A great tween party idea would be to have a party full of fortune-telling fun. I remember when I was 12 I had a lot of fun with my friends playing with the Ouigi Board…of course, people always were moving it, but never mind. It was cool!
Send a crystal ball invitation. Cut out a round circle and place glitter glue around the edge of the circles. Place the party details on the ball and deliver.
For decorations, dim the lights, hang beads that kids have to walk through to enter the crystal ball reading room, place twinkly holiday lights for added affect. Place velvet and other fun material blankets around the room, as well as pillows for the kids to lounge around on. Set up a table covered with a black tablecloth and a crystal ball placed in the center. You can make a crystal ball using a fish bowl, with a string of colored lights inside muted with some tissue paper. Or use an actual crystal ball.
There are a couple of different ways to approach this party. One avenue is to have an adult volunteer or an older teenager dress up as a gypsy fortune teller. Make sure that the gypsy dresses for the party in long flowing clothes, hair up in a scarf, and heavy makeup. Make sure that the birthday kid “feeds” information to the fortune teller on each of the guests, i.e their favorite book, number of family members, etc. so that the gypsy can be accurate when they read into their crystal balls. Have each kid have their fortune read by the fortune teller. The other kids can listen in for added fun.
You can also have your guests come dressed up as a fortune teller.
For more activities:
- Have Magic 8 Balls available for the kids to ask questions to.
- Have packs of tarot cards laying around the room for the kids to enjoy reading together.
- Play the Ouigi board.
- Have the kids make up fortunes and stick them into balloons that are not tied. After the fortune is inside, have the kids let their balloons go. Whoever the balloons land closest to picks up the balloon and learns their fortunes!
- Have the kids play “Mind Reader.” Pair up teams at the party, and have one of the team members provide 3 clues as to what is on their mind, and the mind reader must guess what is on their minds!
- Enjoy a seance. Have the group come together in a circle and hold hands, and ask the spirits who is in the room and willing to speak to them. Have an adult or a teenager helper hide somewhere in the room, and be a familiar voice, i.e. their teacher, principal, or a coach. It will really surprise everyone!
- Have the kids make their own horoscope posters. Using magazines and newspapers, have the kids cut out all things having to do with their “sign.” They can take these home with them.
- Hide fortune cookies all over the party area, and have the kids find as many as they can.
- Play a movie like Ghostbusters!
- Have the kids make their own Magic Fortune Teller.
- Send the kids home with a pack of tarot cards!
For the party table, hang silver stars over the table, and use black plates and purple party ware for napkins and plastic ware. Serve chocolate dipped fortune cookies and Magic 8 Ball Cupcakes. Snacks of pizza, veggies and dips, round fruits with a yogurt dip and chips and dip would also go well with the party.
This is a perfect party for a tween slumber party as well!