This is sort of copied and pasted, sorry. I need ideas!!
My Dd is turning 14 and we're having a big (for us) party for her Friday night.
Difficulties: We live in Alaska, where it's currently sopping wet, and getting colder.
We will have both boys and girls at the party, but the non-sleepover kids (all boys and some girls) will be driven home at 10pm.
The original plan was for a huge "Twister" "Twist-Off," where all the kids bring a Twister game if they have one, and we battle Twister-style.
That may still happen, just in more confined space (i.e., indoors).
Other than that, I'm at a loss. Most of these kids are black belts in our martial arts academy, they're very well-behaved and very silly people. I want to put on a kick-butt party for her, but I have literally NO ideas.
The kids are fun enough that silly games and goofy stuff is fine, so anything in that order would be a good choice. I don't want a "Let's watch a movie," type party, yk?
Last year for this particular Dd's bday we had a day out at the lakes, with a cookout, and then the sleepover kids came over and we painted her dresser. Yeah, exciting. (It *was* pretty fun).
This year the forecast is for rain, chilly weather, etc. We will probably still have a cookout in the fire pit, but other than that I'm clueless.
So? Food ideas, etc?
FWIW, 1/2 of these kids are homeschooled. We're secular, for what it's worth, but it does mean they don't watch TV and have no idea what the "latest" is as far as shows, fashions, etc.
Thanks for any ideas, I'm almost frantic with worry that it will be a big flop.