Nowadays, teen parties that mark an important transition in a
teen's life can include everything from a celebration at a fancy
restaurant to merely hiring a limo (to make teenagers feel
special arriving at their party venue) to pulling out all
the stops at a New York banquet hall with a live band or DJ.
Remember that those in their later teens consider themselves
very grown up. So get them involved in the decision making process
early. It's a great teaching moment for teens, and eases some
for the burden for parents, as the special guest of honor becomes
totally immersed in planning and making decisions.
Deciding on the budget and the guest list is only the beginning. Will it be just
good friends or a large group of friends and relatives? Will it be in a restaurant, hotel, or an unusual venue such as a party bus, a local
museum, or a boat cruise?
Start your search at least several months ahead to leave time
to book a date and to send out invitations. Take your time and
inquire about money-saving options, such as a formal sit-down
dinner vs a buffet, and other price comparisons that are only
available if you ask!
For less-formal affairs, also consider having your teen use one
of the popular online e-invite services to announce the date,
time and location. Nowadays this is not only the cheapest option
(it's free!) but also considered the "cool" thing to
do even for more formal teen party bashes.
Then on party day all parents have to do is show up and help
greet the guests! And who knows? Your teen may even thank you....
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