Teen Party Ideas
by Wendy Switzer
Sweet 16 Party
- Poster board - black and a main color, 1 piece for every 2 letters in the name
- Metallic gift wrap
- Paper gift wrap
- Cardstock matching poster board colors
- Party Favors
- Cut each piece of poster board in half.
- Cut the lighter/contrasting color into letters to spell the name of the party guest or occasion.
- Adhere the letters onto the black poster board pieces. Cut around each letter leaving a 1/4"-1/2" border creating a mat around each letter.
- Cut smaller letters to finish creating your banner/title/names, etc.
Favor cake boxes
- Cut cake boxes using contrasting cardstock colors...one color for the box and the other for the lid. I used the Cricut machine, "Tie the Knot" cartridge and the "cake box" shape.
- Punch two holes in the end of the box.
- Cut 8" of coordinating ribbon and string through the holes, tying a bow on the outside of the box.
- Fill the boxes with goodies or specialty party favors
- Stack the boxes in 4-6 rows to create a tower of favor boxes.
- A fun way to feed a lot of teens is fix sandwiches! Not only regular bread sandwiches...but create bread that goes along with the party theme.
- Shape dough into the birthday number...sweet 16, 21, etc.
- Shape dough into a party theme object...baseball, football, princess crown, etc
Decorative Snack Bowls
Dollar stores are a great way to create a fancy look for very little money.
- Purchase large bowls and small bowls.
- Place the smaller bowls upside down on the table. Place the larger bowls on top of the smaller bowls.
- Tie a ribbon around the top of the smaller bowl. Add a party favor or other decor to create a unique look.