A Sweet Sixteen birthday party is the highlight of any teenager’s young life. It’s definitely meant to be the social event of the year. From cakes and clothes, the party has to be just right for it to be a success. To make sure you have plenty of room, you’ve already selected an event venue at the Crystal Ballroom Metro West. Now, it’s time to do the most important thing of all — select a theme. Here are some hot themes for Sweet Sixteen birthday parties to consider.


If your teen has a sweet tooth or loved this icon game as a kid, then this might be the theme for her. Candy comes in all colors so you’ll want all of your colors to be bright and varied. Front and center, you need to offer a candy station. This station can include a lollipop display and glass vases filled with chocolates, hard candies and sour candies. You can set out bags or small boxes for kids to take some home with them.

Old Hollywood

To create an old Hollywood theme, think about the glamor of movies from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Decorate the venue in black, white and silver. You can design invitations that look like old movie reels. For snacks, you must have a popcorn station and a table set up with all your favorite movie candies from Goobers to Lemonheads.

Casino Night

With this theme, you can encourage all of your guests to dress up in cocktail dresses and suits. You can set up games of chance from a roulette wheel to tables where dealers play Blackjack. Give each of your guests a certain number of chips at the beginning of the evening. At the end of the night, award prizes for guests with the highest number of chips.

At the Crystal Ballroom, we love watching teenagers celebrating this momentous birthday. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you celebrate.