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Rockstar Birthday Party

My older daughter’s 7th birthday had a Rockstar theme. She is quite the rock star herself, so it was fitting. Pink & black with a touch of orange and purple.Above, the gorgeous and delicious cake my friend from I Crave Cake made, and below a close up of the candy mold microphones I whipped out (don’t look too close). Found those on Amazon.I got the idea from a friends party to double up the paper plates–I LOVE the way it looks. I’d link to that super cute party, but they haven’t posted it yet (I saw it in a text). Be watching for them to post it in the next week or so. Also found a music note punch at Joann’s.Here is a pull back shot of the room. We used our neighborhood Ammenity Center (because the pool is attached, and she wanted to swim after).  We had a backdrop set up as the “stage” to perform, a long table to eat, and the main table and gift table off in the corner. She was feeling a little shy actually singing, and our kareoke machine wasn’t working so well with the disc, so I got up to sing “Baby” with her to help loosen her up. We did a nice a capella duet. (She wanted us to match in our pink pants/black shirts, I would have otherwise let her shine in the pink).
I added in purple and orange to my original black and pink theme because of the inflatable microphones I found at Oriental Trading. I also got the star sunglasses, rhinestone tatoos, and Rock Star candy there. I had been cutting our music notes with my daughter a few days before, and when we stopped by Party City the day before, and found they had a bunch already cut out–I grabbed them. I was very impressed with all of the new items Party City had. The black swagged paper accordian in front of the table, too. Even the star balloons in silver and black. When I felt overwhelmed with decorating a bigger space–I figured a bunch of balloons would help. I took individual pictures of all of the girls on the backdrop, that I plan to get to them in their thank you cards (if you are reading this and attended, keep reminding me, I’m the worst at getting thank you cards out). I love throwing a party at home, but it was nice that I didn’t have to clean my home from all the prep before….but it was sad to put it together and tear it all down within a few hours.  Fortunately, I had assistance for both.

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Pink Lemonade, anyone???

My daughter loves Pinkalicious, and when we found the book, Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, I suggested to her to have a Pink Lemonade birthday party.  She got excited right away, so we made plans for the theme.

I enlisted my hubby and his love for pvc pipes to build a little awning above our kitchen table to make the lemonade stand.  The yellow is a tablecloth pinned to the ceiling and clipped to the pvc frame.  I was bummed that the window light blew out the details on the table.  I knew it would, but convinced myself to plan around it anyway…

All things pink and yellow…I made the sign on the back of my Mary had a little lamb sign.  Also made some lemon coolers with real lemons and a candy stick.  You can drink it just like that!

I love paper lanterns.  I have lots of colors.  They are re-usable, found at Hobby Lobby.

Goody bags of lemonheads and strawberry candy sticks.

I also made a lemonade cake recipe that I found online. My friend Juliet made the pink chocolate popcorn, of which my neighbor said it was the most delicious treat she’d had in a while.  Let me also add that the only thing purchased for this party was the check fabric (Wal-mart $5 a yard), paper goods, and the food/candy.  Everything else I had on hand!  

I covered some family pics I have up in our kitchen with some pics of my girl in younger years.  The border designs can be found free at Sprik Space–I LOVE all her designs!!!!

I made strawberry cupcakes with lemon frosting and stuck what I like to call a pink lemon on top (but at the candy store, they are referred to as grapefruit chewey candies).

Once the kids arrived, they played with the balloons that were on the floor.  Nice gathering activity as we waited for others;)

My girl then read aloud her Pinkalicious book, then they played “hot lemon” (like hot potato).  First with one lemon, then with 2, then 3, then 5.  They really loved that, and we played it much longer than I planned because they enjoyed it so much.

I did recommend the girls wear pink and yellow for a fun group pic.

Her kinder teacher even made a litte appearance.  She will also be her 1st grade teacher next year.

I had my hubby snap a few shots of us…

She loves it when I twirl her like this…we need to make sure we’ve got lots of space, we have been known to take a few people out at wedding receptions.

 This last shot just makes me happy.  Shows me that she was really enjoying herself.  I love to do parties for my kids, and once a year is just not enough!