The first thing to keep in mind is that this party should have a theme that is more grown-up. So, you need to avoid childish activities or games. Special attention should also be placed on the guest list to ensure that the party is mainly filled with the teenager’s friends. The following will highlight some ideas that you can consider if you want to plan an amazing sweet sixteen celebration.
Themed parties are very popular for sweet 16 birthdays today. Choose a happening theme that can appeal to the teenager's crowd. Some of the popular themes are Hollywood and movies, rock party, rhythm & blues or rap music, fashion or slumber party for girls and sports for boys.
After deciding on the theme, you can send the guests personalized invites. There are many ways for you to do this easily these days. You could use a software application; write invites on fancy paper or use embossed paper with the logo to represent the teenager's favorite movie characters or sports team. Just use your creativity and imagination to keep the invites interesting and unique.
Now, if you want to include games in the birthday celebration you should avoid activities like whacking the piñata or pinning the tail on donkey. It is highly likely that your teen will be more interested in dancing and socializing with friends. But, some good game ideas for sweet 16 parties include dancing contest or playing charades. This will encourage the partiers to act out things for prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, DVDs or CDs.
Another fun idea for a sweet 16 party is an outing at the local movie theater. You should plan this so that the guest can watch the latest movie. For this, you might have to ask another parent or family member to drive some of the guests to the movie event. It will be a lot more fun if everyone get to sit together in a row of seats.
You should also get some great tasting foods to make this sweet 16 party special. Arrange a party menu with all your teenager's favorites. Teenagers love to eat pizza, fries, burgers, sandwiches, ice cream and cake. Ensure that you have a wide assortment of beverages such as energy drinks, sodas and milkshakes.
Also make sure that if you have diabetics in attendance, that you take their dietary needs into consideration and have no sugar desserts available for them. Keep these ideas in mind to plan an amazing sweet 16 birthday party that is memorable and enjoyable. Try to plan everything in advance as this will help you to have a successful and stress-free event.