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17th Birthday Party Ideas

17th birthday party ideas

17 Year Old Birthday Party Games

Teen Party Games
The best party games that 17 year old like to play!  
                Teenage party games

Teen Birthday Party Ideas
Venues, where to have a teenage party for 17 year olds, games, activities, scavenger hunts, and more!
                Teen Party Ideas

Mall Scavenger Hunts
 Mall Scavenger Hunts -  There are 8 fun Mall Scavenger Hunts to choose from! 

All of the Mall Scavenger hunts include a FREE printable list of items to find (if needed).  

The Freebie Shopping Spree has a huge item list of 40 items that can be found and collected free at any mall. 

Mall Scavenger Hunts include:
Freebie Shopping Spree
a 2 z
One Color
Super Shopper
Salesperson Scramble
Ultimate Mall Hunt
Rainbow Scavenger Hunt 

The BEST Minute to Win It Party Games!
35 of the greatest Minute to Win It Party Games.  Easy to play and all use inexpensive items you have around the house.   Perfect for 17 year old parties!   Great with large or small group parties. 
  Minute to Win It Games

Would You Rather Game
200 of the best Would You Rather Game questions! 

Free questions to print out.  The game players are given 2 choices to choose from and they have to decide which one they would rather do!  Lots of fun for small or large parties.  Two ways to play.
Would You Rather Game


17 Year Old Birthday Party Themes
Our top 17 theme picks are:

    1.  Sunflower

    2.  Spa Party

    3.  Rock Star

    4.  Neon Party

    5.  Survivor

    6.  Movie

    7.  Charity (use your birthday to give back to others)

    8.  Peacock

    9.  Cupcake

    10. Dance Party

    11. Pink Flamingo

    12. Wish Upon a Star

    13. Mardi Gras

    14. 1980's

    15. Two Color

    16. Masquerade

    17. Pool

Each party theme has free and fun ideas for party invitations, birthday decorations, games, activities, icebreakers, party favors and goody bags.

More themes!  200 birthday party theme ideas

Fun Ideas

Sleepover and Slumber Party Ideas
If the 17th birthday party includes a sleepover check out our Sleepover and Slumber Party guide!   Full of great ideas for sleepover theme invitations, games, crafts, activities and lots of fun ideas!

Truth or Dare
There are 50 fun Truth Questions and 50 fun Dares!   Free to print out and use at you next party.   Rules, set up, instructions are included on the Truth or Dare page.
Clean, rated G for all ages.

Mystery Dinner Game
This party game is a crazy and different way to serve dinner or snacks.  Guests order from a crazy menu where all the food items have a name that gives a clue to what the food will be.  The teens won't know what they have ordered until the waiters bring their food.   
They order three different times and by the third time everyone at the table should be able to figure out the cryptic food clues and can order knowing what they will receive. 
You'll need extra helpers to be waiters that are not part of the party so they can keep the menu items a secret. 

Complete instructions, set up and free menu to print out  are on the  Mystery Dinner Game page.

Party Venue ideas for a seventeen year old:

Bowling is fun and when you have all your friends together it can't be beat. 

For more fun see our Bowling party ideas page for fun games to play while you are bowling.  

Come up with fun awards for different categories like highest score, lowest score, most creative, most entertaining etc. and hand them out at the party.

Day on the Lake

A day filled with boating, jet skiing, water skiing or sunning.  Bring along a picnic lunch for everyone to enjoy.

Escape Room

Spend some time with 7 - 10 friends solving clues on how to escape from a locked room.

Gymnastics Gym
Rent out a gymnastics gym and let everyone tumble on the mats, use the trampolines and jump into the foam pits.  


If the party is during the fall find a local hayride for the party!

Horseback Ride

Go on a horseback ride to celebrate in style.   There are many stables that have 1, 2, or 3 hours rides available for groups.

Hotel Party

Spend the night with friends in a local hotel and swim in the pool or have a fun Mall Scavenger Hunt if it's located adjacent to the hotel.   Relax with a movie and room service and then have breakfast the next morning in the hotel.

Indoor skydiving

There are many indoor skydiving venues that are great for parties.

Laser Tag

Fun for everyone!

Paint Ball
Paint ball is a fun and active way to celebrate your birthday! 

Painting Class

Paint a picture with your friends at a local painting party class.

Rock Climbing
Indoor or outdoor rock climbing is fun for everyone. 

Ropes Course

Sign up your friends for a challenging ropes course and see who is the bravest!  Great fun and will bond your friendships forever. 

Spa Treatment
Relax with spa treatments, facials, pedicures, manicures or facials with your friends.

Special Restaurant

Invite friends to join you at a special restaurant for dinner and a fun time with friends.

Sporting Event

Attend a game of your favorite sports team and enjoy with friends.

Trampoline Park

Gather friends for a fun party at a trampoline park.   Everyone loves trampolines! 

Water Park

Spend all day at a nearby water park.  Most have places and picnic tables to meet up for lunch and have birthday cake. 

Weekend Getaway

Invite friends to join you on a weekend adventure to a beach or lake house, a cabin in the mountains, or a fun small town worth exploring.


Explore your local zoo with friends.  Most zoos have special tours that give groups a chance to see behind the scenes and feed some of the animals.  

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Candy Buffet

Goody Bags

Party Favors

Birthday Activities
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Sidewalk Chalk

Water Balloons

35 Minute to Win It Games

We are always looking for affordable, new and creative ideas! 

If you have a unique or favorite idea for kids party favors, food, party invitations, decorations, treasure hunt games, birthday party group games, happy birthday wishes, birthday themes or kids birthday party places share them with us! 

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