The Rockstar Party…

Finally the BIG day dawned.I had my fingers crossed since everything was planned outdoors and the rain threat loomed large.Finally it rained just five minutes before the party began but thankfully it stopped just before the guests arrived only till the games got over and then it poured like hell.Consequently the food arrangements had to be shifted inside.

The smiles on the faces of the guests kids as well as adults assured me that everyone was having fun. And isn’t that what a party is all about?Having fun!Loads of fun…

The Birthday Gal!

The Birthday Gal!

The Dress up corner

The Dress up corner

The Pinata

The Pinata

The Live band

The Live band

The other rockstars

The other rockstars

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The uncles and aunties having fun

The uncles and aunties having fun

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The Games

The Games

The Cake

The Cake

Being 10 Rocks

Being 10 Rocks

The Food

The Food

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And finally the pinata

And finally the pinata

Thank you for rocking the party

Thank you for rocking the party

And before we put our feet up….a Family photu

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The Rockstar theme ….preps

In the last post, I mentioned that the invites, banner and centerpiece were done and I got down to thinking what else could be done with the theme.
The next thing that I plunged myself into was the Pinata for which the most obvious choice was a Guitar. I had some thermocol sheets lying around so I started working on them.It was a difficult task which I was to find out later as thermocol sheets took a long time and a lot of tape to fix.But in the end, I was quite happy with the result.rock onNext up I shopped for some accessories which would make the party come alive.I was happy to find wigs, masks and fun glasses which went very well with the theme.rockFor a party like this, a Photo Booth was a must. So after a lot of effort I came up with this idea executed with some help from the Hubby.

Copy of IMG_4835This proved to be the biggest attraction at the party as children and adults both had a lot of fun getting dressed up and clicked.

At the entrance I  painted two cartons black to make them look like speakers.A red carpet was spread with black star cutouts on it.IMG_4948The month of July is the rainiest month and the day of the party we kept moving things indoors and outdoors again because the rains kept playing truant with us.That is why the stars on the carpet are so weary due to the carpet getting rolled up quite a few times.

I also cut out a lot of musical notes and pasted them on the balloons but couldn’t find a picture at all.

The Party pictures to follow in the next post..

My little big girl enters double digits…

Last month  Munch turned 10!!

Yes, I too completed a decade of motherhood. That called for a big celebration but since Munch was busy with her exams in school we had to wait for another week till we could plan something.So this tenth birthday was planned in a week.We thought of a number of themes and then settled on a Rockstar Birthday Party.Last year she had an Alice in Wonderland theme .

First on my mind was that the invitations should go out as early as possible.Google proves  very helpful when you are in a hurry and it worked for me too.

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I quickly designed one with the help of Photoshop and made pink envelopes and used glitter pens to draw a guitar and some notes on it and the invites were ready to go.

Next I worked on a banner to go with the theme and I came up with this.Simple black chart paper cut into circles and printed letters of her name in pink stuck on each made them look like LPs.Easy and Quick.

bannerI made this centerpiece using my junkies and a few cutouts of musical notes on coctail picks.

the center pieceI was now full on into the theme and trying to follow it to the T..

Will be back with the rest of the preps later..

Till then..would love to know what all themes have you done for your kids birthday parties or do you like to keep it simple.Munch likes to invite her friends and have a party each time so I have to plan something new everytime . Between the two girls each year I feel I am too exhausted but once I begin there is no stopping me.

The African Safari-props

In the previous post,you’ve seen a glimpse of our preparations for the Ladies Club-The African Safari Theme.The Safari Jeep was an inherent part of our script and so it had to be the best.Let me proudly display the Jeep created by us with carton boxes and chart papers and bamboo frames for support.

DSCN4731Doesn’t it look real?And those are our MC’s the flirtatious African tourist guide and the demure Indian tourist who gets separated from her group.

DSCN4810Next we did need some animals in the Jungle to make it come alive. DSCN4811The cutest crocodile you’ll ever see!

DSCN4803And the family of Giraffes.

DSCN4807This was our rostrum-The Watering Hole.

DSCN4815This is the Bonfire created on the stage.There was a fan underneath which gave the impression of a fire blazing.

DSCN4809 This is where we planned to display our prizes.

DSCN4839We used one of the kiddos blackboard to make this…

DSCN4891And the cherry on top …are these elephant tusks made of…guess what?Thermocol…

I’ll do a post on the Final day in the next post…keep waiting.

Sweetalk..

Yes!Sweetalk ……it is,today.

The series of posts on Munch’s birthday are incomplete without a special mention of the baking artist (yes,I consider baking to be as much an art as any other). She is a young girl, still in college and passionate about baking.I was lucky to have discovered her just before Munch’s birthday and at around the the I had decided on the Alice in wonderland theme. She was as enthusiastic as I was about this and that is definitely reflected in the kind of work she did.I reposed complete faith in her,she, not being a professional, and doing it as a hobby from home.But after these delicious and dreamy cakes,I am sure the bakers in our small town will have to shut shop.

This is how she brought my theme alive…a kind of thing which only people abroad would not be surprised of,but in small town India,she left many speechless.Not to mention,she did all this all by herself.

The Cake

The Cake

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The Caterpillar

The Caterpillar

The March Hare

The March Hare

Tweedle Dum

Tweedle Dum

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The Hat

The Hat

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The Chesire Cat

The Chesire Cat

Aren’t they a treat to the eyes?

Linking in to

Show and Tell Friday 

Happy Hour Friday

Colours Dekor

Ivy and Elephants

The Tea Party

Finally,the Games are over and its time for Alice and her friends to enjoy the Tea Party.The Center Piece was a stack of books with a teapot on top and a playing card with Nine of Hearts (Munch completed nine years).

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The Tea Party

The Tea Party

The Candies with "Eat me" flags

The Candies with “Eat me” flags

The mini water bottles with "Drink me" on them

The mini water bottles with “Drink me” on them

The Cake with a yellow table runner,orange teapot,teacup,caterpillar and mushroom brought the theme alive.

The Cake with a yellow table runner,orange teapot,teacup,caterpillar and mushroom brought the theme alive.

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The Cupcakes{will do a separate post on them}

The Cupcakes{will do a separate post on them}

Yummy Donuts

Yummy Donuts

Ice-cream cone shaped marshmallows

Ice-cream cone shaped marshmallows

Pink and white marshmallows

Pink and white marshmallows

Smileys

Smileys

Oreos

Oreos

With the spread all laid,we just waited for Alice to cut the cake…

Make a Wish..

Make a Wish..

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9th bday 090At this point,I must stop to tell you that what you see in the above picture melted my heart.Munch,surrounded by her friends,caught Perk’s hands , made her stand beside her,cut the cake and gave her the first piece.Awww…Was that the moment I had been waiting for?That’s how siblings are…and Munch is the sweetest sister Perk can have.God bless them!(wipes tears).

And the celebrations continue…

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Linking this party to Ivy and Elephants 

The Style Sisters

Savvy Southern Style

Green Willow Pond