Turning 16 is such a huge marker for a teen, it is like a rite of passage into an unknown world, where the child is older and able to make some decisions, but not quite an adult just yet. I have been working on a surprise party for my 16 year old daughter.
While creating a surprise party may seem hard, it is even harder to find something to commemorate her 16th birthday that is a keepsake, yet stay within a reasonable price ranger. There are not a lot of options out there for the 16 year old.
I have been seeking the hard-to-find perfect item for her that will commemorate her birthday and let her remember that 16 was sweet, special and just at the beginning of what her life is going to be. Lavishly living the adventures of her birthday out loud I found a great way to celebrate her Sweet 16 on the front of a magazine, her very own. This is my story of THE MAGAZINE COVER & A SWEET 16 ~
There is a hardly a mom out there that I have talked to about their teen that disagrees: Teens are all about them, their lives, their problems, their faces, and ‘selfies’. Trying to capture their essence in any one way is hard, but I found a little online inspiration!
It’s not hard to find sites that will help you create a memory, but if you want them locally, make sure to read on. After all your teen is your star, celebrate it on the cover of a magazine. Commemorate the beginning of a new beginning and let them shine making their life come to LIFE on a fake Magazine Cover.
Sweet 16 Is Such A Sweet Age
Here’s a few places you can find some inspiration for making Magazine Covers: Walgreen’s, Prints at Sam’s Club too! You don’t need to spend a lot to get great results, remember it is a memory, not an artifact.
Why make a fake magazine cover? It allows you to make your child a star and the price is ‘consumer-friendly’. Make your teen feel like they own the world and place them on a cover of a magazine.
The sites are easy to work with, in fact, you generally just choose a template and plug in an image, and that’s it! There is nothing labor-intensive on your end, it is a few minutes of information entered and you are on your way to creating a keepsake for your child.
What You Need To Know
Honestly, it was really easy to do, just make sure you know your kid well, what they like and dislike and fun little sayings they might make. My daughter loves flip flops, texting, singing and more, so it was easy to make a headline for her and get creative with the words.
WHY Make A Magazine Cover For A Sweet 16?
While teens are all about themselves, they are also fragile human beings who need their self-esteem always bolstered to be the best that they can be and reminded of all the good they bring to the world. There is nothing like positive reinforcement of all the good they bring to bolster them forward!
IS THIS AFFORDABLE For A Sweet Sixteen?
Absolutely. The cost on on making these is Under $20 sometimes even less, our local Walgreen’s rocked on for less.
It is a true rite of passage that we move through from 15 to 16, and for our daughters, we hold on tight because the magical world is about to open up. The lavishness of celebrating the Sweet 16 allows us to commemorate a milestone while providing us the truest sweetest memories which become stepping stones for the next year.