Sweet 16 Themes for Girls

Planning a sweet sixteen party for your daughter’s birthday?  You’ll want to be sure it’s the celebration of the decade!  What better way to guarantee a fun, memorable blow-out bash than to set a theme for the party.  Some exciting themes include:

  • Hollywood: Your daughter should be the star of the show, and there’s no party better than one thrown in Hollywood.  You’ll want it to be glamorous; gems and sparkles should line the walls and adorn the tables.  Include a “walk of fame” with pictures of the birthday girl throughout the years. You should also have a photo op set up in one area of the room.  Guests can have their picture taken with the guest of honor, complete with a Hollywood sign in the background.  As a party favor, give each of the guests a clapboard frame as Hollywood favors, just like the best directors use.  It will be the perfect means to display their new picture.
  • Bling: Silver, gold, and diamonds make everyone feel special, and your birthday girl is no exception.  As a unique centerpiece, place crystals in a glass vase and set floating candles in the water.  Light each one to create a magical feeling in the room; the reflections will even add bling to the walls.  The menu should also reflect the theme of the party, so include edible gems, as well as silver and gold wrapping, wherever possible.  This is particularly easy on the dessert table, where guests can even help themselves to their own chocolate “block” of gold.  These cute key chain bling favors are perfect for showing off keys after each passes her driving test.
  • Princess: Her 16th birthday is the perfect opportunity to be a princess for the day, so you should decorate her palace in an elegant, yet girly way.  Include many shades of pink decorations throughout the room.  Pink roses are a must.  Pink and ivory satin pillows can be set on guests’ chairs for an added level of comfort.  Hang crystal chandeliers from the ceiling, even over the dance floor, so that guests feel they’re in a fairy tale.  Give cookies as your princess favors and they are sure to be a hit with all guests.
  • Island Paradise: Food for this party should have a tropical feel, from fruit skewers to shrimp in mango salsa.  Serve the beverages in coconut glasses with flowers, fruit, and miniature umbrellas.  The decorations should be brightly colored.  Remember that one of the most beautiful settings on an island is sunset, so include shades of red, orange, and yellow.   You can also incorporate tiki huts and palm trees in your decorations.  These luggage tag beach Sweet 16 favors can be used to mark just about anything from a backpack to a purse.


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