How to celebrate the 15th birthday?

Fif­teenth birth­day is one of the last “chil­dren’s” birth­days (just don’t tell the hero of the occa­sion about it — he him­self no longer con­sid­ers him­self a child). The spe­cif­ic fea­tures of this age some­how affect the hold­ing of the event — it is dif­fi­cult to please the birth­day man, but it is all the more impor­tant to achieve this. With a cer­tain amount of imag­i­na­tion, any par­ent is quite capa­ble of solv­ing the prob­lem.

Features of the organization of the holiday

For a teenag­er, there is no worse pun­ish­ment than cel­e­brat­ing a 15th birth­day with bor­ing fam­i­ly gath­er­ings at home. Now he is more capri­cious than ever, so for an ide­al cel­e­bra­tion, the fol­low­ing points must be tak­en into account.

  • A teenag­er wants to spend a hol­i­day with friends, and this is nor­mal. If you con­sid­er it nec­es­sary to def­i­nite­ly cel­e­brate this day in a large fam­i­ly cir­cle, then at least give an alter­na­tive — the oppor­tu­ni­ty to cel­e­brate sep­a­rate­ly with “your own”. Give max­i­mum free­dom in terms of choice of guests, menu and oth­er aspects.
  • Teenagers expe­ri­ence a huge crav­ing for “harm­ful” food, and on a hol­i­day with a birth­day boy, it’s bet­ter not to argue about this. For that mat­ter, par­ents them­selves can dilute fast food with deli­cious and health­i­er sal­ads.
  • Some birth­day peo­ple are com­plete­ly lost when they are offered to inde­pen­dent­ly choose a sce­nario for their own hol­i­day, and can­not offer any­thing worth­while at all. In this sit­u­a­tion, lend a help­ing hand, offer an orig­i­nal sce­nario, for exam­ple, a themed event at home.

As an alter­na­tive, you can go to bowl­ing, laser tag, a water park — and any­where, as long as the com­pa­ny has fun there.

Where and how can you celebrate?

Above, have already touched on this top­ic a lit­tle, but let’s be objec­tive — at the age of 15, the child is very self-willed, and then there is also a mini-anniver­sary, I want some­thing spe­cial and out­stand­ing. Faced with the fact that he can­not even come up with a venue for the cel­e­bra­tion, the hero of the occa­sion will come to the dis­ap­point­ing con­clu­sion that there are only trou­bles from the hol­i­days, and he will be com­plete­ly upset.

Let’s give some good ideas of where to go for a young com­pa­ny.

  • Coun­try loca­tions. From many points of view, this option is opti­mal — it is equal­ly suit­able for boys and girls, it involves rel­a­tive­ly low costs and a huge amount of out­door enter­tain­ment. Think for your­self: here you have a fire, and active games, and darts, and fresh air, and food from the fire, and songs with a gui­tar! The impor­tant thing is that a noisy com­pa­ny will not both­er any­one, and the only obsta­cle may be unsat­is­fac­to­ry ather or the fact that the hol­i­day did not fall dur­ing the out­ing sea­son.
  • Amuse­ment park. It is dif­fi­cult to find a teenag­er who does not like rides — he does not want to go there with adults, but he would go with friends with plea­sure. Here there is a unique occa­sion to gath­er every­one on one day and invite them to ride with their par­ents’ mon­ey — both girls and boys will be delight­ed!

  • Karaoke club. Let’s say right away that this is not an option for every per­son — you need to have a cer­tain artistry and self-con­fi­dence in order to go on stage and sing into a micro­phone. An impor­tant detail: all those present should fit this descrip­tion, and not just the birth­day per­son, oth­er­wise the lat­ter will have to enter­tain the guests alone.
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This idea of ​​a young com­pa­ny can only be thrown up, but it is def­i­nite­ly not worth insist­ing on it.

  • Laser tag. You should not think that only boys like to play “shoot­ers” — if are not talk­ing about a com­put­er game, but about a real com­pe­ti­tion, then girls will also par­tic­i­pate with plea­sure. If the “more seri­ous” paint­ball involves an open area and rather painful hits with paint balls, then indoor laser tag is ide­al in terms of safe­ty even for chil­dren — “wounds” are applied here with a pain­less laser.

  • Skat­ing rink or roller­drome. Many teenagers are not inter­est­ed in just walk­ing — they pre­fer to ride. To do this, again, is more inter­est­ing in the com­pa­ny of friends, but usu­al­ly some­one does not have either time or mon­ey, and on his birth­day all these prob­lems for the birth­day boy dis­ap­pear. Please note that such enter­tain­ment will def­i­nite­ly not take too much time, and on the same ice rink you can get tired and freeze a lit­tle, so after the active part of the event it is worth con­sid­er­ing gath­er­ings with tea and cakes.

  • Pro­fes­sion­al pho­to ses­sion. As a rule, this is a sen­si­ble option for a pure­ly female com­pa­ny, because it is no secret that many ladies, even very young ones, are very fond of pos­ing and gen­er­al­ly pre­sent­ing them­selves as mod­els. In the com­pa­ny of girl­friends, you can take a lot of pho­tos that will lat­er be asso­ci­at­ed with child­hood and will help you get through the breakup more eas­i­ly when some­one leaves to enter anoth­er city in the near future.

  • Bowl­ing. It can be assumed that in child­hood, none of the invi­tees per­son­al­ly knew bowl­ing, although every­one prob­a­bly knows it as a rather aris­to­crat­ic pas­time. Accord­ing­ly, for teenagers, this is just the kind of hol­i­day that allows you to feel almost com­plete­ly grown-up, and they will be delight­ed. Since ball rolling is a kind of sport, you should choose com­fort­able clothes, but a full-fledged table is not required for such estab­lish­ments — they are more focused on light snacks for quick recov­ery.

Contests and games

Teenagers know how to spend a huge amount of time in the com­pa­ny of friends, just talk­ing on numer­ous top­ics of inter­est, but a birth­day is not an ordi­nary day, and it must be dilut­ed with some inter­est­ing pro­gram with­out fail. The event will be remem­bered much more strong­ly if it is sup­ple­ment­ed with fun and fun­ny con­tests and games.

For home

The beau­ty of hav­ing a birth­day par­ty at home is that you have a lot of dif­fer­ent equip­ment at hand, and in gen­er­al, you cer­tain­ly don’t both­er any­one. Tak­ing advan­tage of these advan­tages, you can come up with the fol­low­ing enter­tain­ment.

  • Wash the guests. Both sin­gle par­tic­i­pants and teams can par­tic­i­pate in this won­der­ful fun. Each is giv­en a basin of water in which apples float — 5–6 pieces will be enough. Par­tic­i­pants will have to catch fruit, hold­ing their hands behind their backs, that is, with their mouths, and they will do it for a while, who is faster, and even with provoca­tive music! If teams have been recruit­ed to par­tic­i­pate, the active team mem­ber changes after each pulled apple.
  • Check out your back. A curi­ous com­pe­ti­tion with wrestling ele­ments sug­gests that there are two par­tic­i­pants, each of whom has a sign with one com­plete­ly ran­dom word on his back. Each play­er goes to the ene­my in such a way that at first he can­not see the opponent’s back, and the task, accord­ing­ly, is to read the word “ene­my” and shout it out, so that the defeat­ed one does not see your word! In a large com­pa­ny, it is bet­ter to play this game accord­ing to the cup sys­tem, when the win­ners go to the next round and even­tu­al­ly choose the most impor­tant win­ner, but then for each round you need new signs that no one has seen before, and it is also worth con­sid­er­ing a fair draw scheme.
  • Fairy tale sum­ma­ry. All teenagers think they are adults and prob­a­bly under­stand that soon each of them will have to get a job and write a resume, prais­ing them­selves as a pro­fes­sion­al — this is taught in mod­ern high school. The seed looks bor­ing, but the plot is much more fun: pre-select­ed par­tic­i­pants are faced with the fact that they are apply­ing for very col­or­ful posi­tions of char­ac­ters in famous fairy tales. For exam­ple, Carl­son, Baba Yaga and Koschei the Immor­tal, Baron Mun­chausen and Old Man Hot­tabych are suit­able as such char­ac­ters.
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The win­ner is not deter­mined by the results of this game, but if the invit­ed guys with imag­i­na­tion and, pos­si­bly, self-crit­i­cism are all right, then those present will have to laugh a lot.

In the cafe

If a sep­a­rate room has been allo­cat­ed for your evening, and you do not inter­fere with oth­er peo­ple present, you can deploy a whole com­pet­i­tive pro­gram for the 15th anniver­sary of your daugh­ter or son, and some inter­est­ing com­pe­ti­tions can even be held right at the table.

Here are some ideas.

  • The­ater direc­tor. The essence of the idea is very sim­ple: those present are divid­ed into sev­er­al groups of 2–4 peo­ple, after which the host announces one for all (or each his own) ll-known phrase like “Our Tanya is cry­ing loud­ly, she dropped a ball into the riv­er.” After that, each team must choose the genre of the future per­for­mance, such as a detec­tive or dra­ma, and after a short time, for exam­ple, a quar­ter of an hour, put it on for those present. There will be no win­ners here — more pre­cise­ly, all par­tic­i­pants can be attrib­uted to this cat­e­go­ry.
  • Danc­ing with a mop. The prin­ci­ple of this game is sim­i­lar to “The sea wor­ries once”, but first you need to recruit an unpaired num­ber of par­tic­i­pants, ide­al­ly so that there are equal num­bers of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of dif­fer­ent sex­es, except for one “extra” per­son. This “unfor­tu­nate” is hand­ed a mop, and every­one else breaks into pairs and begins to dance to the music, while a lon­er waltzes with a mop. When the host sees that many have already relaxed, the music sud­den­ly turns off and you need to change your part­ner as soon as pos­si­ble — the “hap­py own­er” of the mop also gets this right. After that, every­thing repeats until the next turn off the music. The play­ers, not want­i­ng to dance with a mop, quick­ly real­ize that any liv­ing per­son is suit­able for the role of a part­ner, so the most unex­pect­ed pairs are formed.
  • Explo­sive hugs. You must par­tic­i­pate in this game in pairs, and the orga­niz­er will have to pre­pare sev­er­al already inflat­ed bal­loons in an equal amount for each pair. The task of the par­tic­i­pants is to stand fac­ing each oth­er and, squeez­ing the ball with their bod­ies with­out the par­tic­i­pa­tion of hands, burst it. You can use your hands only to take the next ball and fix it beten the par­tic­i­pants; it is for­bid­den to hold sev­er­al balls on the ight at once. The pair that com­pletes the task faster wins.
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Script Ideas

You can find a lot of ready-made birth­day sce­nar­ios on the Inter­net, but let’s be hon­est: all these end­less poet­ic per­for­mances on behalf of the pre­sen­ter, to put it mild­ly, smack of moth­balls and are unlike­ly to cause great delight among young peo­ple. Instead, it is bet­ter to sketch the script your­self, start­ing from the fact that the hol­i­day will be the­mat­ic — per­haps then end­less poems and pathos will not sound, but what is hap­pen­ing will be much more like a real mod­ern hol­i­day. It remains to fig­ure out where to take the cur­rent top­ic.

One of the eas­i­est ways is to ask what oth­er hol­i­days fall on the birth­day of the birth­day per­son. In recent years, a lot of strange and unknown hol­i­days have been invent­ed, like the same smi­ley day — these are the top­ics that should be devel­oped indef­i­nite­ly, not for­get­ting, hov­er, that still cel­e­brate name days. For exam­ple, on the day of hugs, the above-described dances with a mop and explo­sive hugs should sim­ply be, and the host at the right time only inserts the phrase that today is hug day, which means that all games will be paired and very con­tact.

Cos­mo­nau­tics Day gen­er­al­ly allows the imag­i­na­tion to accel­er­ate to the lim­it: imi­tate the star­ry sky with the help of foil stars, cre­ate a “space” playlist for the evening, come up with a spe­cial menu for astro­nauts (dish­es can be ordi­nary, as long as they have appro­pri­ate appro­pri­ate names).

If there is a pho­to zone, then there must be a rock­et in any form, and tasks and com­pe­ti­tions must inevitably involve check­ing the vestibu­lar appa­ra­tus!

You can go an even sim­pler way and find out from the hero of the day what his hob­bies are, what is impor­tant for him, what he is inter­est­ed in. There are not so many chess play­ers among mod­ern youth, but just imag­ine: the guests are fun­da­men­tal­ly dressed only in black and white (it is desir­able that the cos­tumes be com­plete­ly plain), the entire decor is designed in the same range, there are real chess pieces on the tables. You can also come up with toasts to match, for exam­ple, “I wish you, my king, to meet a real queen,” or “may in your life, oh queen, it will be pos­si­ble to walk in any direc­tion.”

In the end, you can just make a hol­i­day based on a pop­u­lar movie or book — “Har­ry Pot­ter”, “Lord of the Rings”, “Star Wars” and sim­i­lar super hits imme­di­ate­ly come to mind. At a cel­e­bra­tion ded­i­cat­ed to young wiz­ards, it is quite pos­si­ble to come up with a potions con­test: pre-select pairs of par­tic­i­pants and only then tell them that their task is to mix two or more drinks from among the pre­sent­ed ones, in order to drink lat­er.