The 13th birthday marks a major milestone — when a child officially goes from a tween to a teen. And for you, dear parent, the pressure is on to come up with some 13th birthday party ideas that are worthy of the celebration at hand. Kids are all different, of course, and while one newly minted teen may want a huge bash with all their friends and family, another might prefer to have a smaller get-together with just their besties. Also, COVID is still a concern, which can make coming up with birthday party ideas for 13-year-olds feel extra fraught — you want to make the day special, but you also have to keep in mind your family's risk tolerance and health concerns. That's where we come in. We rounded up 13 birthday party ideas for 13-year-olds, all of which can be modified in terms of safety amid the pandemic (or stored away as ideas for future birthdays!). Hopefully, one of these ideas works for your family — but at the very least, these birthday party ideas for just-turned-teens should spark some inspiration for you, helping lead you to create the party that works best for your family and your new teen. Your kid will thank you — and you just might have some fun too.