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.


Fourth of July Themed Sweet 16

Independence Day is not only an important event in the history of the United States, but it is also a celebration of new beginnings. What a perfect date to choose for starting a new journey as a woman!  Here are our favorite ideas for a 4th of July themed sweet sixteen:

1) It’s ok to play with your food!



Bring out the chef in your 16th birthday party guests by having a “build-your-own” food stand as part of the buffet at your quince fiesta. We are crazy over this build-your-own smores station complete with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. You could add caramel sauce, butterscotch chips, or anything else you can think of!

2) Sparkling Selfies!



Have a sparkler photo shoot with your 4th of July sweet 16 guests. Place your camera on a tripod for stability and set it to “night-scene” to adjust for the low exposure. Now guests can take pictures that look like they’re drawing in mid-air with sparklers. Your guest will have a blast trying to get the perfect shot. However, don’t forget to always be safe around fireworks.

3) Fireworks won’t be the only thing shining!

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Bring your 16th birthday party to life and impress your guests with lights. Adding red and blue uplighting is an easy way to transform the look of an entire room yourself. For an extra wow factor, couple it with a custom 4th of July monogram projector. Add the birthday girl’s name into the design for a personalized touch. Your guest will never guess it was as easy as plugging in the projector and aiming it at the wall.

4) Toast to a hot summer day!



Serve your guest (those 21 and older) this delicious sangria inspired by the American Flag. The recipe calls for 2 bottles dry white wine, 1 cup triple sec, ½ cup berry-flavored vodka, ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, ½ cup simple syrup, 1 cup blueberries, 1 ½ cups hulled and sliced strawberries, 1 cup raspberries, 1 ½ cups pineapple chunks (use star shaped cookie cutter to cut out patriotic star shapes). Mix it all together in a pitcher and you’re done!

5) Play some Fourth of July themed party games!



Keep your guests entertained with lots of fun games. Whether it be glow in the dark bowling or a can bean bag toss, there are many creative ways to build your own games that delight the kid in all of us. Our personal crowd pleaser will surely have everyone shouting “Bingo!”