What are some ideas for a sweet 16 birthday party?


Quick Answer

Sweet 16 birthday parties can range from a traditional themed party to a weekend trip with a few selected friends to an experience or activity the teenager has always wanted to try. Dance parties are a popular type of birthday party for a 16 year old.

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Many birthday party ideas center around the place the party is held, such as a pool, tennis court, or roller skating or ice skating rink. An activity for the guests can also make a birthday party unique, such as an outdoor movie night or scavenger hunt. All of the locations on the scavenger hunt can be centered around the birthday person's favorite activities, with the final location being the site where the actual party is celebrated with cake, music and friends.

The party planning can also start with a theme, preferably one that relates to the birthday celebrant. Once the theme is chosen, decorations, invitations, party games and activities can be easily picked to support the theme. For example, a chocolate-themed Sweet 16 party can be a dessert-only party with an all-chocolate dessert buffet, including a chocolate fountain. A beach theme might feature flip flop’s on the invitation and Beach Boys for the music. The tables can be easily decorated with sand pails and shells, with all the guests receiving a plastic lei when they arrive.

Whatever theme or event is chosen, the night should be filled with special moments dedicated to the birthday celebrant, including a video tribute, photo boards, speeches and fun skits.

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