From theme to decorations, planning a Sweet 16 birthday takes a lot of creativity and dedication. When you’re dealing with a room full of teenagers, you want to make sure that they’re having a great time. Your birthday boy or girl probably already has a list of ideas from music to cake. One thing to think about is great party favors to send the teens home with at the end of the night.

Cookies to Go

No matter how old they get, kids of all ages love cookies. Some prefer more sophisticated, gourmet cookies as they grow older, but they still love cookies. At the ending of the evening, set up a table with a variety of cookies. Make sure to label the different types. Have boxes available for the teens to take some home as a party favor.


National chains, such as Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts, can work with you to create small packs of donuts for you to send home with your guests. If a small local bakery in your area has amazing donuts, then talk to the owner and see if they have a way to package a couple of donuts together. Hand them out as the kids leave to enjoy back home.

Happy Meal

Work with your caterer to create a happy meal to send home as a party favor and reenergize them after an evening of partying. You can include a hamburger or pork slider, some french fries and a small chocolate or vanilla shake on the side. Teens will love this new spin on a kid’s meal.

At the Crystal Ballroom, we love seeing all the creative party favor ideas our customers come up with. Contact us today to check out our venues for your teen’s Sweet 16.