My oldest son is turning 13!
We are diving right into our teenage years. And the only way I know how to welcome it with open arms is:
How Did I Plan My 13th son’s birthday pool and Beach Party
Each year my son and his buddy, who is actually turning 13 next year, share a party together.
1. Rent a Beach House
To make his teenage entry year even more memorable and powerful, we decided on renting a beach house near Monterico, Guatemala.
2. Invite Some Friends
Between our two families, we invited my son’s whole class and a few other kids. Needless to say, it was a crazy, kid-filled party.
The house has a huge veranda upstairs where the kids were camping for the night.
Feeding hour was always fun.
So was watching them in the pool.
3. Make Sure They are Safe
However, Guatemala Beaches aren’t exactly people or swimming-friendly, so by far the toughest challenge of all was keeping ten teenagers out of the ocean.
Somehow we managed to do it safely.
And youtubers in the making always find a way to do some tricks.
4. Prepare for the Nightime
Night time was interesting. The camp fire is always a big hit.
However, the camping part not so much. At least for my sons.
Even though my oldest was the one who wanted the camping b-day style. He and my youngest son ended up sleeping in the room with us.
I won’t lie, I loved it!
The other kids barely slept in the tents, but because they chose to do so.
Overall, this was a huge success. As in, everyone made it home safely and in one piece.
And the memories will last a lifetime.
So grateful to be able to organize awesome birthday bashes for my sons.
Let the teenage years begin!