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.
Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home says
Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home
My 5-year-old loves that show too! I have fond memories of the 80s, so I love the overall colors and design of your daughter’s party. How fun!
Thanks so much! It was such a fun party to plan and throw!
Love love love this for a girl party! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing. Pinned 🙂
How fun! I didn’t know what Shake it Up was but that sounds like a cute show and how COOL of a mom are you to pull off a whole party inspired by it! Love it, Sarah 🙂
Thanks Chelsea! I think this was my favorite party of all the ones we’ve done. It was so much fun!
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So fun, Sarah! We watch that show, too. Loving the braided tablecloth trick…how cool is that? Will be finding a way to implement it asap in a party or something! Now the Shake it Up theme song is totally in my head…LOL! 🙂
Isn’t it awesome? I am totally addicted to using those vinyl tablecloths now – they are so inexpensive! And I know, that songs been in my head for weeks now 🙂
So cute!! You’re such a good party planner! 🙂
I featured this today in my party round-up. I also FINALLY got to feature your Minnie Mouse party. I’ve been wanting to do a party round-up for weeks and weeks!! 🙂
Thank you so much Miss Emily! I love parties the most of all… I wish I had more to plan 😉
My kids love Shake It Up! What a fun party. Visiting from the 36th Ave- have a great week!
Thanks Mique! It was so much fun. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂