Every teenage girl dreams of the day they turn sixteen, and extravagant parties to commemorate this next stage of maturity are a tradition throughout the U.S. There are many ways to make it one of the most memorable days in a young girl’s life. By starting a few months early, you’ll have time to plan the party of your dreams. Creating a sweet sixteen party entails much more than each birthday party leading up to it, and takes careful consideration of a few key components.
Sweet Sixteen Party Checklist:
Date and Venue
Picking a date for the party may rely on many factors. You don’t want the party to be too far ahead or way after the actual birth date. You also don’t want overlook dates that will interfere with the schedules of your guests. To ensure that all your guests may attend, avoid holidays or a date during the week when many people are busy with work and school.
As for choosing the right venue, that all depends on your personal vision. A party hall, hotel, local park, or a community center can all be great choices for location. Location depends on your budget and size of the guest list. The best thing to do is to call a variety of locations and compare pros and cons.
Picking a theme can help you stand out from other parties by allowing the night to be unique and creatively yours. This is where you can really show your personality and make the party all about you!
Depending on the venue you’ve chosen, themes can range from anything as extravagant as a Gatsby-themed party, to a strict color scheme, such as a white party. Taking into account your favorite things, colors, or hobbies, can help make your party a day to remember for both yourself and your guests.
Guest List and Their Invitations
Depending on each individual girl, the guest list will vary. Consider whether you want all of your classmates and family at a large party, or just a special and intimate celebration with your closest friends.
Sending save the date reminders ahead of time can also be a great way to let all of your guests know ahead of time that they will be occupied on that day. The actual invitations can be made at home for more personalized creations. If you’re creative, you can make great invites using just a computer and a printer. Don’t forget any of the important details of the special day on the invites!
Food and Entertainment
Depending on the formality and size of the party, you may decide to cater or make your own home-cooked meals for your guests. Your venue may have catering options, or the birthday girl can choose a favorite restaurant to cater the event. After the food, entertainment will need to be provided. Games can be a fun way to bring guests together. If you want a lively party, you can book a DJ or band that shares your musical preferences to make sure all of your guests are out of their seats and having fun.
Party Favors and Memories
With all the planning and preparation, there is one vital factor that cannot be overlooked in order to make the party tangibly memorable: an exciting photo booth! This type of fun memorabilia will give your family lasting memories of the evening. You’ll get to capture those candid moments and reflect on each and every one of your guests!
You’ll get a copy of all the photos, and so will your partygoers. A photo booth will leave each person with the perfect party favor: a photo strip to remember the party and recognize the birthday girl on her special day.
Spark and complement the entertainment of the night with an alluring photo booth that will capture all of the smiles, laughter, and thrills. Guests will love the keepsake memory and enjoy the fun of taking pictures together in a photo booth!
A Cut Above Photo Booth can provide you with affordable and lasting memories, as well as a fun activity to bring your event to its full potential. Contact us with any questions or booking inquiries about our fun, cutting edge, and awesome photo booths!