I helped plan and throw a sweet 16 birthday party last weekend. I've never helped with a sweet 16 party and it was so fun! That is such a fun age, remember how awesome it was to turn 16! This birthday girl is the coolest. She had a lot of ideas and new what she wanted which was helpful in planning. We had the party at the Aliso Creek Inn and golf course. It's gorgeous! Aliso Creek catered the food. We had chocolate fondue, a donut bar, hot chocolate station, pizza, pop corn and cotton candy bags. Sounds like a lot huh! I thought so too but with around 100 teens at a party the food was devoured and it was nice to have options.
We got a photo booth at the party which was a HIT. You could chose black and white or colored pictures and it printed 2 strips. At the end of the party they gave the birthday girl an album of the pictures and a disc with all the images! The DJ was awesome and the kids danced all night long. McKenna, the birthday girl wanted a candy station too we ordered darling bags from Zurchers, the candy from Smart and Final, and scoops from The Container store.
The decor was simple, not much needed when you are in a gorgeous canyon. Giant balloons and tissue paper tassels were just enough and Mckenna helped paint some signage on wood.
The party was a success! Even the rain couldn't ruin this party. phew!