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We hear from so many parents how difficult it is to come up with birthday party ideas for teens. To then organise a party that appeals to everyone and is ‘cool’ is no easy feat! Of course, it’s much easier if money is no object, but it becomes an even bigger challenge when working to a set budget.

To help, we’ve put together a few birthday party ideas for teens that don’t break the bank.


Our Top Five Birthday Party Ideas for Teens and Tweens

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1. Pizza, Pancakes and Pyjamas 

Teens love sleepovers, so how about a simple movie night with pizzas followed by pancakes and pyjamas? For the sophisticated ones amongst you, you could even do a dinner party or a pizza masterclass.

There are fantastic sleepover games such as Truth or Dare, Name that Tune or alternatively plugging into a night of gaming, makeup tutorials or a pamper party.

Price: Variable

Location: At home

2. Indoor Climbing

Why not book a fantastic birthday party at a climbing wall. It’s fun and all climbing activities are tailored to each person which are supervised by nationally qualified instructors.

Price: Variable

Locations: Indoor climbing centres across London

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Image of teenager playing StreetHunt Games at teens birthday party

3. Solve a crime with StreetHunt Games 

Teens love some independence and with StreetHunt Games, they explore the historic streets of London or York to solve a crime. Mobile phones are not only permitted but necessary, and it’s played outdoors in teams. 

It’s fun and competitive and they’ll love comparing notes over a celebratory birthday meal at one of our preferred venues.

Price: From £16.50 per person

Location: Start near Blackfriars, finish near St Paul’s


Top Tip: Our preferred venues for teen party celebrations near to the end of the hunt: Pizza Express, GBK St Paul’s, Five Guys St Paul’s, Franco Manca. We can even arrange a 10% food discount at GBK St Paul’s. 

Get in touch at to find out more and we may be able to get you a discount at your chosen venue.

4. Your own cinema screening 

Teens love screens – big and small. Many independent cinemas hire out their screening spaces with a selection of films to choose from. They often have their own bar/reception area to enjoy drinks and refreshments before or after the screening.

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Price: Variable

Locations: Cinemas to hire across London

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5. Play, Eat, Drink, Sing – at the same time! 

Technology, great food, and interactive fun at the same time. Featuring 2 x PS4s, 2 x Wiis, Arcade Game table, Chromecast & Apple TV, you can play, drink, eat, sing(!), watch TV (e.g. live sports).

You can even project your own content onto the walls for a private presentation, movie night, or just showing off your favourite images, videos & music. A teenage gamers dream!

Price: From £30 per head

Location: Soho and Covent Garden

Website: The Games Room at Soho; Onyx Room at Covent Garden

We hope our birthday ideas for teens and tweens have inspired some ideas for your party. If none of the above appeal, then you’ve also got the go to party options like five-a-side football, nail salon parties or even a gaming bus!