After choosing your venue, you should be ready to purchase your invitations. Invitations should be mailed approximately 3-5 weeks before the event, and should be purchased approximately 1 month prior to the date you would like the invitations sent out. This will give you time to have the invitations personalized, stuffed and addressed. When picking an invitation, choose one that corresponds or represents your party’s theme.
Below are some great suggestions for your Sweet 16 invitation:
Once you have decided on an invitation, figure out how many invitations you think you will need. Keep in mind that you only need one invitation per couple or household, not one invitation per person. Also, it is suggested to order approximately 10 % extra invitations than you think you will need to hand out to friends or family members whom you forgot to include on your original list. It will save your wallet and time that would be spent on expensive reprints.
Below are a few suggestions for your invitation wording:
The honor of your presence
is requested to celebrate
Liliana’s Sweet Sixteenth Birthday
Saturday, the fifteenth of September
Two thousand and seven
at seven o’clock in the evening
Rocky Hill Marriott Grande Ballroom
555 North Main Avenue
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Please join us for a
SPA DAY & PARTY
Holly E. Diore’s Sweet 16
December 15, 2007
2:00 p.m. – Meet at 456 N. Main Street, Chicago
Manis, Pedis, Hair, Makeup – The Works
7:00 p.m. – Party at 707 Night Club
707 N. Broad Street, Chicago
RSVP by 12/10 to Holly (555) 865-5555
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Goodbye to blankets, dolls and bows,
Hello to parties, makeup and beaus
Ella’s turning Sweet 16
and the Franklin Mills Mall is the scene
October 31, 2007
4 – 6 Dinner at Ella’s with family and friends
6-9 Trip to the Mall ~ (transportation provided)
10:00 pickup for parents
456 Hollow Hills Road
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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…
and so are you!
So, please join us to celebrate
Jessica Robert’s Sweet 16th Birthday
September 15, 2007
Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
DJ 9:00 p.m. – Midnight
455 Centre Road
White Plains, New York
RSVP to Mrs. Roberts at 555-555-5255
Black and white attire
Once your invitations are ordered, begin to compile a list of events for the evening and place them into a schedule. An organized party will save on time, prevent stress and avoid the last activities of the night from being missed due to time constraints.
If dancing will be integrated into the evening, be sure to set a specific time for this to occur. If you are having a formal party, you may want to have formal music as well as popular or modern music for all guests to enjoy.
Next plan out what type of food you will be having. If you will be having a caterer, check with them regarding whether or not head counts are needed to ensure there is enough food for everyone. Be sure to order a cake for the birthday girl and perhaps incorporate the theme or colors from the party into the design of the cake.
With all of the planning steps outlined above intact, you should be set to have the perfect Sweet 16 birthday for your loved one. It is a party that she and her friends will remember forever.