Is inept the right word? Anyway, I have a problem. I was recently invited to a sweet 16 birthday party for this girl in my youth group. I am somewhat of a social outcast in my school (I have friends but collectively we are considered unpopular). I have never been to anything non-school related that involved social activities other than youth group. I have a bit of a predicament. Since I have never been to, or observed a sweet 16, I don't know what to do. I am very appreciative that this girl invited me (I think she was just being nice and invited me when everyone else was as well) and I can't turn her down. But I need to know - What does "Semi Formal, Black attire" mean? - What kind of present do I bring? - What do I do at the party? - Should I have a date? - How do I make conversation/get involved without seeming creepy? - What should I bring with me? The party is exactly a month from today. I'm sure someone here has been to a sweet 16/is cooler than me so could you please help? Thanks.