Sweet 16 Party Decorations & Favors: 4 Things to Consider

A sweet 16 party is not complete without the decorations or the favors. Without them, all you have is people, a cake, and some presents. The decorations and favors are what sets the theme so that the party feels and looks like a real party.

Picking the right decorations is very important and it should match the sweet 16 theme that your teen chooses. This helps ensure a memorable party that will keep all of the guests talking for years to come! The following are four things to consider when planning the sweet sixteen party decorations and favors.

Room Decorations that Stand Out

If the party is in a room, decorating the room is very important. It is what is going to set the tone for the remainder of the evening. If guests arrive and everything is decorated in a way that coincides with the theme, then you will be setting the tone and you also show that time and effort has gone into the evening. Some things to think about:

  • Also decorate outside of the building and around the entrance.
  • Don’t ignore the walls, ceiling, and the floor. Yes, even the floor can be decorated in order to complete the look. Be creative with confetti, glitter, and even lighting.

Table Decorations

Table decorations continue the theme and ensure that the guests are surrounded by decorations. Glow sticks and even giveaway items used as decorations continue the theme. Add in some beads, LED lights, and anything that you can think of that complete the theme. Here are some things you can consider:

  • Table centerpieces
  • Plates
  • Giveaway items
  • Glasses
  • Table cloths
  • Napkins that match the theme
  • Chair covers
  • Confetti

Party Favors

You want to have items that you can give away because, again, this is something that will ensure the guests remember the party for the long-term. Custom candy bar wrappers, bubbles, necklaces, rings, sweets, and other items they can take home will help them. You can even opt for custom M&Ms, as this is something that has become quite popular. Other things to consider are glow necklaces, masks, glow bracelets, candy, and custom CDs.


Girls love jewelry, so they are going to love glow jewelry or costume jewelry that goes with the theme. By the end of the night, you are going to have a lot of girls adorned in the jewelry that you have made available to them. However, you can also give something a little more sophisticated as gifts to all of the guests. There are some sweet 16 party necklaces that can help them commemorate the event. Consider getting these because the girls will keep them forever.