difficult child 2's birthday is quickly approaching. His actual birthday is October 17th, but I'm planning on having his party on the 13th. That gives me three weeks to plan it. I have no idea what to do for it. We've already done Chuck E Cheese several years and I think difficult child 2, who will be turning 12, is getting to old to have parties there. He doesn't like any of my suggestions. I suggested a skating party. difficult child 2 is very uncoordinated and can't skate well so he nixed that idea. I also suggested bowling. Again I was shot down. Last year we had the party at my mom's. She has a big house with a big back yard. My ex boyfriend was a parrot trainer, so he brought his four birds and did a parrot show. That was our entertainment for the party. If I have yet another party at my mom's, I have no idea what to do for entertainment. What do a bunch of 12 year olds do at home? I have no idea what to do. I am on a tight budget (Can only afford to spend around $150 total) so anybody have any great ideas? I am seriously at a loss this year.