One of the things that worry parents is when their children start to get into their adolescent stage. This is usually the stage in one’s life that’s very fragile as they are somewhere between a child and an adult. Even pop star Britney Spears sang about the same dilemma with her song ‘I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman.’ It’s that period when one starts to search about her identity and find something to belong in.

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If your child is about to be a teen soon, you can plan a party for her that’s symbolic but fun. One of the things you can do is to have a four seasons-themed party. How can you pull it off? Here are some suggestions:

Ask the guests to wear 4 outfits during the bash

This doesn’t mean, though, that they have to change all the pieces they wear every time the ‘seasons’ change. They can wear a sort of a base outfit and just add or take off certain pieces or accessories to match a certain season.

Print backdrop tarpaulins

Since you’ll be having all four seasons on one occasion, you need to a have a changing backdrop for the event as well. You can start with an autumn scenery as the guests arrive. Once they start getting comfortable, you can then change it into winter. Midway through it, you can change the background to spring, and finally, as the party begins to wind up, you can change the ‘scenery’ to summer.

Foods have to change, too

Of course, if seasons change, the type of food you’re going to serve also goes with it. This means you will prepare four sets of light meals, nothing hearty so your guests can taste all of them. Think ice cream for summer, soup for winter — you got the idea.

Change the decorations to match the season

You have to be creative in coming up with decorations that will match the change of season. Go to a party shop that sells decorations, especially one that gives you an array of choices for all the four seasons. I highly recommend browsing party supplies via

Prepare 4 types of party souvenirs

You want your guests to take home with them something that will make them remember your unique event, so you can also prepare four souvenir sets to match all the seasons. The souvenirs don’t have to be ornate or expensive. Small boxes with a little season souvenir in it will do.

This type of party will surely entail a lot of planning and preparation, so make sure you enlist the help of a few hands to help you out with it. You can also get your soon-to-be teen involved so she can be also be part of it. That would make her feel the true meaning of this very crucial coming of age stage in her life.