Re: Sweet 16 party question.
Thanks for the input everyone. This is what my niece wants, and since it is her party, I think that she should be able to have it. She doesn't want to do the invitations thing, but rather, she wants to have someone call her friends at the last minute, and then just have them come over as they are. I can remember going to such a party as a teenager and we all had a fantastic time. It was fun to see people come to the party in all manners of dress. (Nothing untoward or provocative).
I know the kids that she associates with, and they are all upstanding teenagers. I know that it seems strange to think that there are teenagers out there that are not just into themselves, but, these kids all go to the same private christian school, and to the same church. The church community is the type where all of the kids are either married or engaged to be married by the time they are 21, and there haven't been any divorces. I am not worried as to how they will come dressed to the party, but my niece's father did not grow up within the community, and is therefore a little skeptical.
Keep the comments coming, as it could be a decision maker with her dad.