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Let's talk about Sweet 16 parties!

Anonymous
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Tell me about your Sweet 16. 

Have you had a daughter turn 16 yet?

What did you do?

How much is too much for Sweet 16?


Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 10, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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We celebrated it like any other birthday in my family.  I got to pick what was for dinner and we had cake and ice cream.  I don't know anyone in real life that had a "sweet 16" party.

maureen813
by Gold Member on Mar. 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM
My daughter turns sweet 16 in July, nothing planned so far but she is talking about a shopping spree with four of her friends, dinner in Boston and a sleepover, she went to one last weekend and the parents rented a limo, took a group of six to see the play, Wicked and paid fir dinner, it must have cost a fifteen hundred dollars and I am being conservative. I turned 16 in 1977 and had cake and pizza with friends...and went to a three dollar movie , times sure have changed!
graciepaige
by Gold Member on Mar. 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM
My parents got me a limo for me and my friends, then we went to cici's, where we proceeded to have a cake fight. It was fun.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 10, 2014 at 11:56 PM
I worked. My grandfather visited the following Sunday for chicken dinner and cake.

We don't do birthday "parties" much
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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parties aren't for the kids anymore, its all about the birthday kids parents showing off for the other parents.
LCWAmommy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 11, 2014 at 12:02 AM
My daughter turns 16 in November, all her friends are having big themed parties, but my daughter isn't really into big parties. Instead we are talking about doing a murder mystery cruise thing that's has been wanting to do. It's $70 per person so it will be kind of pricy but I want her to have fun.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 11, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Yeah no. I didn't even know there was a concept of throwing a huge party at 16 much less that it was supposed to a mini wedding party huge and outrageous. No one I knew had one either. 

Thankfully don't have a daughter and if I did she wouldn't get more than a standard party. (which I usually spend around 300-400 per party at the moment but my kid is still young.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Mar. 11, 2014 at 12:04 AM
No way in hell. My dd will forever be 5 lol actually she is almost 6 so I guess I better start planning. I don't really remember my 16th birthday, I was a bit too drunk with my too old friends :/
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 11, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Wouldn't the parents of the other kids have to be invited for this to be the case?

Quoting Anonymous: parties aren't for the kids anymore, its all about the birthday kids parents showing off for the other parents.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM

As Sweet 16 parties go, 1500 dollars is cheap compared to what the big parties cost. 

Quoting maureen813: My daughter turns sweet 16 in July, nothing planned so far but she is talking about a shopping spree with four of her friends, dinner in Boston and a sleepover, she went to one last weekend and the parents rented a limo, took a group of six to see the play, Wicked and paid fir dinner, it must have cost a fifteen hundred dollars and I am being conservative. I turned 16 in 1977 and had cake and pizza with friends...and went to a three dollar movie , times sure have changed!


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