Three Fresh Ideas for a Sweet 16 Party

  • By Victor Markovski
  • 26 Jul, 2017
Any birthday should make people want to celebrate, but a sweet 16 birthday is a special milestone. The party for a sweet 16 birthday should highlight the teen's interests and attributes to make it personal. It should also have a grander feel than other birthday parties because it is commemorating a milestone.

No matter the size of the guest list, a milestone party requires special planning that includes creating a guest list, picking out invitations and choosing a party theme. Fortunately, a party venue can take care of many of these details for you, such as organizing entertainment and a photographer. So, as your teenager approaches this pivotal, defining moment, plan a unique celebration for friends and loved ones.

Rock Star Theme

Rock stars lead some of the most glamorous lives, at least to teenagers. They get to travel the world and are adored by millions. If your teen is a fan of rock music, they're sure to love this theme.

A rock star-themed party should include a stage setup and a "green room." For the stage setup, you can incorporate an actual stage. However, Sweet 16 Themes  also recommends setting up a video game like Guitar Hero. The stage should have dynamic lighting with energetic colors.

The green room is the area backstage where caterers set up food for the musicians and their guests. Naturally, finger foods are popular. You should also have a selection of beverages. The green room should also include a lounge area. In that vein, an appropriate idea for the invitations is having them look like backstage passes.

Rave Theme

Maybe your teen isn't so much into the idea of being a rock star as just enjoying the music. For this situation, consider taking a traditional party and amping it up to rave status. A rave-themed party is an ideal way to let the teens get into the music.

Besides the music, the centerpiece of a rave-themed party is the glowing. Rave participants adorn themselves in items that glow, especially glow necklaces and bracelets. Likewise, you'll need an ample supply of glow sticks. Your invitations should also feature glowing or neon colors. The scene itself should have the ambience of a dance club.

Raves often feature a full bar. For a teen party, you could have a bar setup that doles out mocktails and other non-alcoholic beverages. Food isn't a big centerpiece of a traditional rave. However, your venue can provide a buffet table with your teen's favorite foods.

Cityscape Theme

You can choose from so many exciting cities, such as Paris, New York and London, to provide inspiration for a cityscape party. This type of theme works well for teenagers who want to travel and love city life.

The centerpiece of your cityscape sweet 16 party is the décor. Naturally, you'll want to include landmarks of the city, such as the Eiffel Tower, New York skyline or Big Ben. You can also recreate particulars of the city, such as a sidewalk café for Paris. The décor style should come through in the invitations, too.

The chosen city will also drive your food choices. Of course, Paris demands French food. Choose approachable items, such as crepes. New York is known for its street food and its pizza. And fish and chips are de rigeur  for a London party.

A sweet 16 party involves many more aspects, such as a birthday cake, party games and party favors. A well-organized party should also have a timeline that leads guests from one activity to another while allowing ample time for eating, drinking and mingling. Let Royal Entertainment  help you with all the details for your teen's personal sweet 16 party.
By Victor Markovski 26 Jul, 2017
Any birthday should make people want to celebrate, but a sweet 16 birthday is a special milestone. The party for a sweet 16 birthday should highlight the teen's interests and attributes to make it personal. It should also have a grander feel than other birthday parties because it is commemorating a milestone.

No matter the size of the guest list, a milestone party requires special planning that includes creating a guest list, picking out invitations and choosing a party theme. Fortunately, a party venue can take care of many of these details for you, such as organizing entertainment and a photographer. So, as your teenager approaches this pivotal, defining moment, plan a unique celebration for friends and loved ones.
By Victor Markovski 19 Jun, 2017
In today's world, reaching a marriage milestone measured in decades is quite an accomplishment. If your parents plan to celebrate their 40th, 50th, or even 60th anniversary soon, you may already be working with your siblings or other loved ones to plan the perfect surprise.

However, not everyone enjoys being the center of a surprise party. And while you may be excited at the prospect of planning and throwing a great party for your parents while leaving them none the wiser, you'll also want to avoid creating a stress-induced cardiac episode for one of the guests of honor.

Read on to learn about some ways to surprise your parents at their anniversary party while ensuring they're at least somewhat aware there is a party being planned in their honor.

#1: Surprise MusicalGuests

One way to make your parents' anniversary party one to remember is to secretly book a special musical guest or band-ideally one that is able to play (or cover) your parents' "song"or who can choose from a selection of the songs that were popular during the early years of your parents' courtship and marriage.

You may opt to make your guests even more of a surprise by concealing any musical equipment in a darkened corner of the room or under a sheet. This part of the room can be illuminated just as the musicians begin playing, with a spotlight simultaneously guiding your parents to the dance floor.

 #2: A Hidden Social Media Page

Even if your parents don't use social media(or use it only to see photos of their grandchildren), they may appreciate receiving well-wishes from far-flung family members, former coworkers, and friends.

By setting up a page on asocial media website and then inviting your parents' friends, family members,and acquaintances to "like"and visit the page or contribute their own stories or memories of your parents' marriage, you'll be equipped with the virtual equivalent of a guestbook at the party.

A virtual guestbook can be a great way to solicit well-wishes from those who are too faraway to attend the party in person. With the advent of live-streaming videos and the ability to take and nearly instantly upload pictures, page viewers may even be able to record their own anniversary wishes for your parents, much like guests might in a wedding video.

Your party planners can display this website on a projection screen during the party,allowing other guests to view and comment on the well wishes received.

#3: An Impromptu Vacation

Even if your parents are expecting a"surprise"party for their anniversary, they're likely to assume that they'll be headed back home at the party's end. One way to surprise them(and provide them with an unexpected gift at the same time) is to plan and book a vacation to take place immediately after the party.

By giving your party planners a heads-up early in the process, you'll be able to enlist their help in coordinating with a local ride-share company or car service that can whisk your parents away to the airport or train station as soon as the party has begun to wind down.

If you go this route, you'll want to either ensure your parents have quick access to their luggage or time to go home and pack before leaving for their destination.

Alternatively, you can pack some clothes and necessities for them and bring this luggage to the party or provide them with the funds to buy much of what they need, such as toiletries, once they've reached their destination.

For more ideas, you can consult your party planners at Royal Entertainment. We can help you create anything you can imagine,and we'll be happy to help.
By Victor Markovski 26 Apr, 2017

A bat mitzvah is an important time in a young Jewish girl's life, and there is no better occasion for a major celebration than this milestone. As your daughter prepared for the big day, she had to work hard and prove her dedication. Make the celebration a time to reap the rewards of all that hard work.

These extra touches can transform the gathering into something your daughter and her friends can really embrace as their own. Small things can add up to a huge amount of enjoyment at the celebration. Consider these ideas when planning your daughter's bat mitzvah.

 

Go With a Theme That Is Significant to Your Daughter

 

Themed celebrations are especially memorable, and they really get people talking. You are free to choose any theme that is special to your daughter. Whether she wants to feel like a princess or a character in her favorite movie, a themed party can help everyone have fun. In 20 years, your daughter and her friends may still refer to that special bat mitzvah that stands out among others.

 

Offer a Photo Booth with a Variety of Fun Props for All Ages

 

A photo booth is a classic but contemporary way to up the fun factor at the celebration. It's also a fun way to help your daughter get some social media love. Young guests will delight in posting pictures from the photo booth on social media. If you want, you can even create a hashtag and encourage people to share their photo booth photos on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using the hashtag of the gathering.

The photo booth can be included in a special theme, too. For example, if you chose a Hawaiian theme, you could pick leis and hula skirts as props for the photo booth. That can lead to some laughs and enjoyable photos, and it can also serve to help kids look back and instantly know when that photo was taken.

 

Hire a Professional DJ Who Knows How to Delight the Crowd

 

A professional DJ can read the crowd and know the right music to play for the mood and tastes of those who are enjoying the celebration. If the energy starts to lag, a DJ can help get things going again. When your daughter wants to dance the night away at her bat mitzvah, a professional DJ can make all the difference to ensure the best tunes are played at the right moment.

 

Cater the Bat Mitzvah with Kid-Friendly Treats

 

Good food will satisfy everyone at the bat mitzvah celebration. When you work with an event planning company to make sure that your daughter and her friends have foods that appeal to them, your daughter is sure to appreciate the extra care to celebrate this huge milestone in her life. You can even request your daughter's favorite foods.

A caterer can provide a variety of menu options. That way, the adults can enjoy delicious food while kids still get foods that help take the celebration to the next level in their eyes. You can choose kid-friendly snack, dinner, dessert, and beverage options. Also, catering can be another way of celebrating your party's theme. For example, if the theme is Paris, you can have a French menu.

Finally, mazel tov on your daughter's bat mitzvah! Royal Entertainment offers everything you need to make a bat mitzvah celebration one your daughter will cherish. We can take any theme you have in mind and help you bring it to life. We offer photo booths, professional DJs, and catering that will exceed your expectations. Focus on celebrating this important occasion with your daughter, and let us do the work!

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