Ideas for 16th birthday party

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, , , i'm wondering 'WHY' nobody has commented on my request here on this community. My feelings are somewhat hurt because it seems as if you are passing me up. I am very open and honest with all my posts. I am just like any other mom here online. What is going on here? I would appreciate some ideas for my son's 16th birthday party that is coming up in April. Thank you all! God bless you all! HUGS to everyone! ahahhaa

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Carolyn - posted on 10/01/2012

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Hi,

I'm sorry I haven't been on here in a while, I am in the same situation your in, I need to have a party for my soon to be 15 years old, and like to know if you have any Ideals.



Thanks,

Carolyn

Leah - posted on 05/14/2013

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Sorry too late just joined up, but for future! My daughter is 16 in two weeks and i have bought cheap props IE: crazy hats, stick moustaches, lips, glasses and ties feather boas and put up a black velvert curtain for backdrop for a photo booth. No need to print photos just post to individual attendees facebook. She is having an open fire in the back yard, finger foods such as buffalo wings, party pies, sausage rolls, sushi, mini spring rolls and chocolate fountain with strawberries and marshmellows also used for fire, cup cakes soft drinks, water and hot chocolate as it is winter here in Australia. All the attendees are musical so a few are also bringing guitars for a sigalong around the fire. The TV will be on with no sound as there is a big AFL game on that the boys will want to keep an eye on. Music is off all ipods/iphones through a docking station. A few fairy lights and balloons for decoration. hope this helps. I have some feedback from 2 girls attending saying the photo props will be a blast!

Luke - posted on 03/10/2014

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If anyone is after anymore ideas for a 16 year old boy party then i have got some good ideas because i am going to be 16 this year myself and i am a boy and hopefully i am going to have a 16th bday party and this is what i would like to do have at my party or celebration night ither go to Pizza hut with a couple of mates from school and then go cinema a watch a good film and then go to a youth club with mates or go to a pub with my family and friends and then have a sleepover round my house and invite all of my friends other to stop the night and play on the xbox all night and have a midnight feste or Have a really big party and have a disco with all of my favroute songs and invite all of my friends and the theame would be football and have chips and pizzas for the food and then go back to mine to go on xbox and watch films and let me friends stop other the night and maybe invite a girl but no naughty stuff obviously

Kelly - posted on 08/28/2012

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you can do a hollywood theme with red carpet some lights decorations from party city huge wall backrounds that come at least 50 feet long, you can have the guys wear cool shades make the colors silver and black theme im a party planner

Trisa - posted on 04/14/2014

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Hi sorry if this is too late, I was searching for something different for my sons' 16th bd party as well and I wanted to share what I decided to do. Well first off this is the 4th and last son to turn 16 and only 1 other son actually wanted to celebrate his 16th birthday. What I did for that one was to have a party at the house and invited his family for the 1st 2hrs and then friends for the remainder of the night. food was prepared for both shifts and we had pictures with a background of his name and designs in graffiti for all the guests to take with him and then it was finished with a dance party. It was a great hit but I realized he was very popular and I ended up with about 50-75 children on my block; so for the youngest who is even more popular I will rent a hall and he too will have a dance party for the family first and then finish with friends but I will jazz it up with the theme of his birth year. I will have everyone dress like people did 16 years ago (1998) or movies that came out or something of that nature. I will decide later on that but dancing and music always seems to work well. Good Luck to you and your soon to be 16 year old!

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Brandi - posted on 05/25/2014

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If you live near a racetrack check out the racing schedules around the birthday. Most boys love cars and racing! What better way to celebrate the 16th for a boy and getting to drive than something involving cars!

Jessica - posted on 02/19/2014

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hey i dont know what to do with my birthday and im about to be 16 and i want it to be awsome and im gonna try doing zebra but i dont know what to do like cakes games

Sue - posted on 01/12/2014

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Hon. this is the first time I ever been on here. Just so stressed about this birthday b/c she is so not 16. I typed in google; and this is where it took me. I hope your son enjoy's his birthday. Sue Allen Hayes on facebook, if u want to connect.

Sue - posted on 01/12/2014

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Thank you, I do not think I have been on here before. My daughter is 16 on 1/15..but she is so not 16 maturity wise. i like the hat idea..i guess a party store? was thinking a fire here and hot dog's and smore's. Maybe 6 kids. K get's so overwhelmed so easy. Was thinking of flower that she likes. Buy one and a 16 balloon. And take it to her favorite place to eat. I would bring it early and ask them to bring it out after we are seated. I am no sure but hoping she will like this. she becomes, very senative about birthday's.
any Mom of a 16 Asperger's girl who would want to contact me Sue Allen Hayes on facebook. tks.

Megan - posted on 06/03/2013

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Wii dance party gets everyone up and moving...then give prizes for funny, made up catagories...flashiest dancer, jumpiest dancer, princess dancer, diva dancer, smiliest dancer...
my son had a crew of boys over last week and they had a blast playing Just Dance 4. Girls love it too. Big Big hit! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0086V5...

Leah - posted on 06/02/2013

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The 16yr olds Party was held last Saturday night! We now have 45 boys and girls raving about how good it was. No problems on the night and no real mess was made. All kids were signed in and out of party! Strictly no alcohol or cigarettes and all abided and respected my daughters wishes! It made a few realises that u do not need alcohol to have a great time.

Megan - posted on 01/05/2013

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Okay just last night my teen son had a bunch of friends over and they had an absolute blast playing Just Dance 4 on the WII I got it on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0086V5...
Honestly it was soooo funny watching them all trying to make the dance moves. They were cracking up at each other. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Its available on other game systems too if you have play station or xbox. Definitely fun for teens of all ages.
I plan to try it when no one is around too. :)

Estelle - posted on 10/12/2012

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Hi there i'm alreday starting to think of ideas for my daugther in November next year, i know how you feel, have you cosidered a beach party or rock party you can even do da oldschool drive In.



Hope it helps!



Estelle

Denise - posted on 04/01/2012

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Hi just saw your post myself, depending on what your son is interested in you could go with a theme party my youngest daughter decided for her 16th to have a 60's theme and everyone got into the swing of it and it was amazing to see both girls and guys come dressed and they had a great night. My youngest son was different he would have either a night of dinner and go to the movies or I know some of his mates had a landline party at our local youth group centre where they played online games with other people. You could also hire in movies and have a pizza and movie night only if your prepared to put up with teenagers everywhere. :) I must have been crazy lol hope these suggestions help and you find something for them to do.

Michelle - posted on 02/21/2012

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Hi, I just joined today and saw your post. Maybe this idea will help you. Here's the party my daughter had for her 16th. A scavenger hunt in a mall. We used a sprawling, busy, outdoor mall at night where it was difficult for the kids to run into each otherand clue into their answer (fyi The Irvine Spectrum, California). Days before the event, my husband and I went to the mall to walk through for the scavenger hunt list. We tried to be challenging, but fun. We picked something on a carasel, something else on a large decorative water fountain, and a painting of Keith Richards in an art shop. The clues were tricky too. The party was taken to the mall in a limo. They were put in groups of three, given their lists, and told the finishing time and place. Gift cards were giving to the 1st and 2nd place winners. The party was a hit. Hopes this helps you.

Latrell - posted on 02/16/2012

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My daughter just turned 16 last week, I have always wanted to be able to my kids birthday to remember. My first idea was to rent a place where the teens like to hang out and I found a spot where the were arcade games, pool tables and an espresso bar due to limited funds and limited time I had to think fast so I talked to my daughters best friend to help gather up friends even momentarily

possessed her cell phone to get contacts that way, what I did was planned a surprise party for her and her friends where happy to take part and the best part she didnt have a clue

Michelle - posted on 08/12/2011

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What is he into? My son loves fishing so we are getting a friend to take him & some mates out. Girls are so much easier my 15 year old had some girls round for a sleepover & had french polish done & minked toe nail...... I know that's no help to you trying to find 16th birthday party ideas for your son. Depends on budget too! Take him & some mates to a footie game with meal after or drop them at cinema & pay for food after. Sure he doesn't want mum tagging along! Some night clubs do under 18 evenings you could arrange to take him & some mates, pick them up and let them sleep over..... pref outside in a tent. Hope he has a fab 16th birthday party.

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I just gave my 15 yr. old son a cook-out party. He invited a bunch of his buddies, they played football & basketball, drank a bunch of water & gatoraid & sodas, tracked into the house, used all my glasses, & had fun together. I gave him money, because he doesn't like what I buy him. Have a fun day.

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 04/03/2010

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HI EVERYONE!!! My sons 16th birthday party is right around the corner. I have taken something from everyones post. Oh how I appreciare each and everyone of you. It has helped. I wll let you know how it turned out. UPDATE coming soon!

Rose - posted on 02/28/2010

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I would let him chose what he wants to do for his birthday. After all, he is turning 16.

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 02/28/2010

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Thank you for your post. I appreciate it! I will let u know what I decide to do.

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 02/28/2010

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Hi Ginger, , , I haven't been online much lately. I haven't been feeling well. Yes liked your 16th birthday party ideas. They are awesome. I am writing them down and I will eventually choose the best idea for his 16th birthday party. I will let you know how it went!

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 02/28/2010

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Hi Karen, , , i will check into that (PaintBall) he may like that! I want his friends to keep i SECRET. I am not sure how to do that. They talk everyday. Well thank you. Keep this event in your prayers. Please!!!God Bless you! Thanks again!

Karen - posted on 02/22/2010

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Sorry that no one has responded. If you don't mind me saying, birthday ideas for a 16 year old son can be quite a challenge. My first suggestion is to ask him what he'd like. Depending on your personal perspective and budget this may be a challenge. When we lived up north, I took my sons and their friends skiing for the day. I was a single mom at the time and all the other parents pitched in for the lift tickets instead of presents. Then we came back home and had pizza and cake and all the kids slept over. Of course, there were still presents!!



I don't know how you feel about paintballing, but it's very cool. You can check it out, but kids love it. Our church takes the youth group at least once a year. Very safe. Some fields have special deals for birthday parties.



Good luck!



Love,



Karen

Belinda Missey - posted on 02/21/2010

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For my son's 16 birthday I gave him a surprise party at home & invited all the people that I knew he would want to share it with. Everyone had a lot of fun keeping it a secret!!! We served hamburgers, chips & dip, canned drinks, and of course cake. His birthday is on St Patrick's day...so there was a lot of green in the pictures!!!lol It all turned out really great & we have great memories to go with it!!! Hope this helps you with 16th birthday party ideas & planning! Blessings Your Way!

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 02/13/2010

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Thank you for your thoughts. It is well appreciated. I will take a look! I just thought people would have some good 16th birthday party ideas because they have allready gone thru that stage with their sons. Thank you and GOD bless you!

Chantel - posted on 02/12/2010

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I hardly ever get on but I noticed your post and wanted to suggest a 16th birthday party idea. I had a roller skating birthday party for my daughter when she turned the big 1-0. We rented the hall for a couple of hours and were able to invite up to 50 people. It was a great time.

Dawn - posted on 02/11/2010

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I guess it depends on what kind of things he likes to do-my son (15 in march) is all about the movies-loves to go every weekend if i let him, but in our area they have star light bowl which is fun-it is fairly dark in the lanes, disco lights and lazers, and they play music while you bowl....that is all i can think of...hope it helps

Breeze - posted on 02/11/2010

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My apologies. I didn't see your earlier post. Although I volunteer w/ teens (which is why I subscribed to this) my own kids are 9, 7, 4 and 1 so I don't get online often. Just saw this in my inbox. I found gifts.com to be invaluable during the holiday season. You know your son better than we would so I highly recommend using the cool profiling quiz they have. It was super helpful when I was trying to figure out what to get my sister-in-law's fiance! :) Hope it helps you too.

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 02/09/2010

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Yes Ginger , , , I did see your post. I thank you for acknowledging my post. I am having a difficult time finding ideas for his 16th birthday. I know that something will come up. thank you

Ginger - posted on 01/29/2010

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I just saw your post today... I replied on the other post... Hope you like my ideas.

Michelle - posted on 08/12/2011

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What is he into? My son loves fishing so we are getting a friend to take him & some mates out. Girls are so much easier my 15 year old had some girls round for a sleepover & had french polish done & minked toe nail...... I know that's no help to you trying to find 16th birthday party ideas for your son. Depends on budget too! Take him & some mates to a footie game with meal after or drop them at cinema & pay for food after. Sure he doesn't want mum tagging along! Some night clubs do under 18 evenings you could arrange to take him & some mates, pick them up and let them sleep over..... pref outside in a tent. Hope he has a fab 16th birthday party.

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 04/03/2010

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HI EVERYONE!!! My sons 16th birthday party is right around the corner. I have taken something from everyones post. Oh how I appreciare each and everyone of you. It has helped. I wll let you know how it turned out. UPDATE coming soon!

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 02/28/2010

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Hi Ginger, , , I haven't been online much lately. I haven't been feeling well. Yes liked your 16th birthday party ideas. They are awesome. I am writing them down and I will eventually choose the best idea for his 16th birthday party. I will let you know how it went!

Karen - posted on 02/22/2010

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Sorry that no one has responded. If you don't mind me saying, birthday ideas for a 16 year old son can be quite a challenge. My first suggestion is to ask him what he'd like. Depending on your personal perspective and budget this may be a challenge. When we lived up north, I took my sons and their friends skiing for the day. I was a single mom at the time and all the other parents pitched in for the lift tickets instead of presents. Then we came back home and had pizza and cake and all the kids slept over. Of course, there were still presents!!



I don't know how you feel about paintballing, but it's very cool. You can check it out, but kids love it. Our church takes the youth group at least once a year. Very safe. Some fields have special deals for birthday parties.



Good luck!



Love,



Karen

Belinda Missey - posted on 02/21/2010

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For my son's 16 birthday I gave him a surprise party at home & invited all the people that I knew he would want to share it with. Everyone had a lot of fun keeping it a secret!!! We served hamburgers, chips & dip, canned drinks, and of course cake. His birthday is on St Patrick's day...so there was a lot of green in the pictures!!!lol It all turned out really great & we have great memories to go with it!!! Hope this helps you with 16th birthday party ideas & planning! Blessings Your Way!

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 02/13/2010

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Thank you for your thoughts. It is well appreciated. I will take a look! I just thought people would have some good 16th birthday party ideas because they have allready gone thru that stage with their sons. Thank you and GOD bless you!

Chantel - posted on 02/12/2010

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I hardly ever get on but I noticed your post and wanted to suggest a 16th birthday party idea. I had a roller skating birthday party for my daughter when she turned the big 1-0. We rented the hall for a couple of hours and were able to invite up to 50 people. It was a great time.

Kathleen/Deborah - posted on 02/09/2010

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Yes Ginger , , , I did see your post. I thank you for acknowledging my post. I am having a difficult time finding ideas for his 16th birthday. I know that something will come up. thank you

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