Your teenager is so excited to be turning 16. It’s a monumental birthday that needs to be celebrated in style. As you start planning, you begin to pick out things such as a cake, decorations, party favors, invitations and Sweet 16 ballroom. Of course, all of these things cost money. Of course, your child wants a new outfit for the party, and they have a laundry list of expensive presents including a car. You can already see that this can get really expensive really quickly. Here are some tips to save some money.

Set a Realistic Budget

When you have a set budget, you’ll look for the best deals for everything. You don’t want to end up with cheap looking party favors, but why pay more at one location when you can get the same thing at another place for less. Of course, you don’t want to set a budget that’s so low that you can’t afford anything.

Do the Cooking Yourself

You already know how to make your teen’s favorite meals and snack so why not put those skills to work for your budget. Make sure that your event venue has an open-door policy when it comes to vendors. From pizza to a taco bar, you can create your own menu and save money when you don’t need to hire a caterer.

Make Your Own Party Favors

If you’re a crafty person, you can make your own party favors. Websites, such as Pinterest, are filled with ideas on how to make your own party favors. You can get some fantastic looking items to hand out that are all the more special because they’re handmade.

At the Crystal Ballroom, we offer varying sizes of ballrooms to fit budgets and offer a liberal policy for vendors. Call us today to learn more.