Megan turns 16 this year and she wanted to have her own dance party. It'll be held on the 27th of February. There are two things that make this Sweet 16 stand out. Our goal is to create an event that is simple and under $1000 total cost to prove that not all birthday parties have to be as extravagant as the MTV's Sweet 16 Parties in order to be fun. The theme will be Black & White with a hint of New York and stars. We will serve sodas and snacks and will make our own cupcakes. This all eliminates any need for silverware. We are also making most of the decorations ourselves surfing the internet for ideas. Last but not least, Megan decided that we would collect donations at the door for a charity. She chose St Jude Children's hospital since she loves kids and specifically listed on the invite to bring at least $2. I would like to try and get some of our local businesses here in Oregon to match the donations we receive. If you are interested, please let me know by commenting this posting. Thank you.