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Bees, I need help! My stepdaughter is turning 16 in July, and I’m helping her mom plan her Sweet 16 party. She’s a huge country music fan, so we thought that would make the perfect theme. I’m pretty creative, but I’m more “beach” than “country,” so I’m looking for some ideas & inspiration…
Here’s what we’ve got so far:
– We’ve booked a cabin at a local park that has a country feel to it (pics below). We’ll have it from 5:30 to 10:30 on a Friday night; party will be approximately 6:30-10 p.m. (leaving one hour for setup; half hour for clean up).
– Serving BBQ for dinner, approximately 7 p.m. – maybe pie for dessert? Root beer/cream soda/orange soda/lemonade for beverages?
– Arranging a hayride through the park after dinner (around 8pm) for the teens; adults will use that time to clean up the food, rearrange the room and turn it into a CW “line dance club.” I’m looking into having a dance instructor come to give line dance lessons from 8:30-10.
– Maybe also set up a faux-to booth with western props?
What I’m looking for are affordable ideas for room decor, table settings, centerpieces, favors, and any other fun touches we can throw in without big expense. Also, do you have any feedback on the plan above? What am I missing? Thanks in advance!
Here’s the venue (sorry the interior shots are dark!):
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Bumping to give this another shot…
Post # 4
Here’s a link to a country sweet 16 party
put glasses or bottles inside cowboy boots with flower arrangements
print out wanted posters with either the birthday girl’s and/or her guests pictures
buy straw cowboy hats at the dollar store
stack a couple of hay bales by the front door
put cowboy and cowgirl signs on the bathroom doors
checkered table cloths-use bandanas from the dollar store for napkins
use one of the hats upside down with a bowl in it for dip-put chips on the brim
Post # 5
@julies1949: Thank you – I love the boots as vases!!
Post # 6
even cheaper we put a large tin can on the table with straw hay and put some rainsinets in it, (to minimick you know what) tie jute around the can and put in ontop of a bandanna placed on a plain white or red tablecloth. Had an arch of balloons (blue) with small bandanna material like pennets hanging from them (make sure the balloons are 16 inch to hold it up).
or you could print up album covers of country artists put them in nice picture frames and put them on each of the tables. name the table after the artist.
Post # 7
@DebraB: LOL on the raisinets!! And the album covers would be a nice touch – I was trying to think of how to incorporate the *music* aspect. Thanks!