Turning sixteen is an exciting thing for every teenage girl. It marks their coming of age, where they leave behind years of innocence and embark on a new journey called womanhood. It’s no wonder teenagers like to make their sixteenth birthday special. If your daughter will be celebrating their sixteenth soon, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find 5 ways to make your sweet 16 special.
- Celebrate with her loved ones
Nothing beats a party filled with the people you love. It doesn’t have to be grand or in a fancy restaurant, the important thing is being surrounded by people who support you and are happy for you. Celebrating her sixteenth birthday with her family and friends is a great way to make her day special. It’ll definitely get her teary-eyed to know how blessed she is to have that kind of moral support.
- Throw a themed party with her friends
You’re not the only one who’s excited about her birthday! For sure you can bet her closest friends are looking forward to it too. Celebrate in style by holding a themed party with all her friends. You can help her throw a slumber party, a masquerade party, or even a casual pool party. Just don’t forget to let her help you plan it.
- Open a savings account
On a more serious note, opening a bank account is a big step towards adulthood. Being 16, it may be hard to open an account on her own, so this is a nice gesture you can help her out with. Banks nowadays offer junior savers account specifically catering to students so she won’t have a problem getting one as long as she’s enrolled. Show her how much you care by seeding her new account too! Saving money at a young age enforces critical values that will come handy in the future. She will learn to be accountable for her own finances, and mind her spending habits too. It also encourages her to save up for something big like a college education, a car, or a house.
- Learn how to drive
Depends on your state regulations, your daughter may be allowed to enroll in a driving school once she hits 16. Some states require parental agreement or supervision, so best be aware of your local driving laws. She might only be granted a permit at this point, but it’s a great experience learning to drive at such a young age. Getting a license is the next step, but learning to drive is an equally rewarding milestone for turning 16!
- Start a small business
Find a hobby she’s good at and encourage her. Monetize it by launching a small business and selling products to friends and family. The earlier she gets started on this track, the more she will learn and it’ll be easier for her to handle bigger things in the future. Use the hype of her sixteenth birthday to launch an online store and introduce her craft. For sure all her friends will be abuzz and a lot of people will support her!