Some good birthday party ideas for a girl's sweet 16 include outdoor events like bonfires, a tropical luau or a pool party. Indoor themes include a spa day, sweet sleepover, princess prom and a red carpet fashion show.
To create a bonfire party, incorporate food stations to allow guests to assemble hot dogs, hamburgers, and s'mores to their liking. The host can create a list of the birthday girl's favorite songs to sing around the campfire or set up an outdoor theater to watch her favorite movie under the stars.
A pool party does not require much decoration and is budget-friendly. Party favors include personalized flip flops or beach balls featuring the celebrant's name and birth date. Invitations can be created by cutting blue card stock with a wave pattern. Popular pool games, such as Marco Polo and Watermelon Relay, keep party guests entertained.
A red carpet theme is perfect for a fashion-conscious birthday girl. Encourage guests to wear their most glamorous outfits and rent a limo to escort them around town. Decorate with gold glitter and mirrored balls. Purchase red velour stanchions to line the red carpet runway and set up a professional photoshoot. The photos double as a party souvenir.