I love to plan parties. I don't know what it is that is so enthralling about it, but I get so excited! I love creating and making a party look fun and not super commercialized. To me, decorations are what helps the guests get into the party spirit and have fun. Something about the theme, colors, food spreads, etc. It's so exciting.
My sweet friend Aimee was kind enough to let me help her plan and decorate for her Daughters 12th Birthday. The theme of the event was "Movie Night".. However, no movies were watched. Originally the girls were going to split up into two groups and make movies, then we would get back together and watch them. The plan strayed a bit. With 15 girls, and lots of events planned, things went off track.
Aimee and I spent about three days on this party. Planning, brainstorming ideas, shopping, gathering supplies, dreaming up ideas for tags and food tents, creating, decorating and baking. Along with our daily duties of Mamas and wives... We planned it just right and pulled it off with time to shower. It consumed our lives, but totally worth it.
One thing we did was prepared the gift bags the day before. They ended up perfect. We got popcorn boxes here, then grabbed theater size boxes of candy, microwave popcorn and bottles of Crush and IBC rootbeer at Walmart. Of course we went into Wally world, not online. We stuffed a little tissue paper in the bottom of the boxes to give them some height, wrapped them in cellophane, and tied with a cute bow with ribbon also purchased at Walmart. Aimee's Mr. Wonderful designed some labels for us on Photoshop. He did awesome!
|The gift box for the girls! LOVE IT!|
|Gift boxes displayed! A decor piece in itself!|
|And yet, another view.|
|Toppings (Crushed up candy bars, and skittles) all requested by the birthday girl! Chalboard sheet square used for the sign.|
|Another View of the Sundae Bar|
|Close up of the cake bites and the lights|
|Pizza ingredients... Sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Pizza tent printed on Photo paper, of course. I loved the shiny look with the "Movie" Theme party!|
|Licorice place in a square glass vase I had on hand. Grosgrain striped ribbon found at our local Walmart, with the licorice tag. OF course i used my big shot (from Stampin' Up) to cut out the scallop circle.|
|This is was on the entry table. These balloons were so much fun to incorporate into the party decor. I tied these to a star balloon holder found at Dollar Tree, draped some gold Tinsel around it..|
We had a lot of fun planning, decorating and creating this. The girls did a craft, played a couple games, made pizza, presents, made sundaes, and of course a WII dance party.... Michael Jackson Experience is a phenomenal game, as well as Just Dance 2!
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