Celebrating Sweet Sixteen With Your Teen 

May 27, 2020

Celebrating a sixteenth birthday is a milestone for young adults and their families. This particular birthday means that childhood is fading into the rearview mirror and adulthood is just around the corner – it is a symbol of the coming of age for both girls and boys. 

Many parents recognize this major milestone and choose to celebrate their child’s birthday with family, friends, and neighbors who have watched their “baby” grow throughout the years.  The day itself can be bittersweet, especially for parents, but marking it with a party is a great way to capture the excitement of the occasion!

Our “Sweet 16” parties here at Danversport can range from grand events to more intimate parties with close friends and family members. Wherever you are on that spectrum, we can help celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime milestone in one of our waterfront event spaces.


Choosing a Theme 

Many parents who choose to host a “Sweet 16” for their son or daughter do it with a theme that is nearest and dearest to the young adult. Some common favorites include themes related to sports teams, fashion, or pop culture. Choosing a theme can help focus what menu to choose, the decor, and event, and the entertainment such as games and music selections.

Choosing Entertainment 

Once you have chosen a theme, your entertainment will be easier to narrow down. 16-year-olds can be tough to entertain, but successful sweet sixteen parties often feature entertainment like karaoke, photo booths, dance contests, charactertures, fashion shows, make-up tutorials, and scavenger hunts. Try to match your son or daughter’s interests to the entertainment of your schedule. Remember, it’s their special day. 


Special Menu Items 

Make the celebration even more special with a fun dessert! Two Danversport favorites are the chocolate fountain or build your own sundae bar! Dessert options are endless and your teen will love any assortment of treats that they can share with their friends.

Is your child’s sixteenth birthday coming up? Talk to us about booking a room to celebrate with family and friends. Our coordinators can help you plan a night they won’t soon forget.

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