A girl's sixteenth or eighth birthday is a memorable stone. You can make that transition to young adulthood even more special by arranging a nostalgic birthday party for your teenage daughter. A celebration with long time friends and newly established friendships combined with memories of the past is an excellent way to mark this special occasion.
When planning a nostalgic birthday party for your teenage daughter, you can give her a glimpse into your past by designing the party around the era that you turned sixteen. The music can be the music that you danced to when you were a teenager. You should have no problem finding party decorations in themes from the 50's, 60's 70's, and 80's. To add even more nostalgia to the party atmosphere, the invitations you send could include a request that everyone wear clothes in a style from the era of your party theme.
A nostalgic birthday party for your teenage daughter does not have to go back as far in time as your teenage years. You could plan a celebration centered around important events that have occurred in her life.
A photo board could have the focal point of the party. On the board you could arrange a collage of pictures from important events in your daughter's life. Pictures from family holiday gatherings, vacations, previous birthday parties, fun times with family pets, school events, and various other events in her life can be arranged on the photo board. Of course, you simply must give in to the temptation to include a couple of adorable, or maybe not so adorable, baby pictures. Ask her friends to share some pictures they have of fun times they have shared with your daughter.
You could use a large sheet of paper to cover the table and ask that the guests write special birthday wishes on it. Another way to allow the guests to be an active part of the memory making process is to place a decorative box on a table, supply a notepad and pen and ask the guests to write short notes about special memories that they have of times that they shared with your daughter. They could also write birthday wishes to her and place them in the box.
Even though she may be turning sixteen, there's still a little girl inside that teenage body that needs nurturing. This would be a great time to include some of her favorite childhood things into the party plan. Include one of her favorite childhood cartoon, television, or movie characters in the party decorations. Serve her all time favorite food by having a pizza party, ice cream party, watermelon party, or whatever makes her happiest. The cake should definitely be whatever is her absolute favorite, even if it is not a traditional birthday cake.
Gifts of jewelry are quite popular for a girl who is turning sixteen, but do not overlook the fact that they might still love to have a soft, cuddly stuffed animal to hold onto when those inevitable heartbreaks and moments of uncertainty, apprehension, and indecision occurrence.