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Girl Power – 5 Gorgeous Sweet 16th Party Ideas for Girls

Turning 16 is a HUGE milestone! Celebrate this very special birthday with a party theme your party girl will LOVE! Read on for inspiration from the Flutter FETTI Team!


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Pick a Color

Have the birthday girl pick their fav color (or two!). On the invitation, let the party guests know to come dressed in their color-coordinated best. The monochromatic effect will look amazing in person and for photos!

 

 

 

 

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High Teas

Tea parties aren’t just for little girls. You can create quite a sophisticated event and enjoy a lovely evening for the ladies with an elegant tea party. Serve tea and light fare, such as finger sandwiches and cookies. Invite an expert to explain etiquette to the ladies.

 

 

 

 

 

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Spa Day

What’s more relaxing than a day at the spa! Hire someone from your local salon for mani/pedis and facials. Have a soft cotton robe and slippers for each guest. Put on some soothing music and relax!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Model for a Day

Hire a local photographer to snap pics as the party goers rock the runway. Set up a photoshoot and use an instant camera to send the girls home with “headshots”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodstock Again

Is your teenager a flower child at heart? Let them experience the 1960s with a “Woodstock” themed party. Decorate with peace signs, music posters, and have everyone dress in their best hippie garb. Peace, love and rock and roll!

 

 

Planning a Sweet 16 party can seem overwhelming, but there are many ways in which you can create a memorable experience for your teen and their guests. The most important aspect of throwing a fabulous party are making sure everyone who attends has FUN! Flutter FETTI confetti and streamer products make affordable accent pieces, favors, and magnificent effects that are sure to wow the teens at your sweet 16 party.

Want even more ideas?  We have them! Check out our posts 16 Big Ideas for that Sweet 16 Party! and Sixteen Candles – Planning the Perfect 16th Party!

5 Fabulous Sweet Sixteen Outdoor Party Ideas

Turning 16 is a HUGE milestone! Celebrate this very special birthday with a party theme your teenager will love! Read on for inspiration from the Flutter FETTI Team in our special 3 part series!

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Backyard Movie

Set up a projection machine and create a movie theater in your very own backyard. Put out blankets, bean bag chairs and beach chairs. Serve popcorn, candy and soda in boxes. Arrange candles and tiki torches to add to the ambiance.

 

 

 

 

the-roller-coaster-largeThrill Seeker

Is your soon to be 16-year-old crazy for coasters?  Then a local amusement park is the perfect destination (most have pavilions available for parties). Have a great time feasting on food and cake, then high tail it for some rides!

 

 

 


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Outdoor enthusiast? Take all their friends on a horseback riding, hiking, or fishing trip. It’s a great way to explore the outdoors and a unique way to have fun.

 

 

 

 

 

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Most lakes have pavilions available for parties. Check out rentals including paddleboards, canoes, a boat or even a water trampoline.

 

 

 

 

 

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Warm summer evenings are the perfect time for an under the stars theme. Light up the place with sparkling lights and let off lanterns into the sky. Putting uplights on the patio, paired with a confetti blower will produce a gorgeous effect that will certainly be remembered.

 

 

 

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Camping out is a fun and budget friendly party idea. Set up a few tents in your backyard along with a bonfire. Roast marshmallows, play flashlight tag and sleep under the stars.

 

Planning a Sweet 16 party can seem overwhelming, but there are many ways in which you can create a memorable experience for your teen and their guests. The most important aspect of throwing a fabulous party are making sure everyone who attends has FUN! Flutter FETTI confetti and streamer products make affordable accent pieces, favors, and magnificent effects that are sure to wow the teens at your sweet 16 party.

Want even more ideas?  We have them! Check out our posts 16 Big Ideas for that Sweet 16 Party! and Sixteen Candles – Planning the Perfect 16th Party! Stay tuned for more Sweet 16 inspiration with next week’s Fun and Games – 5 Super 16th Birthday Party Themes!

Confetti Ideas for Birthday Parties

Birthday Party ConfettiBirthdays parties are the perfect excuse to break from the mold of everyday life and embrace the excitement of party favors, ‘tchotchkes’, and nonsensical decorations. They’re joyous occasions and what’s more joyous than colorful confetti? Here are some great confetti ideas to use for an upcoming birthday party:

Congratulate with 3-in-1 confetti and swisher sticks

Is the birthday girl about to finish her first pony ride? Is the birthday boy rappelling down the rock wall after making it to the top? Congratulate them with a blast of multi-colored confetti using 9″ Happy Birthday Confetti and Swisher Sticks. Then continue using the built-in noisemaker and metallic pom-poms to cheer them on again and again. It’s 3-in-1 fun that will make definitely this birthday a day to remember!

Create a memorable party favor to take home

At many older kids’ birthday parties, guests leave the event with goodie bags in hand. Most are filled with candy that barely makes it back to the house. Well here’s a new idea that will surely last a long time: customized 9” Hand-Flick Confetti Launchers! You can send in an image (6 1/2″ wide by 9 1/2″ long) with your order and it will be wrapped around the tube. Use a picture of the birthday girl or boy, a name and the date of the event to create a memorable keepsake that will remind everyone of all the fun times!

Surprise with hand-flick confetti sticks

Surprise birthdays are so much fun, especially when you bring confetti and streamers into the mix. Rather than stand behind couches waiting to simply jump up and scream, line up guests with confetti sticks in hand and make it rain on the unsuspecting birthday person! The best hand-flick confetti stick options are 6” Flutter Flickers (perfect for low ceilings, small spaces and apartments), 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks (great for higher ceilings, larger spaces and houses), and 18” Airless Launchers with Metallic Streamers (easy cleanup for large indoor or outdoor surprises). Plus, you can customize confetti to be in the birthday person’s favorite colors. The commotion and wide-eyed expression that result from this surprise make confetti one of the best ideas for surprise birthday parties.

For more surprise birthday ideas, read our other recent blog.

Celebrate a ‘Sweet 16’ with colorful confetti

Sweet 16 parties are epic and confetti only makes them that much better. Teenage girls love the colorful moments that come from guests tossing Flutter FETTI and can’t wait to see the photos right after the party!   We’ve got a whole list featuring 16 big ideas for a Sweet 16 party, many of which include oodles of confetti! You’ll be amazed at how little pieces of paper can bring so much joy to a group of teens!

Keep the Bar and Bat Mitzvah rolling with confetti

Nothing is more nerve-wracking yet exciting for a 13-year old boy or girl than a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, respectively. And while this coming of age party may start with serious traditions, it ends with the party of a lifetime. Confetti and streamers keep the party going and our recent blog tells you how to go confetti crazy at a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. It’s a colorful way to say ‘hip hip hooray’ and get the whole guest list jumping on its feet!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life. Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your birthday party celebration.

 

Top 10 Surprise Birthday Party Ideas

Confetti Surprise Birthday IdeasThrowing a surprise birthday party is a challenging endeavor.  You’ve got to organize the guests, sneak around town to pick up supplies, hide the gifts, and most importantly, keep it all one big secret.  So when the moment comes, you want it to be much more exciting than just everyone saying “Surprise”.

It’s time to give that surprise birthday party the “WOW!” factor it deserves and your experts at Flutter FETTI® know just how to do it!  Here are the top 10 surprise birthday party ideas:

1. Toss Colorful Confetti – what if your huge “Surprise!” moment came in a rainbow of colors?  As the birthday guest opens the door, shower him or her in a cloud of colorful confetti from 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks!  A lot of color goes a long way and that simple surprise becomes an elegant and magical affair.  The pictures look amazing too with the birthday honoree’s face lit up and confetti flying all around!

2. The Slow Build-Up – this surprise birthday plan is absolutely epic!  Start off with just you and the birthday honoree at a location of your choosing – your house, a bar, a concert hall – and have friends slowly come in one by one.  So the first friend shows up, then 10 minutes later another friend shows up, and then 10 minutes later another one until the whole place is a rocking party.  It’s like a never-ending surprise!  Have everyone walk in with a 6” Flutter Flicker Confetti Launcher to make each entrance that much more memorable.

3. Host an Open Bar – everyone loves an open bar and it’s always ten times better when you didn’t see it coming.  Ask all the surprise guests to chip in for an hour or two of open bar at the birthday guy or gal’s favorite watering hole.  After the eventful “Surprise!” start handing out his or her favorite shot or cocktail and get the party started.

4. Host the Party Outside – everyone expects an indoor party to be a surprise, so make it even more of a shock by doing it outside.  You can have the surprise birthday party at a local park, at a beach bonfire spot, or even at the top of the ski slopes.  When the guest of honor arrives, have biodegradable tissue confetti from Flutter FETTI ready to flick.  It’s a colorful and refreshing way to kick off a birthday celebration!

5. A Treasure Hunt – the treasure hunt concept is similar to the sorority ‘clue week’.  As the birthday guy or gal starts the day, provide an initial clue that leads to another clue and then another clue and so on until he or she eventually ends up at the final surprise birthday locale.  Friends and family members can be included in the clues to make each one more exciting.  It’s a lot of upfront work to design the treasure hunt, but the smiles and laughter make up for it all!

6. Deck The Halls with Streamers – this is another play on the standard at-home “Surprise!” party.  Wrap the entire house in streamers – from the doors to the stairwells to the toilets – put up a streamer banner with the phrase “Happy Birthday”, and when the birthday honoree arrives, toss Metallic Streamers from 9” Airless Launchers.  With a consistent theme running through the entire house, it’s the most decorative way to say happy birthday!

7. The VIP Treatment – this surprise birthday party begins by telling the birthday honoree he or she is having a normal night at the club.  Then have a limo pull up with a few friends inside.  When you arrive at the club, skip to the front of the line and walk inside to a VIP table where more friends are waiting.  It’s a treatment they’ll never expect and a night they’ll always remember!

8. Event Tickets – everyone has a favorite band, DJ, or sports team.  Find out who it is and get tickets for a time before or on the birthday.  Surprise the birthday guy or gal with tickets and have all your friends join the fun too.  It’s not a typical party, but it’s an unexpected gift that’s perfect for celebrating a birthday.

9. The Masquerade – invite the guest of honor to a costume party where he or she supposedly knows no one.  After you walk in, say hello to the host and a few other masked people.  When the time is right have everyone simultaneously reveal their true identities.  It’s a cute way to throw a surprise birthday party; plus everyone loves a masquerade theme.

10. Vacation Surprise – this one is costlier than most and perfect for couples, but if you can pull it off it’s worth every penny.  Set up a trip for just the two of you (you and the birthday honoree).  Set some expectations that this is simply a fun birthday trip, not a romantic one.  When you arrive at the destination airport, hotel, or beach, have all your friends waiting there to party with you!  If you do it right, there will be zero disappointment and tons of excitement!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your surprise birthday party.

16 Big Ideas For That Sweet 16 Party

Sweet 16 confettiGoodbye little princess costume, hello big pink Corvette.  Your daughter is turning 16 and the days of small, easy birthday parties are over.  Now she’s become selective about what she wants to get, how she wants it done, and whom she wants to invite.  So if you’re going to throw a Sweet 16 party, it’s go big or go home.

You don’t have to spend a fortune, but you do have to impress your guests and especially your daughter.  Having a dance floor, music, cake, and gifts are a given. Here are 16 bright ideas to make your Sweet 16 party a huge success:

1. Video Save-The-Date – Homemade invitations are nice, but a viral video is way cooler.  Get a friend or a local expert to splice together a video save-the-date with a hint of what’s to come and excite all the birthday girls’ friends and family.  Use 6” Flutter Flickers at the end of the video for special effect and an extra dose of fun!

2. Limo Rental – Even if she can drive, she probably doesn’t want to do it in her big dress and heels.  Rent a limo for her and her friends to escort them to the party.  Kick it up a notch with a convertible or stretch limo – they’ll absolutely love it!

3. Red Carpet – Roll out the red carpet and take photos to welcome your daughter and her friends, all of whom are “glam” for the night.  Shower them with our 18″ Airless Launchers filled with tissue Flutter FETTI as they walk into the entrance of the venue.  For a special surprise, create a cardboard cutout of the cute actor with whom everyone wants to take pictures.

4. Grand Entrance – Line up all the friends and family on the dance floor.  As the DJ or MC announces the Sweet 16 girl’s name and she comes out, shower her with 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks customized in her favorite color!

5. Local Band – DJs are cool, but local bands are often way more interactive and fun.  Just make sure they know the latest hot songs, particularly those in the ‘Top 40”.

6. Mocktail Bar – They’re still 5 years away from drinking legally, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pretend to be mature adults (they think they are anyway).  A mocktail bar complete with bartender and drink selection, like virgin Cosmopolitans and virgin Bloody Marys, will provide a real party atmosphere.

7. Ice Cream Buffet – It’s no secret girls love desserts.  An ice cream bar with a huge variety of flavors and toppings will melt away every 16-year-old girl in the place.

8. Sizzling S’mores – If it’s an outdoor Sweet 16 party or if there’s an outdoor space with a fire pit, then supply everyone with graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows.  Who doesn’t love making s’mores by the fire?

9. Father-Daughter Dance – Even if dad is a bit embarrassing and old-fashioned, all girls crave the emotional element of the Sweet 16 party.  Ask the DJ or band to play a slow song for dad and daughter to enjoy.  During dance, shoot off Mega Blasters filled with die-cut stars because every daughter is a star in her dad’s eyes.

10. Karaoke – Everyone thinks they can sing, even if they can’t.  Singing karaoke is an exciting and hysterical way of getting the entire Sweet 16 crowd involved in the party.

11. Photo Slideshow – High school girls are known to take a lot of photos and this party is the perfect excuse to show them off.  Rent a projector, use a screen or white wall, and have a slideshow playing in the background at all times.  You can even throw up those recent red carpet photos too!

12. Dance Games – Do a dance off, limbo, or musical chairs.  They may sound cheesy at first but they are great entertainment and everyone will be laughing before you know it.  Games also break up the musical monotony of the night.  Shower the winner of the dance game with our 18″ Airless Launcher filled with Metallic FETTI Strips.

13. Photo Booth – This old-school machine is still a hugely popular guest at today’s parties.  Watch your daughter’s friends pile in, snap funny photos, and print them out for all to see.

14. Confetti Grand Finale– Are you or your daughter craving a spectacular grand finale?  During the Sweet 16 girl’s favorite song or last dance, blast off tons of confetti using our Surprise Box Confetti Launcher or 3” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher.

15. Enchanting Exit – As your proud Sweet 16 daughter exits the party, cover her in a cloud of confetti!  Give every guest 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks and wish her happy birthday as she heads off into the night.

16. Grown-Up Gift Bags – To thank your guests, particularly the teenage ones, hand out grown-up gift bags full of make-up, jewelry, bath oils, nail polish, and other things that teenage girls love.  Candy, chocolate, and popcorn work too!  Consult your daughter for ideas – it is her Sweet 16 party after all!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your Sweet 16 party.