My daughter, Delaney, just turned 16 so we had to make her party fabulous!! She loves all things Shakespeare, and especially Romeo and Juliet...so, when she came up witht this theme idea, I got very excited! I tried to incorporate R & J into most elements of the party (from the cake, to the treats, to themed photo shoot pictures, to an outdoor viewing of the movie). It was so much fun!
Activities / Games
The teenagers just enjoyed visiting with each other, eating, but after the food and cake time we went to do a photo shoot at a local historical, cobblestone street and then to bowling; then we came home and watched "Romeo + Juliet" on an outdoor screeen I set up in the backyard. Guest also typed birthday wishes to Delaney on an old typewriter (which they all seemed to love).
This was a very budget-friendly party (probably around $150) because I made everything myself and I borrowed the outdoor screen equipment. Groceries and ingredients were the most expensive.
I made themed CDs with Romeo and Juliet-inspired songs on it.
What People Ate
I made as many "themed' treats and ones that matched our color theme (gold, burgundy)) as I could create. We had a layered cake, rose-shaped chocolate candies, strawberries and pretzels to dip into chocolate, themed drinks, and then other appetizers that the teenagers would like such as doritos, goldfish crackers, pizza rolls, and party meatballs.
What People Drank
I made Romeo's Poison and Juliet's Sleeping Potion. They were actually two of the yummiest punches I make.