Sweet 16 Trend Alert! DIY PIPE & DRAPE BACKDROPS


Its easy to get excited about new Do-It-Yourself Pipe & Drape Backdrops! The latest trend for Sweet Sixteen Parties is pipe and drape. Drapery adds elegance to any kind of event and with the option to set them up yourself, you can stay on a budget while creating a beautiful look for any size venue. If the walls of a room are dull, adding pipe & drape will convert the room into an alluring venue. This affordable option for is the first of its kind to provide DIY setup and nationwide rental options.  You can now transform any sweet 16 from drab to fab in a matter of minutes.  This versatile and convenient system makes it the perfect choice for cake tables, head tables, trade show booths, or even an entire room.

The best part about it is that there is no need to hire professional setup staff because set up can easily be done by a first-time host, planner, parents, etc.  DIY Pipe & Drape Backdrops make event decor and setup possible for anyone.


Our featured vendor: Rent My Wedding, a nationwide event rental company, just launched their new DIY Pipe and Drape rentals! They will be offering a variety of options to completely transform your sweet sixteen into the event of a lifetime. Product highlights for their Pipe and Drape rentals include:

  • no experience required
  • adjustable width & height
  • light weight and sturdy
  • affordable price
  • free shipping nationwide

The pipe and drape backdrop kits are available for rent nationwide, starting at a price of $89 per kit with free shipping both ways.  Each kit includes a frame and drapes to create a backdrop that measures 12 feet wide by 10 feet high.  The pipe & drape kits can also be used to create wedding canopies, chuppahs, photobooth enclosures, and more.  For more details, visit www.RentMyWedding.com/Backdrop-Rentals or call 1-800-465-8020.


Disney Fairy Tale Themed Sweet 16

Every one’s dream is to have a perfect Disney fairy tale themed event and hosting a Disney sweet sixteen would be perfect for any princess’ 16th birthday. The good news is that you don’t have to “wish upon a star” to achieve this amazing look for a Disney themed sweet 16 party!

1) Get Inspired With a Trip to Disney World



Get inspired for your Disney sweet 16 with a fun photo session at Disney World! Pose with Cinderella in front of her beautiful castle, have a laugh with Goofy, simply have fun visiting the park. Let’s face it, any excuse is a good excuse to go to the “Happiest Place on Earth!”

2) Invitations That Are Perfect



Every detail matters when you want the perfect event, so designing invitations fit for Princess Charming’s ball makes an excellent first impression for your special fairytale 16th birthday party.

3) Dress The Part

Zoe Wang

Zoe Wang

The perfect Disney inspired dress can complete a princess look. With a light blue, puffed up ball gown, all eyes will be set to the soon to be Queen of this fairy tale inspired coming of age celebration. Tuxedos for the boys make any sweet sixteen celebration an elegant night to remember.

4) A Beautiful Table Setting

The centerpieces make a great finishing touch for the table. A Beauty and The Beast inspired sweet 16 reception floral bouquet could include:

  • Red roses
  • Blue hydrangeas
  • Purple carnations
David Champagne Photography

David Champagne Photography

To complete the look of the table, add rhinestone buckles to your sashes for the extra sparkle.

5) Transform Your Ballroom with Uplights

David Champagne Photography

David Champagne Photography

Uplighting is a perfect way to completely transform your venue into a magical fairytale wonderland! Rent LED uplights and place them all around the perimeter of the room. You can set the lights to any shade of any color.  Pink, blue, or purple uplights are great choices to tie in the Disney theme of your party!

6) Disney Monogram Lighting

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For a perfect finishing touch, use monogram lighting to project a customized Disney inspired image over the head table or on the dance floor.  Here are a couple of designs that we love! Cinderella’s Carriage with your custom text looks amazing; consider adding the date of your birth date for an even more memorable personalized touch! Or how about that loving embrace between Prince Charming and his one true love? These gobo lights are sure to thrill the Disney Princess in you!

Sweet 16 Party Themes

Welcome to Sweet Sixteen Ideas! This blog will be all about ideas and awesome theme inspirations for your 16th birthday celebration. Whether you want your Sweet 16 to be big or small, extravagant or budget friendly, classic or as creative as can be, this blog will feature every single thing you can imagine for how to organize, plan, and decorate the perfect DIY Sweet 16 celebration!

Organized by theme, each new blog post will contain several ideas to plan and create an awesome Sweet Sixteen experience for yourself or your daughter. Taking into consideration every detail, each themed post provides tips and suggestions to inspire every one of your friends and family for your “My Super Sweet 16” style party (without all the drama). Feel free to mix and match or take suggestions to make them your own. We hope to inspire you with all different kinds of ideas for one of the most important moments in your life, your coming of age party. We hope this blog will help everyone from do-it-yourselfers to professional party planners and event coordinators plan an amazing Sweet 16 party!

Some of the theme ideas we will feature include:

Beach Theme

Under the Stars Theme

Vegas Theme

Winter Wonderland Theme

Hollywood Theme

Masquerade Theme

Great Gatsby Theme

Paris Theme

Disney Fairytale Theme

Halloween Theme

Valentine’s Day Theme

Christmas Theme

Alice in Wonderland Theme

Mardi Gras Theme

Egyptian Theme

Vintage Theme

Superheroes Theme

Sports Theme

Video Games Theme

Carnival Theme

Rustic Theme

60s Theme, 80s Theme, 20s Theme, all the eras!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Theme

New York Theme

Flower Garden Theme

Broadway Theme

Phantom of the Opera Theme

Rock and Roll Theme

Hawaiian Luau Theme

Shanghai Nights Theme

Medieval Renaissance Theme

Space Galactic Theme

Western Cowboy Theme

…and more!