April 9, 2012

Sophisticated Southern Sweet 16

Your daughter's sixteenth birthday celebration should be an apt reflection of who she is at the present and who she hopes to become in the future. If she prefers pearls and low-country simplicity to sparkles, sequins and the trend of the moment, consider hosting a celebration to symbolize her blossoming into the beautiful young lady you always knew she would one day become with a sophisticated southern magnolia theme. (This is also a great theme for a college graduate!)

Sophisticated Southern Sweet 16

  • Set up your party space outdoors under a giant shade tree and position a simple white cake, accented with a magnolia sugar flower, as a focal point -- Once Wed
  • Dress the guest of honor in a white dress and put a small magnolia blossom in her hair -- Victoria Pearson Photography via Cyberbride
  • Send guests a beautiful green and white invitation like this one from William Arthur -- Available at FineStationery.com
  • For a fun treat accent, place cake pops and other sweets in a monogrammed cone-holder -- Southern Weddings Magazine