Party buses are a wonderful and versatile venue for any special occasion and they can, of course, be used for transportation too, making them a double win for celebrations and festivities. A Sweet Sixteen party is often the first taste of near-adulthood that a youngster can have (while they are traditionally for girls, there is no reason why a boy can’t have a Sweet Sixteen too – although he might want to call it something else!) and it should offer a glimpse of grown-up fun, without any of the attendant risks! Here are some cute touches that will give a Sweet Sixteen party bus a great look.
Balloons are great fun, no matter what age you are! You can invest in a beautiful balloon arch to frame the doorway, or you can simply fill the bus’s floor with loads of blown-up balloons. Or ceiling, if you get some helium filled ones!
Glitter is somewhat pernicious and do be aware that once unleashed, you will find it everywhere for months later – but it is so pretty and makes everything sparkle! Literally! There are many types of glitter, from eco-friendly to body-glitter – your Sweet Sixteen and their friends can draw glittery patterns on each other! – to edible glitter that can be added to cupcakes and cookies.
Confetti, like glitter, adds a hedonistic edge to a venue, and is easily cleaned up with a vacuum cleaner once the party is over. You can buy commercial confetti – which comes in an array almost as wide as glitter, with eco-friendly and edible options on the market – or you can make your own by buying a set of cute paper punches in various adorable shapes.
Some party buses contain a compact but effective dancefloor, a half-size disco ball and strobe lights, and a superb sound system. Your child and their friends can enjoy the atmosphere of a nightclub entirely populated by their friends for double the fun while you have none of the worries that you would if your child were mingling with strangers – as, no doubt, they will be doing in a year or so!
The larger party buses have a well-stocked bar, which you can ask to have filled with child-friendly sodas, fruit juices and sparkling waters so your Sweet Sixteens can feel grown up ordering from the bar, without any alcohol ‘accidentally’ being consumed!
The bigger buses – those that can hold forty to fifty guests – often boast a separate area that can be used as a VIP area for the birthday girl (or boy) and their best friends to hang out for a while as they catch their breath and get ready for their next stint on the dance floor or entertaining their guests in the main body of the bus.
Party buses are carefully designed so they look like a nightclub, with no obvious hints that the interior is actually the inside of a bus! This is often enhanced with clever lighting with neon strips, strobes, and decorative mirrors that open out the space, making it seem larger and more welcoming. A laser display is sometimes available to delight and entrance the guests.
Put together a carefully curated playlist of your Sweet Sixteen’s favorite songs – and don’t forget to include some mildly embarrassing but catchy ones that everyone will delight in singing along with as they stampede onto the dancefloor!
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