A Music Birthday Party for My Tween

It's official! I am now the mother of two tweens...one of which will move into his teens in November. Eeek! Anyway, last weekend we had the pleasure of hosting a Music Birthday Party for my daughter's 10th birthday. That's right, my baby is 10. Crazy how fast the time flew by.
Music-themed Birthday Party for Tween
When my mom presented us with a paper sheet music runner she had found at Marshall's back in December, my daughter was adamant that her 10th birthday have a music theme. No problem. Well, it proved to be a bigger problem when I started looking for ideas. You see, she is not into all the hip-hop-"rock-star"-diva music. She's a pianist and loves Classical. I was a bit stumped with activities and decorations.

A black and white party would have been pretty easy to put together, but my girl is just full of all the colors of the rainbow and needed touches of color in her 10th birthday party too. I found some fun aqua colored cups and started building from there...even found some really cute "Happy Birthday" napkins and dessert plates at Wal-Mart in their party department. The colors were hot pink, white, black and aqua. Perfect! (Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the napkins for you.) Hanging up on the walls and from the chandelier were paper music notes I picked up at Mardel Christian Book Store in their teacher resource area.
Music-themed Birthday Party for Tween
I knew the cake would need to be a piano, so I started searching for ideas on how to make it come together. I saw a really cute presentation of Kit Kats set up as piano keys on Secrets of a Super Mommy and used that idea to come up with the Kit Kat Piano Cake. This was really an easy cake to do.
Music-themed crafts for tween birthday party
Eventually, things came together (last minute). We even settled on a couple of crafts with music-themed scrapbook paper as the star. One is a paper feather, the other a small round decoupaged box. My little crafter loved shopping for the supplies, picking out all the papers and embellishments...a girl after my own heart ;-)
Music-themed crafts for tween birthday party
I had everything pre-cut for the girls to make the crafts go as smoothly as possible. As they waited for the glue to dry, the girls did a little spontaneous dancing and my pianist played a little ditty on the piano.

When the crafting was done, the girls went outside for a little trampoline time. (BTW, they did not all jump on the trampoline at the same time for the duration...just long enough for me to snap a couple of pictures.)

They came back inside for some lunch ~ small sandwiches, chips and fruit. I loved listening to their little conversations going on in the dining room. They even went around the table sharing what their Rose, Bud and Thorn of the day was. This is something we do with our 4th grade Women of Grace girls we meet with for bible study and mentoring once a week. Rose- something good that happened. Thorn -something bad that happened. Bud- something they are looking forward to. This was such a treat to listen to and catch a glimpse into their hearts.

Next, the 10 year old opened the gifts from her sweet friends. Taz was loving all the tissue paper.
Music-themed Birthday Party for Tween
Finally, we dug into the cake...well, some of us did ;-) Note to self...girls have no self control with Pretzel M&Ms. Most of them were too full from snacking during the crafting and then eating lunch to enjoy the cake. I sent some of them home with cake and we devoured the rest over the course of a couple of days.
The girls left with a little friendship bracelet we had picked up at a local Christian bookstore (A sweet deal I had found right after Christmas...I love a bargain!) and their crafts.

Overall, I think it was a successful party. I think all the girls enjoyed themselves and I know my sweet girl felt loved and celebrated just by being able to spend some concentrated time with her besties.
I'm linking up at some of these great parties and














13 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, K! What a fun, birthday party…I bet the cake was a big hit, it looks super delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a fun cake!!! It turned out so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cool cake! And yummy-looking too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a fun, special day your prepared for her memories... Good job!

    Especially adore the cake!

    Hugs and happy highways,
    Kelley~
    www.kelleyhighway.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi, Nici! What a fun party - love how you made the cake--fantastic! And the girls seem to enjoy making a craft too - love that!! Old piano player roll paper also comes to mind for decorating a music themed party, wrapping around candles or even hanging from the ceiling. -- maybe a though for future parties... Well done! Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a fun party for your beautiful Birthday Girl!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a special day you made for your daughter. Love those printed feathers too! Are you going to do a tutorial...hint hint! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

    ReplyDelete
  8. awesome cake, super fun party and too sweet kitty :) found via pin it party

    ReplyDelete
  9. I really like the Rose, Bud, Thorn concept. Happy belated birthday to your daughter. What a wonderful cake!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sounds like (pun intended ;) a wonderfully fun party. The cake is perfect and I think crafts make any party better. Great job, mom! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I just want to tell you that I am just love this blogs and definitely savored you’re blog. Almost certainly I’m planning to make party as like you . You definitely have great arrangement for your teens bday. I would like to say that musik til fest is the one of the best musik bands for you. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your words of encouragement. Your sweet notes make my heart smile! Have a delightful day!