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Sweet 16 Party Idea

Updated on August 23, 2014

Pink Sweet 16 Tea Party Idea

When my daughter, Kaylee, turned sweet 16, she decided to have a pink tea party (girls only!). We borrowed a friend's gazebos and set them up outside. Kaylee did all the work of planning, cooking, and decorating and I did the serving and decorated her cake.

I have included some of her ideas and some from other people here so that you can have your own pink sweet 16 party.

Pretty Pink Food

Sweet 16 party food

Sweet 16 party food
Sweet 16 party food
lemon spiral cookies printable recipe
lemon spiral cookies printable recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 oz (140 g) butter
  • softened
  • 3 oz (85 g) confectioners (icing) sugar
  • finely grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 7 oz (200 g) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • pink food dye

Instructions

  1. Put the softened butter in a large bowl and add the sifted icing sugar.
  2. Add the lemon rind and sifted flour and mix in.
  3. Add the milk and stir in.
  4. Split the mixture into two equal-sized balls and put one ball in another bowl.
  5. Add three drops of the pink food dye to one ball and mix through thoroughly.
  6. Wrap each dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll out the plain dough on a floured surface to a rectangle of about ¼” (5 mm) thick and 10” x 6” (25 x 15 cm)
  8. Roll out the pink dough to the same size.
  9. Brush the top of the plain dough with a little water and carefully place the pink dough rectangle on top.
  10. Roll up the dough from one of the long sides.
  11. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for another 30 minutes
  12. Heat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC) and grease two baking trays.
  13. Slice the dough into ¼” (5 mm) slices and bake on the trays for 15-20 minutes.
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Pink Sweet 16 Birthday Cakes

Sweet 16 teapot birthday cake

Sweet 16 teapot birthday cake
Sweet 16 teapot birthday cake

Now. I've got to confess that I'm not the most talented cake decorator. (Does it show?) So if you're like me and want the easy option, read on and I'll let you know how I managed the above masterpiece.

The cake was actually cooked in two pieces - in a round mixing bowl! The two halves were stuck together with a bit of butter icing. I then covered the cake with pink butter icing and decorated with candies and a licorice strap. I cut the handle and the spout from pink card. These were attached by using a knife and slightly cutting into the cake so they would be a bit more solid. I waited until the last minute before putting these into the cake and as you can see, the icing has begun to soak into the cardboard.

Sweet 16 Party Table

Sweet 16 Party Table Idea

We borrowed some trestle tables from our church for the party and because we wanted to hide the bottoms of these tables, we bought a new set of white queen size flat sheets and used them on a couple of the tables, instead of regular table cloths. Then we used a pink table runner to dress up the tables.

Teapots for a sweet 16 tea party

Before the party we started looking for pretty teapots, but we couldn't find any for a reasonable price in the stores. But we did find several delightful teapots which we bought for a bargain price second-hand. Look at what is available right now from eBay.

Tea cups for a sweet 16 tea party

On the party invitation, Kaylee asked each girl to bring along their favorite tea cup. But we also bought some extras (again second-hand) in case some girls didn't bring their own. Here's what's available right now on eBay.

Displaying the party food

Food presentation sweet 16 party
Food presentation sweet 16 party

All the food was served on black, white, pink, or clear serving dishes. Kaylee even spray painted some shoe boxes with glossy black paint for serving food in. Several of the serving dishes were lined with pink and / or white napkins or tissue paper.

She made labels for all the different types of food, including all the different types of tea we served. The names of each item were printed in this fancy font on pink paper. These pink labels were then cut out and stuck onto backing card of black or white. She used one of our fancy corner punches to punch borders into the card.

Sweet 16 tea party idea

Sweet 16 tea party idea
Sweet 16 tea party idea

Don't you think my daughter did a great job with her sweet 16 party idea?

Do you have any more ideas for a sweet 16 party?

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    • Cari Kay 11 profile image

      Kay 6 years ago

      Love this idea! My daughter would love to have a party like this. Thank you for a wonderful idea!

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      What a great idea for a party! The food looks so delicious!

    • MoiraCrochetsPl profile image

      MoiraCrochetsPl 6 years ago

      I hope that by the time my daughter turns 16 I could also give her a very pink party... Great lens!

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I think It was a great idea to have a tea party at 16! Unfortunately mine at that age was rather the rebel now she would probably enjoy it.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      What a lucky daughter to have such creativity around her at 16:-) 16 came and went too quickly here, good that you recorded the memories on Squidoo, I don't have my daughter's info for that time written down. Pretty pink party!

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