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Hip Invitations And Party Ideas For Sweet 16 Parties

If your teenager is anything like the teenagers on MTV’s ‘My Super Sweet 16’ you’ll need to take out a second mortgage on your home to afford their party. In reality, sweet 16 parties are becoming more sophisticated, but you don’t need to break the bank. Here are a few fun, hip ideas for stellar party invitations and spectacular sweet 16 parties

Book, television, movie themed party
There are lots of great pop-culture icons that would be perfect for a Sweet 16 party invitation and theme. Get your guests excited for a vampire party with a ‘Twilight’ theme. Or reach the fashionistas on your list with a hip ‘Gossip Girl’ party. Whatever your teen is idolizing at the moment can be a great, hip theme for their party. For best results, ask the birthday girl before you commit to a theme or invitation. Styles can change so quickly, make sure you’re not planning for something that is ‘so yesterday.’

Rock and roll party
Your rock and roll fantasy sweet 16 starts with a rockin’ invitation. Send out VIP backstage passes with your party invitation and you’ll have guests in the party mood in no time. Ask the birthday to pick her favorite songs for dancing and for playing. You might want to have some ‘Rock Band’ cued up for an awesome party activity.

Formal Hollywood party
Give your teen and her super-glam friends the star treatment with a formal Hollywood themed party. Start your formal sweet 16 with an elegant invitation to be hand delivered or mailed. Make the night special with a red carpet entrance and photographers acting as ‘paparazzi’ to make your guests feel like super stars when they enter your party. You might even consider your own awards ceremony for ‘best dressed’ ‘best smile’ ‘smartest’ and whatever else you can come up with.

High tea
For a truly unique experience, ditch the glitz and glam party altogether. Gather your ‘young ladies’ with a party invitation for high tea. This elegant affair can be a chance to enjoy the company of a few close friends without the crowd and loud music. It may seem low-key, but that is the whole point. Keep things mellow and really treasure the time you’re spending with your sweet 16 and her best girlfriends.

Menu based themes
Maybe your teen loves Chinese food? Or can’t go two days without a Mexican treat? Whatever her favorite food, create your theme around a robust ethnic menu. If pizza and pasta are on the menu, create an Italian bistro for your party. Get out the sombreros and a Mariachi band for a fun fiesta. Or pick a luck red Chinese birthday invitation to celebrate with your favorite Chinese food.

Whatever theme you choose make sure you get the OK from the birthday girl, it’s her party, so it should be everything she wants and more. Beyond that your job is just to make sure you both have a great time. You only turn sweet 16 once – make it extra special!!

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