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Friday, August 9, 2013

Rock Star Birthday Party | DIY Party

This past weekend our family celebrated my daughter's 7th Birthday.  Hard to believe my little girl is 7 already! For her party, she wanted to go with a rock star theme. She's really into karaoke these days and likes to act like a rock star... DIVA and all! I can hardly wait for those teenage years! If you've been following my blog you'll know she already had an early birthday party about a month ago with all her little girlfriends from school. Click HERE for her Paint themed Party!

Here is our little DIVA!


Other than the ceiling decor, I didn't do too much to decorate for the party. I had seen this done somewhere on Pinterest and thought about doing something similar for her party. Such a simple and inexpensive decoration too.

The only things I did purchase from Party City that were Rock Star themed were the balloons, 1 table cloth, hanging coils, and loot bags.

Here's what I used to make the ceiling decoration: 
  • 2 black plastic tablecloths 
  • 1 blue plastic tablecloth
  • 1 pink plastic tablecloth
  • 12 pink tissue paper sheets for the tissue pompom. Click HERE for directions.
(All supplies listed above were bought at a Dollar Store (for less than $5) why spend more when it goes right into the garbage when you are done!)
    All I did was cut each table cloth in half lengthwise. Then I chose my center point on the ceiling. I then took one end of the plastic pieces of table cloth gathered it together and with a thumbtack pierced it into the ceiling. Then I stretched out the same piece and secured each end of that piece with another tack. (For extra strength and to prevent it from ripping, I rolled the end of the cloth first and then pierce through two layers. This also hid the tack from view). Repeat the process with as many pieces as you like!

    Don't worry too much about the holes left behind on the ceiling, they are barely noticeable. Especially if you have a textured ceiling like I do.


    I also created this table back drop by covering 2 foam board pieces with pink wrapping paper and then used another black table to create the curtains of a stage. The stars were created with my Silhouette Cameo.


    Finally, here is the cake I made for my little Rock Star! The bottom layer was a chocolate flavored 10 inch cake and the top a vanilla flavored 6 inch cake. All covered with vanilla butter cream and finished with fondant.  I used rice crispy treats to create the guitar shape and covered it with fondant, and the guitar strings.... SPAGHETTI!  Yup, just painted them silver. I was mostly excited about the bottom quilted layer. For my first try doing this technique it turned out pretty awesome! 


    Hope you like my take on the Rock Star themed Party! I know my little girl did :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Happy Party Planning :)

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Pirate Birthday Party Hats | DIY

    Yesterday was my little niece Olivia's 2nd Birthday. My Sister in Law asked if I would make Olivia's Party Hat again for this year's Party. Of course, I said yes! Click here to see last year's party hat.

    This year Olivia will be celebrating her birthday along with our little cousin Marko who will also be turning 2. They will be having a Pirate themed party this weekend. It should be a lot of fun! 

    My inspiration for the hats came from these cute invitations that were made by the Birthday Girl's God Mother.


    Here is what I came up with for the little guests of Honor! Sweet and simple. 
    They arrrrrrrrrrrrrr sure going to look cute... haha, that's as good as my pirate accent gets?!


    The file for the Party Hat comes from SVG Cuts Happy Birthday to You SVG Kit. Super easy and quick to make. Papers were done with the Print n Cut feature of the Silhouette. I also wanted to incorporate the little pirate ship from the invite. To do that, I traced the image and then shrunk it down enough to create the little button embellishments with my Epiphany Craft Shape Studio Tool (Round 25) I love how the buttons tie it all together. 


     I'm not a huge skull fan, but isn't this one so cute?!


    I hope you like my Pirate Party hats and saw how easy it was to make your own to tie into any party theme! 

    Happy Birthday Olivia and Marko!!! Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Happy Crafting  :)

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