I haven’t posted a birthday party theme for a while, so I thought I would toss one out today. This is based on Eden’s 10th birthday.
I made this invitation and envelope for the party. The invitation was made by printing the actual invitation in a white font on black cardstock. The words are on the back of the DISCO invitation. I downloaded a font called “bell bottom”. I tried to use 60 jargon (very lame, I know). I honestly don’t remember why there is green in the center, but I am pretty sure I just printed the white font directly onto black paper.
For the outside of the invitation, I actually used some left over fabric from Eden’s 60’s Halloween costume and some old denim. for jeans. The background was already black, but I gently used a embossing tool to make some little circular grooves in the “record”. The grooves are a bit hard to see, but I have a circle template in my scrapbooking arsenal, so they were easy to trace out. The word DISCO was typed in another free font I downloaded called Akka. I printed the word in black ink on purple cardstock and then cut out all of the letters by hand. I often use funky fonts in my scrapbooking and card making. One of my favourite websites for free fonts is www.dafont.com. I think that both of these were from there. The envelopes were made from plain cardstock and I embellished them with the shoe and peace sign which were both made on my Cricut. (Have I told you that I could not survive without my Cricut?)
I made my standard birthday banner, but didn’t do much more than that. Eden is getting older and isn’t as interested in a whole party theme.
I made the silhouette of the disco dancers with my overhead projector at school. I simply traced the images onto black paper and then cut them out.
Activities and Games:
Again, Eden is getting older and basically wanted to hang-out with her friends. We did plan two activities and both worked out well.
- The girls played Just Dance on the Wii for most of the evening.
- Tie Dye Sharpie Scarves
Tie Dye Sharpie Scarves
For this project, I combined the ideas of from two different bloggers. Basically, I went to the thrift store and bought a few extra-large t-shirts that were white. It didn’t matter if there was a pocket or small logo on the top as they would be cut off. I washed the shirts and then off the bottom seam. I then cut across the shirt (parallel to the bottom) to create a loop scarf. I don’t remember how wide I cut them, but I think I got all of the scarves from 2 or 3 extra-large shirts (maybe 8″?) I then stretched each scarf (loop) as much as I possibly could. Each girl received one of these as her scarf. We then did Sharpie tie dye on the scarves. This worked really well and the tutorial I followed was very helpful. One caution though, just be aware of the strong fumes from using both Sharpies and rubbing alcohol. It was okay, but I wasn’t really anticipating that and it is certainly something to consider.
I actually can’t find my party plan. I usually save all of my files, but apparently I didn’t save this one. I don’t remember going theme crazy with the food for this party, but I did have fun making the cake. I used my regular icing to generously coat the cake and then homemade marshmallow fondant for decorating.
Again, I am not remembering everything we gave out at the party, but I do remember that I made each of the girls a denim purse to go with their tie dye scarf. I made these out of old jeans that we had at home. (I had been saving them for this purpose.)
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