In American society, turning “sweet sixteen” isn’t just another birthday, but rather, a monumental time in teens’ lives when getting their drivers’ license means having more freedom, more fun, and no more having your parents drop you off at school every day. And of course, how could I forget the surprise birthday party that your parents might throw you, with a few of your close friends surprising you with cake and presents when you walk into the door after tennis practice. But not every American teen dreams of their sixteenth birthday like this…some dream bigger…and have a firm grip on daddy’s checkbook. My Super Sweet 16 has significantly gone over-the-top in its birthday extravaganzas going so far as to having sixteen year olds compete against each other to conclude whom has the best birthday bash. Our generation of sixteen years olds has transformed this monumental milestone of reaching closer to adulthood into an over-the-top birthday celebration that ultimately surrounds celebrity appearances and mile-high birthday cakes to impress others by having the “party of the year.” Strap on your party hat and get your dancing shoes on…the battle begins!
A few of these lessons included:
- “Hair/make-up preps should clock in just under five hours.”
- “Super Sweet 16 parties require more dress changes than Oscar hosting.”
- (my favorite) “Mercedes and BMWs are acceptable Super Sweet 16 presents. A souped-up Lincoln might be acceptable on Pimp My Ride, but not at My Super Sweet 16.”
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“About My Super Sweet 16.” MTV. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
“My Super Sweet 16’s Battle Royale.” My Super Sweet 16.” February 9, 2009. Television.
“My Super Sweet 16 UK.” My Super Sweet 16 UK. Television.