Here are 5 tips to planning a sweet 16 party. Your daughter is about to turn the ‘Sweet 16.’ And she wants to throw a grand party. Here are a few tips to help you throw the sweetest ‘Sweet 16.’
Tip #1: Select your Budget.
From the start, make sure you select a budget on how much you are willing to spend on this party. When planning a sweet 16 party, remember this is not a wedding. However, even with a modest budget, you can make it a party to remember! Choose your number and then go from there!
Here are some budget friendly ideas to help you save some cash:
- Digital Invitations
- Use a Friend to take pictures as their birthday gift
- Make your own balloon arch! (Check out Amazon!)
- Choose a good venue where minimal decorations are needed
Tip #2: Choose an AMAZING venue.
The right venue can make or break a party. Make sure to choose a great venue when planning a sweet 16 party. Know how many people you are planning to invite and how much space is needed. Make sure to create a list of nonnegotiable for your event and where you are willing to compromise.
Whether you are looking for an event space rental in Los Angeles or an outdoor space by the beach, finding an amazing venue will be a key piece to throwing a great party. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for the right space:
- Number of Bathrooms
- Available Parking (Street Parking, Paid parking, etc.)
- Dance Floor Area
- Space to Put Food and Drinks
- ‘Instagram Worthy’ photo areas
- Location in the City
- Available Furniture
Tip #3: Don’t forget a Photo Booth!
Your sixteen-year-old and her friends love to take pictures. They will want to take pictures of themselves, each other, and the whole event! So don’t forget the photo booth! Whether you create a space yourself to save on the budget or you hire a company to bring something amazing, having a space to take pictures is always a win for teenagers!
Tip #4: Snacks all around.
When planning a sweet 16 party, remember your guests will be hungry. However, at this event, you do not have to have a bunch of fancy food. In fact, ordering pizza is a great option! Some underage parties enjoy having mocktails and things like that. Whatever you decide, make sure to have plenty of snacks for these high school aged children (and their parents) because they will be hungry!
Tip #5: Space for Dancing is a must.
Final word of advice when planning a sweet 16 party is to make sure you have a dance floor! Your daughter and her friends will want to dance. Don’t forget to hire some kind of DJ to keep the good times rolling! You do not even need to rent a legit dance floor to make this happen. Simply mark off the space in the venue that will act as the ‘dance floor,’ set the DJ up nearby, and start the music. The kids will have a blast!
If you want to learn more about planning a sweet 16 party, check out this article here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: If I don’t know what I want the theme to be, can you help with that?
A: Of course. We can help you brainstorm different ideas to make sure you have a theme you’re proud of for your child’s birthday party.
Q: Can the event space make or break my event?
A: We think yes. The venue sets the tone for so many different aspects of the event. Making sure you have the right space is crucial.