Sweet Sixteen is a once in a lifetime moment in your life. What better way to celebrate it, then with a Sweet 16 club style bash! Here are some great ideas and a helpful checklist to assist with planning YOUR party to remember!
Checklist for your Sweet 16 Event:
1. Determine number of guests to invite.
2. Choose a theme & Call Club Style DJ's (NOT WEDDING OLDER DJ's)
3. Choose a party location (home, banquet hall, etc.)
4. Choose a party menu and Catering company
5. Purchase invitations and mail out at least 4 weeks prior
6. Purchase decorations and party favors or have your entertainment Company do it!
7. Choose party attire & Find a Dress
8. Schedule appointment for salon for morning of party for hair/makeup
9. Order birthday cake and catering if applicable.
10. Ask friends and family to help with decorating and set up
11. DJ Should Arrive at least 1 hour prior to event start.
12. Salon for hair and makeup
* try a theme: Lounge, Club, Hollywood, luau, bowling, fiesta, pool party, a psychedelic 60's bash, or even a Mardi Gras theme!
* Serve non-alcoholic cocktails garnished with cherries, orange slices, and the like
* Hand out feather boas and tiaras to girlfriends as party favors
* Hire a Young BUT Professional Disc Jockey, that is insured & has radio edits of the music you want.
* Hire a Semi-Pro Photographer for great candid shots for your scrapbook!
* Hire a professional to teach party guests a particular dance, ie: Bollywood Indian, Salsa, Belly Dancing, Hula Dancing, etc..
* Hire a Photo booth, Photo montage, fortune teller, Caricature artist, Zapp Photos, Plasmas, MTV Videos, or even a henna tattoo artist...
* Order a cake using an image from when the guest of honor was a small tot.
* Serve finger food, such as, chocolate covered strawberries, seven layer taco dip, pot-stickers, mini pizzas.
* Have a blender handy for making up non alcoholic drinks and smoothies, garnish with mini umbrellas and fruit.
* Forget your camera! Let the Semi-Pro photographer do their job! What a fun scrapbook it will make with the Great Photos they take!
*Uplighting is Huge at Sweet 16's now! They are colored lights that are placed around the room splashing light up the walls in various places!
*Monograms of your name in Lights is another idea that can personalize your Sweet 16 party! Ask your DJ for other ideas as well!