sixteen is a big deal. Not only are you halfway through your teen years, but
you’re finally licensed and able to drive! If you’re really lucky, your parents
might even gift you a car- or at least a key to one of theirs… Celebrate your
big day in the most special day possible by incorporating one (or more!) of
these hot Sweet 16 Party Trends!
Unless your child is the last of their friend group to turn the big
1-6, there will probably be at least a few 15 year olds at the big bash. While
they may not be able to hit the open road on their own quite yet, they’ll be
able to more than make up for it on the go-cart track! Invite boys and girls
alike to experience the thrill of racing around before heading home or to the
party room at the track for cake and presents!
Everyone likes to receive presents- even the party guests! When
the party is drawing to a close, pass out party favors that are
specifically tailored to your child’s party guests. If their friend group never
misses a concert, wish them well with a mixtape! If they can’t get enough of
Sephora, give out lip glosses or lipstick pens!
It’s hard not to feel a little more classy and sophisticated
on the morning of a birthday, especially when said birthday is your 16
Inviting all of the birthday girl’s best friends to a fancy dinner in the city
will make the girls feel like they’re characters on Gossip Girl- and is sure to
be a memory they bring up for weeks afterward!
Want to treat your daughter to a fabulous, sophisticated getaway
without having to stray too far from home? Rent a hotel room downtown and let
the fun begin! The birthday girl will have a blast ordering room service,
playing in the pool, and staying up all night laughing with her besties! Bring
some fun party decorations to set up in the room to really go the extra mile.
Co-Ed Dance Party.
High school dances often only happen a few times a year- so
what’s a party girl to do?! Host your own blowout dance party and invite all of
the birthday girl’s friends and classmates for a birthday that’s sure to be
remembered for years to come. Make sure you have an awesome DJ or even a
of your own for the most fun!
If the birthday girl
spends more time on tumblr than she does on her math homework, then DIY flower
crowns might be right up her alley. With tons of tutorials across the web, it’s
easy to become a hippie princess for an afternoon!
These are going to be huge in 2017! Cacti, pineapples, palm
trees, and flamingos are all SUPER hot party ideas right now. Take just one
element to focus on and plan your party around, or throw them a few together
and create a tropical paradise that rivals the
Tons of 16 year olds are choosing to celebrate their big days
with scavenger hunts this year, and it’s not hard to see why! They’re easily
customizable and are SO much fun! Your list can be as easy or as challenging as
the birthday girl wants. Have the last clue or item end somewhere where you can
serve cake and rehash the day’s events!
Since most high schoolers are attached to their smartphones anyway,
why not reap the benefits! Create a custom party hashtag that the guests can utilize when they’re posting on social
media. It’s a fun and easy way to share party memories with friends, as well as
a good way to preserve memories.
Far and away, the hottest sweet sixteen party trends for
2017 are word and number balloons. Coming in a range
of metallic colors, they’re a fun, sassy, and cute addition to any birthday
celebration. Whether you order “16”, “Happy Birthday” or “Sweet 16” balloons, your
birthday girl and her friends will LOVE having an impromptu photo shoot with
these popular balloons!