Sweet 16 Party Ideas

Sweet 16 party themes, Sweet 16 party ideas, personalized party favors, party games, and fun decorations.

Sweet 16 Birthday Parties

Sweet 16 Party Ideas

sweet sixteen birthday party planning basics
All birthdays are special, but Sweet 16 is really special. This party might be formal or it might be casual. It might have a 100 guests or 8 guests but it has to be special. We recommend you use one of our Sweet 16 party themes that fits that very unique 16 year old.  

the location
Picking a location is a really important first step.
1. Home – Inside. Mom and Dad will like this idea because it can be less expensive and easier to manage. Don’t worry. We have some decorating ideas that will transform your home into a very different place.
2. Home – Outside. Same address but a whole different decorating approach and vibe to the party. This is a great way to go if you are having a less formal party and people will be in and out.  And if you have a pool, how much fun is that? Lots of fun but make sure you have options if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
3. Restaurant/Party Room/Country Club. Your headaches go away. But will you have privacy? Will you have enough time? Does it fit your budget?  A teen dance club is another good idea here if the budget allows.

sweet 16 party themes
Your pick for a sweet 16 party theme should reflect the personality of the birthday boy (or girl). We have written some unique parties to help with planning.

The other option is a more traditional birthday theme party. We have a great collection of theme parties in our adult birthday section.  

sweet 16 birthday party invitations
Once you have your theme, pick a fun invitation. You can buy invitations that match your theme or personalize your sweet 16 party invitation. Another option is to pick up one at a local store or make your own!  We offer specific suggestions in each theme.
sweet 16 party decorations
We think sweet 16 birthday decorations should be (sorry I can’t help myself) sweet! We offer suggestions for unique decorations and sweet 16 party supplies in each theme. We have put together a birthday party planning checklist to help with your planning.
birthday party games & activities
You always have to have some games.  We have some specific Sweet 16 party games. And don’t forget about your Sweet 16 Candle Lighting Ceremony!

 sweet 16 party favors  
All guests should go home with a remembrance of the celebration. Sweet 16 party favors should feature the guest of honor. You can make it simple and go with a wrapped candy bar or a personalized CD.  Or take the time to frame a picture or create a photo album. We make specific suggestions for party favors with each Sweet Sixteen party theme.

fun fact
The Disneyland theme park in Anaheim closed for Miley Cyrus’ Sweet 16 party.. The party included a four-song performance by the pop star and a breathtaking fireworks show high above Sleeping Beauty’s Castle! An estimated 5,000 people (it cost $250 a ticket) attended the bash and walked the purple carpet, and yes, that’s Cyrus’ favorite color.


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