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16th Birthday Ideas

16th birthday

16th Birthday Ideas for boys and girls for their sixteenth birthday party.  

We've listed our favorite party ideas, away from home party venues, 16th party games, 16 birthday themes and more!  Great ideas to make the sixteenth birthday memorable for everyone!


Fun 16th Birthday Games for teenagers


Mall Scavenger Hunts for 16 year olds
                Mall Scavenger Hunts

A Mall Scavenger Hunt is a great idea for a sixteenth birthday party!   No matter what the weather is like outside, hot or cold, it's always perfect at the Mall.   Here are our favorite Mall Scavenger Hunts for teenagers.  There are 8 choices and each one is fun and different in it's own way.  Each of the hunts has directions, set up instructions and free item lists included when needed.  

Most require little or no money to play.    

Freebie Mall Shopping Spree
One Color
A 2 Z
Super Shopper


16th Birthday Minute to Win It Games
The greatest party games for a sixteenth party are these one minute games that are fun to play and cheap to set up!  

Our list includes the 30 games that are our favorites and that received the highest ratings from teenagers.  

Have the guests play one game at a time all together or set up different stations where several games are going on at one time and groups change stations after a minute. 

Players get scorecards to keep track of their scores.  

Give away funny prizes to the winners at the end of the games.   Minute To Win It Games

Mystery Dinner

In this fun dinner game the party guests are served dinner after ordering from a crazy menu that only gives clues as to what they are ordering, but they won't know what they have actually ordered until the food arrives.  It's played in 3 rounds and by the 3rd round the teenagers have probably figured out what to order to get something they want to eat. 

Guests order off of a funny menu that only describes the food but doesn't tell them what they will be served.  
 Mystery Dinner Game



Backyard Camping
Set up tents in the backyard and sleep under the stars.   S'mores and hotdogs over a fire pit can't be beat for a sweet sixteen party.  

Outdoor Movie
Hosting an Outdoor Movie party is fun and a great way to hang out with friends.  Set up a large screen outside (you can hang a white sheet) and project a current movie or an old favorite like Sixteen Candles onto the big screen.   Have guests gather around with sleeping bags, beach towels, lawn chairs or beanbags and have fun under the stars.    String white lights in trees and around the party area to look like stars.   Pop popcorn and serve in small tubs or brown bags, serve movie sized boxed candies, hotdogs, nachos and sodas.   

Make It Special

Jenga Memory
A fun way to remember the 16th birthday is to have guests write fun or sweet memories or things about the birthday girl on wooden Jenga pieces with a permanent marker.   Divide the Jenga pieces among the party guests and have them write down a favorite thing or memory about the birthday girl.  Then build the tower with Jenga pieces and play the game.  When a piece is removed from the tower read it aloud.   

Big Letter Guest Book
Instead of having guests sign a guestbook before the party paint a large wooden letter of the birthday girls first name and set it on a table with some permanent markers.   Have everyone sign it during the party. Then she can hang it up and remember her sweet 16 long after the party is over.

Sweet 16 Time Capsule
During the party have guests write down a fun memory they have with the birthday girl and also a prediction of what they think she will be doing / where she will be on her 21st birthday.   Gather up the responses without reading them to the birthday girl and place them in a decorated time capsule (a jar or box with a lock) that she can open on her 21st birthday.  

Candy buffet
Set up a fun candy buffet for party guests.    There are many ways to set up a candy buffet - pick 16 of the birthday girls favorite candies and place them in different dishes and containers, or choose just one, two or three colors and choose candies that go with those colors.   Or simply choose colorful candies or all types for a colorful set up.   Provide scoops and spoons and small boxes or bags that guests can fill up with their favorites and take home as a party favor after the party.  

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