Ideas for a Halloween Themed Sweet Sixteen

If you have a taste for horror, gore, and every spine-tingling thing that crosses your mind, hosting a Halloween Themed Sweet Sixteen might be perfect for you! Celebrate the most fun month of the year with a haunted house sweet 16 party. Some say Halloween is the darkest night of the year; light it up with these easy steps:

1) Textured lighting can project ghostly patterns, spider webs, and more onto the floor, ceiling, and walls of your Halloween Themed Sweet Sixteen

Christian Grattan Photography

Christian Grattan Photography



The scariest Halloween party of the year isn’t complete without ghosts flying in from the windows or creepy spider webs on the floor.  Set up is easy to create an amazing look to impress your guests. Simply place the gobo, that comes preset with the design of your choice on a tabletop and aim at the surface you’d like your Halloween design to shine on.


2) Don’t forget to bring out the werewolves in your costume party with a realistic LED Moon.

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Starry Night Lighting will create the perfect eerie night effect with thousands of slowly moving star beams and a blue nebula. Complete your realistic night sky with an LED Moon that will add that perfectly spooky effect to your Halloween Themed Sweet Sixteen.

3) Get all the skeletons dancing in the glow of a black light!



Black lights are the perfect addition for a spooky haunted house sweet 16. Add glow-in-the-dark decorations and neon florescent skeletons to take the black light effect to the max! Guests will love the neon bar that glows under the Black Light. Add Halloween decorations to keep with that spooky theme.

4) Orange….orange lighting everywhere!

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Shaharazran Photography

Nothing screams Halloween  like the unofficial color of the Fall season = orange. Jack-O-Lanterns shouldn’t be the only thing adding a little orange flare to your Halloween Sweet Sixteen. You can easily add bursts of color to your walls using uplighting. Orange uplighting is perfect to make your guests feel like they are in a true Halloween themed Sweet 16.



Pair the orange uplighting with black chair covers to complete the Halloween look.



Or add a touch of slimy green uplights to some creepy looking tree branch party decorations.

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Even create ghosts inside your haunted tables with ghostly white table glow. Simply place a wireless uplight under your sweet 16 guest’s table and tilt the light towards the linens. Use white tablecloths for the best results.

Happy Halloween!

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Pam Scott Photo

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 or call 1-800-465-8020.


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!