Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TEEN PARTY: Neon / Glow in the Dark Sweet 16

Many moons ago, I was a 16 year old girl who, when at my friend Michelle's house, would play with her baby niece Ariane. I carried her, played with her and even danced her to sleep a couple of times. Fast forward to 2011 and Ariane is turning 16 and I am signed on to help with her party. Wow, did this party make me feel old.

Ok, back to the party. Ariane told me she didn't want a sweet look to her party. She wanted it to feel more like a school dance or club. She decided on a neon / glow-in-the-dark color scheme and I had so much fun helping out.

Our friend Ana baked all the cupcakes and made all the frosting. I was in charge of icing the cupcakes. The cupcake flavors were chocolate, vanilla, cookies n cream and classic white. All the cupcakes were frosted with buttercream frosting that we colored neon blue, neon purple and neon green. I also made red velvet cake pops, dipped pretzels and lollipops.
The cupcakes were displayed on three cupcake stands and on inverted martini glasses

The candy table was covered with a black tutu tablecloth. We hung silver streamers behind the table and poms above.

Marsha, Ariane's mom, ordered LED candles, tea lights, glow bracelets, glow drink sticks, light up serving trays and fiber optic centerpieces from Windy City Novelties.

Buffalo wings, egg rolls, meatballs and parfaits were served on mini plates from Smarty Had A Party

Happy Birthday Ariane. It has been such a joy to see you grow into a beautiful young woman. May you have many more birthdays to come. More photos are up on the facebook page


  1. Hi Ces! I had fun browsing this post! I love everything on this neon-glow-in-the-dark party themed especially the fiber optic centerpieces! Its awesome!

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  2. Wow! That's a lot of cupcakes! I love the idea of battery powered lights under the martini glasses. Great for some sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ironically i came across this page when looking for glow in the dark sweet 16 bday party ideas for my daughter Arienne. It is even quirkier that the 16 year old girl's name for this party is Ariane (which i'm thinking is pronounced the same as my daughter's name)...Anyways-just curoius if you have any of the items/materials used for this sweet 16 party available for sale?

    1. Hi there.. Thanks for stopping by. I think we've reused / used up/ gotten rid of our supplies. Was there anything in particular you were looking for? Maybe I can share our vendor info

  4. Amazing can you give me some tips my sis is having her sweet 16 teen son xx

  5. Hi:) I just happened to cross your site. I just love this. I'm planning a party for my daughter. If u can help me achieve something simpler I would greatly appreciate it. Also if we can tell me how u made the cupcake stands. Thank u:) your very talented very awesome may u continue to be blessed. Here's my email and thanks in advance mmoreno9909@yahoo.com

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