How to Throw a Sweet 16 Party on a Budget

A sweet 16 birthday is a very important milestone in a girls life. This is the time when a young girl comes into woman hood. Sweet 16 birthdays are celebrated all over the world, are famous on television, and even have songs written about the occasion! Now the big question is… „How can I throw an amazing and unique sweet 16 party on a budget?“

The answer is…

It’s easy! Just follow our step by step tips and tricks and you will be well on your way to throwing the best sweet 16 party ever! So let’s begin with the basics. Let’s take note of the plans you have so far. Grab a pen and paper and jot down some of the necessities.

Step 1: Plan your budget.

How much can you put into this party? There is no wrong answer. This will help you a lot come shopping time, and preparing time. You should always plan your budget before anything. This way you will not catch yourself spending too much on decorations, to find out that you have no budget left for the cake/ snacks. This will ensure that you will not exceed your budget.

Step 2: Plan Your Theme & Color Scheme

Why now, you may ask? This will give you a good jump start to your sweet 16 party ideas and planning adventure. Choosing your sweet 16 party theme and color scheme now will help you decide on your decorations, and will allow you to browse around the shops and compare prices.

Step 3: Picking up the Party Essentials

The sweet 16 party supplies will include:

  • Invitations
  • Decorations
  • Party Favors
  • Food, Snacks
  • Birthday Cake

This may seem like a lot, but honestly you can get half of this stuff at the dollar store. The rest of it you can make yourself! For the invitations, you can make your own for next to nothing. Check out the arts and crafts aisle at the dollar store or Wal-Mart and you should be pretty well set. Don’t forget to make the invitations resemble your party theme!

Decorations- Grab your decorations at one or all of the following places: dollar store, Wal-Mart, your Christmas decorations box in storage, local party store sales, and of course the wonderful internet! Party Favors- Back in the day we called these „loot bags.“ Honestly, who doesn’t love a good old fashion loot bag? Load your friends with candy, cheap gift cards, thank you notes and pictures.

Food and snacks are simple. Make some finger food trays full of bite size sandwiches and pizza slices. If you cook up a large pizza, cut the slices into tiny rectangles for a fun bite size snack. Chips, dip and crackers are also great, and easy on the wallet.

Birthday cakes don’t cost that much when they are store bought, but cost even less if you make it yourself. I would definitely recommend checking out the pre mix packages on the next trip to the grocery store.

Well I hope these sweet 16 party ideas on a budget helped you out some!

Source by Tiffany R


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