Mystery Tween Birthday Party!

Lisa celebrated her 11th birthday last week! Birthday parties for girls that are in their tweens are a little harder to come up with a theme, at least for me. I searched the internet trying to find different themes and most that I found were for younger girls or a spa party. Then I remembered that we had thrown a mystery party for Andie when she was this age!!!!! I did a dance of joy because the girls just LOVED this and it is so easy to throw this kind of party.
This is the invitation. I love to put something on the invite that makes it stand out and get the girls excited about the party. The magnify glasses came in a pack of 12 and the cost was under $3.00. I found the graphics on Google Image.
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It was easy to decorate because I used things around the house that gave the feel of a mystery party!
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Lisa’s favorite colors are hot pink and green and so we had to incorporate those colors into decorating scheme.
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It’s fun to add a little decoration outside to set the mood but it also helps your guests find the party. Last week, Lisa was invited to a party and she had never been to her friends house, she kind of knew the area where she lived. We lost the invitation the day of the party! Yes, we drove around the neighborhood searching for the house. Luckily, they had a balloon tied to the porch!
The lights are mason jars with Dollar Sore candles. We thought it looked WAY awesome! We get excited about little things.
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We had the chalkboard outside with balloons tied to the top. Then your guests know they are at the right place. I love this board! I have used it so many times, for so many different events!
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We purchased this game online for $38.95. It’s worth every penny! What you do is download the game and print it with your own printer. It gives each girl a character to play at the party and you include this character card with the invitation., so they can get ready to play the part and even dress like their character!
It is a step by step mystery game that takes almost an hour to play! The girls love it because they get to act, and solve a mystery.
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I had a hard time finding a cute party favor box that fit the theme. The plain brown sack looked adorable with the tulle bow! This is the spy gear that we included in the bag: shades, flashlight, invisible ink pen and a bracelet (every spy needs a little bling).
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Each girl received a box of candy to watch the movie. We made the “candy” ransom note by using Google image.
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We made caramel corn pops and served pizza to finish off the treats for the movie! The girls couldn’t sit still to watch “The Teen Beach Movie” but they loved singing and dancing with the Wii. Lisa told me “ it was the BEST party ever”!

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8 thoughts on “Mystery Tween Birthday Party!”

  1. What a fabulous idea for a tween birthday party! I have always been a mystery buff even as a kid. This theme would have been right up my alley then. I have attended mystery dinner theater and a mystery themed party for adults, but never thought about one for kids. Great decorations and ideas! Thanks for linking up to Turn It Up Tuesday.

  2. This sounds like such a fun party! I'm pinning for future birthday parties around here! Thanks for linking up to my 1st Creative Ways Link Party. I hope you'll bring more to the party this week.
    Blessings,
    Nici

  3. Hi Kimberly,
    What a precious party, you have seen to every detail! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Great idea!! My girl love mystery! I looked up the game and it gives me a big list of caracters, do i need to invite that many?

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