Sweet 16: LDS Birthday Party Ideas

Every young girl in the LDS church looks forward to her 16th birthday with eager anticipation. This is the day she can date! Now, she can go to those high school dances, drive a car, and finally explore the world she’s been waiting to be a part of. The LDS 16th birthday party is a big deal! Help your daughter celebrate her Sweet 16 in a unique and special way.

A Night Out on the Town

Your daughter is on the brink of adulthood. Give your daughter a taste of the finer life with a night out on the town with a few girlfriends. Rent a car and driver, let her pick out a fancy dress, and head out to enjoy some fine dining. Your daughter and her friends will feel like princesses for a day!

Co-Ed Dance Party

Now that your daughter is 16 and getting ready to date, a co-ed birthday party might be a fun idea. If you’re comfortable with a little loud music and a bunch of teenage hormones, round up some chaperones and plan a dance party! You might want to hire a DJ and rent a place for the dance, or keep it simple and prepare a “night club” in your basement. LDS birthday parties with a dance theme can be a great way for your daughter to celebrate this most special birthday.

Blast from the Past

The sweet 16 is a great time to have an 80s themed party. Your daughter didn’t live through the 80s, but you did. Show her how much fun it was back in the “good ol’ days” with a blast from the past party. Play music from the time, dress in neon clothes, and watch a great movie from the day. In fact, “Sixteen Candles” would be a great movie to watch for this big day!

Sweet 16…such a magical and wonderful day in any young girl’s life. Help your daughter enter this new stage in life with a fun LDS birthday party. You, and your daughter, will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Turning 12: LDS Birthday Party Ideas for Your Pre-Teen

Turning 12, especially in the LDS culture, is a big deal. It’s the year girls graduate from Primary and enter into the Young Women’s program. Many girls look forward to this day with eager anticipation. As a mother, you may be wondering what type of party to throw for your daughter…she’s not a little girl anymore, but not yet a woman. We’ve got some fun LDS birthday party ideas that will help you celebrate this big birthday.

Spa Delight

Every girl or woman loves a little pampering every now and then. While 12 years old is probably a little young for make-up, you can still have a lot of fun with a spa party for your daughter. Let her invite a few friends over and then create stations where the girls can get pedicures, paint their nails, and get their hair done. Keep it all simple and really girly. For example, bright red nail polish is probably a little much for 12 year old girls, but paint their toenails with glitter, hot pinks, and pastel colors. The girls will feel grown up, and you’ll feel satisfied that your little girl isn’t growing up too fast. After the pampering, decorate cupcakes and watch a chick flick!

Scrapbook Party

A really fun LDS birthday party for girls is a scrapbook party. This kind of party is especially easy to pull off with a digital camera. Send the girls out on a little scavenger hunt to take pictures. Before hand, make up a list of specific scenes or situations they need to take pictures of. Then, come home, download the pictures on the computer, print, and let the girls create their own scrapbook! They’ll stay occupied for hours. Plus, each girl goes home with a fun reminder of the birthday party.

Make Jewelry

Most girls love jewelry. Get a jewelry-making kit or a bunch of beads and let each girl make a piece of jewelry. Not only is it fun, but they’ll have a keepsake to remember your party with. Think how fun it will be to see the girls at church wearing the necklace they made at your daughter’s birthday party.

Turning 12 is such a fun and exciting time in an LDS girl’s life. Help her have a great birthday by planning a fun, and yet still appropriate, 12th birthday party.

Celebrating the 8th Birthday

It’s great to be 8…especially in the LDS world. For boys and girls who have been raised in the church, the 8th birthday means getting baptized and becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a big birthday, and you want your child to remember this day. Holding a birthday party that is as special as this day is easy and fun. Check out some of our creative LDS birthday party ideas.

Everything in Eights

Your child is turning 8, so why not have the number “8” be the theme. You could invite 8 special guests, play 8 different games, eat 8 types of cake…you get the point. Your child will have a blast celebrating this birthday with everything that reminds him of turning 8.

A Spiritual Birthday

The LDS 8th birthday is really special and you may want to turn this day into a more spiritual day. If you live close to a temple, take your family to the temple. Sit outside the temple grounds, read some scriptures, and bear your testimony of the importance of the temple and eternal families to your children. Your child will know how important the Church is to you as he hears you share your inner thoughts and feelings. After a trip to the temple, go out for a family dinner or celebrate with birthday cake.

CTR Themed Party

As your child turns 8, he is making a big decision—the decision to become a member of the Church. To get to this point of baptism, and to live a worthy life from here on out, your child will have to choose the right. Why not celebrate with a CTR themed birthday party? You could play games that deal with choices and consequences, go on a treasure hunt for “treasures”, and give each guest a CTR ring as a party favor. Decorate in the traditional green and silver of a CTR ring. Your child will surely remember this special day and what it means to make good choices in his life.

LDS birthday parties can be so much fun! When your child turns 8 and is ready to be baptized, make his birthday extra special with one of the creative ideas found here. Remember, it’s great to be 8!