10 Cool Sweet 16 Party Favor Ideas
Party favors may seem better suited for younger birthdays, but they can make great additions to a sweet 16 party.
In American culture, a girl’s 16th birthday is a pretty big deal. Similar to the Latin culture’s quinceanera, a sweet 16 party celebrates a girl’s entrance to womanhood.
Because of this, you want to make it a birthday party to remember. While most people pull out all the stops for the party itself, they often forget about one thing: party favors. If you have a daughter or niece who is turning 16 soon, you may be stumped on what kids want these days. But not to worry! Here are 10 cool sweet 16 party favor ideas.
1. Personalized tumbler cups
Your daughter’s probably at the age where she likes to drink coffee to look cool. This is especially true if she is soon going to have a vehicle to drive, where she can conveniently bring along a cup of coffee for each trip. Give your daughter and her friends some personalized tumbler cups that commemorate her sweet 16 party. With these fashionable accessories, they will proudly sip their coffee wherever they go. Plus, they won’t have to waste paper cups when they make their daily Starbucks run.
2. Cute key chains
This party favor can be a great hit if done right. Perhaps you had a theme for your daughter’s sweet 16 party; if it was beach-themed, maybe put a conch shell key chain in every party favor bag. Or, if they have a favorite band or singer they like, you can get the logo printed on the key chain. Don’t want to go through such a big effort? Then something neutral can be nice as well. That way, it will suit everyone’s tastes.
3. Selfie sticks
Today’s kids are all about the selfies. In normal circumstances, these self-portraits are easy to take, as all you need to do is stretch your arm out and snap a pic. But when you are in a group situation, it can be difficult to fit everyone in and get the amazing background in too. This is where a selfie stick comes in handy. Put one in every party favor bag and the kids will love it! For those who hang around for a bit, they may even test out their new gadgets.
4. Chocolate bars
Who can say no to chocolate? Teenage girls sure can’t! While you can just purchase some bars from the local grocery store, consider having personalized wrappers made; or you can do it yourself. That way, when they pull the bars out, they will see the wrappers and remember the party fondly. If it is done well enough, it may even be worth saving to tape up on walls.
This amazing innovation has changed how people everywhere hold phones. So it should be a wonderful accessory to give to young teens who take their phones everywhere. PopSockets are these disc-looking things that go on the back of cell phones. Not only do they help you grip your phone better, but they also allow you to place your phone down vertically at a great angle for watching videos. Some also come with cool designs, so make sure to choose some that your daughter and her friends are sure to love.
6. Fuzzy socks
Teenage girls love to lounge around the house in comfy things. One such accessory they will appreciate is fuzzy socks. Not only are these very comfortable to wear, but they also come in many cute designs. For example, some are made to look like baby animals, and others have heart designs all over them.
7. Compact mirrors
Your daughter and her friends are probably at the age where they are either experimenting with makeup or are starting to get the hang of it. Peers can be very harsh on them, even if it is just one little thing that is out of place. Make high school life a bit easier by providing them with compact mirrors. They can use it whenever they want to check up on their makeup and do some touchups. This will help them look flawless and improve their confidence!
8. Temporary tattoos
Tattoos are all the rage with young people nowadays. It is a great way for you to express yourself through body art, but seeing as it is permanent, it is definitely a good thing you have to be a legal adult before you can get a real one. The next best thing for your special girl and her friends is temporary tattoos. There are plenty of temporary tattoo designs that suit all sorts of tastes. You can buy an assortment and put them into the party favor bags for a nice surprise!
9. Portable phone charger power banks
Teenagers are forever glued to their phones. If their devices run out of juice, their lives are totally over (so dramatic). Help them avoid this catastrophe by giving each one of them a portable phone charger power bank. While bigger ones are pricier, there are some cheaper models you can easily purchase a few for just around $10 each. If it is a small, intimate party and/or you have money to spare, you can also splurge on better quality phone chargers to give out.
10. Manicure/pedicure set
Manicures and pedicures are great ways to pamper yourself and keep your nails looking great. Giving teenagers these sets can introduce them to something they will love for the rest of their lives. Since each girl will have their own kit, they can then use these later on for slumber parties. They can even practice their skills on one another!
Make sure your daughter or niece is the coolest kid around by using the above ideas for awesome sweet 16 party favors. Get creative, have fun and most of all, let that special girl in your life know how much you love her by spending time with her on this important day!