Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Musical Party Inspiration

A friend asked for some ideas for her daughter's graduation party. Her daughter wants a musical theme. Here are some fun and easy ideas that you can buy and/or make without breaking the bank! They're super cute too! I hope this helps!

This garland is made from sheet music. You can either use sheet music that you find from old songbooks (look at thrift stores) or you can print it off online. The garland is made up of pinwheels with letters in the center. Find a tutorial o the pinwheels here: Pinwheel Instead of "JOY" use "Class of 2013" Or "Congrats Casey"

What better thing for a graduation party than a candy bar! Black and white to keep with the theme of graduation and music. Add paper bags so that guest can take some home as a "thank you" for attending! Find adorable paper bags here: Paper bags

These marshmallow pops are so cute and yummy too! You just put marshmallows on a decorative straw and dip in white or milk/dark chocolate. While still wet, add toppings in your party theme's colors! Find cute decorative straws here: Paper straws

Make some cake stands with records and candle holders! Get the candle holders and old records from a thrift shop and spray paint the candle holders in you desired color. Hot glue the candle holder to the record and voila! 

Make a backdrop for the food or cake table with records. You can find so many records at the thrift shop! Just hot glue to a spray painted board or hand from ribbon or strong from a pole or overhang. 

These little desserts are trifles. Just layer pudding and cake and top with music notes. Put into a clear mini cup or plastic shot glass.You can make these music notes by melting white chocolate, putting the melted chocolate into a plastic sandwich bag and cutting a tip to make a piping bag. Quickly, before the chocolate starts to hard pip music notes onto wax paper and let harden.

Have guests sign something for the graduate! Maybe a music stand or a record. 

A few more idea or table arrangements and how to use sheet music. Simple baby's breath are really beautiful and elegant in a galvanized pail with music sheet flowers around it. Or, wrap the sheet music around a letter (First letter of her name) and mod podge it to the letter.

Label all of the food. Here is a cute idea; chip are "guitar picks"

Instead of a menu, put "Congrats Casey, 2013!" in the center of each record.

How cute are these microphones? They are just cupcakes  baked in a ice cream cone and topped with icing and black sprinkles! 

Another cute label idea and p[popcorn cups made with colored popcorn and scrapbook paper in your theme's colors.

Use paper straws and make little banners on each that say "Class of 2013" and water bottle wrappers. You can find lots of water bottle wrapper sand fun printables on  www.etsy.com

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