(Closed) Sweet 16 and never been kissed

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What is the BEST idea for a sweet 16th party
    Nothing... 16yr old dont want to do anything... except sit at home and do nothing : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Bowling with a small group of close friends : (2 votes)
    5 %
    LaserForce with a small group of close friends : (1 votes)
    3 %
    RollerSkating with a small group of close friends : (0 votes)
    The above options 2,3&4 with a girly sleepover afterwards : (22 votes)
    56 %
    *insert awesome idea below* : (6 votes)
    15 %
    Just a sleepover with a small group of close friends : (6 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    If they pay their own way then it is expected that they don’t give gifts.

    Laser force is awesome and gets my vote. Particularly if there is a sleep over involved, that just makes everything more hyped up which is awesome.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    When I turned 16, my boyfriend, now Fiance made a big surprised birthday party with just all family, it was wonderful! As for friend’s, I had my bestfriend (or she could have more) and went to see a movie then came back and had a sleep over…did the usual, popcorn w/ movies and talked about boys while doing our hair sorta thing πŸ™‚ I find that the more simple, and independant the party is, the better! Good luck! πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not really following on what her party has to do with her never having been kissed? Not trying to be rude, I just really don’t follow! 

    I think at sixteen you still kind of expect parents to pay for things, so I would just be sure  to let the kids know exactly how much money to bring if you want them to pay for part of it.

    Post # 8
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    342 posts
    Helper bee

    @jo.lee: haha it’s an expression!  Were you 16 and never been kissed, or 16 and never been missed?

    Post # 10
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    2790 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m not to far from my 16th birthday (turned 21 in December.) I will say at that age I thought I was an adult and wanted to do fun adult type things. I think mani/pedis, maybe a spa like a facial or foot messages’, or just something girly like that is always a fun time. You could do that then have all the girls get all dressed up and go out to a fancy dinner. You could rent a hotel room for one night and the girls could all go swimming and then have a sleep over with pizza and ice cream.

    You can’t really go wrong with a really special dinner. Maybe she invites only 1 or 2 friends and you take the girls to the mall to let them pick out something really fun to wear. Then take them to get an updo in their hair and then take them to dinner. I always loved to have a reason to dress up. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A friend and I had a joint sweet 16 party- I paid my own way for my half.  We had our friends come to cici’s and that is where we did presents and then afterwards we went to the dollar theatre across the street.  I had so much fun and it was cheapish.  I think at the time my half was…80ish dollars so 160 total.  I can’t remember how many we invited.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @Baby_PebbleS: 

    Please don’t misunderstand, but whenever my mother has thrown us a party in the past, she budgets $300. This is for when we have it at home! So $120 to pay for her friends sounds reasonable to me. That being said, prices are much higher in Australia so that may have something to do with it.

    I would discuss it with her and see what she thinks. Some friends might be really uncomfortable with paying their own way. Perhaps your personal present to her could be smaller if you payed?

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    Such a sweet idea!  My sixteenth birthday was a really fun event!  My birthday is in October, so it was a costume party.  It was also my first boy/girl birthday party.  My dad made homemade pizza and  we all just had fun hanging out.  (My earlier teen parties were sleepover parties, and by sixteen, I hadn’t gone to the rollar rink in a while!  (In my area, I think most of us didn’t have time for skating by high school, and the parties I associate with that location are kid or tweener parties.)  The laser tag idea might be cool… but it kind of seems like a guy’s theme.  (Of course, the fact that we don’t have one in my area, and I just realized that I’m thinking of paintball might be a factor in that opinion!)  The year I turned sixteen, my best guyfriend moved out of state, and my parents had a going away party for him.  It was in the spring and had a similar group of friends at our house, and we had a bonfire in the backyard which was fun too!  If you end up having a smaller group, you could take them to a theater show and a elegant dinner out.  You could make a day of it, by having the girlfriends sleepover, driving into the city and going shopping in the afternoon and then to the show and dinner before or after.   

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    That is so sweet of you! I did nothing special for my 16th birthday! But I am 17 and I LOVE laser tag! but if she is more of a girly girl maybe a super awesome sleep over *shrugs*

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I like the idea of her having maybe just two or three really close friends getting to go do something like one of the ideas you suggested above (bowling, laser tag, etc) where you pay for it and then coming home to have a fun girly sleep over with pizza, and manicures, movies, etc. I know when I was 16, if I was invited to a party, typically it was expected that the parents would pay for the main stuff (like if bowling…the games and shoe rental) and then if you wanted anything extra, you would pay for it yourself (like food from the bowling alley). I think by cutting back on the number of people there you should be able to afford to cover the expenses pretty easily.

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