Your son or daughter’s 16th birthday is going to be a night to remember, filled with fun and excitement. From rich meals and a sweet birthday cake, there are plenty of decadent treats during this fun event. Of course, teenagers love candy but their parents aren’t always as thrilled when they return home on a sugar high, and many of them, watch their weight. For your child’s Sweet 16 ballroom party, you might consider replacing a candy bar with a more healthy option that the kids will still love. Here are a few replacement ideas that the kids are sure to love.

Trail Mix Station

Kids love trail mix with granola, nuts, dried fruit, M&Ms, and a variety of other goodies. With a trail mix station, you fill baskets with all the items you think someone might enjoy in a trail mix. Set out cartons or bags to encourage people to create their ideal trail mix. It makes a great snack and remains fairly healthy.

Popcorn Station

Popcorn is one of those snacks that everyone loves, and it’s actually pretty healthy, depending what you put on it. With this station, you have a couple of options. You can set up a station with several flavors of popcorn, including buttered, cheddar, caramel, cherry and many others, or offer buttered popcorn and things to add to it, such as peanuts, M&Ms, seasoning salts, and caramel drizzle.

Pretzel Stations

Usually, you only find hot, soft baked pretzels at the mall or movie theater, but a pretzel station is a great alternative to a candy station. Set out a variety of mustards and cheese dips to go with pretzels or a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Kids will love this warm treat.


Crystal Ballroom a variety of event spaces and ballrooms for you to select for your kid’s Sweet 16. Call us today to learn more.