Sweet 16 Party
A Sweet 16 Party is a great way to celebrate a special birthday! While some families plan a formal dinner and dancing, others prefer to celebrate with a casual theme. Our list of Sweet 16 Party Themes is sure to have some ideas that will be perfect for your party! Read through a few of these party guides and start collecting ideas.
Location of the Party
Mom and Dad will have an opinion on the best place to hold the party, considering their budget, the party theme and the time of year. Here are your three basic choices:
- Have the party inside your home.
- Host the party in the yard of your home.
- Rent the party room at a restaurant, teen dance club, community center, or country club.
Sweet 16 Party Invitations
A Sweet 16 party is a once in a lifetime event, so now is the time to splurge and order printed invitations. With so many choices available, it will be easy to find a style that matches the theme of your party. You can browse through many invitation styles by looking here:
Sweet 16 Party Supplies
The color and design of your sweet 16 party supplies should match the theme of the party. You’ll find tableware such as plates and cups that include the words “Sweet 16” in the design, and they can be a good choice if the colors match your theme. For many other sweet 16 party themes, you’ll want to choose party supplies that tie in directly with your theme. Shop now and save 10% on Sweet 16 Party Supplies
For a special event like this, try to include some personalized sweet 16 party supplies like cocktail napkins or a personalized banner. Look through the choices for personalized sweet 16 party supplies and you’re sure to find some that you love:
Sweet 16 Party Games
Once you’ve chosen the theme for your Sweet 16 party (see list of themes below), it will be much easier to decide on the entertainment and activities. All the party guides listed below include suggestions for games and activities that coordinate with each theme.
Good music is the best entertainment at your Sweet 16 party. Spend some time choosing a playlist full of fun, popular dance tunes. You may be able to hire a local band, or hire a DJ to handle the music and keep everyone moving on the dance floor. Be sure to ask for edited versions of the songs.
Sweet 16 Party Food
Plan a wonderful menu for your Sweet 16 Party food. As you read through the party guides listed below, you’ll find many ideas to help you put together a menu. Order party platters ahead of time if your budget permits, or prepare as much as possible ahead of time. This will make the party more relaxing for you and your family.
Now is the time to splurge and order a beautiful tiered cake for this special birthday. Let the bakery know what colors to use on the decorations, so the cake will coordinate with your other Sweet 16 party supplies. For a large guest list, you can also serve cupcakes on a special stand.
Sweet 16 Party Favors
Choose at least one party favor that features the guest of honor’s image, such as personalized candy bar wrappers or tins of party mints that include a photo. You’ll find a great selection of Sweet 16 Party favors here:
Sweet 16 Party Themes
Each teen is different, and the birthday boy or girl will want to pick a sweet 16 party theme that matches their interests and personality. Here are some of the most popular Sweet 16 Party themes:
Dance Party – A dance party can be dressy or more casual depending on your preference. Be sure to include the suggested attire on your printed invitations.
Black and White Party – All the guests come dressed in black, white, or both, making this party theme a good choice when you want a “somewhat dressy” celebration.
Limo Party – Celebrate your Sweet 16 in style by hiring a limo to take you and your friends around town!
Nightclub Party – Give your Sweet 16 party a cool, nightclub feeling with this party guide.
Red Carpet Party – As the guest of honor, you can be the last person to arrive and walk the red carpet while all your friends cheer!
Luau Party – Casual, relaxed, and loads of fun! A Sweet 16 Luau Party will have all your friends and family doing the limbo!
Hollywood Movie Star Party – A night in Hollywood is a great way to add glamor to your sweet 16 party! The guest of honor and all the guests come dressed as their favorite movie star!
Neon Party – Glow-in-the-dark necklaces and lot of neon colors glowing under the black lights make this a casual and fun teen party theme.
Pool Party – Celebrate your big day at the pool with friends, family and lots of food and fun!
Disco Party – Bring back the 70’s with a Disco theme party! Encourage all your friends to come dressed in “groovy” 70’s style clothing, boogie to famous disco songs, and dance the night away!
Spa Party – When the party is girls only, choose a spa theme and everyone can be pampered and relaxed while getting facials and manicures.