Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party Celebration Traditions
Turning sixteen is a big occasion in a teen’s life as it is around this time that the teenager is yearning for lots more independence. And parents and their daughters have learned that one of the more popular ways to celebrate and enjoy this milestone is to plan and organize a formal rite of passage ceremony. These celebrations can be as small as a small gathering among a few friends at her home to a formal dinner party where the guests wear tuxedos and gowns. Our culture in the U.S. has generations of transitioning from child to adulthood, and what better way to do this than the traditional sweet 16 birthday party? Before you begin planning your birthday party celebration, it might be useful to know a little bit of history and details about this all important occasion. Please read on . . .
Sweet Sixteen History
One belief is that this tradition started during the 17th century in England when teenage women were introduced to the royal court for the first time as young ladies and possible future brides for the men of power. Other stories past down throughout time include that is started from balls for debutants, derived from the French word “debuter”, meaning to begin. The debut is an opportunity for society to show their pride in the young ladies of high school age, and their happiness in having them join in the community service. The English version is …