Sweet 16 Ideas



Your little princess will always be your princess, but she will only turn 16 once. Figuring out what our teens want and delivering just that is not an easy feat. Giving her the fairy tale she deserves on her special day has never been easier with these sweet 16 ideas.

Sweet 16 Ideas for Planning


Sweet 16 ideas are usually about the theme and games, but they should begin with how to plan. There is an outline to planning the perfect sweet 16 party. You will need to pick a theme and stick to it. That can be a little tricky when there are many to choose from. Decide on a few games to keep your guests entertained. Your event should follow a timeline and appear planned. Schedule events the way you want them carried out on her big day. Work with your deejay and day of event coordinator to make sure the timeline is followed, such as the timing for speeches, cutting the cake, games and the dinner.


Sweet 16 Ideas for a Princess Theme


You might think the princess theme is overdone and outdated, but believe it or not, Cinderella-like ballgowns, tiaras and pink are here to stay. A princess theme party is glitz and glam, sequined table runners and an elegant dining experience. Keep it young with balloons, but add the element that says she is growing up with elegant candelabras, floral centerpieces, candles, and fine china.

Sweet 16 Ideas for "The Great Gatsby" Theme


These sweet 16 ideas for a "Great Gatsby" theme will take your party back to the roaring 20’s to the Jazz Age. "The Great Gatsby" is one of the greatest literary pieces from a period in the United States when the economy soared, as did prohibition, bootlegging, gambling, and underground clubs or speakeasies. While the bar will serve the adults, this theme inspires gangster parties with costumes from the era. Throw a little mix and mingle from this jazz era into your theme for a culturally artistic celebration. Pulling off these "Great Gatsby" inspired sweet 16 ideas calls for art-deco patterns, feathers, black, metallic, bling, stringed pearls and everything glamour. Imagine gold and black candelabras, bejeweled with strings of pearls and topped with feathers. Envision sequined table runners, gold charger plates, black napkins, and contrasting chinaware. Do not forget the jazz music.


Sweet 16 Ideas for a Halloween Theme


Sometimes the best sweet 16 ideas involve costumes. If she loves costume parties and Halloween, make her day special with one of her favorite holidays. Dim the room and cast up-lighting on Halloween décor. This theme calls for skulls and black manzanita trees. Cast a scary film on the wall. Decorate with candles, skeletons, black and orange.


Sweet 16 Ideas for Games


These sweet 16 ideas for games are the best part of the party. Use imagination and plan a scavenger hunt in the venue. Rig up an old game of limbo. Karaoke to her favorite songs. Have a dance-off. Play bingo, word games and the "How Well Do You Know Me" game.

Sweet 16 Ideas for Décor


Look no further than the Crystal Ballroom for your sweet 16 ideas for décor. Crystal Ballroom venues are all-inclusive event venues, each staffed with an in-house design team that is dedicated to creating the celebration of your dreams. Bring your imagination and our in-house designers will transform one of the most elegant venues into your dream celebration. If you are struggling to pick a theme, our venues have sweet 16 ideas for décor that will take your breath away.



Meet with our in-house designers and planners, and select the fine pieces that will write her princess story. Coordinate the elements of your table settings from our selection of napkins, linens, overlays, runners, chargers and elegant centerpieces. Select from our beautiful candelabras, vintage manzanita trees, tall floating candles, gorgeous lanterns, and huge floral arrangements.

The collaboration between the all-inclusive Crystal Ballroom and vendors makes planning the sweet 16 of your dreams an effortless and memorable journey. Crystal Ballroom facilitates the connection with trusted dress designers and retailers, cake bakers and decorators, caterers, photographers, deejays, day of event coordinators, and hair and makeup artists. A Crystal Ballroom venue is elegance, flexibility and affordability.

Contact a Crystal Ballroom event venue to discover sweet 16 ideas and make her special day everything it should be. Schedule a complementary VIP tour (In-Person or Video Tour).

We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.