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The Sims Freeplay- Teen Life Event



Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version

This brand NEW event is only here for 7 days from the 27th May! You will need at least one teenager in your town to be able to participate in this event!

To get all 7 new teen furniture and hairstyle packs you need to complete the teen idol hobby collection 7 times! You get a new pack each time you complete it, once you unlock a pack you get to keep it even if you don’t find them all.

NOTE: you need to have completed The Road To Fame Quest AND have a teenage sim to be able to start this event

You are completing the Teen Idol hobby so will need to buy teen idol instruments from the teen section of the home store

You need to firstly accept this quest, it will remove the teen idol notes you have already created from the collection so you don’t get a head start.

 If you say no you can start it from the goal tab

Once you have said yes you now need to complete the collection 7 times in 7 days!

NOTE: previously you could only have 1 teen idol but you can now have up to 5 teens working on this event!

Confused about time limited hobby events? This video explains how they work:




-have more than one teen working on it- you can have a maximum of 5
-it is easier if you have all the sims in one house, maybe build a room for them so they are all together but you don’t have to!

-you don’t have to level up for this hobby you just need to find all 3 notes on each instrument:

  • first row- keyboard notes (1 hour, 54 minutes or 48 minutes)
  • second row- bass guitar notes (2 hours, 1 hour 50 minutes, 1 hour 40 minutes)
  • third row- drumkit notes (3 hours, 2 hours 40 minutes, 2 hours 20 minutes)
  • fourth row- electric guitar notes (4 hours, 3 hours 40 minutes, 3 hours 10 minutes)
  • fifth row- microphone notes (5 hours, 4 hours 30 minutes, 4 hours)


to complete quicker have one teen on each instrument if you can! The times shown are for the different star ratings each instrument has, if you buy the 3 star instruments you can find the notes quicker.

-remember to click start new collection on the teen idol hobby collections list once you have got all the pieces
-most importantly: just keep going! I know it’s annoying when you get the same one constantly but you will eventually get the ones you need.

There is a new element now, from the hobby collection screen you can now use LPs to finish a whole row instead of using the lucky spin to find one at random. The LP price varies depending on the row you are completing and how many you have left to find in that row:

Definitely a great option if you have the LPs to spare and want to complete this event really quickly! BUT you have to complete the previous row before you can use LPs on the next row, this video shows you how this works:


Study Desk Prize Pack- the study desks can be found in the teen section


Party Hair Prize Pack– find these in the wardrobe under hair for teenage sims


Moody Headphones Prize Pack- find these in the wardrobe under hats for teenage sims


Poster Prize Pack– the posters can be found in the teen section


Simtone Wallpaper Prize Pack– the wallpaper can be found in the walls section


Pro Gamer Prize Pack– the gaming stations can be found in the teen and preteen sections (they are the same two gaming stations in both sections)


Bunkbed Prize Pack– the bunkbeds can be found in the teen section


This is all the prizes!


Thanks for reading!

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version




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17 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Teen Life Event

  1. Great, my game started crashing consistently right before this event started 😥 hopefully it gets fixed, or the event comes back soon or something, a lot of this stuff is so cute!!

  2. Hi, I was just wondering, I am on the higher education quest still and haven’t completed the teen idol quest (which may be why I didn’t know this was going on except for your blog telling me) and I do have one teen in my town, but I had been taking a break from main quests while I had the opportunity with no time limit happening during this “higher education” one but after seeing this going on it makes me wonder: would I even stand a chance in getting the items if I started on this higher education quest right now? I would still have to complete it and the teen idol quest before I could do this so it had me wondering if it was even worth attempting…

    • I really wouldn’t recommend you rushing through the higher education one as you will still have to complete the road of fame which will take most if not all of the time limit for this event but don’t worry though as this is a brand new event I am sure they will bring it back again one day for you to complete when you are ready.

  3. Hi! I wanna ask you, is this quest directly pop up after we finish idol quest? Im still in the higher education quest and I stop, dont wanna continue bc I wanna collect some simoleons. Is it still pop up later even I dont start this quest right now?

    • This is a limited timed hobby event so it is only available for a week so it will not be available for you to complete once you finish the quest, don’t worry though as this is a brand new event I am sure they will bring it back again one day for you to complete when you are ready.

  4. Hi! I love checking you blog for tips with freeplay. I started the ‘Road to fame’ Quest yesterday and a pop up on ‘Teen Life Event’ showed up as well saying I have to finish my current teen quest to access it. It was fine and all until the time limit decreased to 6days today. How come The time limit is runningfor the event I havent got access yet? It’s so unfair!

    • This event appears at the same time for everyone with the same time limit. Don’t worry though as it is a brand new event it will be back again one day for you to complete when you are ready.

  5. I can’t figure out an efficient way to finish this challenge in time without using a lot of LPs. Each prize can only be won when all pieces have been earned, but each instrument has to be played for a different amount of time. Even with 5 teens playing all the instruments at that once, I now have 2 teens playing two instruments while 3 hang out waiting for the last 2 pieces to be earned. Am I missing something?

    • There are two things you could do which would be a better use of your time, you could either buy another instrument of the ones you still need so two teens are working at finding the last two notes or you could put your teens back on their original instruments and leave them until you need them for the next collection so don’t click on the exclamation mark until you have completed the current collection.

      • Thanks for the quick reply. I did put the extra teens on those instruments still not done, but it seems to be inevitable that there’s going to be some waste of time. I gave up and used some LPs to get the last two pieces so that I could go on to the next set. Seems like the developers may be counting on avid players to spend some real money for extra LPs. Now that I know these events tend to be recycled, I’m not tempted!

  6. I just want to thank you for all the hard work you put into this site! I no longer bother scrolling through google sites (and only finding more questions than answers!) because I know I can find it here! I really appreciate this post because I was wondering about certain items and if they are worth the time, and now I know. I’m thrilled about finally having some of the same color hairstyles for teens as they have for adults – I just wish there were more styles. Every time I come here I want to donate, and unfortunately I am not able to financially at the moment, but when I am, I surely will! You are awesome!! ❤

  7. can the teen sims actually sleep in the bunk beds? like hibernate or sleep thru the alarm?

  8. Why don’t the events last longer?
    You can’t get the items you really want because I have to go to work and sleep. And it takes real life hours to complete any event.😠

    • I was very surprised that I managed to complete the event even with working all week, don’t worry though it will probably be back again one day, they usually reappear!