Primarily celebrated in Canada and the United States, a sweet sixteen is a party that celebrates a girl’s sixteenth birthday. This coming of age celebration can be big or small and take on basically any form your child wants. So, here are some budget-friendly suggestions to make your daughter’s sixteenth birthday one to remember.
Backyard Event Rentals
Even though your daughter is coming of age, you will likely end up planning the majority of her party. Make it easier on yourself by sourcing party tent rentals and accessories from event rentals companies in your area. You will need the rental tent in case it rains. Table rentals and chairs are important, too. The benefit of renting these supplies and hosting the party in your own backyard is that you won’t have to pay for a pricey ballroom.
Pick pizza and wings, chicken on the grill, or some other easy food for guests to eat. This will keep costs down and everyone will be okay with eating it.
Simple games like KanJam, capture the flag, and bocce cost almost nothing to have for guests in case they get bored. It is worthwhile to make an effort to ensure everyone is having fun.
Dollar Store Decorations
You’d be surprised at the amount of decently aesthetic decoration materials you can find for a dollar. Stock up on streamers, banners, and any decorative things that could bring pizazz to an already beautiful day.
As much as this will be painful for you, let your daughter choose the playlist for the party. Your ears can suffer the assault for a few hours and it will make your daughter much happier.
Guest List Responsibilities
One thing your daughter should do to help plan the party is take responsibility for the invitations. As a sweet sixteen signifies her coming of age, she should be able to handle deciding who comes to her party and ensuring they get the invitation.
It is a wild ride, watching your children grow up. A sweet sixteen birthday party sure puts a lot into perspective. Your daughter is growing up, making new friends, acting on her own decisions. It will be hard sometimes, but as this coming of age party will show, she is going to be just fine.
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