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Taylor’s Rock Star Birthday Party – Part Two

A Little Glitter Rock Star Birthday Party

Hey guys!  I’m back with more details from Taylor’s rock star birthday party!  (In case you missed part one – here is a link.)  In today’s post I am going to share how I turned the party space from this:

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 into this:

A Little Glitter Rock Star Birthday Party

A Little Glitter Rock Star Birthday Party

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The elements I used to dress up the ceiling were tissue paper poms and a beautiful rock star banner that I put on the front of the stage.  I had 24 poms in different sizes that I got from PomPomsUSA.  I fluffed them and suspended them with fishing wire.  I used purple, white, hot pink and silver and I feel like they really popped against the black ceiling.  

Ceiling Poms

The rock star banner was made by Firefly Party Design and it looked gorgeous on the front of the stage!  I thought the inclusion of real sheet music was such a smart idea!Firefly Party Design Banner

 

Firefly Party Design Banner

The next thing I focused on was the dessert area.  For this, I actually re-purposed the display case that the music school had in that area of the room by wrapping it in black plastic table covering.  I bought a roll of it from Party City and it was long enough to wrap that case and three tables and I still had plenty left over.  I also bought hot pink sequin runners on Amazon a few days before the party.  I wasn’t sure they were going to come in time but thankfully they did.

Christina from Project Paper made those beautiful tassel garlands on the front of the tables. Here are a few pictures of them in the sunlight.  They were so sparkly and gorgeous!  They would look really great for an outdoor party as well.

Project Paper Tinsel Garland Project Paper Tinsel Garland

How fabulous are the blinged out risers that Kathy from 2 Krafty Moms sent me?  They looked great and added a bit of height and visual interest to the dessert area.  Those beautiful cake pops were made by Besos Bakery Boutique.

2 Krafty Moms

In the middle of the table you can see the tiered dessert stand that Taylor and I made from vinyl records.  (Here is the tutorial in case you missed it.)

Vinyl Record Dessert Stand

Those beautiful glittery cupcake holders were provided by Dress My Cupcake.  They were extremely easy to assemble, didn’t shed any glitter and are reusable!  How cool is that?  I could only fit about twenty cupcakes onto the record dessert stand so I ran to Pier1 the day before the party and picked up some clear glass cake stands.  They were only $13 each!  Score!  

Cake Stand

On the dessert table I also included delicious zebra print sugar cookies made by the very talented Leslie of Bakesale.  Fun fact: the World is extremely small.  When I gave Leslie my shipping address we discovered that both she and her husband used to work in my building before moving to NC!  Crazy, right?  

Bakesale Cookies

 

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I should also note that I used items on the dessert table (everything besides the cupcakes) that were individually wrapped and could be taken home in the kid’s swag bags.  I wanted to have a beautiful dessert display filled with baked goods but I did not think the kids would be able to finish everything there during the party.

Another tasty treat I set out for the girls to enjoy were hot pink and purple chocolate-covered oreos made by Tia of Deliciously Chocolate.  These were SO SO SO yummy!

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Chocolate Covered Oreos

The last sweet treat (but certainly not the least since I have gotten so many compliments on these and inquiries from parents as to where to buy them) are the milk chocolate microphone lollipops made by Rosebud Chocolates.  These were perfect for me as they even had a little glitter on the top!

Chocolate Microphones

Chocolate Microphones

The party was a total success and everyone had a blast!

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Taylor’s Rock Star Birthday Party – Part One

A Little Glitter Rock Star Birthday Party

This is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down….well maybe not quite…but things were hectic there for a while when I got completely caught up in the web of party planning. Does that happen to anyone else?  You get so focused on a task you can hardly concentrate on anything else?  A few months ago I decided that this year I was going to throw a somewhat elaborate birthday party for Taylor since she was turning nine.  I could feel that lull approaching where my daughter would only want to have smaller sleepovers at our house.  No fancy partyware, no decorations, no clown.  Just me leaving them alone, snacks and tons of giggling.  Sigh.  So, because of that premonition I determined that this year would be my last hurrah of party planning and I was going to go big.

Taylor settled on the rock star theme when she attended a party for one of her classmates at the School of Rock and fell totally IN LOVE with it.  She had so much fun singing karaoke with her girls that she wanted to have her party there as well.  I wasn’t obsessed with the idea at first.  We had planned on a different theme and I had already invested many hours pinning ideas to go along with it.  She is a stubborn one though and since it was her birthday eventually I had to cave and let her have the party she wanted.  

The first thing idea that I had with regard to a rock star theme was to give out VIP backstage passes as invitations.  I was planning on creating them myself.  Taylor and I started browsing on Etsy (so she could get an idea of the colors and styles she liked best) and she spotted Savoir Faire Media’s Pink Rock Star VIP Pass Invitation.  She asked me to stop looking for ideas and “just buy that one”.  She loved it and she wanted it.  (My daughter is a very decisive creature.)  I reached out to Natalie at Savoir Faire Media and she agreed to work with me in creating a few items for Taylor’s party.  She was so sweet and helpful and sent me tons of information on having a rock star party (as she had thrown one recently for her own daughter).  The turnaround time for my files was super quick and soon as I got them I started printing them out and putting the invites together.  

A Little Glitter Rock Star VIP Invitations

I ordered the 3 x 4 name badge labels and the vertical badgeholders from Amazon.  I purchased the lanyards from Oriental Trading.  I was really pleased with how well they turned out.

A Little Glitter Rock Star VIP Pass Invitations

The next thing I wanted for the party was a photobooth where the girls could pose with rock star props.  I mean, how fun is a photobooth?  I looked into renting one but it was pretty expensive. Then, I spotted a few tutorials on how to make your own backdrop and decided to go that route.  Since I had recently taken a photography course (and was feeling a lot more comfortable with my DSLR camera) I figured I could just take the pictures myself and then forward them to the kids after the party in their thank you cards as a memento. Unfortunately, when I went to look at the space for the second time I saw the only spot where a photobooth area would work and there were things on the wall that would prohibit me from affixing a homemade backdrop to it.  So that plan was almost out the window until I spotted a backdrop stand on Etsy and realized I could get a stand, attach a photography backdrop to it and put it in the same spot at the School of Rock but in front of the wall and not attached to it.  (Dont you love when things work out?)  My photographer friend agreed to lend me his stand and I ordered this backdrop from the Backdrop Shop in the 5×5 size.  They were so great to work with and answered all my questions.  If you are interested in ordering one they are running a special where you can get 20% off with the code GRAND20!

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I ordered a bunch of props from Oriental Trading (including a blue wig, inflatable guitars and microphones and shutter sunglasses).  The kids had a blast posing in the photobooth and the pictures came out really great!  It was one of my favorite parts of the party.

Stay tuned for Taylor’s Rock Star Birthday Party – Part Two (where I will discuss the dessert table, decor and food).  Here is a sneak peak:

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