You and your teen will differ on many things; how they want to celebrate their birthday will most definitely be one of them. Gone are the simple days of kiddies’ parties as the older your child gets, the grander the birthday celebrations will have to become.
 
Concert/gigs
Not only can this count as a birthday present for your teen but can be an opportunity for your child to see their favourite artist for the first time. It’s always a good idea to buy two tickets, as they probably would like to bring a friend and most importantly, you wouldn’t want them to attend a gig alone. 
 
Relaxing day
A day of relaxation could be exactly what your child needs. Being a teen can be quite stressful and like anyone else, they may need a day to switch off from all of their pressures. Suggest a day of relaxation, you can give them a voucher to a spa or whatever activity makes your teen most happy.
 
A night out
This is unfortunately how most teens wish to celebrate their birthdays nowadays. It could be at a teen disco or other various events catered towards your child’s age group, which unfortunately doesn’t make it any less stressful for you. The best thing you can do in this situation is to come to a compromise with your child. You could even make your teen’s night a little more special by hiring a limo for your teen and their friends to transport them throughout the night. That way you can rest assured that your child will have a fun night out but also get home safely too.
 
Party
If you keep in mind that you’re not organising a children’s party but a mature event for your teen, it should go without a hitch. Sometimes the key to success is to discuss with your teen how exactly they would like to celebrate their birthday. But most importantly remind your teen that you’re still in charge and even though you want them to have a fun time, it doesn’t mean you have given them the right to go completely crazy either. 

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