I just turned 16 on the 7th. For my party it was pretty simple. We had a fire pit going and food to cook over it. I pulled out the Twister mat and we had a blast trying to play with like 8 people at the same time. I also had an ice cream bar type thingy set up in my kitchen. It had ice cream and a bunch of toppings. We listened to music and everyone said that they had fun. Maybe this will haelp you, maybe not, but that's how my 16 went. And by the way...Happy birthday!
Yeah, I think that'd be a cool idea. I think the old fashioned, "food, music, games" thing would be nice for a party. Twister's a classic, and can't go wrong with ice cream. You could ask people to bring their own CDs for a variety of music. As for favors, candy, of course. I've seen people do movie-themed goody bags. Some popcorn, candy in a box, 5 dollar gift card to blockbuster - though that can get expensive. And I too wish you a happy birthday!