R.F. asks from Rocklin, CA on March 02, 2007
HELP!!!! Planning a Sweet 16 for My Daughter
Someone please help me. I have got to come up with an idea for my daughter's 16th birthday and I have no clue. Apparently it can't be a typical family birthday because this is a "big" deal birthday and she wants to invite her friends. I have no idea where to start or what to do! Please help I need some ideas. Thanks
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G.C. answers from Las Vegas on March 05, 2007
It is real cool thing for kids that age, rent a Movie Theater for her and her friends, family can seat in the back...LOL.. Or what I did for my daughters 16th. B-day, was got her and her a Limo for her and her Firneds ONLY and the hung out on the Srtip till 9pm and then we went Cosmic Bowling. It is kinda fun for them to hang out alone then met up with the rest of the Family later. Hope this will help...
N.C. answers from Los Angeles on March 03, 2007
Well I have a niece that is having a sweet sixteen and she is having a "Fergalicious Party" What we did was we actually are copying the music video from a singer called "FERGIE" from the group "Black Eyed Peas" She made this really cool video for one of her sonds so we are going with that theme. I am a cater so I will be handling all of the food. If you would like, we could chat on the phone. ###-###-#### I could help you with some ideas. Take Care....N.
J.S. answers from Reno on March 03, 2007
I'm brand new to MamaSource and still learning how this all works, so I hope it's OK to post here. But if you are interested, Mineral Girlz offers some really fun teen girl party kits. My website is http://www.InnerBeautyGirlz.com and then click on "parties" to see how this works. There are makeover parties and ones where girls can make their own custom cented body wash, shampoo or bubble bath.
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A.G. answers from Los Angeles on March 03, 2007
WELL FIRST FIND OUT WAT SHES INTRESTED IN WANTING FOR THAT DAY. PRETTY MUCH INVITE FRIENDS FAMILY AND HAVE MUSIC,FOOD AND JUS LET HER AND HER FRIENDS HANG OUT DANCE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.
M.L. answers from Las Vegas on March 03, 2007
My name is M. L and I never had a sweet sixteen birthday but my sister did andmy mom allowed the girls to pick who she invited like her closet friends and then let them deside what it is they wanted to do. As long as you approve it. They love that Idea. But for her to be surprised invite the girls first and be prepared for whatever they come up with. Let it happen and she will love u for it.
M.G. answers from Bakersfield on March 26, 2007
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M.S. answers from Las Vegas on March 03, 2007
Why don't you let her plan the party. On the Super Sweet 16 show on MTV (which of course features parties with outlandish budgets) the kids seem to derive the greatest satisfaction in planning a party that they know their friends would really enjoy.
It might be a great time to also allow your daughter to work on budgeting skills. You might give her a budget and have her make the plans. Then you could go over the plan to see places where you might fill-in with different cost effective options such as baking the cake versus a bakery or whatever.
K.O. answers from San Francisco on March 03, 2007
Don't stress! Google 'sweet 16 party ideas', that should give you something to go on, then you both can see what others have done.
We've done two opposite parties, one for my sister and now my daughter. For my sister, we did an inflatable jumpy and bbq, she invited her closest friends, about 20 girls and guys. They had lots of fun, we just laid low and kept the food and sodas flowing.
For my daughter, we're doing a pirate themed dance party. Rented the local community hall, preset music, pirate/beach decorations and we're doing the catering ourselves. A bit more dressy, but she wanted it that way...and we're including a food drive. Trying to keep the cost reasonable because we have another one to do in 2 years.
V.H. answers from Las Vegas on March 04, 2007
Perhaps you could talk her into taking just one or two friends to go get pedicures and manicures. If she's never done this before it could be alot of fun for her, then out to lunch or high tea? I love going to tea it's such a treat and so relaxing. Something like that would I think be more memorable.
J.P. answers from San Diego on March 03, 2007
Hey R.--- Don't know what your budget is like but I remember when I was 16 and my mom didn't have a lot of money for the party so she let me have a few girls over and she did our hair and make up (she was a beautician) and then we painted each other's nails (I'm a nail tech now---so I guess I was training) but the greatest thing now is you can take some play glamour shots and print them from your printer---I would go one more step and get some cute frames and some glue and some blinging glitter and studs so they could make thier own fames to remember the night----It'd be inexpensive and fun---Plus, what girl doesn't like to take some "glamour shots"???