A celebration to mark a stage in adolescence in early adulthood is called Sweet Sixteen. In some regions, a more formal event is held to welcome the child to another stage of maturity in his or her life and in society. It is also often called a “coming out” ceremony. Planning a Sweet Sixteen party can take a lot of time depending on how you want the party to be detailed.

For most girls, turning to sweet sixteen is an important part of their transition into adulthood, and is considered a close second to their marriage. That’s why choosing from the birthday party ideas is not that easy. Sweet Sixteen is something that should not be taken lightly as any other birthday party.

Select the perfect location

Choosing a venue for a great event can be a daunting task. You have to keep in mind how many customers you are going to have and of course your budget. Aside from a ballroom or party room, you can use your patio, a local park or a community center.

Making the guest list

While some girls want an intimate party with close friends and family, some will want a great, elaborate. Make sure to schedule the guest list in advance. Send the review to save the dates. Since great success is months away, it is a good idea to send a magnet to save the date first so that guests do not plan anything on that date. Ask for a good sweet sixteen invitation.

Selecting the theme

Choosing a birthday theme for girls is mayhem all together. Choose the theme that will make the party unforgettable for the birthday girl as well as the guest. Make sure to ask her for her opinion regarding party decorations as she might have something in mind. Girls can be very creative!

The food

This is where most of your budget will go. You can have the event catering or have a homemade buffet. If the event is in a restaurant, be sure to check the menu in advance. Do not forget to order the cake.


A sweet sixteen party is not complete without a program that honors the birthday girl. Plan a few games to entertain all guests. Hire a DJ to play some of the most favorite songs from the birthday girl. This will give everyone the opportunity to dance and have a good time.

Guest safety

Even if these children are big enough to know what is safe and what not, they are still minors. Do not forget to supervise the party with other adults. Make sure no one slips into the alcoholic beverages.

Stay in the budget

It’s easy to forget money when you’re already there, have fun and be afraid to embarrass you in front of all your guests. However, if you have planned well, you do not have to worry about going over budget. Make sure to include extra money in your budget for any unexpected expense. Do not forget to set an end time for the party to avoid the cost of overtime, especially if you are in a restaurant or a party room.

Well, it is always good to keep a list of all the things you need to do, the things you have already done and how much you have already spent. Keep receipts and records in a folder for easier retrieval.