Sweet sixteen (birthday)

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Chocolate cupcakes frosted with vanilla buttercream and topped with handcrafted fondant decorations for a young man's 16th birthday. Decorations include a muscular arm, an iPod, a soccer ball, and a Jay Z sneaker.

A sweet sixteen is a coming of age party celebrating a female's 16th birthday in North America, primarily in the United States and Canada.

Sweet sixteen parties mark the point at which a person transitions into adulthood. Like a wedding, this event can be formal, casual, or semi-formal. Sweet sixteens can range from modest parties at home with close family to large affairs with a hired DJ, makeup, hair styling, expensive gowns and dresses, hotel ballrooms.

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