A Rock Star Party
Turn your party guests into stars with these celebrity-themed activities, games, recipes and more!
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Invite the hottest teen celebrities to your child's party with these fun rock star party ideas, including High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, and Cheetah Girls. These fun and trendy party ideas will have all your guests feeling like they’ve finally found stardom!
Girls aged nine through fourteen love these celebrities.
For peace of mind, begin planning your rock and roll party six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including rock star party decorations, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your party’s attendance.
Creative pop star invitations build excitement and can increase attendance at your child's rock star party. If you have time to make your own, be sure to involve your child in choosing the design and filling in the details. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Make invitations from cardstock in the shape of a guitar. On the front of each write “Rock the House at [child’s name]'s Party!” and put the other party details on the back.
Use empty CD cases to hold the invitations. Design each invitation to look like the cover of a music CD using markers or CD label-making software, and then cut each one to size and insert them into the CD cases.
Find a photo of your child’s favorite singer or group, and copy it onto one side of an 8-1/2" x 11” piece of paper. Then, feed the copies into your printer so that the party invitation details print on the other side. (Alternatively, you can insert a photo from the Internet into a word-processing program, and then type the party details below the picture or on a second page.) Roll up each invitation, and slip on a small rubber band to resemble a concert poster. Either hand deliver these or use mailing tubes.
Design your invitations to look like concert tickets. Use wording like “For One Night Only!” and "At [your child's name]'s Auditorium."
- Mail each of your guests a “backstage pass” along with a standard invitation that includes the party details and instructions to bring the pass to get into the party. For the passes, use laminated Bag Tags or Luggage Tags printed with “[Guest’s Name]’s Backstage Pass”.
We recommend mailing your pop star party invitations three to four weeks prior to the party—any sooner and your guests may forget, any later and your guests may already have plans.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting decorations, supplies, activities, and more for your child's party.
What You’ll Need
If you plan to use paper tableware and rock star party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.
For this party, think bright, flashy colors. Colorful balloons and streamers work perfectly. You may also want to have pretend microphones, a Karaoke machine and Karaoke CDs, a CD player and disposable cameras handy.
For goodie bags, purchase temporary tattoos, make-up kids, music CDs, magic microphones, and other rock star party favors. Place all of these items inside clear or printed cellophane bags, and tie the bags closed with bold, bright-colored ribbons.