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.


Fire and Ice Themed Sweet 16

A lavish Fire and Ice Themed Sweet Sixteen is beyond stunning! It surely brings imagination into life. Every young lady that celebrates a grand ceremony like this will definitely dream of having a Sweet 16 just as breathtaking! Here is how you can create the 16th birthday party of a lifetime:

1) A special lounge area with beautiful uplighting creates an icy ambiance.

Lasting Memories Photography

Lasting Memories Photography

Guest will love to “chill” at a specially designated lounge area. Separate a section of the venue using pipe and drape, add a few cocktail tables and chairs, and welcome your guests to a most enjoyable night. Add an even icier effect with white, plum, and blue uplighting.

2) Perfect for a fire and ice themed sweet 16, fire effect lighting creates a dramatic effect across the ceiling.


Burn the house the down, not literally, with a realistic fire effect lighting. With the easy set up of just aiming it at the center of the ceiling over the dance floor, a fire effect light will simulate flickering flames without “melting away” all other beautiful icy decorations.

3) Spectacular centerpieces of white manzanilla branches covered in icicles will look spectacular for this Fire and Ice Themed Sweet Sixteen

Lasting Memories Photography

Lasting Memories Photography

Centerpieces as gorgeous as this will attract attention from all your guests. By highlighting the bright white branches and brilliant ice crystals with centerpiece spotlights, your tables will look fit for an ice palace celebration. Contrast with a cool purple hue for the uplights lining the walls.

4) A gorgeous three-tiered cake with intricate details makes this sweet sixteen bash truly special.

Lasting Memories Photography

Lasting Memories Photography

Fire, ice, and everything nice has to include some sweetness in the mix. A beautiful fire and ice themed cake will be the center of attention of any desert table. Tie in the ice palace theme with delicate icicles on white fondant.

5) Heat things up with live fire and ice performers.

Lasting Memories Photography

Lasting Memories Photography

To really wow your guests, a fire and ice performance offers an entertaining show for your sweet 16. With their perfectly choreographed dancing and theatrical show, these fire and ice dancers will ignite the night up.

6) Add a memorable personal touch with monogram lighting.

Bat Mitzvah Gobo

Since a Sweet 16 should be all about the princess of the party, adding a custom gobo is the perfect personal touch. Shine the special girl’s name in lights against the head table or shine a snowflake pattern on the dance floor. Gobos are easy to set up and look amazing as part of this Fire and Ice Themed Sweet 16!