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.


New Year’s Eve Themed Sweet 16

When the clock strikes 12 everyone will celebrate a New Year and what better inspiration for a celebration of a new year of your life and your coming of age? This New Year’s Themed Sweet Sixteen is a perfect combination of fun and beautiful. Here are some of great DIY tips to make your New Years Eve party sparkle!

1) Glitter Champagne Bottle

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Dress up your champagne bottle in a blanket of gold glitter. This easy and fun craft is perfect for dressing up your bubbly bar and the champagne toast when the clock strikes twelve.

2) Balloon Backdrop


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We love this birthday balloon backdrop for a champagne or cocktail bar. Create this simple and inexpensive bubble look with different sized balloons of various colors.

3) Custom Monogram Lighting


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Monogram lighting is a wonderful way to personalize your new years inspired sweet 16 birthday party. Project a custom monogram image onto the dance floor, on the wall, or use it as a backdrop for a photo booth.


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 You can customize your monogram to the guest of honor’s name, your birth date, or use the logo from your invitation.

4) Decorations and Centerpieces


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An ice bucket of champagne with exploding gold tinsel makes a great new year’s party centerpiece! Place gold or silver candles around the centerpiece and sprinkle the table with confetti.


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Tie this look together with a sequin, silver table cloth and “midnight kisses” sweet 16 party favors.


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5) Mood Uplighting



Uplighting is a quick and easy way to create ambiance and to transform a room. Set the tone of your new year themed birthday party with beautiful gold, amber, or white uplights. Uplights can also be used to highlight a cake table, bar area, or a front entrance.


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!