My point was about 12 yr old expectations that parents would kick in... although if she knows her parents disapprove, that isn't even an option. 12 yr olds can be awfully naive.
Hopefully she'll have thought of something by the time the day arrives.
I was heading the first 'garage sale' in my area when I was 9, selling homemade cookies and candies when I was 10, and babysitting four kids, aged 6 months to 6 yrs, when I was 11. No time for a boyfriend!