We decided a long time ago that we wouldn’t have birthday party’s every year on our children’s birthday. Instead we have family over and we have dinner. But when our kids turn 8 we celebrate with a birthday party!
Carlee chose to have a Rock Star theme. She chose the colors and specific details and I put it all together, I love this sort of thing, so it was fun for me!
Carlee chose purple, pink, turquoise and black as the colors. So I just got everything in those colors.
We wanted all the girls to have items to dress up with and a bag to put them in. There was a serious lack of cute backs that went with the theme, as far as I could find. So I decided to just make a simple back. They were super easy to make, they are just rectangles sewn up the sides with a lining. I just bought the strap and pink zebra print, the lining was extra fabric I had in my scrap fabric drawer which made them pretty cheap for 9-10 bags.
The purple metallic paper is wrapping paper cut to size!
Lunch was simple; bagel bites, hot dogs chips Blue Kool Aid. Simple snacks as well; pink starburst, donuts holes, blue jelly beans, & blue rock candy.
I set up a dress up station and a photo booth! .
As each of Carlee’s friends showed up I took a picture of them by themselves, with Carlee and a group photo. While the girls were eating lunch I had the pictures printed at Wal-Mart and Sam picked them up so each girl was able to take home their own pictures.
We moved the couches so they could play “Just Dance”.
We also set up a CD player outside and they were able to go outside and sing into their play microphones and perform for each other.
Carlee wanted microphone cupcakes and I didn’t realize the mini ice cream cones would be so hard to find and it was too late to order on-line so I found the mini ice cream drumsticks. Removed the ice cream and made her microphones to go on the cupcakes using this tutorial. I had the pearl sprinkles on hand, it would have looked much better with silver, they still turned out cute though!
Everything turned out great, the girls had a good time! And Carlee had a blast, she was a happy girl!
The next day was her actual birthday. Sam and I made her wait till then to get her gift from us! A new bike!
And that evening her Grandparents came and she got to be spoiled even more!
What a little lady!