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How 16+ Celebrities Celebrated Their Sweet 16


WHO: Miley Cyrus

WHAT: Private theme park party

WHERE: Disneyland, Anaheim, CA

WHEN: October 2008

HOW: With five thousand of her closest friends fans who happily paid $250 a ticket, Miley marked her sweet sixteen at the Happiest Place on Earth the month before her big birthday. Luckily, you can get into the park for far cheaper and still see fireworks.

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WHO: Justin Bieber

WHAT: Action-packed weekend adventure

WHERE: Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: February 2010

HOW: The three-day celebration started off tame with dinner and a movie before the action was elevated by basketball, laser tag, paintball, and sumo wrestling. And after a run-in with NBA star Kobe Bryant, birthday boy Bieber deemed the weekend “successful.”

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WHO: Kylie Jenner

WHAT: Alice in Wonderland affair

WHERE: AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: Aug. 17, 2013

HOW: The youngest Kardashian-Jenner sibling, of course, had her party planned by family favorite Sharon Sacks. The storybook theme went well with the whimsical Hansen’s Cakes confection, Dylan’s Candy Bar treats, and a sweet photo montage made by sister Kendall. While there were some over-the-top touches like high-end party favors and performance by Drake and Big Sean, Kylie requested guests make donations to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles instead of giving her gifts.

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WHO: Selena Gomez

WHAT: BFF dance fest

WHERE: Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: July 22, 2008

HOW: Five years before Kylie’s party, Selena threw an Alice in Wonderland-themed soiree. She wore a striped dress that would make the Cheshire Cat smile to hit the dance floor with Demi Lovato.

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WHO: Demi Lovato

WHAT: Fan fest

WHERE: Out on tour!

WHEN: August 2008

HOW: “I made it,” Ms. Lovato wrote about reaching the birthday milestone back in 2008.  Selena Gomez as well as Demi’s mom and another close friend sent personalized videos, which caused the birthday girl, who was working that night, to tear up on stage. She thanked them and her fans for all the social media love in a YouTube video she filmed the next day.

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WHO: Elle Fanning

WHAT: Princess party

WHERE: Disneyland, Anaheim, CA

WHEN: February 2014

HOW: She plays Sleeping Beauty in Disney’s Maleficent, so it’s fitting Miss Fanning was feted with a princess party for her April 9, 2014 milestone. The Marie Antointette-themed soiree was held two months early so sister Dakota could attend. Elle’s mom was in charge of the decor, which was filled with flowers, but the birthday girl got her big wish for a photo booth, complete with masks and other fun props.

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WHO: Cody Simpson

WHAT: Social media social

WHERE: Australia

WHEN: January 2013

HOW: The Australian pop star said he was headed home to ring in the big one-six but kept in touch with fans that day, who made #HappySickSixteenCody a Twitter trend that day. Cody tweeted his caution over aging, saying, “I’m not tryna grow up too fast but I guess I’m 16.”

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WHO: Kendall Jenner

WHAT: Hometown hotel to-do

WHERE: Andaz West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: November 2011

HOW: After turning down her mom’s offer to throw a big bash in the Bahamas, Kendall blew out her candles closer to home and encouraged guests to bring toys for kids at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The charitable twist on the party that was filmed for her family’s reality show was definitely more low-key than an island getaway, but the birthday girl drove away with a $90K Range Rover.

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WHO: Miranda Cosgrove

WHAT: Musical mixer

WHERE: Siren Studios, Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: May 16, 2009

HOW: In addition to having a DJ that played songs perfect for group dancing, the iCarly star was serenaded by Sara Bareilles and snacked on a cupcake tower by Crumbs Bake Shop before opening up a gift that really hit a high note — a customized Gibson acoustic guitar from Nickelodeon.

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WHO: Bella Thorne

WHAT: A girl’s dream gathering

WHERE: STK, Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: Oct. 8, 2013

HOW: With her boyfriend by her side, Bella had a ball at the chic STK steakhouse in LA for a birthday gathering she called “beyond anything I could’ve dreamt of.” Each place setting was topped with a monogrammed lollipop and the birthday girl was showered with flowers, sweets, and a special Chanel treat.

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WHO: Zendaya

WHAT: Italian partito

WHERE: Hollywood Hills

WHEN: Sept. 1, 2012

HOW: Zendaya’s “La Dolce Sedici” (that’s sweet sixteen in Italian) was catered by Maggiano’s Little Italy. With multiple restaurants in 22 states, make a reservation, pick up a cupcake cake — complete with store bought “1” and “6” candles — and you’ve got yourself a Z-approved party. Pink tuxedo outfit is optional.

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WHO: Chloe Grace Moretz

WHAT: Times Square to-do

WHERE: The Aeropostale store in Times Square, New York, NY

WHEN: February 2013

HOW: Teen Vogue and Aeropostale planned this in-store party that included a performance by Icona Pop and tunes spun by DJ Kate Nash. Fans and famous friends Sarah Hyland and Victoria Justice were in attendance as the birthday girl’s ad campaign was unveiled and to take advantage of the party’s photo booth.

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WHO: Diggy Simmons

WHAT: Bowling bash

WHERE: Lucky Strike, New York, NY

WHEN: March 21, 2011

HOW: Family and friends feted Rev Run’s son at this popular bowling spot. With locations in 13 US states and one in Canada, you, too, can celebrate like an heir to rap royalty.

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WHO: Abigail Breslin

WHAT: Quiet cast party

WHERE: Toronto, Canada

WHEN: April 2012

HOW: The screen star celebrated with her The Haunter costars in Canada with a guitar-shaped cake that went well with her favorite birthday gift: “I got a ukelele,” she tweeted, adding “#success.”

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WHO: Taylor Momsen

WHAT: Punk party

WHERE: Hiro Ballroom, New York, NY

WHEN: July 28, 2009

HOW: The then-Gossip Girl star performed with her band The Pretty Reckless at the (now-closed) Hiro Ballroom.

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WHO: Christian Combs

WHAT: Royal reception

WHERE: 1 OAK, Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: April 4, 2014

HOW: “King Combs” ruled that all guests wore all black for his nightclub bash. Kendrick Lamar provided an awesome performance, and there was a feast fit for a King — fried chicken, waffles, burgers, and red velvet birthday cake.

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WHO: Rico Rodriguez

WHAT: Simple celebration

WHERE: Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: July 2014

HOW: Working teen Rico took a break from what looked like a table read to blow out tall candles on a cake in front of his Modern Family family.