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Sweet 16 Birthday Party Ideas

The 16th Birthday for most young girls is a very special birthday. It is one that should be made memorable and there are many ways in which this can be accomplished. If you are like many moms and dads out there you might be a bit challenged is to exactly how to make that birthday stand out above and beyond the rest, especially in light of what seems to be competing and often escalating birthday celebrations. Keep reading for some excellent birthday party ideas to make your daughter’s day shine.

Creating A Special Event

While there are many friends that your daughter will have and many Sweet 16 parties she will attend you want to make her birthday party a little bit unique.

For this reason, there are several party ideas that will be mentioned below.

You can elaborate on one theme or mix and match a few themes that capture your attention.

Regardless any of these themes should be a little something special to make the day, or evening, a special event full of fond memories for your teen.

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Masquerade Party

Throw a masquerade ball.

This allows everyone to dress in costumes, dance, drink punch, and have a ball, figuratively of course.

This can be a lot of fun and you can even have those in attendance make their own masks for the grand event even if you choose not to use costumes and go a little less formal.

Use plenty of balloons to set the stage and make the evening quite an event.

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A Special Treat

You can have a spa event for an all-girls sweet 16.

This event would include having facials, pedicures, makeovers, and a great chick flick for the evening, followed, of course by copious amounts of Haagen-Dazs.

A great way to do this is by approaching your favorite home party plan representative from a company such as Mary Kay or Beauty Control for the spa portion of the party (be sure to invite parents and have friends bring money to buy their favorite products).

It’s a great way to get a makeover inexpensively and learn about the proper application of cosmetics and which colors suit your needs.

Life's A Beach Party

If these ideas aren’t appealing, how about a Surf’s Up Sweet 16?

Even if you aren’t near a beach you may discover that you can bring the feeling of the beach to your own backyard.

Be sure to have surfboards to set the theme and plenty of Tikki types of decorations and some excellent surfing music.

You could take the event one step further and make it a luau.

Use your imagination and make it an event to remember.

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A Red Carpet Sweet 16

Make your Sweet 16 a Red Carpet Event.

This is a great idea for a birthday party.

It allows all your friends to make a grand entrance, that you can record with a video or digital camera in their beautiful dresses (you can go semiformal if finances are a concern), and can make great scrapbooks that everyone can take home if you have a computer, scanner, and printer at home.

Don’t forget to create Oscar-worthy goodie bags with great little gifts from the local party supply store, online, or Bath and Bodyworks.

It’s a lot of fun as far as parties go and maybe a little something new and different among friends.

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In Conclusion


There really is no one way that is right or wrong for celebrating your daughter’s Sweet 16. The important thing is that you create a budget and plan your party theme to fit within the scope of your budget. Even with limited funds you can have an excellent birthday bash for your teen on her sixteenth. The ideas above are a great place to start. Hopefully, you will take one of these ideas and make it your own or at the very least have jump-started a few new and different ideas to add to your growing list of hits, near hits, and misses. You may just have the one-hit that will make your daughter’s eyes light up.

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