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Coming of Age

Sweet Sixteen

Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah
Sweet Sixteen



Brian, Kate. Sweet 16. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2006.

Teagan is a brat, a rich brat who is turning 16 and wants everyone to know it, and be jealous. That is until a fall down the stairs and a visit from a fairy godmother. What follows is a journey into who Teagan was and who she will be.


Cabot, Meg. Sweet Sixteen Princess. Harper Collins. 2006.

The continued adventures of Mia, from the Princess Diaries, this time recounting her Sweet Sixteen party.


McCafferty, Megan. Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday. Three Rivers Press. 2004.

A collection of short stories that tell different tales about turning 16, from the funny to the poignant.


Tutera, David. Big Birthdays: The Party Planner Celebrates Life's Milestones. Bulfinch. 2006.

A guide to planning parties, with much devoted to turning sweet sixteen


Party Planning!

This website will give you lots of different ways you can celebrate this event. Some ideas involve large parties, others are more intimate gatherings with friends.


MTV Super Sweet Sixteen

My Super Sweet 16 on MTV takes you on a wild ride behind the scenes for all the drama, surprises, and over-the-top fun as teens prepare for their most important coming of age celebrations.


Sweet Sixteen Mag!

Guideposts Sweet 16- a hip, new, bimonthly magazine for teen girls ages 11-17-premiered in August 2004. Sweet 16 has it all-entertainment, fashion, celebrity, boys, embarrassing moments, advice columns,and reviews.

Party Pop!

Planning a Sweet Sixteen? Chances are that this site will have the information you are looking for! It includes tips, ideas, themes, and professional vendors and service providers who can help you plan and execute the perfect Sweet Sixteen.


Hughes, John (1984). Sixteen Candles.


As Samantha's sweet sixteen approaches, anything that can go wrong does in this charming and hilarious movie about being a teen.


Your stories.....


I did not really have a sweet sixteen party, my birthday falls over the summer so that year when we were going to Disney, with my family, my parents said I could bring my best friend along, and that would be my gift. I thought that was cool and we had a lot more fun then I would have with my parents and sister.

My parents let me throw a big party in our backyard, I have like 65 people there. It was loud and the cops came and made us be quite, my dad got real pissed about that. And he didn't let us have beer, but I guess that was ok since the cops came.

My parents rented a hall because they wanted to combine my friend party with my family party, which was cool. I got to drink, though my parents don't know that. They spent a lot of money on the food and decorations and stuff, though I really didn't care about that, I think they wanted to impress people. My friends and I just had a good time, it was cool. And we got my car, though I cant drive it till I'm 17.