For teens, planning a sweet sixteen party is equally as important as planning their wedding. Here are important ideas that will help you make it more memorable.
1. ) Decide on a Time and Date
Sometimes birthdays fall on awkward dates, which is one of the factors to consider. You need to avoid scheduling parties on the same day with other people planning the same party. Choose a day from Friday all the way through to Sunday afternoon. Try to steer clear of special events like holidays which may keep family and friends away. The very best advice is to opt for the weekend after or the weekend before which send invitations out much beforehand. The farther out you send invites, the more time for the guests to prepare.
2. ) Location
You will need to keep your budget in mind despite the fact that you are planning an event. Don’t stick to the usual spots that people are used to throwing parties. Choose a warehouse and then decorate it or plan a tent event. You can negotiate rates based on the day and time for the party. Also, try to pick out a place that will not discourage guests from travel to far.
3. ) Guest List
The more people you invite, the more money you are going to spend. This is directly associated with the place and meal size. Please bear in mind your budget and your goals for the party. By asking the people you know will get along, the more fun the event will be. If you’re more outgoing, then extend the list to people you know would add fun to the atmosphere of the occasion (even more friends than family). If you’re shyer invite family. It’s this mixture of friends and loved ones that you’ll need to select. You can even throw two distinct parties (one for family and one for friends) if your budget allows it.
4. ) Custom Sweet 16 Invitations
Now that you understand how many individuals you plan on inviting, now is the time to send out the invites. These are great to mail out before the event date. Be sure that you have all the details before putting them on paper. I recommend creating the invitations you; this is a more budget friendly idea and unless if it’s a surprise party, the guest of honour (birthday girl) ought to make the invitations herself. Tie your theme to your event.
5. ) Themes
A theme is critical when it comes to planning a sweet 16. It will l differentiate the ones that your buddies are throwing and your celebration. It is an expression of your personality and creativity. Themes could be lavish or quiet. Themes usually include colour, costume, time frame or location. Accent lighting choices are offered by many companies to change colours on the wall.