Monday, May 6, 2013

{My Parties} Jenna's Red Carpet Hollywood Birthday Party

I am rolling out the red carpet today for my latest party!
Miss Jenna turned 10 this weekend in Hollywood style!
When Jenna's mom contacted me about doing her birthday in this theme, I immediately loved it! 
Plus, I hardly ever do girl parties, so I always jump at the chance to do a glamorous party for a cute little girl!
My inspiration was Old Hollywood, with a touch of glitter!
I wanted Jenna and her girlfriends to feel like they were really going to an awards show. The beautiful Memphis Country Club was the setting for the party and since we had such a stunning setting, dripping with chandeliers, it really gave the whole party a glamorous feel. 

For the entry, we literally rolled out the red carpet for the girls with rope and stanchions and these fabulous star chandeliers that I ordered from Shindigz. 

We had DJ Funn come out and play some Beiber and One Direction for the girls too! 
They adored him and had so much fun. 

 One of the challenging aspects of this party was coming up with table centerpieces. I wanted to do some tall vases with feathers, but the club doesn't allow feathers of any kind. So, I decided to DIY my own palm trees. I have done this project before at my Jungle Book party, but this time I varied it up a little bit. 
This is a simple project that anyone could do. I used leftover wrapping paper rolls that I had in my house and glued them to small wooden disks that you can get at any craft store. Then, I tore off small pieces of some gold paper and glued it to the cardboard roll with hot glue, in a palm tree bark pattern. For the palm leaves, I used foil fringe that you can get at any party store. I threaded 18 gauge floral wire through the top and bent them and glued them into place at the top of the roll!
For the savory buffet, Jenna picked some Sliders and Mini Pizzas from the club's menu. 


 This sweets buffet was really fun for me to style. 
I started with a really cool oversized vinyl sticker that I had personalized at Shindigz with Jenna's full name. 
I pinned it into my foam backboard and then made some red curtains to dress it up.
The gold shag linen that I rented from Classic Party Rentals really gave the table good texture.  
What's a Red Carpet party without some Red Carpet Ropes and Golden Globe Gumballs? 

 
The fabulous printables are from my very favorite graphic designers, the ever so wonderful Piggy Bank Parties. 
These were the absolute hit of the party--Love and Sugar Kisses' chocolate covered Oreos. 
Theses were GONE. The girls were fascinated with them!

I displayed some of them in a tall votive holder that I got at Pier 1 a hundred years ago. 
I loved how they stood up!


 The letters for the buffet were painted with gold spray paint and then gold glitter spray paint (thanks Mariah at Giggles Galore for telling me about that)

 The cake was made by Mad Lily Cakery. Isn't it adorable?
The girls were fascinated with the fact that it was 100% edible!
It was so cute that I wanted it for MY birthday!

 And you HAVE to have popcorn at a movie party, right? This candied popcorn was from Oh Nuts. And the best part is that it CAME in those gold containers! Well, thank you Oh Nuts!
 Jenna's mom is a longtime customer of my favorite cookie bakery, Whimsy Cookie Co, so she and I collaborated on the design of these cookies for Jenna. Their cookies are always beautiful and delicious. 
I displayed them on this black bedazzled charger that I got at Michael's. 






We had the fabulous Amy and Fairys and Frogs come out to paint the kids' faces. She did an amazing job with the girls. Since the girls dressed in fabulous red carpet attire, Amy painted them matching designs on their faces and arms. You can see her entire work from the party HERE. It's amazing!
 I had the girls play "Pass the Popcorn" with plastic spoons in their mouths. Let's just say there was a lot of popcorn on the floor when they finished! Ha! 
 And of course, a fashion show!
Jenna made me laugh so much when she took the mic at the end of the fashion show and said..."The award for best birthday party ever goes to....ME!"

For favors, I ordered these gold Chinese takeout boxes from Oriental Trading and attached an adorable tag from Piggy Bank Parties. 

Happy Birthday Jenna!!!


 Vendors:

Backdrop Vinyl Decal and assorted Decor: Shindigz and Oriental Trading
Candy: Oh Nuts
Printables: Piggy Bank Parties
Fondant Oreos: Love and Sugar Kisses
DJ: DJ Funn
Face Painter: Fairys and Frogs
Venue: Memphis Country Club
Styling and Photography: GreyGrey Designs