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JennaF February 4th, 2014 5:39pm

Did you do anything big or special for your 16th birthday?

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WordNerd Mehsville
02/05/14 8:05 pm

Two surprise parties, about $400 cash, and my crush spontaneously showed up to one of my parties. BEST. BIRTHDAY. EVER!

WordNerd Mehsville
02/05/14 8:11 pm

And a weekend trip to Santa Cruz. Now that I think about it, it was more of a month long celebration. Sadly, my birthday excitement peaked that year. But it was great while it lasted!

vfabrizio613 Probably in my basement
02/05/14 7:08 pm

My mom dropped the cake, my dad blamed the family's shortcomings on my brothers and I, but I got a bag of gumballs!

cowboy Proud Father
02/05/14 1:01 pm

Got my drivers license

tdyakker lost
02/05/14 12:46 pm

Got you all beat. I got arrested. Boy were my parents proud. Everything turned out ok and all charges were dropped. It was the one and only time I got in trouble with the police.

tdyakker lost
02/05/14 4:18 pm

Oh hell yes threw me a party and everything!- see its sarcasm. With all the sarcasm posted on SOH, nobody gets it when they read it.

tdyakker lost
02/05/14 11:33 pm

People I know accidentally lit an abandoned house on fire trying to refill their new zippo lighters. Fluid got on hands before lighting them n they dropped lighter onto a spill. I called fired dept. when they showed up they could smell smoke on me

tdyakker lost
02/05/14 11:35 pm

So they assumed I was in on it. Everything was eventually straightened out. Friends stayed to watch n were picked up.

drcynic Pittsburgh, PA
02/05/14 12:23 pm

Man, I can't believe it will have been 10 years next week.

hayden363 idaho
02/05/14 11:57 am

Flew solo in a helicopter on my birthday! That was fun! Made it on the evening news and the front page of the news paper the next day! :)

02/05/14 11:18 am

Not for my 16, in Mexico we celebrate the 15th birthday (quinceañera) and it's almost like a wedding. I wore a beautiful dress and had a big party with my friends and family.

Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
02/05/14 10:00 am

Drank a lot. I wouldn't call that special though

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/05/14 7:15 am

I had a pool party with some extended family and some friends, but that was about it.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/05/14 7:16 am

I also got a strongly worded card from my siblings (all younger than me) urging me to learn to drive. Lol

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/05/14 7:24 am

There were some other exciting things too. Let's see. My first time in a restaurant barefoot. The Aaronic Blessing in Latin on my cake. I received some portable and foldable scissors which have come in handy. Probably another one or two excitements.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/05/14 7:24 am

*one or two other exciting things or happenings.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/05/14 11:28 pm

How were you in a restaurant barefoot?

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
02/05/14 2:07 am

It's hard to remember but I'm sure it was just another day. Age 16 plus one month was special. Got my drivers license. Age 21 :). Age 40 was interesting, mid life crisis is real. Age 60, my family gave me a surprise birthday. I'll be 65 soon.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/05/14 1:21 am

I don't remember. I probably spent the day shopping in Manhattan. I spent most of my teenage birthdays that way.

elusive Sactown
02/05/14 12:53 am

I'd just broken up with my bf, soooo I pretty much just stayed home and did homework.

icytoes the tepid north
02/04/14 9:53 pm

Not ON my birthday, but I was knocked up within a month... :|

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
02/04/14 8:27 pm

No. I've never done anything extraordinarily special for a birthday. It's just another day once you're born. I don't see them as important.

02/04/14 8:19 pm

Gee! That was 55 years ago!!!

I said no, but in all honesty, I really don't remember my 16th birthday.

skinner Jersey City
02/04/14 7:21 pm

No, I was too exhausted after my end of the year APUSH project.

02/04/14 5:18 pm

I can't remember, I probably had too much to drink, LOL.

beanD California
02/04/14 5:06 pm

Not really. I went to a local play with some friends.

FutureMD be nice to people
02/04/14 5:00 pm

No. My mom decided to vacation with my HORRIBLE aunt on my birthday, and it was just miserable. I was so upset and it was emotionally taxing. I don't lose my temper easily and I almost never yell, but I lost it and I screamed at her.

jakecrs905 New York, NY
02/04/14 3:44 pm

I spent my entire day at the DMV getting my learners permit then cried when no one took me to drive so I mean there's that.

skinner Jersey City
02/04/14 7:45 pm

I procrastinated on getting my permit so bad. My birthday is May 27th and I waited until mid August.

jakecrs905 New York, NY
02/04/14 7:49 pm

No way! My brother's birthday is on May 27th!

02/04/14 2:16 pm

Went and got my driver's license, then spent the day with a few cousins and my brother. Nothing special, but a lot of fun.

R3dzombi3 Space, probably
02/04/14 12:55 pm

It's this month, and no I don't plan to.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
02/04/14 1:12 pm

Happy early birthday :) are you a sophomore?

Marley17 or is it just me...
02/04/14 12:51 pm

Sadly no. Small party with family, my mom and aunt argued mostly and I basically was ignored. So just a normal family party

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
02/04/14 12:19 pm

I got my driver's license. I know I had a party, but I really don't recall anything extra special about it. I have pictures from it of us playing, "Honey, if you love me, won't you please smile."

chickencookie disgusted
02/04/14 12:06 pm

It was so exciting I cant even remember it.

dyousif Rhode Island
02/04/14 11:54 am

I can't remember, I hope you have something special planned.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
02/04/14 8:49 pm

Thanks :) I won't be sixteen for two more months though.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/04/14 11:10 am

I didn't, but many kids used to take their drivers test on that day, and some solo in aircraft.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/05/14 7:19 am

I had wanted to solo, but funding for that project is and was lacking, sadly.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/05/14 9:08 am

It's not a cheap hobby, that's for sure. You'll get there.

kbluebird Denial
02/04/14 10:53 am

Had my first kiss! At the beach! It was pretty lame, but in a sweet way.

02/04/14 10:51 am

My friends planned a surprise party. It was a lot of fun!

Any recent events that inspired this question? :)

JennaF sunflower state of mind
02/04/14 12:20 pm

That's fun! Someone threw me a surprise party a few years ago and it was the nicest thing ever.

And no, I don't turn sixteen til April but I don't think I'll do anything extravagant for it :)

02/04/14 12:54 pm

I know! It was so sweet! And yeah, I wouldn't have done anything at all if they hadn't planned that. I'm into very low key birthdays :)

MJSeals Esq.
02/04/14 10:42 am

My parents to to see Arnold Swartzinegger and I went to a soccer game. Bro and sis at college. So we didn't do anything