Girls' 12th Birthday Party Ideas

Updated April 17, 2017

A girl's 12th birthday party should be a social event for her and her friends to get together to do things they enjoy. Party games, movies, junk food and sleepovers are a fun part of having a birthday party when you are a kid. There are lots of activities to choose from when planning your daughter's 12th birthday party.


You can organise a sleepover for your daughter's 12th birthday party. Have your daughter invite her friends over to celebrate her birthday. Cook the children dinner and then let them watch movies and stay up late playing birthday games.


If the weather outside is dry and warm, you can organise a backyard barbecue party to celebrate your daughter's 12th birthday. She can invite her friends over, and play outside birthday games, have a water fight or go swimming. You can cook up some hamburgers, hot dogs or sausages for the kids while they are playing.

Birthday Pinata

Buy a pinata for your daughter's birthday and paint "Happy 12th Birthday!" on the side of it. Pull the pinata up over the branch of a tree. Have your daughter blindfolded, and give her a baseball bat to hit the pinata with. Ask her friends to take turns tugging on the rope of the pinata as she tries to break it open with the bat. Make sure the children share the treats that fall out of the pinata so that everyone gets some candy.

Living Room Karaoke

Rent a karaoke machine from a birthday supply store or electronics store, if you don't already have one. Set up the karaoke machine in your living room, and let your daughter and her friends sing along to some of their favourite songs.

Arts and Crafts

Set up a crafts table in your house or backyard, and have the birthday girl and her friends make their own goody bags. You can buy a lot of canvas tote bags at a dollar store for little money, along with fabric paint, glitter, sequins, beads and other decorative material from an arts-and-crafts store. Set the girls up at the table with the material, bags and glue, and let them make their own bags. After they are finished, you can fill the bags with candy and toys for them to take home at the end of the party.

Party Games

You can set up an area in your backyard, living room or basement for the girls to play party games before the big birthday dinner. You can set up the stereo to play some dance music for freeze dance or musical chairs. The children playing freeze dance have to freeze in their positions whenever the music stops. Children playing musical chairs all have to get back to their seats when the music stops, and each time there is one less seat and one less girl who can find a seat when the music stops.

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