I have always loved throwing a great party. However, unlike many people, I enjoy planning the parties even more than I do hosting them and mixing and mingling with my guests. While I enjoy decorating and preparing food to serve my guests, my favorite aspect of a party to plan is the entertainment. I have hired DJs, live bands, and even magicians. While many people think that magicians are just for children's parties, I have a favorite magician who never fails to entertain my group of adult friends. I love party planning so much that I decided to create a blog to share my party planning tips on with a focus on party entertainment!
Do you want to plan out a memorable sweet sixteen party? Now that you're getting older, you may be excited about bringing all your friends and family together for one special event where you'll get to celebrate your birthday and have a fantastic time. If you want the party to be everything you've always dreamed of, simply follow a few essential steps.
Select a Theme
Pick a theme for your sweet sixteen party. If you're not sure what to do, these are just a few of the themes you should consider choosing:
Once you've selected the theme, it'll be easier for you to figure out how to decorate the venue where you're planning to have the party.
Create or Purchase Decorations
Purchase decorations that go with your theme or make your own. If you're working on a tighter budget, there are some simple ways to decorate a venue without spending a ton of money.
Purchase glitter and balloons in assorted colors. Place a handful of glitter into each balloon before blowing them up. Use the balloons to decorate the entire venue. You can spell out "Sweet 16" by placing these balloons together and taping them against a wall. You could even use balloons with ribbons as centerpieces for tables.
Ask friends and family to supply you with some of their favorite photos of you. These photos may include pictures of you with loved ones while at school, on vacation, out at the mall, or even hanging out at home. Decorate the wall with these photos by organizing them in the shape of the number 16.
These are just some of the different ways you can decorate with affordable items instead of splurging on decorations that are too expensive.
Find a Good DJ
Start the search for a good sweet sixteen DJ as soon as possible. You'll want to hire someone with plenty of experience who won't have a problem playing the songs you've written on your list. Do a web search to find DJ's in your area. Check out their social media pages, find out what others are saying about their work, and get a price quote from these professionals before choosing a specific one to work during your event.
These are some of the essential steps you should follow when planning a sweet sixteen party. It's best to choose your theme before you start figuring out what types of decorations you'd like to use. Aside from choosing a theme and picking decorations, you'll also need to look into hiring a good DJ to play great music throughout the night.