Sunday, October 4, 2009

reader question of the week #2


reader question of the week #2:

"My 16th birthday is coming up in December and I was wondering if you have any good ideas for teen birthdays? I'm looking for inspiration! Thank you, Megan"

6 comments:

nina healy said...

I saw a "sweet" sixteen party with lots of pink and brown candy in clear jars, chocolate brownies and cupcakes and a mock pink cocktail....It was adorable!

Jacinda said...

I'm thinking maybe a winter white wonderland type thing. All the food and treats are white. Everyone wears white and there are lots of ice-inspired, sparkly decorations. Or if you're more of a laid-back gal, an alpine theme with cozy, plaid thermos' of cocoa. "fireplace" video on TV and a "bad sweater" contest. Whatever the theme, definitely set up a photo booth with a fun backdrop to remember the occasion!

Anna Claire said...

I work with the teens at my church, and their favorite thing about the Christmas party last year was the tacky Christmas sweater contest. They came in some truly awful/hilarious sweaters they got from Goodwill or from their moms' and grandmoms' closets. One of them even had a sweater with lights. We have a quirky group that really gets into stuff like that, but everyone loved it.

Your Barista said...

What about a jewelry making party? You gather a colorful buffet of beads and let each of your guests design her own bracelet and earrings to remember your birthday party by. Someone who's a seasoned jewelry maker can help you choose your supplies and be on hand to help with the tricky parts (putting the clasps on, etc.) Just a thought!

denise said...

I just put together a fun kickball party for my teenage daughter and her friends. Depending on what area of the country you live in a kickball party might not work in December but it was a really fun party and got everyone interacting and laughing with each other, You can see pictures here...

http://littleantdesign.blogspot.com/2009/09/kickin-it.html

Belly Feathers said...

What about an elegant Mocktail Party? Everyone can get dressed up and sip on non-alcoholic beverages in fancy glasses with garnishes. Maybe your parents or siblings can serve as your bartenders. Here's a link to some cosmopolitan-colored party invitations and more that might work. The cupcake toppers could also be used as cocktail picks.