I am sure you are feeling a little overwhelmed with all this planning stuff!! So much to do: finding the right location, the right day and time, the beautiful decorations, the scrumptious food and yes the entertainment! The list is endless...let me help you a little. Of course everyone will remember your fabulous Sweet 16, but what do you think your guests will remember most? Will they remember the food they ate? How the table was decorated? Or will they remember how much FUN they had at your Sweet Sixteen??
Every little girl dreams of her Sweet 16. It is the day you are no longer that “little girl.” This is such a special day in your life that you will remember for years to come. Entertainment plays such a crucial role in your Sweet 16 and can determine the outcome of your day. It is important that you choose your entertainment wisely. This day is all about you and make sure that your entertainment choice has that as their top priority!
We will focus on the entertainment facet of your Sweet 16 and the components that will make it a successful one. First big decision: a DJ or band? Having a band at your Sweet 16 will add a certain amount of flair to your event. Though bands tend to have a limited song list and have to take breaks. This may not be the choice for you.
Today’s DJs carry a grand variety of music and can accommodate the most extensive song list. While a talented MC can keep your party moving along. Additionally, most DJs have options. You can add like light shows, smoke machines, bubble machines, confetti blasts, etc. Your DJ/MC should coordinate all aspects regarding the flow of your evening. No decisions should be made on your special day. All decisions should be made prior to and a talented DJ/MC service will make sure of that. Wouldn’t you prefer to have fun with your friends than trying to figure when to do your dance with Dad?
Are you going to have a party, meal with a reception or a traditional Sweet 16 including candle lighting?
Is it going to be over the top? Or mildly conservative? Just your friends? Or friends and family? All of these are different parties which we will explain further in upcoming articles. The Hit MTV Series My Super Sweet 16 has lent itself to some truly incredible affairs with budgets exceeding the $500,000 mark. No one says that you need to spend that kind of money on an AWESOME Sweet 16. In the months and weeks leading up to your Sweet 16, we will help you make your event a memorable, once in a lifetime extravaganza.
Candle lighting, changing of shoes, dance with Dad and other family traditions
These are traditions associated with the family and friends type party. During the candle lighting, usually 17 (16 + 1 for good luck) candles the Sweet 16 can recognize friends and family that have had an impact on her life while remembering those that have passed.
The changing of the shoes is done, by the Sweet 16’s mother and father, to signify the transition into adulthood.
The dance with the father is a special moment for both father and daughter as Dad realizes his little girl has grown up.
Your entertainment company should have all aspects coordinated to suit your wants and needs on that day. In are next article, we will go into detail on how to find the right entertainment service for your event. Until next time, happy planning!