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Top Trends in Sweet Sixteens and Quinceañeras

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In years past, a sweet sixteen celebration or quinceañera was a fun way for a teen to celebrate hitting a momentous age and spending time with friends. However, in recent years, these events have taken on a life of their own. Some families spend tens of thousands hosting one of these events, while even those on a budget want to offer their children the best possible party for a price they can afford. If you are planning one of these events, consider these top trends as you decide on exactly what type of party you want to host.


In the past, the fact you were hosting a sweet sixteen or a quinceañera was theme enough; today teens want a party based around a favorite celebrity, a color or even a destination. Luckily, with the internet, it is easier than ever to find decorations, accessories and favors to match nearly any theme.

Great Spaces

Gone are the days where a sweet sixteen in the basement rec room is the norm; instead, reception halls for quinceañeras and sweet sixteen parties are an excellent option. Not only does it give you the space to invite more guests but decorating and cleanup is much easier in a dedicated location.

Designer Dining

Young people today are more savvy when it comes to food and beverage. Many party planners are including designer dining options such as a sundae bar, design-your-own pizzas or specialty sliders instead of the standard delivery pizza or ice cream. If you are considering party hall rentals anyway, there could be catering options available there, too.

Just because these trends are big right now doesn’t mean you have to spend too much to host a great party. In fact, if you are savvy, you can host a nice event in a rented facility for not much more than you would at home. Discuss your options with the guest of honor and get ready to plan an event that you will never forget.