To celebrate a 16th birthday, there are a few things that a teenage boy or girl can do, such as throw a theme party, go away on a trip, or have an adventure day with friends. Depending on whether the person is a girl or boy, there are many different party themes for a 16th birthday, which can include retro party, masquerade ball, sports, tropical luau or fiesta.

For teen girls, a trip away to a spa for a spa day with friends can be fun. Planning an adventure day with friends to go hiking, camping, laser tagging or paintballing can be an alternative for a boy's 16th birthday. Some other options for boys are a night of movies, playing video games and going to a sporting event. For both girls and boys, a limo ride or hotel party is a popular way to celebrate this important birthday in a young person's life.