{Planning the Sweetest of Sweet Sixteen Parties}

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Planning the Sweetest of Sweet Sixteen Parties

There is probably no other birthday that is more important to an American girl that her sixteenth.  Parties for this celebration are commonly and fondly known as Sweet Sixteen parties.  For event planners, this can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding parties to plan for clients. Your job as the event planner is to make sure that everything is all about the birthday girl. 

***Tip:  Find out from your client during your initial meeting exactly what their child loves.  Questions about favorite colors, celebrities, music, foods, style, and trends will set you upon the right path to planning a successful Sweet Sixteen party.  

Food & Beverage

Adolescents of all ages love sweets and your run-of-the-mill birthday cake will no longer cut it.    Utilize a master baker to design a cake (such as the one pictured) that will have your client swooning.  Also, work with you food and beverage staff to come up with a customized table of sweets. Since this party is for an underaged crowd, make them feel adult like with bottles sparkling beverages with tailored labels.


Balloon formations such as columns take the “kiddy” out of using them for decor.  The balloon columns depicted in the photo below were designed by Unique Parties by Ayana.


Teens love seeing their name displayed. Devise and print sassy signage with the birthday girl’s name, seen here as a cake topper and throughout the party, to make her feel extra special on this extra special occasion.



Party City has fun customizable party favors and candies like lollipops, frooties and gumballs that will have your attendees smacking their lips and smiling from ear-to-ear.

Photo Booth

Your client’s child and their guests will go absolutely nuts when you have set up an Instagram Photo Prop and Booth.  They will love showing the world what an awesome time they are having at the lavishly planned sweet sixteen party.

Photography, styling and printables: Lavish Parties and Prints by Talia
3 tiered Zebra Print Cake: Sam's Club
Swirly Lollipop, Gumballs: Party City
Balloon Columns: Unique Parties by Ayana

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