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I Never Had a Sweet 16

Let us know what wasn't so sweet about your 16th birthday. What would you do if you could? 223 People

    Family Issues...

    I was supposed to have a big party with my family and friends for my sweet 16. However, one of my little cousins got hit by a car just before I was getting ready to call everyone. I had called a couple people, then soonafter had to call back and cancel the invitations. My parents...
    shadowxmagic shadowxmagic 16-17, F 1 Response May 22, 2008

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    I Never Had A Sweet Sixteen, But Hot Damn...

    So? Nu? Am I supposed to be  unhappy, that I didn't have a SWEET SIXTEEN? Hell no, not  me!! say I.. I;m looking so much more forward to my 58th, party or not, so there.. But, I sure as hell won't mind my party, until it's my 100th!!   thank you...
    chipperchick chipperchick 56-60, F 6 Responses May 8, 2010

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    Nope

    after all it's a party. you'll have it, spend the money, take the pictures, then you'll move on.. 4 yrz later i don't regret it. never will. somethings you get in life, some you dont. but life WILL go on.
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    Never Really Wanted One

    I've never been very social, I've never really liked big birthday parties for other people even. Almost all of my birthday parties only had my family there and they were never big events. Whenever I used to watch My Super Sweet Sixteen, I always thought "Who the heck would want...
    HappyJalopy HappyJalopy 18-21, F Dec 22, 2012

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    Grew Up Poor

    I was working by the time I turned 16. I never knew my biological father, and had a really hard childhood. I was independent at 15, and had no family close by. A sweet 16 wasn't even a thought for anybody in my life.
    Amnibo Amnibo 31-35, F Sep 11, 2012

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    Not Really

    Unless standing on the side of Ben Nevis after 4 days of walking, with another 2 days of the same ahead of you, freezing your **** off, counts as sweet.   i did wake up to a tent full of balloons though, and my friends arranged my breakfast of instant mash potato to say...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    None of My Teen Years Were "Sweet"

    At 16 I had quit school, had no friends, was broke, fat, & bullied..... Actually at 16 I was well on my way to being suicidal.... Yeah I LOVED my teens.... Wyn
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 12, 2009

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    Although this was my choice.

    My family is too judgmental of my friends and I didn't want to be around that. So, I decided not to have one.
    SomethingGrimm SomethingGrimm 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Bleeding 16

    My birthdays are always surrounded by  rock music and gothic bands and stuff like that, so I decided to have one sweet 16 as my other birthdays but with more details and decoration. But as it turned out, they failed my year and made me now re-do my 11th grade and my birthday...
    GothicFlower GothicFlower 16-17, F Oct 5, 2011

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    No, It Wasn't In the Cards

    I never had a 'Sweet 16' party. Not any kind of birthday party that year. However, I did enjoy it. I enjoyed it cause my Mother and I spent the day together. We when to the mall. Went to all the dress shops and shoe stores, where I helped her decide on some new outfits to buy...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 7 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Didn't Really Have One

    This is true none of my birthdays have been a big massive party and I don’t think the rest of them will be either, all I do is have nice time with my family and a couple of friends at home and I know some people will find it "boring" but for me it isn’t and that&rsquo...
    RHSK143 RHSK143 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    Planning It Now...

    my sweet 16 is on 9/11 and its goin to be sooooooooooo great its pretty big with about 80 ppl..(its a per plate thing) my mom is spending a ton on it !!!!not braggin though...jus happy
    stix4 stix4 16-17 Jul 25, 2009

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    Worst Party Ever!

    My mother tried to do the loving thing, to throw me a birthday party for my sweet sixteen. It was a nice gesture, but she mistakenly thought five girls were my friends and invited them to my party, along with my two good friends. :-/ It was horrible! The five girls sat in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    Nu-Uh

    There's a story about it floating around here somewhere...but basically my 16th birthday sucked. 17 was better though. :)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Sweet 16 and Never Been...

    If there's one time in my life I could have a do-over, it would be my 16th birthday. It's supposed to be this big thing. Crossing over into womanhood. Learning how to drive, or getting your first car. Really starting to take your first steps out into the world. I, unfortuantely...
    caitilie caitilie 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2008

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    Nothing Was Fun About My Sweet 16

    Since my birthday falls right on Chirstmas Eve. None of my friends could ever celebrate with me in person, they were always getting ready with their families for Christmas. So I had to stay home. I didn't get any presents. I had to help with Chirstmas too. : I've only had a few...
    RiuChan RiuChan 18-21, F Sep 11, 2012

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    The Way It Is

    my life before i was 18 was a waste of time, now im alive and happy, sweet 16 is only a modern myth - a fairy tale, nice thought but not at all important
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2008

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    Nope - Nothing Happened

    When it comes to a Sweet Sixteen birthday party, it's important to a girl. When I saw what my mama did for my sister, Darla's Sweet Sixteen, I couldn't wait to get my Sweet Sixteen party. For my sister's 16th birthday, my mama had taken her out of school early, they went to lunch...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 16 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    Sweet 16

    Everyone makes a big fuss out of your sweet sixteen but the fact is half of the people don't get a sweet sixteen, i never did. I don't regret celebrate it in a big way, because i don't like making a big thing out of something, but a sweet sixteen would of been nice. Now it's to...
    ConfusedKitty ConfusedKitty 16-17, F 1 Response May 7, 2010

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    Nope

    We were in the process of moving... So. Yeah. Then on my 18th birthday - which my parents said would be a big one because of the whole sweet 16 thing - we moved again. Yep. Didn't have either. Not that I'm bitter.
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    I watched my worst enemy have the sweet 16 I

    wanted since I was 7 , my parents could have afforded it , but were too busy spending money on themselves , so selfishly I spent my 16th birthday at a karaoke bar with parents and a few friends , when I have social anxiety , and I almost had a panic attack.
    bulldog987 bulldog987 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    No Sweet Sixteen For Me Either

    I never had a sweet sixteen ,i never got on with my mother at the time and i was a mother myself and had to grow up early.But i dont regret it either.
    lillilou lillilou 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    Nope.

    My family and I were too broke to have one for me, and I didn't even want one anyway.  I don't even remember what I did for my 16th birthday...but I do know that I didn't have a sweet 16.
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    I Only Remember My Twenty-first...

    Aside from never having a sweet sixteen, I have never had a birthday "party". My biological mother never gave me a special birthday party, so I don't even have memories from any birthdays aside from my twenty-first birthday, because I had to literally FORCE people to take me out...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    Birthday Celebrations Don't Run In My Family

     It did until about the fourth grade.  After that, friends and people coming over became a freakin' rarity!  I didnt have a sweet 16...I'm okay with that though...I'm a terrible party host anyways
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    Although

    It is a birthday I will always remember.  I spent mine in the hospital.  I remember it like it was yesterday, even though it has been almost 10 years.  It was on a Wednesday.  That Monday was presidents day, so no school, but I was feeling like $hit and slept...
    J21883 J21883 26-30, F Jan 13, 2009

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    Just Another Number

    Birthdays have never been big in my family once you get past the first one.  I remember inviting friends over once, the rest of them have always been family gatherings. But hey, I'm not complaining.  I hate the fuss that goes into it and I don't think I would have...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T Apr 5, 2009

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    No Sweet Sixteen =(

    Well, there really is no reason. No one had money, there was nothing to do... I don't come from a family who does much on birthday's unless they are for little kids. My 17th and 18th and 19th were all the same.. nothing. Maybe some gifts and presents but no parties. My...
    BlazzinBebe88 BlazzinBebe88 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    No.

    No. I never had one. Partly because I was too scared. Partly because I didn't want one. & partly because I only had one friend at the time. We also had very little money & my mom wouldn't have been able to afford anything. I don't even know if I got any presents or a cake that...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F May 9, 2010

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    Uhh?

    Yah.. I honestly don't even remember what I did or what happened on my 16th birthday. Most of my birthdays were full of horrible times so I think I blocked most of them out. One day I woke up and I was 25. That's all I really account for. The rest didn't happen =P I...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2008

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    It Was Never Gonna Happen.

    My dad was constantly drunk, my so-called friends never really showed an intrest in me, my mum was never really in my life and we didn't have the money to do things like that you know? In some ways i wish i could've had one but i sometimes wonder whether i would have been...
    Lemonandlime09 Lemonandlime09 22-25, F Sep 30, 2012

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    I Never Did

    my 16th birthday was the same day as my formal and i also didnt tell anyone that it was my bifthday until the after party and it was already the next day then :p
    DeMiDeMiSe DeMiDeMiSe 16-17, F Jun 9, 2008

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    Sad...

    i had a party for my 14th, the first party id had since i was 5.  it wasnt big, but we acctually had ppl over... so my mom told me i could have a big party for my 16th, but as it rolled around, nothing was said, and when i asked, i was told it wasnt that big a deal... so we...
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2008

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    Such a Long Time Ago, I Hon...

    Such a long time ago, I honestly can't remember
    charlie1957 charlie1957 51-55, M Jan 13, 2009

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