Since the beginning of the MTV show “My Super Sweet 16”, teenagers all over the world have gone crazy about having the best party for their 16th birthday. Having the best birthday party has become a matter of prestige among the younger folks, and, generally, they want their party to be as unique and as memorable as possible.
Coming up with unique ideas for celebrating a birthday can be very difficult, because it might seem that all the ideas have already been done over by other people. This can be especially hard if your birthday is closer to the end of the year. By then, most of your friends will have celebrated their birthdays, and you might have a problem thinking of ideas that have not already been used. This is why we will provide you with some ideas to get you started towards making your birthday the best birthday ever.
If you want your party to be memorable, you have to care about the little things. If you are thinking about throwing a theme party (like a 1960’s theme party), then you should prepare well and create the whole ambient to suit the theme, even the little things. If you are going for a posh theme party, include the waiting staff and ask them to wear white gloves. Make sure that the colors everywhere match the intended theme. You can never go too much into details. Also, be sure to have the invitations for your party to match the party’s theme. You can order many different styles of party invitations over the internet, and if you do not like any of them, you can have custom invitations made. As I said, every little detail is important.
Organize some likeable and/or childish activity
There are numerous things that can make a sixteen-year-old have fun. As a teenager, I’m sure you have many interests and there are many things that can seem interesting (as long as they are not proposed by your parents). So, think of what activities your group of friends likes the most and try to spice it up with some new rules and ideas. You might organize a scavenger hunt, for example. This will make your friends run around the whole neighborhood and upset as many neighbors as they can. Since teenagers enjoy unnerving older people, this will prove to be the ultimate fun for them. All jokes aside, running around the neighborhood will surely provide hours of fun for your friends.
Some other props that you might find interesting
There are literally millions of ideas on the internet for any type of birthday party that you want to create. You just have to search well enough. Here are some of what I thought were the better ones:
For an outdoor party:
- Make a photo booth (it can just be a frame hanging from a tree, with a disposable camera nearby)
- Set up an adult jumping castle (everyone likes jumping castles, and teenagers are no different)
- Make DIY paper hot air balloons and use them to decorate the surroundings
For an indoor party:
- Decorate the wall with pictures that will combine to look like the number 16 (pictures should be from your life)
- Have a console with a big screen TV in one room (you can rent these for one day)
- Organize a paintball game indoors (if you are ready to clean up afterwards)
These are just a few ideas that I thought of. There are numerous, even countless, possibilities. If you are creative enough, anything is possible. Hopefully, these ideas will help you to start planning the greatest sweet-sixteen party ever.
Find more creative ideas for your sweet 16th birthday party in Pinterest groups or individual user’s boards.
Maya Weber is a blogger and freelance writer. She’s currently working on a project for Jester Entertainment where she got an idea for writing this article. In her spare time she loves spending time with her friends and family, cooking and Skyping with her online friends.She has contributed to many websites and blogs with her tips and advice related to organizing parties, weddings and fashion trends and on some of them she stayed as a regular contributor.You can find her on most social networks but she’s most active on Google+ and Pinterest.