Here are some fun, easy and low cost ideas on
how to throw a kid's Rock Star party!
- First the invitation. Skies the limit on
Photoshop, but what I did here
was grab an image of rock star, Photoshoped the birthday girl's face on the body
and added party details. I emailed this to the parents before hand but it's
always an added excitement for the kids to receive a physical invitation so I
printed these out, cut them up and glued it to a bright colored piece of paper for
contrast. For added girly punk detail, I cut up triangle shaped lace
material and glued it to the edge.
- To give the full effect of a rock star
party, you have to have a stage. For the backdrop, I printed out huge letters on each
bright colored paper to spell out the birthday girl's name & the band. I cut them
out and glued them on a black table cover added silver streamers that I got from our
Christmas decorations. Hung it on the wall & I put white Christmas light
all around it. For the stage, I used a workout mat and covered it up
with a dark sheet and used the purple light from our Halloween decoration to
liven up the stage.
The Prizes & Giveaways:
- With kids, throughout the years of holidays and parties, you're going to end
up with a huge bucket full of little toys and party favors. This is a great
opportunity for you and your kid to go through the house and collect little toys
that can be used as giveaways & prizes for the games. We put it all in a jar or
The Food & Set up:
- I passed on balloons
and instead purchased these champagne cups for the kids juices which they got to
take home. As each kid got their cup, I put their names at the bottom and that
was their drinking cup for the rest of the party. This was a hit because they
felt so glamorous drinking from it.
- For the food we served simple finger foods. We had sweets, pretzels, veggies and
dip. We also had pasta and spaghetti sauce. One with meat and one without
for a meatless option.
Sabrina & The Rockers ~ The Birthday Tour
- Music is key. I got a Kidz Bob CD of all the current
hit songs sung by kids and transferred it to my iPod and had that playing
as kids arrived and throughout the party.
- This got the kids going. They loved the stage, but took a little convincing to
get up there so we told them that for every song they sing, they get to pick a
price from the toy jar. After that, they couldn't get enough of it.
- Musical Beanies: Basically it's a spin off of musical chairs
but without the furniture and the risk of kids falling off of them. I put some
beanie babies in a basket and put it in the middle of the room and kids danced
around that. I chose these because, they are small easy to grab and I had enough
of them in the house to cover each kid, but you can use any stuffed animal or
- Pencil Hunt: We've collected pencils from
past holidays and parties and used those. Basically, the birthday girl hides
the pencils all around a room then gives the go for the kids to start the
hunt. Now not every
kid will get a pencil so the kids that got pencils get to keep them and the ones
without get to pick a prize from the toy jar. Everyone is a winner!
- Freeze dance: Last one
standing got prizes from the toy jar.