Decorating for your Party
Here's a chance to
get really creative and have some fun.
Dare to be different!
Go with a
Decorate with something unusual
that means something to your teen.
Buy a big photo banner of your
Purchase huge balloons.
Photofetti and Wordfetti on table tops.
Line your driveway with photos
on a stick.
Build excitement for the party and hang the decorations the day before. It leaves one less thing for the
day of the party. Here are a few ideas:
Sweet 16 Banners
Banners are a great way to
decorate. Hang them indoors or
outdoors and let everyone know how proud you are.
Banners come in many different sizes and
styles and can be personalized or not so you
can use them over and over.
by Shindigz.com has a great selection of birthday-themed
and weather-resistant banners that make a fun and
easy-to-hang decoration inside or out. You can even
get banners with your teen's photo on them.
You might think quality banners like this
are expensive. But
by Shindigz.com has them starting as low as $14.99.
to see their selection or to order.
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Nothing sets the birthday mood quite like balloons,
balloon bouquets, or balloon arches! Then there's latex balloons and Mylar balloons. And,
of course, there are many different colors. Using
your teen's favorite colors is always a popular choice.
If you are hosting the party outside of your home, check
to be sure latex is allowed. If it is banned due to
allergies ask about Mylar instead.
Be sure to order your balloons ahead of time, especially if
you want a lot. The selection of balloons
is incredible, so go in to the store and select them ahead
of time. Most stores require prepayment for large
orders and have them ready for pick up on the day of the
party. Ask a friend to pick them up.
Line your walkway and driveway with balloons
anchored into the grass with huge nails or tent pegs.
Shindigz.com has lots of fun
Click here to
see their selection and to order.
You can rent helium tanks at your local party store or
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Posters & Standees
Select one or a few favorite pictures of
your teen and have them blown up as posters. Use
current pictures, baby pictures or school pictures. Your
local photo shop should be able to do this.
Go to our
"Local Products & Services" webpage and search for your state.
Photo retailers in your area may be listed.
Or go to
an online photo processor. Simply upload the photos
you like and order the size you want. You can even
correct flaws such as red eye.
Your photos can also be turned into unique, life-size
standees. Put one at the door to greet your guests.
Or set one up in a special spot in your party area where
guests can get their picture taken.
Life-size photo standees and wall graphics are available
Just send them a photo and the height of your teen and
they'll create a life-size photo standee or wall graphic.
Or choose photo props of almost any theme - superhero,
football, and kissing booth to name just a few. These
are also available at
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Guest Books are a traditional way for birthday party
guests to record their wishes & hopes for the new 16
There are a number of different ways to do
Carlson Craft offers silver & gold guest books that
come with or without a nameplate that can be engraved with
your teen's name. They also have Memory Books that
include Guest Book pages.
Or you can use
to create a personalized & one-of-a-kind note book which can be
used as a guest book.
Another idea is a "Signature Frame", available at our affiliate
Have your teen's friends sign it before the party and
surprise your birthday teen with it. Or have it
displayed for guests to sign on the day of the party.
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Photo Confetti & Wordfetti
fun & unique table décor
features photographs of your teen mixed
with festive confetti. Sprinkle it on your
dining tables, your guest book table, your gift table, or
anywhere else your guests will be hanging out.
Wordfetti allows you to customize 1" pieces of confetti
with custom sayings that are printed on both sides of the
confetti. Choose from ready-to-use sayings such as
"Happy Birthday", "Sweet 16", and "You're the best" or
create your own personalized saying. You can even include
your teen's name and/or nickname(s).
Carry the theme through by including some
in your invitations and thank you cards. Find out more at
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Add flair to your tables
with creative centerpieces and table decorations. You can make your own using flowers,
candles, balloons, pictures or mementos.
Or you can buy themed centerpieces.
Shindigz.com has several different options to choose
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Whether you're having appetizers, a buffet or a
sit-down dinner, some sort of tableware is a must for your
Sweet 16 Party. You'll need plates, cups, utensils, and
Options include plain tableware perhaps in your
favorite colors, themed tableware,
and printed items such as printed napkins.
has plain, Sweet 16 and themed tableware.
to check out their selection and to order.
Printed napkins are a nice touch and can be ordered in
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Unique & One-of-a-kind Decorations
don't have to be expensive or even store bought. Think about
who your teen is and what they like to do. What are their
hobbies and passions? Are they into sports? Or music?
Or Scouts? Do they like to travel? What college do they
want to attend?
If your teen plays sports or is part of a group or
organization, hang their old jerseys and uniforms on a clothesline. (The little ones, if you
still have them, are really cute.)
If your teen is a dancer or figure skater, hang
their costumes around the party area. Include team or
individual pictures taken over the years.
Decorate with crepe paper
in your favorite colors.
Display photos of
grandparents and parents (this is a great way to get them involved!).
And, of course, display photos of
the guest of honor ... but you already thought of that! For ideas on how
to display pictures of your teen, check out our
for Sweet 16 webpage ...
Deck the Yard!
Don't just decorate the inside! You can decorate outside too,
especially if your guests will be spending some time on your deck or in
Use balloons, banners or even a 6' high air-blown
birthday cake! Not
sure what wind spinners are? Just go to our
Outdoor Decorations webpage to find out.
Post some "The Party's Here"
signs in your yard or on your street corner. Use signs that are
personalized with your teen’s name on them or non-personalized signs
that can be used again.
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Decorations? ... Just go to our
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One Last Thing ...
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