Thursday, May 8, 2014

How to Throw a "Red Carpet" Sweet 16

If you're in the process of planning your daughter's sweet 16, or have thrown one in the past, then you're probably familiar with the stress that comes with picking the perfect theme. Since the majority of your party, including your menu, music, favors and decorations, are likely to revolve around your theme, it's important to choose something that is easy to work with while also meeting your daughter's personal preference.

A popular theme that allows you to really get creative is a "red carpet" or "Hollywood" theme party. With this theme, there are so many directions you can go in! Will your party focus on a particular movie or TV show? Maybe it will just focus on one particular celebrity. No matter which path you choose, a red carpet themed sweet 16 is sure to make your guests feel like they're superstars. The following are some tips you can use when designing your sweet 16 around this theme:

Attire: Everyone knows that celebrities dress to impress, so you should too! When picking out your daughter's sweet 16 dress, choose a look that resembles what her favorite celebrity might wear to an awards show. As for family and friends, suggest that they wear something they would want to be photographed in if they were walking the red carpet.

Decorations: A Hollywood theme isn't complete without a red carpet that leads from the venue's front door to the party room. To get the full effect, consider hiring a photographer who can take each guests' picture on the red carpet as they enter the room. Other decoration ideas include cardboard cutouts of celebrities and stars with guests' names for their place setting to imitate the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Music and Entertainment: Choose music that would make you feel like you're in LA celebrating with all of your favorite celebrities. Then, design activities that reflect the aspect of Hollywood you're trying to capture. For example, you can set up karaoke, have a name that tune contest, or show scenes from your favorite movies and ask guests to figure out what movie they're from.

Party Favors: End the night by giving guests a piece of Hollywood to take home. Some ideas include imitation Hollywood award trophies, movie clapboard key chains, and VIP laminates.

Are you ready to plan a night your daughter will never forget? Choose Zacharys to host your daughter's sweet 16! Our party planners will help you coordinate each detail of your sweet 16 and will work with you to ensure your party is unique and memorable. All sweet 16 parties come with a DJ, MC's, dancers, artists, photographers, videographers and more. Call us at (516) 794-9770 to start planning your party today!

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