Party ideas for teens

If your teen is having a party or sleepover we have plenty of ideas and tips for putting on a night to remember, just don’t forget to bulk-buy the earplugs....

Discover our top tips and recipes for making the night as painless as possible...

Mocktails & slushies 

Strawberry slushies
Give your teen crowd a cocktail maker and let them shake it like a polaroid picture. Our fresh and fruity mocktail recipes will leave them feeling giddy without a hint of alcohol in sight. For extra wow-factor put some berries, sliced fruit or edible glitter into an ice cube tray and freeze. Serve with cocktail umbrellas, crushed ice and Morello cherries for full effect...

Mojito mocktail

Pineapple & lime mocktail

Watermelon lemonade

Watermelon & strawberry slushie

DIY movie night bar

S'mores dip
This is really simple to create but looks great and is sure to cause excitement. Put on a spread of paper ice cream pots filled with broken pieces of chocolate, jelly beans, mini marshmallows and M&M’s, then simply give each of your guests a paper bag filled with popcorn and let them get mixing and shaking. Or try one of these irresistible recipes below...

S’mores dip 

Chocolate drizzled popcorn

5 ways with flavoured popcorn

Brown sugar & cinnamon glazed popcorn

More movie treats

Coconut iced doughnuts
These beauties take a little more effort and need to be made in advance, but they're well worth the extra time... If you're feeling really kind then make (or buy!) the doughnuts and let the teens do the icing. 

Coconut iced doughnuts 

Tropical rocky road 

Marshmallows dipped in chocolate

Twix cookies

The main feast

Movie night nachos with chorizo & creamy guacamole
It might feel tempting to bulk-order the takeaway pizzas, but these crowd-sharing recipes are great for a budget and make a much more exciting alternative. They're super simple to put together and can all be made by the teens themselves. Plus, we don’t think you're ever too old to decorate your own pizza…

Reggae reggae nachos

Garlic bread nachos

Movie night nachos with creamy guacamole

Honey-glazed chicken wings

Holiday pizzas

Sweet potato quesadillas

Breakfast buffet

Breakfast banana split
If your teen is hosting a sleepover and you’ve all survived, then send your crowd on their way with a fun breakfast buffet. We’re talking about homemade pop tarts, American blueberry pancakes, super-shakes, breakfast banana splits and bagel club sandwiches. Just make sure they have their bags packed first…

Peach melba pop tarts

Breakfast super-shakes

Breakfast bagel club

Breakfast banana split

Blueberry & lemon pancakes

For more ideas for kids, check out our family section.

For party inspiration, discover our unicorn party ideas, including themed decorations and recipes.

What's your top tip for hosting a teenage sleepover? We'd love to hear from you below...


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