get someone a few years older than the birthday girl/boy and who is well respected by him/her, this way your child doesn't feel like he/she can't dance or have a lot of fun because you're there. The chapperone is there to make sure that everything goes smoothly but there still is fun.
At the start of the party, if you have any ground rules, have the birthday boy/girl or chapperone announce them. The guests will listen better to them then the parents. Some good ground rules are ones such as the following: NO GRINDING (dirty dancing)! NO DRINKING! DO NOT LEAVE THE HOTEL WITHOUT PERMISSION!, etc., etc.
The hotel should probably have a nice menu to choose from. If not, you could always have it catered from somewhere else. Of course we had a cake too. It was a cake in the shape of a Juicy Couture purse. Since I love Juicy, a lot of people-almost everyone-got me something Juicy, which was soooo nice!!!! They all wanted me to open their gifts, so I did. Tip: be a nice hostess; hug and thank everyone after you open their gift, even the guys/girls. I then gave everyone their goodybags. For the guys-ipod touches. For the girls-Juicy purses in different colors and designs. After that,the guys got picked up. I hugged them and thanked them for going to my party and walked them to the door.
As soon as they left, my dad handed me the keys to our suites. We had all of our bags with our clothes and stuff in it for the next day and tonight, and ran to the elevators to takes us to our suites. We got four suites with eight beds and four pull out couches in total. Everyone fought over who would say with who, but we finally got it settled (I only had my best friends stay, not all of the girls who were invited). We all gathered in the extra room-the fifth. This was the party room. We ate and listened to music, talked and played games like truth or dare-not the child version though-and had soooo much fun! This was the best birthday party ever!
We had breakfast the next day at the hotel and everyone got picked up. I wouldn't change anything about this party. I'm so glad I had it!!!!! Good luck party planning! I'm sure whatever you pick will be super fun! Remember: your friends aren't going to the party for the party, they're going for you!!!! Just have fun and have a party based around what you like!