Friday, July 13, 2012

Hudson's Shufflin' Party

We celebrated Hudson's 4th Birthday back in March and I never got around to posting pictures, but thought it was about time I get some up! For those of you who know Hudson, you know that he LOVES to dance and listen to music. He quickly had a new favorite song after hearing and watching LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem music video! He calls it the "Everyday I'm Shufflin Song" and for Christmas even asked for the CD along with "Everyday I'm Shufflin' snacks". :)

SO for his birthday party I knew that it had to be a Dance Shufflin' Party! We all had such a great time celebrating together. You can check out the pictures below and more details about the party follow.

Since it was a dance party I really wanted to have some kind of a stage for the kids to dance on. Thanks to my wonderful husband and brother-in-law they made that happen! They built a stage from wood and PVC pipe then painted it all black. I had bought a backdrop at Oriental Trading that we attached to the back of the stage. You can find the backdrop HERE. I draped a plastic table cloth across the top, hung a small disco ball in the center, and then hung silver door streamers around the sides of the stage. I had found all of those decorations at Party City. We also had a fog machine going behind the stage.
I had a bucket full of props next to the stage that I also ordered at Oriental Trading. Sunglasses, inflatable guitars, and microphones.

I went with the color theme of bright neon colors to decorate, along with some animal prints since LMFAO always seems to dress in those prints and colors! I bought bright colored table cloths, colorful striped paper straws, leopard print tissue paper pom poms, and designed a simple printable using LMFAO's logos.

We ordered subs for lunch since it is easy and also had some fruit and other snacks. I made coconut mojitos for the adults, you can find the recipe HERE. We also had beer and water in coolers with some colorful koozies I had found at Hobby Lobby. I had capri sun juices for the kids and placed some of the printables and striped straws in some of them.

I made Hudson a guitar cake using a cake kit by Ace of Cakes that I found on clearance at Micheal's. I also made vanilla cupcakes with lemon mousse that were served in animal print and glittered cupcake wrappers. Then had microphone cupcakes for the kids, and you can find the tutorial for making those HERE.

On the invitation I told everyone to dress in their disco gear, so it was fun to see what all the kids... and adults came wearing! I had ordered T-shirts for our family that all had different LMFAO logos on them.

I didn't really plan many games for the party. We just had music playing for the kids to dance to and also had a pinata. I found the disco ball pinata at Party City and filled it with little toys and things instead of candy. We also had a bounce house and other toys outside for the kids to play with.

For the party favors Casey made a dance mix with some of Hudson's favorite songs to dance to on it. We bought some colorful CD cases and printed stickers and inserts to go on the CD's and in the cases.