I also cut a big 8 from cardboard and painted it and then used a paint splattering technique (and by technique, I mean, I threw paint at it) to decorate it up. I also made a happy birthday banner by using some cardstock and my digital cutting machine.
To decorate the food table, I wrapped black vinyl table cloths around the bottom and added a purple flat sheet to the top. I used some star confetti to sprinkle over the table (it was actually the stars that were cut out of the banner for the backdrop) and added some cut out stars to the black table skirt.
I also created water bottle labels, which I do for every party. It is such a small thing but it really adds a lot of impact. And I always have all of my printables printed at the local printing shop because it would take a whole ink cartridge I’m sure – but I had everything printed for this party for about $10!
I reused little plastic boxes that we had bought some little toys in from the dollar store. I placed tissue paper inside and put in some cute little gifts that seemed to fit the theme – nail polish, lip gloss, colorful hair extension clip ins, and some temporary tattoos. I finished it off with my new favorite craft supply (glitter ribbon tape from American Crafts) and a little tag that said “Thanks for shaking it up with me”.
… and more inportantly, so was this little miss! Happy 8th birthday, sweet pea!
Update: If you would like to purchase these printables, they are now available in my Etsy shop. If they are not listed anymore, please contact me, and I can set up a custom listing for you.