My oldest girl just turned 9, and we had a little celebration weekend for her. She’s growing up, and she’s at that transitional age, where chuck-e-cheese and bouncy house parties just aren’t that appealing to her. She has been wanting to watch the movie “Home,” and asked if she could invite a few girlfriends to watch it with us for her birthday. We also celebrated her birthday with family on Sunday.
Here is a layout I did of her weekend celebration!
Since “Home” is such a new movie, we couldn’t find any decorations, either in stores or online. At the very least, I wanted some cupcake toppers and maybe something to go in the gift bag. DIY to the rescue.
Here’s an awesome tip: If you’re having a movie-themed party, go to the movie’s website (in this case, Dreamworks), and there will most likely be printables & downloads available to you.
For the cupcake toppers, I put together a page in photoshop with the image I wanted repeated on the entire page, and printed it on matte presentation paper. Then I got my die-cutting tool out, and die cut the image using a circle die. (I think sticker paper would be great, but I just used what I had on hand.) I also got some purple card stock and cut more circles using a slightly bigger circle die. I attached the image onto card stock using foam adhesive. To put the cupcake topper together, I hot glued 2 of the finished circles back to back onto bamboo skewers/ long toothpicks.
For the gift bags, I printed some book marks that I found on the website (perfect since my daughter loves to read) on matte presentation paper. I cut out the bookmarks and used a little wink of stella glitter pen to add a little “something something.” My daughter also got into the DIY spirit by making popcorn bucket charms out of perler beads.
…And since I’ve been card making obsessed, I made a “Home” shaker card for her birthday.
My daughter loved every thing, and I was more that happy to get a little creative for her birthday. Let me know if you have any questions!