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Sweet Sixteen’s,There are several Traditions associated with Sweet Sixteen’s and here are just a few to consider for your daughter’s celebration. 1-Candle-lighting ceremony in which each of the 16 candles holds a special meaning. The first candle is for the girl's parents. The second candle is for the siblings and if there are no siblings, then this candle can represent the grandparents. Candles 3, 4, 5 and 6 are for the rest of the family members. Candles 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are for friends. Candle 15 is for the girl's best friend or friends. The 16th candle is for a significant male, such as a boyfriend or good friend. 2-Shoe ceremony. The shoe ceremony can be another element of a Sweet Sixteen party, especially if it has a Cinderella or Ball Theme. Although shoe ceremonies are more often seen in Quinceañeras if your daughter wants this element incorporated into her celebration she would do the following: the birthday girl sits down in a chair while her grandfather or father approaches her with high heels on a decorative pillow. The girl would traditionally be wearing flat shoes, such as slippers, and the father ceremoniously helps her into her new high heels. This is symbolic of the girl transitioning into womanhood. It symbolizes that now she has become a lady. 3-Tiara ceremony. This ceremony is also best incorporated with a Cinderella or Ball Themed Celebration, but can be included per your daughter’s request. This ceremony is similar to the shoe ceremony, except the father/grandfather approaches with a tiara instead of shoes. He places it on the birthday girl's head to symbolize her becoming a woman. Sometimes this is combined with the shoe ceremony, so that two people approach the birthday girl, one with a pillow with high heels, and the other with a pillow with a tiara.

Additionally after the special coming out celebration the Father-daughter dance is also another aspect incorporated during the event. The girl and her father dance to a slow song while everyone sits and watches. Another exciting aspect included in this celebration is a Video montage of the birthday girl containing pictures starting from when she was a baby and to her current age, usually ending with pictures of her in her Sweet Sixteen dress.


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