I’m going to feature several parties I’ve planned in the past to show ya’ll what sparked my party-planning bug. Look for these under the “Past Party” tags.
My nephew recently turned 8 and is fascinated by Rock Band. In fact, he got an electric guitar for his birthday. How my brother and his wife are going to survive that sound, I don’t know. My mom, who we will call “Mama Judd” just in case she wants to retain some anonymity, wanted to surprise the birthday boy with a rock star party.
We asked all partiers to wear rocker outfits. The rest of us followed suit – even my one-year-old twin nieces.
You go girls.
Before those hip rockers were allowed into the party they had to get their mandatory wrist bands. (Props to Doug for being such a good bouncer.)
Then it was a star studded trip down the red carpet….. (All-a-dollar table cloths have so many uses!)
Each of us had a star with our name on it and the birthday boy had an extra big star.
(The banner said: “One Night Only: Introducing C-Man!”)
At the door, each of the three kids got swag bags full of pop rocks and glow sticks. The birthday boy also got tattoo sleeves.
I used Mama Judd’s old school vinyl records and record covers for place mats. For one of the centerpieces I painted a black glittery “C” in honor of the birthday boy and displayed it on an overly-glamorous IKEA candle stick holder.
Okay, okay. In the name of full disclosure, I had to have Papa Judd paint the wood C. Spray paint is trickier than it looks!
We ate a fantastic dinner and Mama Judd made a saw-weeeet guitar cupcake cake. As a rocker might say, it was “sick.”
Although the Wii wouldn’t properly play Rock Band for us, the birthday boy gave us a great show on his new electric guitar:
This party wasn’t my first – stay tuned for more in my new ‘past party’ series – but it definitely spurred my party planning bug. Party on, dudes.
Anyone with suggestions on creating an even spray-paint job?