Your little girl is growing up so quickly, and her Sweet 16 Birthday party is approaching. This is a very special time, and you can make it a celebration to remember that she will absolutely love. Today’s post is sponsored by Purple Camel Media.
Here’s 8 Sweet 16 Birthday Party Ideas:
You can’t go wrong with a classic Sweet 16 birthday party. Sit with your daughter and put together an invitation list, plan a shindig in your own home, and start organizing the details. She can make a music playlist her friends are sure to love, and you can cater dinner to make prep and cleanup a whole lot easier. If you’re on a tight budget, head to your local Costco and pick up an array of frozen food items or use some easy recipes sure to beat those hunger hankerings for chomping teens. If you’ve got a pool in the backyard, plan a weekend barbecue, or if her birthday falls mid-winter, transform your living room into an at-home theater and screen one of her favorite films.
Can’t Beat the Sweet
When it comes to teenagers, you can never go wrong with sweet treats. You’ll likely be busy running around doing a thousand other things to get the party ready, so save some time and order some chocolate covered strawberries or Oreo cookies online through berries.com. They can be delivered wherever you decide to host the party and will be the perfect addition to any spread, no matter the theme.
A Special Trip
Let your daughter bring a few friends and plan a weekend getaway that she’ll always remember. Depending on her interests, you could plan a hotel stay in an upscale place that will make her feel like a celebrity. If she loves the outdoors, grab all your camping gear or rent a cabin in the woods. It’s all about catering to her. Maybe a beach weekend would fit the bill, or a few days spent lakeside will make her feel special.
Attend a Production
What are her favorite music acts? Is she a Broadway savant? Check out traveling tours and purchase tickets for her and a few of her close friends. Matinee performances are often more affordable, and the dress code is more lax. If there’s a performer she’d love to see, scour Stubhub.com or Craigslist for some last-minute tickets and treat her to a night of music.
Has she begged you to let her zip line? Is she more than ready to float up into the sky in a hot air balloon? Look into adventure experiences that she can enjoy with a few of her friends. Research prices and always check with other parents to make sure any safety concerns are met. If you’d prefer to make it a family event, look into hotels and make a weekend trip out of it.
Planning a scavenger hunt takes a lot of time and participation from other adults, but if you can pull it off, it will be an evening to remember. Plant clues at friendly businesses around town, making sure to check with the proprietor for permission. When her friends arrive, separate them into teams and send each team with a responsible adult to make sure they get everywhere safely. Design the final clue to lead the teams back to your home, and have a delicious pizza waiting, along with silly prizes for the winning team and treats ready to devour.
Rent Out a Space
Plan a get-together at a place teenagers are sure to love. Whether it be a fun day at a local ice skating rink, a room rented out at her favorite restaurant, or a venue that you can turn into a faux club, listen to her desires and find out what she and her friends would enjoy.
If your daughter wants to just do a shindig with her girlfriends, plan a spa weekend you can put together in your home. Recruit some parents or family members to help you pamper the girls for a day. Convenience and dollar stores offer inexpensive manicure items and fun nail polishes. Get a few good facial treatment masks to make her and her friends feel even more grown up. Hire a stylist for the day to come do their hair in simple, sweet styles, and then let the girls put on a fashion show after their day of primping.
She only turns sixteen once, and you can make it an experience she’ll always treasure. Arm yourself with some great Sweet 16 Birthday party ideas and work together with your daughter to make her party dreams come true.