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I put together a design for my son’s invitations for his birthday party. I simply used an assortment of clip art and looked at others on line for ideas. Feel free to use mine. By the way instead of snail mail I just e-mailed these to my son’s parents.

We live in a town home that totals 1100 square feet. Aside from that our son’s birthday is during the hottest time of the summer. So, we always have to be creative when coming up with ways to celebrate his birthday. We limited the number of kids to just 5. This year for his 9th birthday he wanted to do a rock star party. I had grander plans in mind but we were so busy leading up to the party. This is what we did.We bought inflatable instruments for the party, so we just used a few of them for our outside decorations. The sign on the door (and the inflatables) I ordered from a party place on line. I shopped around to look for the cheapest. Now, the sign can easily be made with butcher paper and markers and for that matter so can the instruments. I saw a design made from cardboard. I’m glad I had ordered the sign for the door only because it had rained off and on before the party and it being plastic, it held up well. And now my son has it on his bedroom door for decoration.

On the inside of our place we put up another banner I had ordered on line. It too was on sale and wasn’t very expensive at all. But, again this stuff can be made by using butcher paper. We used a couple more of the inflatable instruments to decorate and we sort of made our own disco ball. We bought a packet of those round Asian type lantern balls and placed tinsel around it. Our son found a necklace at our local party place that had a light up star on it which he hung on the disco ball and then wore during the party.

Diningroom decorations:

I saw on another site where instead of making a cake I could make cupcakes in a cone and have them look like microphones. Well, mine didn’t come out so grand but they were fine. I will attach photos of the ones I saw which did look more like microphones.

As the kids came inside we had an assortment of inflatable instruments for them to choose. When the party was over they each got to take several home as a party favor along with a pair of sunglasses, a microphone and a couple of glow stick bracelets.

We also offered fake tattoos.

PARTY ACTIVITIES:┬áHere was the best part for the kids. We simply used our computer to pull up the kid’s requested song (with the lyrics) onto youtube. Our computer can video tape them at the same time which was what we did while the kids “Rocked Out” to the song. We had a cheap little karaoke machine that one person could sing into and it amplified their voice but it really wasn’t necessary to have. The kids had a blast just jumping around pretending they were in a band.

The kids had a blast doing this for an hour! I was shocked and was really nervous they’d need activities. After they did this, we had lunch and then the kids went swimming in our town home community pool for 40 minutes. Then it was time to sing happy birthday, eat cake and open presents. By that point the parents were arriving to pick up their kids. It was really great.