Posted on: 6 May 2017
If your young teenage daughter is having a sweet sixteen birthday party soon, and you're looking to host the party in your backyard, then you're probably stuck looking for ideas. She is too old for things like a clown show, pony rides, and a magician, obviously. But what can you do to transform your backyard into a nice event space? Luckily, there are lots of things you can do. Many families host quinceaneras and sweet sixteen parties in the homes backyard and have a great time. So, here are some ways to make sure its special and memorable.
Dance, Dance: Portable Parquet Dance Floor
You will definitely want to have music (be it live music with a band, or DJ-provided music). Girls want to dance at their sweet sixteen. The problem with dancing in your backyard is that it's really not easy to accomplish. She and her friends will be all dressed up and wearing nice shoes, which don't exactly work well with a grass backyard. That's one of the big reasons so many families rent out party halls. However, there is an easy fix for this problem. You can rent a parquet dance floor. These are awesome because they can be setup in your yard and allow your daughter and her friends to get up and dance to the band. You can contact a shop that specializes in party rentals and have them quote you the best size parquet dance floor for your space. Then they can come and install it. It's what people use at big backyard weddings all the time, so it makes perfect sense for a semi-formal birthday party.
Fun Under The Sun With A Tent
You want to make sure that everyone will be comfortable even if it's super sunny out. The easiest way to do this is to get a really beautiful, large, white party tent. The tables, dance floor, and band space can be placed under the tent so that everyone is away from the super hot sun. The best sort of tent to get is the style that is open on the sides so that it's a canopy like environment, and no one will fell trapped in. These large canopy tents (which tend to be white to better keep the suns heat off) will have open sides and let the breeze in.
Fancy Schmancy: No Paper Plates and Folding Chairs
The last thing you want to do at a sweet sixteen party is to serve food on paper plates or break out the red solo cups. So, you should get a full line of nice china dinnerware and flatware. Also have the party rental company bring the tables, linens, and nice chairs (the girls won't want to sit on rickety old folding chairs, it won't be formal). You can look at an online catalog of the different dinnerware designs that the party rental company offers and let your daughter choose the color that she likes the most.Share