I love Birthday Parties and everything that comes with them! I enjoy nothing more than homemade decorations, reusable supplies and cost saving tips. I now own my own party supply company, but that was not always the way. To this day I shop for bargains and make my own decorations! Be sure to Browse the Party Plan Index for your next Birthday!
The guys from One Direction are Unstoppable! Harry, Liam, Niall, Louis or Zayne - its almost impossible to choose your favourite! With a full party supplies line now available and this amazing party plan, your tween's next Birthday Bash is sure to be a huge hit!
Invitations: You can purchase ready made invites at a reasonable cost from sites like mine or you can choose to make your own. If you choose the store bought invites you can personalize them by writing on the envelope "Rock Stars Only" and filling the invite with gold star confetti. Another cool idea is to purchase a pack of blank Cd's. They come in packs of 12 for about $10. With your guidance, have your child design their own CD cover using rock and roll clip art, pictures of 1D and a phrases like "One Night Only" and "Rock the Stage at ___'s House Party." Write the party details on the backside and replace the generic insert with your personalized cover. Burn their 3 favourite 1D songs onto the blank discs - no worries, its totally legal as it is for personal use and not for resale.
Decorations: Go for metallic colors like silver and gold balloons & streamers with posters of the One Direction boys as well as other Pop Stars and Rock bands all around the room. Write each of your guests name on yellow or gold stars and hang them from the ceiling. Request that your guests come dressed as their favourite musical celebrity but still provide a "dressing table" filled with everything needed to glam up - glitter, tattoos, hair colour, makeup, hats, glasses, and stick on jewels. Create a stage area with plenty of blow-up guitars and microphones available where your guests can
sing, karaoke or play "Air Guitar." You know the boys will be playing Air Guitar! To make a stage simply hang a few ropes in a corner of a room from one side to the other and hang sheets. Voila - A Stage! Decorate your stage area with blinking Christmas lights - as many as you can find!
Crafts: Purchase 1 plain t-shirt for every guest attending the party. Beforehand, using those iron on letters, write "Rock Star" on each shirt. At the party the kids can decorate them using fabric paint, stamps, glue on jewels or any fabric adornments you can find. This is a perfect craft if you are having a slumber party or a pyjama party!
Party Games:Play "Pass the Mic" - pass a blowup microphone around in a circle with the guests seated. Play One Direction music mixed in with some popular top 40. When the music stops, the child with the Mic in hand must sing the next line. If not, they are eliminated. This is also a great chance to play the video game Rockband. Make a Music Video - If by chance you have a creative bunch, divide the guest into 2 teams and have them make a 30 second music video. Give each team a Cd player with a few Cd's and 20 minutes to create. Then record their performances and playback their "music videos." Hilarious -what a keepsake that will be! the favourite game of the 1D boys is soccer so why not go outside and kick around a soccer ball or have a soccer Foosball competition!
Menu: Concert Food - Chicken Fingers and Fries served out of large plastic stadium cups. Hot dogs served in tin foil. Popcorn ad Nachos served in individual brown lunch bags and plenty of sodas. You could also serve some English fare - Fish & Chips with a cup of tea on the side!
Loot Bags: Everyone loves their loot bag at the end of the party. You could throw in some licensed 1D favors, inflatable microphones, hipster sunglasses, bandannas and the traditional candy and gum. Smarties candy is the favourite candy among the band! The official 1D store http://www.onedirectionmusic.com has tons of t-shirts, jewellery, posters and all kinds of trinkets available for purchase. You could also try something a little different because this crowd is a little older and more mature. What about a mixed CD? If your not already doing the CD invitation, this
would be a great idea for a party favor. Using your child's favourite top 40 songs make your version of a mixed tape. Design your cover as you would with the invitations and simply burn the music from your computer onto blank Cd's! It is so simple, it only takes a few minutes! My 9 year old son has been doing it for a few years now! Wrap your CD creation with a bow and handout. Your guests will love it!