For my daughter's 11th birthday, we decided to pull inspiration from one of her favorite TV shows: Project Runway! We created this fabulous birthday party for a great group of girls! See details below. These details would work great for a fashion-themed Bat Mitzvah as well!
This was the invitation, which was tied to a sewing kit with a pink organza ribbon:
This full-size dress form was the entry sign!
The table was decorated in pink, white, and black. Each guest received a Project Runway t-shirt (iron-on transfers were found on clearance at Michaels, and tshirts were purchased at Michaels as well). Party crackers were at each place setting. Custom party labels were placed on each one.
Chairs were tied with tulle ribbon--this is a very inexpensive way to dress up your chairs--a whole roll costs only about $3.00!
Here's a close-up of the place setting. Plates and napkins were from the dollar bins at Michaels. Party crackers were from Michaels too!
The table also was set with framed mock fashion magazine covers of Emma:
We set up a mini candy buffet and made a sign to tie it in with our theme:
Here's a closer look at the candy buffet sign:
The first activity was the newspaper design challenge. Names were chosen out of a purse to create teams of 2. Each team was given only a newspaper, scissors, and a roll of tape (I used blue painters tape). They had 15 minutes to come up with a design. One person would create the design, and the other person would be the model. It was a hit, and the kids loved this activity!
The winning design actually had 3 pieces--a hat with a veil, dress, and shoes!
Next was the design challenge. I bought bolts of fabric from Joann's and Walmart. I also provided iron-on letters, fabric pens, res-q tape, safety pins, and a Bedazzler. The kids had to take an old item of clothing and create something new out of it. After their designs were finished, they chose accessories and jewelry to complete the look. We then had a runway show, in which they explained their designs, how they came up with their ideas, and how they created their outfits. The results were adorable!
Dessert consisted of cupcakes with Vogue Magazine cupcake toppers featuring my daughter's photo.
Each guest took home a Vogue Magazine photo (I purchased the frames at the Dollar Tree).
A fun time was had by all!!
All photos courtesy of Party Perfect (event planners in Orlando, Florida).