Fashionista Party

Sixteen or sixty, who hasn’t thought about being an amazing supermodel? Well, here’s your chance to have all the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week without ever leaving home. And the greatest part of the party is that it’s so flexible – just pick and choose what works best for you or your guest of honor.

Fashion Theme Party Invitations
Celebrate your fashionista with her own personalized magazine cover invitation. This stylish invitation can be turned into a sign in board, photo opportunity, or even a thank you note.

It’s all about making a statement, and wow your guests from the very beginning with an incredibly unique personalized ticket invitation. And to be sure it doesn’t get lost, turn the invite into a magnet so friends and family can hang it on their refrigerators. Your guests will have a great souvenir of your party before it even starts!

Want a more traditional invitation? Choose a colorful fashion theme invitation, or an invitation with polka dots (so in this season)! It’s a bright, fun look that your guests will love.

Feeling creative? Make your own invites; it's both economical and fun. Use colorful craft paper cut to look like a price tag, purse, or high heel shoe. Write the party information with a metallic marker and mail them in coordinating envelopes. Or, try one of these other fun invitation ideas for your bash:
  • Use craft paper in coordinating colors and patterns to create dresses.  Add ribbon and beads/crystals to make your invite pop, and write any party info on the back.
  • Make a wardrobe with brown paper, and use an exacto knife to cut two doors.  Back the invitation with cute craft paper (pink polka dots or plaid would be cute) and print the party info on it, so when guests open the "doors", they get a stylish surprise.
  • Use a fun animal print (like zebra or leopard) for your invite, and pair it with a bright contrasting satin ribbon (bright purple or pink would look chic against a zebra print!).
  • Add some blossom confetti (complete with high heels!) to each envelope.  Guests will love the surprise when they open up theirs!
  • Order a Sweet 16 custom caricature invitation to surprise everyone, including your guest of honor.  You might choose to have the birthday girl trying on shoes in an expensive boutique, getting her nails and hair done at her favorite salon, or walking the red carpet in style with the paparazzi shooting away!
Stuck on wording? Use one of these phrases to give your invite a trendy twist:
 
Dresses, boas, hats and pearls,
Lot of fun for just us girls!
Be a fashionista at
Kennedi's Sweet 16 Party!
 
Walk the Runway
At Jillian's Sweet 16!
 
Let's Get Glam
And Have a Fashion Show
For Joni's Sweet 16!
 
No matter which invitation you choose, be sure to tell your guests to “glam it up” for the event - jewels and jeans, dress to impress, casual chic. Remember, it’s all about the look!

Fashionable Decorations and Party Supplies
As your guests arrive, be sure to greet them like the fashionistas they are and the celebrities they want to be. Therefore, a red carpet leading up to your front door is a must! Set up some paparazzi cardboard standups along the red carpet, and ask some friends to be additional paparazzi and snap photos of everyone as they’re arriving. Give them personalized disposable cameras to use. The photographers will have as much fun as the "stars"! (Be sure to order extras to have on the tables during the party, too).

Hang twinkling white star lights in your bushes and trees. It will make your front yard look both elegant and festive. And when guests arrive at the front door and see a fashion theme banner welcoming them to the party, they will really feel special.

Make sure your guests think your party is “to die for” as soon as they walk in the room. They will love seeing a life-sized cutout of the guest of honor as a fashionable socialite. Add a speech bubble telling your guests they look “hot”. 
 
Try some of these glamorous tips to make your venue at fashionable as possible for the guest of honor's Sweet 16:
  • Balloons are an inexpensive and fun way to decorate. Make themed balloon bouquets using metallic gold, pink, platinum, and black balloons. Tie them down with sparkling silver star weights for a chic decoration or centerpiece.
  • Hang pink and white polka dot crepe paper from the ceilings and in doorways to give your party room a fashionable flair.
  • Set up a photo booth in the corner of your venue, so the girls can show off for the camera.  Use a VIP scene setter backdrop to make your guests feel extra special.
  • Give the girls a chance to get glam by setting up a nail polish and make up station!  Put small tin buckets filled with nail polish and a basket of sample lip glosses and eye shadows out on a table decorated with a pink fringed table skirt.  If the girls didn't come dressed chic for the party, they'll sure look it when they leave!  Friends of the birthday girl won't be able to stay away from this one!
  • Let the guests strut their stuff on a DIY fashion runway! Hang pink curtains from a door way, and run a pink carpet runner down the center of a room.  Turn on some girl power tunes (see below), and enjoy the show!  This is a great chance for silly photo opportunities for the birthday girl and her friends. 
Make sure your party is "off the hook" by lowering the lights and hanging a mirror ball in the center of the party room. The effect will be fabulous! Don’t forget to have music playing in the background, too.  Include some of these girl power hits in your playlist:
 
  1. "Love is a Battlefield" - Pat Benatar
  2. "Put a Ring on It" - Beyonce
  3. "Respect" - Aretha Franklin
  4. "No Scrubs" - TLC
  5. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" - Cindy Lauper
  6. "Beautiful" - Christina Aguilera
  7. "Unwritten" - Natasha Bedingfield
  8. "Love Song" - Sarah Bereilles
  9. "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor
  10. "Dancing Queen" - ABBA
  11. "Firework" - Katy Perry
  12. "Girl on Fire" - Alicia Keys
  13. "Stronger" - Kelly Clarkson
  14. "Perfect" - Pink
  15. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" - Shania Twain
 

Fashion Table Decorations and Menu
Make your own centerpieces using all sorts of fabulous fashion products. Fill an inexpensive handbag or clear tote with costume jewelry, sunglasses, socks and hosiery, even lotions and nail polish would work. Use shredded colored tissue paper if there’s extra space. When the party’s over, you can divide up the items or just give away the centerpieces based on who has the next birthday.  Try one of these other centerpiece ideas as well to make your fashionista friends go wow!
 
  • Be sure your tables are as stylish as the rest of your party. Cover them in gold and silver paper goods; metallic table cloths and gold and silver plates and napkins will be a dazzling look.
  • Your glassware can sparkle as much as the tables. There are so many different styles of glow glasses to choose from – pick the one that you like best. These color changing glasses make even a drink of water seem special!
  • If you’re serving a premixed “divine diva” punch, include some flashing ice cubes in the punch bowl. This drink will look as good as it tastes!
  • Fill a trio of tall vases with pink pom poms and zebra confetti.  This chic color combo is both easy and inexpensive!
  • On a stylish tray, collect a variety of cocktail glasses and fill them with a collection of bright jewelry (broaches, earrings, costume necklaces).  The girls will love trying some of the prettiest pieces on!
  • Pile an odd number of pink, white, and black fluffy decorations in the center of a table to make your guests go wow!
  • To finish off your look, weave pink and black feather boas as well as silver bead necklaces among the centerpieces to make them pop!  They serve double duty as table decorations and dress up for the fashionistas at your party.
  • Whatever type of centerpiece you choose, don’t forget to scatter the extra disposable cameras you purchased for the paparazzi on the tables. They will be a fun addition to your table decorations.
Depending on the time of your party, you can serve a full meal or just finger foods. Appetizers, pizza, a variety of salads, desserts – they all work for this party. In addition to your “divine diva” punch, be sure to have lots of water (or harder beverages if you have guests of legal age) available. Party411.com will even personalize a water bottle label with your own individual message on it. Your guests will love these customized mementos, so don’t forget to get extras to use as party favors.

Entertainment and Activities
There are tons of ways to entertain your fabulous fashionistas – your party may last all night! Try at least one of these activities to keep your family and friends entertained well into the evening:
  • Since everyone will be “dressed to the nines," make sure they have an opportunity to show off their outfits. Once everyone is ready to go, bring the red carpet in from outside and create your own runway. Have someone act as the master of ceremonies and comment on all the “models” as they’re going down the runway. Everyone will be clapping and laughing!
  • Hire a manicurist and a hair stylist for 2-3 hours of the evening.  Guests will feel pampered with this special treatment.  Don't forget to also set up your own nail polish and makeup station for guests to play around on their own, too.
  • If your guests are a little more reserved and aren’t quite ready to “dress the part” of a model, they can still be a superstar. A photo opportunity of a model (in a long dress, perhaps) is a wonderful way to step into the spotlight for a few minutes. Take pictures of everyone using a Polaroid camera – it’s a great party favor that your guests will love.

Fashion Party Favors

Unfortunately, all parties have to end some time. In addition to wonderful memories, you can send your guests home with some terrific party favors. Regardless of their age, everyone loves glow jewelry and light up jewelry. Rings, bracelets, even earrings – they’re all fun to wear.

No one is ever happy with their hair but everyone will be delighted with a neon hair piece in a variety of colors. Clip it on and go – hairstyles can be changed in seconds! And remember that no look is complete without the perfect sunglasses. Glamour glitter glasses are a must for all your guests. A fashion forward gift that’s practical too – what could be better?

You can also send everyone home with a sweet treat to remind them of your event. A personalized fashion candy bar wrapper is a great way to tie in with your theme.

Unbelievable is how all your guests will describe your party. The fashionistas will love it and will anxiously await their next opportunity to walk down the red carpet. Thanks to Party411.com, your Fabulous Fashionistas party, and all your parties, will be divine!