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Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

I am trying to plan my sweet 16th party for late August and I haven't got a clue. I don't have very much money and want to invite about 10 girls. There isn't a lot of places I can go with my budget and my house is really boring and my friends vary on what they find to be fun. I can't come up with anything that will be fun for all of them and that's really what I want. I just really need some suggestions.




Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

I did a party for my granddaughter a few years ago and purchased

at the dollar store something that girls my age use to want at

that age. I purchased a gold comb, mirror, and brush set for

each girl (plastic cheap set) and had my husband be EJ the dj.

The girls had to wear bobby sox, a white men's shirt, blue

jeans, and ponytails (if their hair was long enough) and I used

chiffon ribbon to tie up the ponytails and we danced and had a

ball. Maybe this will give you ideas. If you wanted the comb and

mirror sets and couldn't find gold; use gold nail polish to

coat some inexpensive ones. (06/17/2005)

By profile=thr216888">sshep

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

Why don't you have a Make-Over Party? You can hire ladies

who do this or if on a limited budget ask a few of your older

girlfriends to come and help. Or just get all the girls to bring

their make up and hair brushes, etc. and do each other's

make up and hair and nails.

Make up a big bowl of fruit punch (Recipe idea here:

) and serve up some nibbles, too.

If that doesn't suit go to the link at the end where

there are lots and lots of other party ideas for you to choose

from. Happy birthday to you, in August! Whatever you do I am

sure it will be a birthday to remember. ( Don't forget to

take lots of photos too, perhaps you will post a few to tell us

how the party went?)
Best wishes.

By profile=thr323775">Monique63

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

Rent a local dance floor and set it up fancy. Invite a few more

boys set up a bar, virgin of course, and dance your heart out.



By Tiana

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

This idea has worked for me, hope you'll think of using it!

Go to a website like and look for a cheap hotel with

an outdoor or indoor pool. At your party you and your

girlfriends can do each other's makeup and hair. Then go to a

pizza place that has a buffet that's also really cheap. Then

you could go back to the hotel and swim since it's August

it'll be hot. After that you could go up to your room and

get on ur PJs and most hotels have movies you can rent. If you

get a scary movie turn out all the lights to set the mood! Then

y'all can play games, like truth or dare (singles or team

style), lapstack, and other things! For 7 or more girls I

recommend getting 2 conjoined rooms! At a Motel 6 or something

you can get a room for like 30.00! I hope you have a happy


By profile=thr951725">Whitney4692

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

You could do something really cool even if you don't have a lot

of money. You should try like a Survivor birthday, where you

invite like 10 girls. They each bring 10 dollars and you have

different tasks and whoever wins at the end gets the money.
That would be fun!


By Serena

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

Go camping! It may seem boring, but it's not and if you have

a couple of tents there will be enough room for ten girls, just

have a campfire and roast marshmallows and talk! Believe me it's

fun! (07/19/2006)

By Jessica

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

Scavenger Hunt at a mall. Make your list of things you can find

or do in a mall. Break into groups of 3 or so. Bring a digital

camera for each group. Take the list and as you complete each

task, you take a picture. For ex: on the list is to find a worm

and put it in your mouth. My daughter went to the candy store

and found a gummy worm, put it in her mouth and took the pic.

Another was to bring back a 'cute' boy to our meeting

spot. Each group had an adult supervising and believe it or

not one group accomplished that task. Another task was to bring

back a striped shoestring and so on and so on. Then on to the

next task. They set a time limit of 1 hour and the first group

to return to the meeting spot with the most tasks accomplished

was the winner. As a incentive you can offer a $$ pot to give

the winner or some other prize. We did this for my

daughter's 13th birthday and they had the best time you

could imagine along with pictures to remember it by. They still

talk about it today, it was a wonderful fun memory for them all.

She is turning 16 in Sept. and is doing it again. After the

hunt, they went to a pizza buffet and back home for a nite of

talking, movies, games, and more food. (08/10/2006)

By Bren

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas (ANSWERED!!)

I am now 19, but I love to plan parties and if using my own

birthday as an excuse to have a good time then so be it! For my

16th birthday, I invited a bunch of friends over after school

for ice cream floats. I had some music videos playing, board

games out, and plenty of ice cream. There is nothing wrong with

having a little room for people to just kick back with their

frozen treats and enjoy a little conversation. I, myself, love

to talk!

Another idea is to have an outdoor grill and or pool party.

You can cook anything from hot dogs and burgers to marshmallows

for s'mores.

Most teens like to dance. A dance theme would be fun. Get a

disco ball or other mood lights, great music from your favorite

CD's (better include some slower songs if there will be guys

around ladies or vice versa for the boys). (07/20/2007)

By Brandi

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

I'm gonna be 16 near the end of August. I do not want to

have an expensive birthday party just one that is fun. I was


thinking of having a cookout in our backyard with 10 or so of my

friends. We bought all kinds of fireworks after they were on

sale after the 4th of July so we can set them off later on in

the night. For food my parents and I are gonna get all kinds of

things to make mountain pies so everyone can have what they

want, that way we really don't need a cake if we get all

kinds of pie filling to make your own cakeish thing. After that

I was gonna take out the TV and put it in the tent were

we're sleeping to watch movies and chill while still having

a little luxury.

My mom had the suggestion that after school was back in I

could invite 1 or 2 of my closest friends and their moms to come

with us to have a complete day of spa pleasure. (Well for me

that includes a manicure, facial, and massage), but either way

it sounds fun.

That way I can have a fun party with all of my friends and it

is cheap and entertaining and I can still have a little bit of

the feeling that my 16th birthday is a pampered matter.

I hope this gave you a couple ideas. It's not much, but

to me it seems perfect. (07/31/2007)

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

My daughter's 16 this August. I've decided to do a

surprise pool/beach theme with mocktails, fake drinks. A friend

is gonna take pictures of her and friends in their swimsuits

with leis on after they dance. I'm going to decorate with

Chinese lanterns/patio lanterns and torches. Hope this idea

helps. Have fun. Happy birthday. (07/31/2007)

By Kathleen

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

I am in the process of planning my daughter's sweet 16 party. Our

theme is "Cinderella: A Night to Remember". We have a budget to

work with as well. This party will be formal to semi-formal.

There will be dancing and entertainment. (08/05/2007)

By Anissa

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

Well, my 16th is coming up, and my friend and I are having a

double-16th. This lets she and I share the cost of the

party, and allows us to have a pretty good party with lots of

friends. We managed to find a cheap, but awesome limo service

that is going to pick both birthday girls up, as well as

friends. A movie or something like glow-in-the-dark bowling

might follow that, but we're unsure still.

If themes aren't for you, try a "stay at home

with friends" party. (08/29/2007)

By Chantelle

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

Depending on where you live there are many inexpensive things to

do. One year I took my daughter and a handful of friends caving,

another we all went camping up on the mountain. The caving was

the best, they had so much fun.

By Lizane

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

Tye-dying shirts or pillowcases would be a fun idea too!


By Lily

Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

My daughter's sweet 16 is next week. We are doing a welcome to

summer theme. The dollar store has a lot of inexpensive items. I

have rented the community center and have windsocks to hang from

the ceiling, streamers, hula hoops, we made our own invitations

in the shape of flip flops. Michael's has paper lanterns. Think

fun, summer, and inexpensive. I ordered a 6 foot party sub and

the owner threw in 4 dozen cookies. In total I believe I have

spent $125 including the hall and have 40 of her friends coming.

You can do it on a budget. Also her cake is in the shape of a

flip flop. Hope these ideas help. (05/17/2008)

By Traci


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