11/30 | DIY Sweet 16 Party Themes

I know we all turn 16 once, so we need to make it count. I love thinking back to my sweet 16 and how much fun it was. Today I have a run roundup for you to check out full of DIY Sweet 16 Party Themes perfect for you or someone you know. We have tons of ideas from Victorias Secret, all the way to Luau themes, and many more tips and ideas along with them. You’ll have so much fun planning your DIY Party it won’t even feel like work! I know how picky us teens are, so there’s a wide range of party ideas that everyone should enjoy.

Boho Chic

This is a great idea for a party where you can use vintage elements and bright colors. It’s not specific so you can get so creative when planning a Boho Chic sweet 16, just let your favorite colors and your personality shine. As you can see below they had aqua and gold, with some books to give it a vintage vibe and I think the naked cake is a nice touch. If you like your parties bold, this one is for you.


Rustic is not to be confused with country, they are very different. Counrty is cowboy boots and hay bales, while rustic is mason jars and burlap. Distressed wood is a great decor piece that is super rustic and looks gorgeous with any color flowers. S’mores bars are also so popular at rustic parties and they really are adorable. My wedding is going to be very rustic and I am excited to put my own spin on it. Lots of whitewashed wood, chalkboards, and babies breath. Rustic is broad enough that you can really let your personality shine when you plan your party around this beautiful theme!


Who doesn’t love a good Luau? This like most other parties can be centered around all your favorite colors and flowers with a theme tied in. A good way to do that with a theme like this is to make food and give them a cute title that plays on the theme, or just make themed treats! This one down below that looks so cute are pretzel rods dipped in blue candy melts with a goldfish and candy pearls on it, to look like swimming fish, how cute. Just get creative and have fun with your ideas. The theme Luau and Under The Sea are super similar, too. So think about which of them you’d rather have if you like the ideas.


This is a super classic and oh so fun idea that you can make happen easily. Have everyone come dressed up for your Sweet 16 Masquerade Bash and decorate like you would a ballroom. Choose your colors, a lot of people like dark colors with sparkly accents like purple and silver. Everyone will love your DIY Photo Booth and your themed desserts for all of your guests to enjoy. No matter what colors you choose, a masquerade party is always a hit. Just make sure everyone has their masks!

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Hollywood Glam

If you’re a fan of old Hollywood this one is for you! Beaded necklaces, boas, big candlesticks and the classic red carpet. Pull out all the glamorous stops for this party theme, and have everyone dress in their old Hollywood best. This is a really good theme to DIY because you can get most everything you need for decor at the craft store, all you need to do is get creative and put it together.


This idea may not be the most practical, but it sure is the most fun. Most of what you need is a ton of glowsticks and some creativity. Your guests will love the atmosphere of this party theme, and good music is a must. You can make glow in the dark drinks, cupcakes, you’d be surprised what treats you can get to glow. Hit up your local dollar tree and get so many fun and cheap glow sticks for your entire guest list. Check out more details about how to make the best glow in the dark sweet 16.

Victorias Secret

I know so many girls who love this idea, my friend recently actually had a Victorias Secret themed bridal shower and it was so cute! They are so fun to set up, especially if you or anyone you know has been to victorias secret and has a collection of those little bags. Those make great decor and centerpieces, and chances are if you throw this themed party you’ll get a lot of goodies from Victorias Secret and probably tons of gift cards. Decorating for this party is easy because your colors are already decided for you, light and dark pink, and you can add pops od black.