When I started brainstorming our daughter’s 7th birthday soiree, I had visions of a sassy yet dainty tea party. I thought she would want her friends over, and we could transform our backyard into a party fit for the Mad Hatter! You know…make finger sandwiches, little pastries, and a vintage inspired cake. She however wanted to celebrate at her favorite painting spot, and a rock star birthday party theme.
What the what?
Bye bye tutu skirts, hello maxi skirts and blue nails! Sigh.
Add in the fact she had been sick for a week, I had bronchitis, and my husband the flu, and I panicked. Those Pinterest boards full of vinyl record banners and a guitar shaped cake had to take a backseat, and for the first time in my life as a mom and a party planner, I had to simplify. Enter Party City and Publix!
I received the most amazing box of party supplies from Party City, and boy did they come in handy! Everything we needed to transform Color Me Mine in Davie into a rockin’ good time!
Plates, and cups, and tablecloths oh my! Plus the girls at Color Me Mine did an amazing job stringing rock star crepe paper all over art shop, and adding the amazing foil balloons to each of the guest’s chairs. We even added the cutest rock star confetti!
Each of the girls had a choice of which statue to paint, and they really enjoyed getting messy and creative!
The staff even had a surprise, they made a commemorative plate for Lila with her hand print in the middle, and our fingerprints on the exterior. So thoughtful!
Since we were literally too sick to bake, Party City saved the day with a black cupcake stand and super cute rock star candles!
And the kids loved the pretty pink and custom Oreo frosting Publix whipped up for us! Emylia waited impatiently for them the whooooole party!
The girls were sent home with these amazing swag bags, full of everything a rock star needs! Jewelry, nail files, pencils, rock star glasses, bouncy balls, rock guitar paddle balls, and of course a little tiara comb!
We also gave each of the girls one of the pink or black mylar balloons sent to us in shapes of hearts and stars. Lila kept the 7 of course! I’d say it ended up being the perfectly imperfect rock star birthday party!
This was the first time we’d done a party off-site, and I have to say it was wonderful not having to do the cleanup! And Party City helped make the party planning a breeze, we had everything we needed to pull off a simple yet stunning rock star party! And boy did I learn a few lessons. All of those years pouring all of that effort into Frozen cakes, and homemade favors, and Palace Pets banners, and the thing is, she loved this party just as much. Even writing me a thank you note that said,
“Thanks for my rock star party, my favorite part was setting it up with you!”
Our kids won’t remember the hours spent making homemade confetti, or frosting favors, but they do remember the time spent with us. Something to consider the next time I get the urge to start a Pinterest board for a special event. The simplicity of this gorgeous yet fun and laid back party was icing on the cake.
Thanks to Aunt Susie for being my wingman at the big event, we couldn’t have pulled off this rock star birthday party without you!
And thanks to Lila for always reminding me to just enjoy the little things in life. Happy Birthday sweet girl, you are growing into such a smart, creative, talented, and loving person. I am forever grateful that I was chosen to be your mom.
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Janine Huldie says
Love the theme and the decorations from Party City (which is truly my go to party store here) were perfect. My oldest will also be 7 in July and am going to have to check out the rock star theme now for her. So thanks for sharing 🙂
What fun party idea! Happy birthday to your sweet girl! Welcome to the world of the pre-tween 🙂
Looks like a great party! I am party city all the way when it comes to party planning.. the easier the better 🙂
Angela Cruz says
These photos make me so happy! What a great job on this ROCK STAR PARTY!
By the way, I love veggie fries! I see them on the table.
And your girls (and you) are so pretty.
That aside, I remember my sister’s seventh birthday party better than mine. It was also rock star themed! We danced to Madonna “True Blue.”
And… she’s now a rock DJ. Go figure.
OMG. I just read your comment and starting laughing hysterically. I totally remember dancing to Madonna’s “True Blue”….baby I love you….
Crystal Renaud says
That looks like one fantastic Birthday party! We did my son’s 5th Birthday in Jan off site for the first time and yes, how fabulous not to have to clean up! Looks like this party was a big hit. Your girls are BEAUTIFUL. The littlest looks just like you! Glad you are all feeling better!
Oh this party came out so cute! Happy birthday to your little girl who’s getting so grown up. I’m sorry you dealt with all that sickness. Hope you guys are all back to normal feeling like yourselves again!
Jillian Monahan says
Ah lovely write up and cool party and captured so well by pricelessphotosbymelissa. Ones to treasure. Love the cupcakes.
Every few years, we forgo attempting a “Pinterest-style” birthday and let the kids have a party off-site. It’s a nice break for me, and the kids love the change of pace. Looks like you pulled off a fun party fit for your budding rock star!
i am sitting on the bathroom floor with my daughter as we speak. stomach flu. planning parties while sick is not an easy task. good job!
I know you love to bake and plan an elaborate party, so I’m bummed you were sick and down/out. You did an amazing job with these resources. I’m glad they helped you get through the illness and plan such a wonderful party for Lila.
Carl Padilla says
So cute and adorable idea, the kids will love this. I worked as a freelancer event organizer before but I will surely share this with my friends. Thank you so much for the tips! Keep it up!