Throwing an American Idol themed birthday party places the perfect spotlight on the birthday kid. A few simple and creative ideas can make this party a blast for the shining star of the moment.
Creating an American Idol atmosphere for a birthday party is a unique theme that requires only a little imagination and effort to put together. The tips below will help you recreate the magic of American Idol with a few simple items.
Music Auditions for the “Stars”
Create an “audition” atmosphere for the birthday star and guests — only without the hassle or pressure of judges like Simon. Set up a Karaoke machine, a mini-spotlight, and a few Karaoke tapes of the hottest hits. Or instead, if your child or fellow guests are shy by nature, invite them to bring their favorite cd and “lip sync” their performance star-style. Have a few cds on hand, in case someone forgets, and use a sparkly novelty microphone instead of a Karaoke mike.
Break out the dress-up closet or let them bring additional costume pieces like hats, feather boas, or other unique touches if your child and their friends prefer to “show off” . Make sure any audience members show enthusiasm for all performances and are equipped with signs to celebrate the perfect “10″ the performers deserve.
An “Idol”ized Birthday Cake
Make a birthday cake worthy of your star. Bake a large sheet cake, then cut the ends into long angled sections and reshape around the center as points of a star. Ice with blue and white frosting using a pastry bag and tip to create a personalized American Idol-esque look for the lucky birthday kid.
For a similar look, cut a sheet pan of blue Jello in the shape of a star, then ice with whipped cream and sugary cookie glitter for a shining star touch. Serve up with blue Kool-aid punch and star-shaped ice cubes (use plastic candy molds to freeze ice into stars).
Perks and Party Favors
For place cards, use sparkly glow-in-the-dark stars and markers to create a personalized star for each child. Unique touches for each guest’s goody bag can include star or music items, such as sparkly star stickers or gift cards for music downloads.
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