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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bella's Fresh Beat Band Party

My first baby turned 5 in April.  I'm just now getting around to organizing pictures for the past few months.  I completely missed the 12 on the 12th for April and for May, but I'll try to do better for the rest of the year.  Instead, I'm going to post some pics of the party decor.  One of the reasons for my lack of posts has been the fact that my computer likes to turn itself off at random times.  Not so pleasant when you're in the middle of a long blog - WITH pictures. :(  Bummer.  Also, because of this problem with my POS 'puter, I LOST all the pics of the party itself.  Which means I can't scrapbook it, which breaks my heart. :(
Without further ado, here are some pics of Bella's party decorations:

 The shoes are the ones Bella wore.  She dressed as Kiki from the FBB.  She absolutely loves that show.  I made this centerpiece for the front hall table out of the centerpiece from Luke's monkey-themed party.  I just cut orange paper out to cover the monkey, and printed a pic of the group along with some words.  Voila - a FREE centerpiece! Yay!

 I always try to make the favor bags cute since I put them in the front hall.  That way, people are less likely to forget them on their way out.  I filled them with a mix CD of Bella's favorite songs, some jelly bracelets, tattoos, a blow up guitar, silly bands, and a guitar pick necklace.

I used the Nick Jr. website for a lot of printables, and backed them with colorful paper to make instant posters.  I bought music notes to line the front entryway with, and put some on our living room windows as well.  The colorful paper lanterns were one of my favorite decorations.  They achieve the look of balloons, but are classier and last a lot longer!  We'll be using those again very soon!

Now I'm off to see if I can salvage some 5th birthday pics off of this silly machine!


  1. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing how you made the Happy Birthday banner. I'm planning my daughter's 3rd birthday and it's perfect.

  2. Sure! It was really simple. I just printed out each letter on a seperate piece of paper (not sure what the font size was, but it was HUGE). Then, I printed out a picture of the FBB on the paper as well - sized it to take up the whole piece of paper. Then, I just backed each page on neon colored card stock - varying how the white paper was positioned on the neon paper. I rounded the corners of all the paper using a corner punch from the craft store. I punched two holes in the top of each and stung it up with some ribbon. That's it! :) I hope that's clearer then mud at least! Good luck!

  3. I've done cds of music before...but how did you make that cute cover on the CD???

  4. I just bought Avery printable CD labels at Walmart and used the template. It allows you to customize the background and add text and pictures. Glad you like them!

  5. Thanks for all the ideas!! My daughter's 3rd birthday is gonna be a FBB dance Party! She loves them! Where did you get the paper lanterns?

  6. I think I got them from Party City. I have reused them for so many parties since this one, and have even lent them out to a friend. I love lanterns!

  7. Where did you get the music notes? Very cool!