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So what do you do at a 16th birthday party? Of course you can dance. You can talk. You can hang out. But if you want the ultimate sweet 16 celebration, it’s important to have sweet 16 entertainment ideas.
Throwing a Sweet Sixteen party for your teen is a rite of passage and a great way to celebrate this major milestone. Planning the party is one thing, but then you also need a list of games! Have no fear because we’ve got you covered with sweet 16 party activities.
Ideas for Putting Together a Sweet Sixteen Party
A sweet sixteen party can be as simple or as lavish as you want it to be—the key is to make sure that your teenager feels like the star of the show on her big day.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Pick out the Decorations
Your teenager’s Sweet Sixteen is a big deal, so you want the decorations to reflect that. You can go with a simple theme like “16 and Fabulous” or get more specific with a Hollywood or Masquerade party theme.
Sweet 16 birthday party themes can include…
- 80s Dance Party
- White Themed Party
- Sleepover Birthday Party
- Spa Themed Party
- Hollywood Birthday
- Mardi Gras Birthday
- Backyard Movie Night
- Costume Party
- Winter Wonderland Party
- Masquerade Party
- Glow in the Dark Party
Whatever you choose, be sure to incorporate your teenager’s favorite colors, things and style into the décor.
Choose the Food to Prepare or Order
For a Sweet Sixteen party, you’ll want to serve foods that are age-appropriate and will please a variety of palates. Consider adding some of the celebrant’s favorite foods. Fingers foods are great as you only touch what is picked-up. A dessert table or candy table is a must for teens!
Some basic food ideas include…
- Slider Burgers
- Candy Station
- Cake Pops or Cupcakes
- Chicken Fingers
Don’t forget to have fun and that means serving food that is also fun!
Choose a Location
The location of the birthday bash is important. You want it to be big enough to accommodate all the guests, but not so big that it feels empty. A house backyard or apartment is usually a good choice, but you can also rent out a community center or banquet hall.
Printable Sweet 16 Party Games
These adorable sweet 16 party games are perfect for the party girl and her guests. Everything form balloon games, minute to win it games, phone games, printable games, lip sync challenges and more. Even a baby food and baby bottle game is included to remind everyone this birthday girl is not the baby any more!
Now that you’ve got the details of the party figured out, it’s time to start planning the group games! Don’t worry because this part is all done for you! Make sure you check out the printable for the complete list of games! Here are the best games for sweet sixteen party!
Sweet Sixteen Charades
This game is similar to regular charades, but with a Sweet 16 twist. The teens will use the provided charade cards to play this game!
This is a classic party game that’s always a hit. You’ll need a karaoke machine while the teens all sing and act their hearts out.
Not a Baby Anymore
Fill baby bottles with juice or whatever liquid you have on hand. It’s now a race to see who finishes the baby bottle first. Also add a baby food challenge and see if you can identify the different flavors while blindfolded!
Bite the Bag
In this simple, yet super fun game the teens are going to try and bite the bag off the floor! Nothing but feet can touch the floor, so this means the only thing that can touch the bag is your mouth!
Suck It Up Minute to Win it Game
Who doesn’t love a classic 60 second game? In this minute to win it game, transfer M&Ms from one bowl to another using a straw – now hands. To add a challenge add skittles into the candy mixture and make players transfer those to a another bowl.
M&M Scavenger Hunt
The game directions are in the title. In this ridiculously fun game, each participant has to hunt down hidden M&Ms. Don’t worry, they are hidden away in a bag. Who will win the birthday treasure hunt first.
Pass the Orange
Sorta like the spin the bottle game of now only no kissing. Each team places an orange under the first players neck. Players line up and have to pass an orange from teammate to teammate with out touching the orange. Fastest
Who knows the birthday girl?
In this fun game for a girls birthday party, see which party guests knows the birthday girl best. Including in this printable birthday game set is a list of questions to answer. The winner will have the most quiz questions answer correctly. Print as many as needed according to how many party guests play.
Donuts on a String
This kids party game is perfect when it’s included on the cusp of adulthood. Tie a bunch of donuts on a string and see how can eat their donut the fastest… a bit like apple bobbing at a fall festival only cleaner.
Cherry Pie Search
This is a fun yet messy game – grab your camera. Find the cherry inside the whipped cream pie while using no hands.
Junk in the Trunk
In this silly ping-pong minute to win it game, see if you can shake those ball out of the tissue box on your waist. Turn on the music when you play this girls party game so your players can get groovy – do we use that word at 16?
Keep It Up Balloon Game
In this classic balloon party games, each player tosses a balloon in the area and must keep it up for a set amount of time. If they win that round, they are given another balloon, and another and another. Player that can keep the most balloons in the air, wins.
What’s in your phone?
Another fun printable game you can print as many times as you need. See how can get the most points for finding what’s in their phone… kind of like a cell phone treasure hunt. Find things like a photo of your pet, an alarm set before 7 am and more.
Balloon Truth or Dare
Write truth or dare questions on paper and place them in the balloon before the party. During the party, contestants takes a turn at popping a balloon and must complete the challenge.
Pin the Kiss
Find a photo of a cute celebrity (or movie character) and play pin the kiss on the
donkey celebrity… just like the children’s party game pin the tail on the donkey, only more mature… because we are 16.
Set up a fun volleyball game using a beach ball or balloon in the middle of the floor. Who doesn’t love a little fun team competition and contest?
Hosting a sweet sixteen party for your teen can be a lot of fun, but it can also be challenging to come up with ideas for games and activities. If you’re struggling to come up with something unique, we’ve got you covered. Have all of these fun sweet 16 ideas at your finger tips!
Use all 16 teen party games or just a few. Whatever fits your indoor/outdoor venue, guests and of course guest of honor! Grab this printable with Sweet Sixteen Party Games and your Sweet 16 party is sure to be a success!
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Each set of games includes very detailed instructions plus a supply list so you are very prepared for your sweet 16 party entertainment ideas. Use all 16 games or hand pick just a few that fits your party girl.
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The fun doesn’t have to end at 16! Celebrate all your teen years with these fun Teenage Party Games! You’ll love this list of 17 cool teenage party game ideas for your next gathering. These printable teen party games can be played at the party venue or even at home. Pin to Pinterest.
Want a really unique theme? Try an all white party! The guests can dress up in white and the party girl (or guy) can be in the color of their choosing. Take a look at these white party ideas. Pin to Pinterest.
Toss the confetti. Have a blast. Happy birthday!
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