My goodness, I have an eight year old! Time has flown by and my little baby is one handsome rocker wanna be. He loves anything rock n’ roll and can be found in his room with headphones on listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers, The White Stripes and Weezer.
For his birthday, he wanted to have a Rock n’ Roll birthday party. This was a simple party to pull off and only required a few purchases upfront. I even took a short cut and ordered cupcakes from our local grocery store bakery.
Upon arrival, each child received a personalized backstage pass.
The passes were made using black vertical badge holder with lanyards and washi tape.
I printed the passes on neon card stock. Feel free to download my PDF to make Backstage Passes for your party.
If you wanted to get extra glitzy with the lanyards, you could purchase these Rhinestone Bedazzled Lanyards:
To entertain the guests, we played Musical Notes.
Black paper plates purchased at The Dollar Tree worked perfect as musical notes on the ground. The game is essentially musical chairs without the chairs. My husband used his iPhone to play and stop the music. In hindsight, a boom box would have worked better.
As kids were eliminated, they went to the Tattoo Parlor where they were given tasteful Rock n’ Roll temporary tattoos.
After everyone had been inked, we sent the kids outside for a frantic scavenger hunt.
We told the kids that the Roadies misplaced the guitars for the concert and we needed their help finding them. I printed out clues and taped them in various locations in our yard.
At the finale of the scavenger hunt, we hid Inflatable Guitars (one for each child) in our tree house. (Note: Be sure to order extras, as we had one that wouldn’t hold air very long.)
We sent the kids inside and told them it was time to shoot photos for the album covers.
We had a host of props like a microphone and stand (purchased off of Craig’s List), Rock n’ Roll Black Rocker Wig and a Rainbow Punk Wig. To protect the kids from a potential lice outbreak, I sprayed all the wigs with a homemade lice repellant.
* Fill a small spray bottle halfway with spring water and shake. Spray inside wigs and allow them to dry.
I also asked the parents ahead of time if they wanted me to exclude their child from wearing a wig, just in case they were still nervous.
The Dollar Tree near us had these funny dollar sign sunglasses. Of course we had to have a pair for the photo booth set up.
I raided the dress up box and found mardi gras beads, feather boas and more.
I had leftover brick wall wallpaper (from my son’s bedroom makeover) that I tacked to the wall with painter’s tape and used as a back drop. (But, I found this Peel & Stick Brick Wallpaper that would work as well.)
I had a blast dressing up with the kids. I found some fun leather clothes at a local consignment shop.
And used this tutorial to create the rocker chic hairstyle and makeup. (Plus, I clipped in a strand of hot pink hair from the Dollar Tree in my hair.)
Luckily most of the parents know what I normally look like. LOL.
The favors were a small gift bag with guitar pencils, notepads, glow sticks, the inflatable guitar and a vinyl record look recordable CD with a carefully curated collection of G-rated rock n’ roll tunes.
Did I mention that my son loves the Red Hot Chili Peppers?
Finally we served store bought cupcakes on vinyl records set on top of some metallic canisters I have. It was funny when a few kids asked if they were giant CDs.
Thank you notes:
My son is working his way through the thank you notes. I’m printing out the best photos from the photo booth and attaching it to the front of a blank card. I’m sure the parents will either be thrilled or horrified to see their little rocker.
Have you ever attended a Rock n’ Roll birthday party? I’d love to hear ideas that you liked (or disliked) in the comments below.
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