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.


Viva Las Vegas Themed Sweet 16 Party

When it comes to hosting a Viva Las Vegas themed sweet 16, attention to detail in the decor is important. However, making sure your guests have a night they’ll never forget is even more important. Host the perfect casino sweet sixteen with these easy steps:

1) Playing card invitations!



What better way to get your guests excited for a Las Vegas themed sweet sixteen party than with custom playing card invitations? Your guests will cherish these fun invitations that look like real playing cards and they will set the mood for the exciting night to come.

2) Dice as big as your party!

Natacha Grant

Natacha Grant

No Las Vegas style sweet 16 is complete without giant dice decorations! These classic and fun party decorations can be lined by the entrance to welcome your guests to a memorable night.

3) Dice and playing card decorations go together like Vegas and fun!



Incorporate the casino theme in the decor of your venue with the use of playing cards throughout. Add them to the table centerpieces or the wall fixtures in order to really bring the theme full circle. Match the decorations with red and black sashes on white chair covers and rhinestone buckles.

4) Complete the whole Las Vegas Casino experience!



Rent game tables where guests can play poker, blackjack, or even roulette. Hand out fake chips to create a family friendly gambling experience for your 16th birthday party. Hire card dealers specializing in events to keep your guests entertained. Planning your sweet 16 on a budget? Consider building gaming sets yourself with bulk purchased playing cards and DIY table settings.

5) Light up the night with uplights!

Pinterest - Rent My Wedding

Pinterest – Rent My Wedding

Red uplighting will transform your venue into The Bellagio! Line the perimeter of the room with up lights to add mood lighting and make your guest feel like they are in a Vegas casino. Pair with custom monogram lighting that will put the birthday girl’s name or a special message in lights. We love how this party incorporated playing cards into the monogram design for added pizzazz!

6) A modern take on Vegas!



Las Vegas is also famous for its nightlife dance clubs. Recreate this experience on your dance floor with a party spotlight. There are DIY options to easily setup your own disco lights. This is the perfect way to get your guests dancing and grooving all night.

7) Give your guests a little part of Vegas to take home!



Order custom-made poker chips to give as sweet 16 party favors so that your guests can always remember the wonderful night they had at your coming of age celebration. Customize the poker chips with the princess’s name, birth date, or personalized image.

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!