For a lot of people, their sixteenth birthday is a very special event. It marks the transition from being a child to being a teen. You can get your first driver’s license and you get new responsibilities and the privileges that go along with them. Many girls (and lots of guys too) mark the event by holding a special birthday party. Girls especially tend to go all out and host a “ sweet sixteen” party that has a lot of extra touches to mark the occasion as important. If your daughter is planning her sweet sixteen, you may be torn between trying to make the party as special as possible and not having to get a second mortgage to do it. If this sounds like you, there’s some ideas that can help make the party look like you spent a fortune when, in reality, you’ve done your party planning on a very strict budget.

One idea is to purchase custom printed glassware that you have created just for the occasion. You can order glassware in virtually any style, color and size. Acrylic glassware with fun flashing colored LED lights are perfect for a casual party, while a more elegant affair calls for sophisticated glasses that are clear or even a stylish cobalt blue. There are so many styles to choose from, all the way from tumblers to wine and martini style glasses that you’ll be able to find the one that is ideal for your daughter’s special day.

A fun idea for the glassware is to have it custom printed with your daughters name and the date of the party. Some girls prefer glasses that have just their initials. You can even create a special logo for the party and have it printed on the glass…it’s all up to you! You can even surprise your daughter by having the custom glassware created for her party without her knowing about it.

Another way to incorporate custom printed glassware into the festivities is to use it as party favors for the guests. The glasses can be filled with candies or other tiny items, wrapped in tulle and then tied with a pretty bow. These are beautiful and both “girly” and elegant at the same time.

One really nice idea is to order custom printed votive candleholders with your daughter’s name the words “ you light up your lives” printed on them in fancy script. These make great items for decorating tables or for giving away as party favors.

You may be surprised at just how inexpensive custom printed glassware can be. With prices for a basic glass tumbler starting at less than a dollar each, they are a way to make an event feel really lavish without having to break the bank to do it.

A young person’s sixteenth birthday party is a time they will always remember. With a little care, planning, and some custom printed glassware, you’ll be able to give your child a party they will be proud of without having to mortgage your house to do it. Happy sweet sixteen!