If you’re looking for party activities for 14 year olds, you’ve come to the right place. As our kids get older, they’ve outgrown the superhero and princess themes of the past and we’ve had to adjust activities to an older crowd. These themes and games are tried and true could work for any tween/teen party as well, so tweak as you see fit and they’ll have a blast!
14 Party Activities for 14 Year Olds
Plastic Wrap Ball of Surprise
This is always a hit, especially if you include gift cards (which teens go crazy for). Get a ton of candy, packs of gum, $5 gift cards, dollar bills, small teen items, and a long roll of plastic wrap. (*This ball must be made before the party.) Start wrapping items sporadically in the plastic wrap until a ball starts to form. Keep the ball going, wrapping plastic wrap and items until the ball gets quite large.
On the day of the party, guests will sit in a large circle and there are a few ways to play the game. You can play with oven mitts and each player gets 15 seconds to unwrap as fast as they can, keeping any candy or items that fall out during their turn. Or, using a pair of dice, one player starts rolling the dice while the player behind them starts unrolling the ball. Once the player in front rolls doubles, the player behind has to pass the ball to the next player.
Make DIY Bath Bombs
If you have a crowd that loves to craft, this one is a hit. Turn your kitchen into a bath bomb building station. Here is a great DIY bath bomb tutorial:
Kids today are loving TikTok dances. Organize a dance battle or have an older teenager come teach TikTok dances that the kids can practice and then perform.
A carnival never gets old, no matter what your age. Host a carnival in your back yard equipped with caramel apples, bobbing for apples, donut hanging, a dunk machine, strong man competitions, face painting, etc.
Here’s one we threw when the kids were young that could be easily tweaked for teenagers.
(P.S. Teenagers still LOVE bounce houses!)
Candy bar dice game
The candy bar game is a classic that is a blast to play with a big group. All you need is a bunch of candy bars and/or theatre candy boxes (at least one per person) and a pair of dice. If your group is extra large, you can get two pairs of dice going to make it more exciting.
In a circle, one person starts the game by rolling the dice. If they roll a 7 or an 11 they get to pick a candy from the center of the table then pass the dice along. This keeps going until players all get at least one candy.
THEN comes the fun part…stealing! Everyone displays what candy they got for about 10 seconds and then hides them in their lap or behind the back. In the second round of the game, players can now steal/trade candy whenever they roll a 7 or an 11, but they have to try and remember who has which candy.
In the end, the host can always make it fair by making sure everyone got the same amount of candy. (I always have an extra stash hidden away just in case.)
This is a fun one my family likes to play at gatherings. It’s best played on a large carpeted surface, like the living room with furniture pushed back. I like this game because it requires NOTHING other than each player wearing socks.
The rules: players must stay on hands and knees at all times.
The goal: to pull off as many socks as you can. Once both of your socks have been pulled of, you are out of the game and on the sidelines cheering on your favorite players.
The winner: is the last guy or girl left with at least one sock on.
Be ready for lots of laughs and to work up a bit of a sweat!
Shopping center scavenger hunt
Teens love letting loose on a shopping center or mall and one of the most fun and easy party activities for 14 year olds is to put together a shopping center scavenger hunt.
Head to the shopping center in advance and hide clues for party-goers to find. They’ll have a blast going around to different stores and places in the mall to find clues. You can be at the end of the hunt with a prize, or maybe the prize is a fresh cinnamon roll at the end.
Because a night party is so much cooler than a day one. Stock up on glow sticks and play all kinds of glow games like glow-in-the-dark baseball, volleyball, or any of these ideas.
You could go crazy with this one. Think Pirates of the Caribbean, Jaws, Clueless, Sing, Napoleon Dynamite, or any number of party your 14-year-old likes. End the party with an epic outdoor or indoor movie night with popcorn and treats.
Have a roll-the-dice dinner
This is really fun and hilarious because it’s so unpredictable. Assign food items a number on the dice. 1 could be pizza, 2 could be a breadstick, 3 could be salad, 4 could be ranch, etc. Party-goers have to roll the dice for their dinner. They each get 4 rolls and have to keep track on a menu card what numbers they rolled. Those are their dinner items for the night!
Make your own pizzas and sodas party
Teens love making their own culinary creations so why not make that the major activity of the party? If you have an outdoor pizza oven, you’re in even more luck! You provide the toppings and soda ingredients (club soda makes a great base) then let kids use their creative chops to make their own creations. Let them name them too! They can taste-test each other’s creations and then vote on winners.
(We have fun with this soda-maker.)
Bring out the fancy clothes and have a fashion show. You could even ask all of your friends to donate hand-me-downs for the occasion and party-goers can have fun putting together outfits (or even transforming some with the help of scissors!) that they can take home.
Mini skateboards and DIY skate parks
My kids are so into these mini Tech Deck skateboards right now and this could be a fun party activity for 14 year olds: grab some packs of mini skateboards and let kids entertain themselves by putting them together and making their own mini skate parks. You could even use recycled materials like cardboard boxes and two liter soda bottles to make half pipes and ramps.
Mobile Gaming Stations
These are becoming big in our area–mobile gaming stations are available to rent and are a blast for 14 year olds. Look for one in your area. They come to your house, set up shop, you provide some snacks, and kids will have a blast gaming with their friends.
I hope these ideas are a good starting point to get your next teen party ramped up!
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