Sweet 15 Birthday Ideas
Time flies when you’re raising a beautiful baby girl. One minute you’re planning her first birthday celebration, and the next, it’s time for a Sweet Fifteen. Depending on your culture and background, a sweet fifteenth birthday party may be just that or known as a quinceanera.
There are several unique sweet fifteen birthday ideas to consider when planning the party. However, the first step is deciding on a budget. Your budget will have four main components: the number of guests, the party venue, the food you will serve, and entertainment for the event. These four categories work hand-in-hand when calculating a budget. You’ll notice that some areas may need to be adjusted to permit wiggle room for another.
- Guest List – First, decide on a guest count that the birthday girl and her parents can agree upon. If budget is a concern, guide your teen toward limiting the list of invitees to close friends and family. If you’ve set money aside for the occasion, then cap your guest list off at 100 or 150 depending on your needs. The size of your selected venue will also play a factor in this decision. If you plan on hosting in a backyard or local restaurant, the number of attendees will have to be much smaller than at a banquet hall.
- The Venue – It’s essential to do a thorough search of banquet halls near you. In the Glendale, CA area MGM Banquet Hall is one of the most well-known and reputable around. Read reviews of any potential venues and visit their respective websites before choosing to tour. Some banquet halls have all-inclusive packages that can save your family time and money. Others will just rent out an empty hall, and you’ll have to do all the leg work. If you choose a basic hall or venue, be prepared to decorate and select sweet 15 birthday centerpieces. You’ll also need balloons, flowers, and other props and accessories to make the party unique and special. Another factor to consider is the availability of the banquet hall based on your chosen date. Some times of year are more popular than others, so try to book early. If your daughter’s actual birthday isn’t available, consider the weekend before or after the big day.
- Food & Drink – Feeding a large group of teenagers doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds. It can be easier than accommodating more advanced adult palettes. Ask your daughter if she has a theme in mind for the birthday feast. Mexican, Italian, or American fare will give you some options to work with. Food stations are common trends lately, allowing guests to grab a bite then get back to dancing. Think taco station, chips and salsa station, churro station, and more. If you choose the Mexican food route, virgin margaritas and daiquiris are a fun addition to the party. Don’t forget to order the perfect birthday cake that fits the theme and style of the party.
- Entertainment – Gone are the days of piñatas and pin the tail on the donkey. A Sweet 15 party calls for pulling out all the stops. Typically a DJ is a safe bet for this demographic. If your daughter loves live music and has a favorite local band, that’s another option to consider. Aside from dancing the night away, think of other ways to keep the crowds amused. Photo booths with props, live magicians, or comedians are also unique ideas to keep in mind.
Overall, planning a Sweet Fifteen party should be fun for everyone involved. Take a look at several banquet halls and try to find something that will suit your daughter’s theme and vision. MGM Banquet Hall has state-of-the-art lighting, a large white dance floor, and so much more that will dazzle your guests. When you’re ready to visit, simply give us a call, and we will set up a friendly guided tour. Reach out at: (818) 500-0875.