How to Throw a Sweet 16 Party
Turning 16 is a big achievement for a lot of people. What better way to celebrate this big life milestone than with a Sweet 16 Party? There are so many great ideas out there for this special party, and we have put together a few of our own. The main point we want to get across is that the party should be representative of the special person turning 16 in every area of the party. With this in mind, here are our suggestions for the best Sweet 16 parties!
Pick a theme that defines who the person turning 16 is. Whether its glitter, sports, black and white, glamorous, sweet and fruity, make it the theme of the party. The theme should be carried out in every area: the food and drinks, the games, the invitations, the decorations, the music, the guests, the dress, and so on. Once you pick the theme of the party, the rest of the planning should be easy!
Food & Drinks
This is where the party planning gets fun – food and drinks. One thing is a must: a food bar. These are so fun and are getting very popular. Depending on the theme and the birthday person, the food bar could be a cute candy bar, make your own s’mores, a popcorn bar, or even a dessert bar with various desserts. For drinks, there are endless options for fun non-alcoholic fruity drinks.
At your Sweet 16 Party, you will need activities for the guests. These activities could include a photo booth, a unique guest book experience, games like the limbo, a photo slide show, a time capsule, or leaving cards for guests to write a memory of them and the birthday person. Whatever it is, giving guests an option to interact and have fun is necessary! You want them to feel special too!
The theme comes in handy when choosing decorations. There are so many ways that you can put emphasis on the birthday person here by having balloons or signs spelling out “sweet 16” or just “16.” You can have a cute gift table and the birthday star’s favorite flowers on the table. Whatever the decorations, they must stick to the theme! As we mentioned earlier, turning 16 is a big life event and you want it to be special!
Sweet 16 Party Venue
When picking a venue for your Sweet 16 Party, make sure it has everything you need: ample space for the amount of guests, speakers, room for a music center, a bar for drinks, and room for dancing! The Cellar Baltimore is perfect for Sweet 16 Parties and we even have a partner catering company. For more Sweet 16 Party ideas, check out our Pinterest board, and fill out our rental application today to reserve our space for your party!