A Sweet 16 party is intended as a sort of ‘rite of passage’ for many young adult women. For this reason, it’s traditional for parents to celebrate their daughter’s coming-of-age in a big way. As is the case with other large events, your Sweet 16 catering services can truly make or break the entire event. Here are just a few creative tips to keep in mind to help you make the most of any Sweet 16 catering services.
Consider a Theme
First, any event becomes exponentially more exciting and enjoyable when there’s a fun theme involved because it gives a chance for guests to be creative with their wardrobe and character. And once you decide on a theme, the catering choices have to match! If you’re looking at all inclusive event packages, ask the catering staff from the Miami ballrooms you’re considering about their themed options. Otherwise, you should be able to work with the caterer directly, communicate the theme, and watch as they bring it to life. The earlier you can start planning, the better.
Offer a Wide Range of (Non-Alcoholic) Beverages
Spending for cocktail hours has risen to 76% from 69% in 2010, and while you obviously can’t serve alcohol at a Sweet 16 event, you can still incorporate a wide range of fruity and delicious beverages into the catering plan. A smoothie bar would be great for a Hawaiian Luau theme, non-alcoholic casino drinks would be perfect for a casino night theme…there’s a set of fun and non-alcoholic drinks perfect for any Sweet 16 event theme.
Don’t Forget the Favors
As of 2014, the average couple invites 136 guests to their wedding, and even though the birthday girl may not invite that many guests, it’s still nice to make sure each and every guest has something memorable to bring home with them. Party favors don’t have to be large or extravagant, but something small and classy that says, ‘thanks for coming’ will get the job done. A small jar of candy, a piece of jewelry, or anything else that reflects the birthday girl’s personality is sure to be a hit.
Ultimately, keeping these tips in mind can help you plan a memorable Sweet 16 event. For more information about the best venue catering for events in Miami ballrooms, contact Renaissance Miami.