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Inside: The ultimate rock star party that all kids are going to love. With easy decoration and food, these ideas will be a lot of fun. This is a rock star party that you won’t want to miss. Dig out that guitar and start feeling the beat!
This rock star party for my daughter’s 7th birthday party, was the first party that really hit me that my daughter was growing up! She didn’t want pretty, or anything Disney themed. It had to be rock and funky.
She had great delight in choosing exactly how she wanted her party to look. It was to be black, hot pink with just a hint of sparkle.
There was not a party dress or character costume. She wanted rock funk with colored clip in hair extensions and fish net gloves. This was the moment I realized my little girl was no longer such a little girl. She is growing up, defining her personality and showing her confidence.
Seeing her ‘groove’ her way through the party with her friends was an absolute delight. The kids looked amazing and it was a party that both her girl and boy friends thoroughly enjoyed.
Rock Star Party Decorations
The first thing I ever decide on with the party decor is choosing the colors. Once you have this in place, everything else naturally comes together. My daughter had already decided that she would love pink and black, so that made it really simple.
My “go to” party backdrop was once again used and it worked a treat. I love it for so many reasons.
- It’s so easy to change up the backdrop to suit different themes, simply by swapping the colors up.
- This backdrop is CHEAP! It’s made from plastic tablecloths, so it can be created by literally anyone.
- It’s quick and easy to put together (perfect when you have 101 other things to prepare).
- It always receives compliments from guests about how great it looks.
So why do I use this backdrop over and over again? Well you know the saying “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”. This is so true when it comes to this party backdrop.
A large star was placed in the middle of the backdrop to provide the ‘sparkle’ that my daughter had requested. Several small stars were also scattered over the food table. These were all made out of metallic silver card.
I then added some star lights and of course disco balls. Every party I decorate a paper mache number, which I simply painted with silver glittery paint and added some pink ribbon and a small silver star.
It all came together perfectly to create the backdrop for a jaw dropping rock star party.
The party printable set completes the party styling.
Rock Star Party Food
I love preparing party food. I’m certainly not a baker, in fact I stay out of the kitchen as much as I can, but party food is a completely different story.
Everything I create however has to be simple to make. If it’s complicated, it simply doesn’t happen.
Sure, an idea might get pinned on Pinterest, but that’s where it will stay. If the food can’t be prepared with a toddler around my feet then it simply doesn’t happen. So rest assured, you can make all of these items too!
There are certain food items that I always have at parties. Firstly because I love eating them and secondly because they are easy to make into a theme. These items are cupcakes and marshmallow pops.
For the cupcakes I created simple rockstar cupcakes. They did a great job of standing out on the food table, and everyone loves a cupcake whilst waiting to eat the birthday cake. Or is that just me?
The marshmallow pops were turned into microphone marshmallow pops and the kids absolutely loved them.
Chocolate popcorn is always another party favorite so with a little twist I turned this into rock star popcorn. This was as simple as making normal chocolate popcorn but adding pink and black smarties to it.
Together it was the perfect dessert table full of themed rock star party food. The kids literally went nuts over it.
Rock Star Party Cake
To complete the dessert table was the rock star party cake. This was once again made by Sweet Nes Cakes and it looked incredible. My daughter’s face when she saw it literally popped out her head and you can totally understand why.
Having a professional cake made for my kids parties is something I like to indulge in. Sure, I could make my own, but it wouldn’t look as amazing as this. I go cheap on the decoration, so that I can splash out on the cake. Plus, it gives me those happy cake feels.
Rock Star Party Photo Booth & Activities
One of the things that my daughter requested was a photo booth. The photo booth was created using plastic tablecloths as the backdrop and a silver door curtain overhanging the front.
We then set up an i-pad so the kids could take their own photos. It was an absolute hit. Between games and eating there was always one or two kids having a play in the photo booth.
Props were added beside the photo booth for the kids to have fun with.
We also set up a tattoo and sticker table. We totally under-estimated how popular this would be and next time we would need to double the amount of tattoo’s available. The kids couldn’t get enough of it!
Another tradition at my kids parties is to have a treasure trail around the garden. This incorporates the kids going to six points in the garden where they pick up an item to place in their favor bag.
It’s a great way to combine giving favors and undertaking a party activity all at the same time. The kids really look forward to the trail and it becomes a bit of a highlight of the party for them.
When my daughter was younger I used to give her a map with pictures to find in the garden, but now she is older the trail has turned into a quizz. I gave the kids 6 questions (music related) and they had to find the answer somewhere in the garden. Once again it was a hit.
If you have a budding little rock star in the house, then they are going to adore this rock star party. It’s a high energy, fun theme that all kids can enjoy.
Grab the inflatable guitars, slap on some glasses and get ready to rock the house down. This will be a party that everyone will remember.
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