Sweet 16 Party Checklist
Jake R Brady
January 2, 2012
3 Months Before
Determine your budget.
Tour various restaurants and hotels for possible locations.
Check your personal calendar as well as the school’s.
Pick the date and location.
6 Weeks Before
Start collecting memorabilia and assembling scrapbook or boards.
Call or stop by a rental company to see all the fun stuff for rent.
If you are having your party at home, order your tables, chairs and tents.
Call caterers or local restaurants for bids.
Decide on a theme.
Call for entertainment prices.
Order or start making invitations.
Determine number of guests to invite.
Order water bottles (or labels) with your Sweet 16 photo on them.
Buy paper plates, napkins, silverware, glasses, etc.
Mail invitations 4 weeks before the party.
Buy party favors for your Sweet 16 guests.
Finish scrapbook or board.
The Week of the Party
Pick up food & beverages.
If you are having your party outside of your home go to the location to determine table placement and seating chart.
Buy extra film and batteries and charge video batteries.
Follow up with guests who have not replied to the invitation.
Wrap gifts for Sweet 16 and guests.
Set up tent on the day before the party.
Review guest list.
Confirm delivery of rental equipment and plan to be there for a quick inspection.
Choose party attire.
Find a dress.
Schedule appointment for salon for morning of party for hair/makeup.
The Day of the Party
Sleep as late as you can.
Sweep the front entryway, driveway and garage (if you are using it).
Pick up balloons and put up yard signs and directional signs.
Meet with your helpers, give them detailed instructions.
Set tables, serving tables and beverages.
Set out non-perishable food early.
Set out perishable food at the last minute.
Let the Sweet 16 celebration begin!
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