Shop our collection of Sweet 16 InvitationsWhat teenager doesn't want a sweet 16 party that everyone will be talking about? Whether it's a formal affair with a DJ and dancing, a low-key barbecue by the pool, or a makeover party with the girls, your teen will have her own ideas about how to do it right. With these sweet 16 party ideas, you can't go wrong!
Set the tone with the invitation. There is no shortage of cool and creative themes to make your party shine. With its animal print and hot pink, black, and white color scheme, the Mod Zebra Photo Sweet Sixteen Invitation is a popular choice. Fun and glamorous at the same time, it has space for a photo of your beautiful teen on the front and room for all the pertinent party details on the back. Best of all, it gives great inspiration for the colors and look of the party itself.
Create a special memory of the party. Have your teen choose a favorite picture of herself, and then display an enlarged version on an easel at the big event and have everyone sign it (be sure to have several pens and markers handy!). After the special night, frame the keepsake as a wonderful way for her to relive the momentous occasion. And don't forget photos of the event! Have plenty of disposable cameras on hand as well as fun themed props, such as animal-print fedoras for the guys and brightly colored boas for the girls. You'll end the night with tons of great photos!
Don't let your guests leave empty-handed. For a sleepover sweet 16, give out personalized candy bars; just order stickers to match your invitations and write the birthday girl's name and birth date on them, then affix them to the candy bar (this also works well with decorative jars filled with candy). If your teen loves music, have her create a CD of her favorite songs for her guests, including popular songs that will be played at the party. Everyone loves a mix, and it will be a great time capsule!
Remember to give thanks. Plan ahead and purchase thank-you notes that match the party invitation. Your teen will show great class and style by sending out handwritten thank-yous to all her guests.
Your teen's sweet 16 should showcase her personality and style, so get her input on everything from the food to the decorations to the entertainment. Her friends will appreciate a party that is so her, and you'll have one happy teenager in the house. Priceless!
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