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Old 10-25-2006, 11:27 AM   #11
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at 14 I don't think we did much at parties. I think the idea was to sit and lok as bored as you could, even if the food and entertainment was great.....we mainly watched films, or if was a girl only party did make up. Make up probably won't go down so well with your son though, lol.

I agree its a good idea to get them out in the fresh air doing something active and kind of ehausting before letting them eat, watch the film and crash.....do you have a dog? My male friends used to exhaust our dogs playing with them. We used to set up a sort of amateaur agility course and run the dogs round it.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:34 PM   #12
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yes, gobo, there's a PS2 & Gamecube. No, gobo, drinking isn't allowed for 7 more years!

MM - yes, it's still hot here (80s), but by nightfall, it's super chilly!
I like the idea of keeping 'em outdoors - I'll have to do more thinking.
And, Gretchen, for some reason, my kids always like our party ideas - go figure!
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:06 PM   #13
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MM - yes, it's still hot here (80s), but by nightfall, it's super chilly!
Define "super chilly!"

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Old 10-25-2006, 01:17 PM   #14
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When our boy was 14 and had friends over, it was computer games, PS2, playing football outside, and lots of eating.
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:17 PM   #15
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If it's only 8 boys and you don't mind a mess (okay, a big mess ...) have them bring extra clothes and play ripe-tomato baseball. Believe it or not, it's one of my most treasured memories of my childhood!
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:20 PM   #16
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lol ronjohn, it's so. cal., you might have to put on a light jacket and socks with your flip flops!

jkath, i like the idea of keeping them active, until they drop.

how about renting those inflatable sumo wrestler outfits, or giant boxing gloves, and let them beat the puberty out of each other? you could make a ring in the yard, and you and your hubby could do the ring announcer/round card girl parts.
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:57 PM   #17
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At 14 I my friends and I would have been happy with a cooler of really cheap beer and whatever my best friend could find in his dad's stash...

Then again, I was a hellion. Ummmmmmm... I don't remember much of what I was into other than girls and recreational party favors at 14. The one sleepover I do remember, we watched Rush concert videos all night pretty much, if we weren't in the pool.
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:34 PM   #18
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Ronjohn, bucky's almost right on that one. I meant super chilly for a swim, not for those fortunate enough to have all 4 seasons. But, still too cool for water.

I've never heard of ripe tomato baseball....! I bet that can really be fun!

Sumo suits - (putting on my best "Arnold from Happy Days" voice) "ba ha ha ha ha!" Wonder if I can get them so close to halloween!
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:59 PM   #19
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So no girls...then I agree that video games would be the way to go, along with some "guy" DVDs like American Pie, Van Wilder, etc. Just make sure you have enough controllers or buy one of those multi-taps where you can hook up a lot of controllers so they can all play. Night football or basketball is also fun. I don't think you want to do any actual games. They're gonna think it's lame. Or you can invite some girls over. That will always make a party interesting. And invite them over after the boys have watched American Pie. Hahaha!
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:08 PM   #20
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At the age of 14 my son would have killed me if I'd told him I had games planned

They did the usual video game stuff and movies.
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