Monday, April 04, 2011

Just Add Purple (Or...How to host a super-fun Justin Bieber party for your 7-year-old!) To celebrate Sydney's birthday last week, I tapped into the heart and psyche of a seven-year-old to discover what really makes them beat. And I discovered that the answer was "Justin Bieber." Sydney loves her some JB, so what better party could I possibly give to her and her friends? The party was a big hit, and included all sorts of special touches to make it work so well...lots of purple (JB's favorite color), lots of yummy treats, lots of family members and sweet friends, lots of sunshine (thank goodnes!), and lots of smiles. But, don't just take my word for it. How about some picture-proof of the big day? I love to set up party tables and displays... Sydney and I came up with titles for the food based on Justin Bieber songs. For example, there's a song called "One Less Lonely Girl." For the party, we had "One Less Lonely Cupcakes"... and "Baby, Baby Oh-reos"... We had to have party drinks, of course, and I was thrilled with my latest find... I also filled the table with lots of purple-themed treats like Purple and White Tortilla Chips and Salsa (which was actually just blue corn and regular tortilla chips, but it totally worked)... and purple (dark chocolate) kisses for Justin...
I also had assorted purple candies (pixie sticks, laffy taffys, mike and ikes) and lots of purple party ware and decorations. And, of course, the appearance of the "real" Justin Bieber behind the party table just topped everything off...

When it came to party time, the girls had fabulous fun with lots of different activities. McKenna and Delaney were party assistants, and helped give all the girls Justin Bieber tattoos...



We played our own version of hot potato, except with purple blow-up microphones and Bieber music as the background. The girls really seemed to enjoy it a lot...


and enjoyed watching their friends play it...


(And, seriously, how awesome is that picture? Lots of smile on little girls's faces. Best. thing. ever.)

Of course, a highlight of the party was posing and taking pictures with the life-size Justin Bieber (and, yes, even the "big kids" got into the action)...




After presents (Sydney was so excited about the American Girl doll she got!), it was time to sing "Happy Birthday" and blow out some candles (and, yes, for some inexplicable reason my child had to wear purple shutter shades while doing so!)...


All in all, it was a fantastic day to celebrate my wonderful, one-of-a-kind, precious seven-year-old. What a joy to get to celebrate with her yet again, and to make her day so special...



6 comments:

Adrienne said...

Awwwwwwwww hate we missed it!! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Cheryl Wray said...

The only thing missing was you guys...seriously!!!

scrapperjen said...

Looks purpley and very Justin Bieber. My daughter would have been in heaven!

Hope you're all well!

Brown English Muffin said...

This is simply adorable!!!

Rent Textbooks said...

Your daugther is so lucky!

Susie Q said...

Now this is a party I would enjoy!! Grace and I are oohing at it all! Happy birthday sweet girl!!!
Love,
Sue