Are you looking for a rocking way to celebrate your kid’s birthday this year? Why not host an American Idol themed birthday party?
Since its debut in 2002, the hit reality show American Idol has made its way into millions of living rooms across the country. Men and women, ages 16 to 24, audition in front of a panel of celebrity judges in hopes of earning a coveted spot in the competition, which offers a million dollar record deal to one lucky contestant. The show has produced award-winning artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and Chris Daughtry, and American Idol has made ove a hundred million dollars through endorsements and record sales.
With an American Idol birthday party, now your pint-sized singer can have a chance at soaring to super stardom on his or her special day.
Trendy Invitations Make Every Child Feel like a VIP
Imagine your partygoers’ delight when they open a purple and gold dotted birthday party invitation, complete with a movable electric guitar, which reads:
“We’re searching for the next American Idol! Can you earn your spot in our finale? Show us your talent by coming to _____________ birthday party. Be dressed and ready to perform in front of our panel of judges!”
With guitar birthday party invitations, you can truly set the exciting tone of your child’s special day. In fact, his or her friends will be practicing their “audition” with excitement for weeks to come!
Setting the American Idol Stage
Hang white Christmas lights and silver tin foil covered stars throughout the room. Cordon off an area and use it as the stage for the children to perform on. Purchase a roll of red carpet from a party store and position it in the room close to the “stage.” Set up a judges’ table close by and designate three adults or teens to take the place of Paula, Randy, and Simon.
Have a box full of costumes for the children to choose from. Include oversized sunglasses, feather boas, costume jewelry, and rock themed t-shirts. Have an adult ready to apply make-up to the girls who want to wear it. Help children perfect their look by helping them get dressed and ready for their “audition.”
In advance, you should rent or buy a small karaoke machine. In fact, in the guitar-themed birthday party invitation, you can include a list of songs to choose from. Ask parents to help their child pick out their favorite tune before the party begins.
Announce the child’s name and song selection before pointing them to the “stage.” Award each child a prize for having the courage to “audition.” You can also give out prizes for best costumes and dance routines. Have fun and be fair, ideally giving each child a prize.
Intermission and Refreshments
Let the kids take a break from belting out songs and try a piece of star studded cake. Buy a guitar shaped cake pan and let your imagination run wild. You can even use licorice whips to make the guitar strings.
There will be no doubt that you’ll be the coolest parents on the block when you take the time to have an event like this one! From guitar inspired stationery to snakeskin pants, you have the American Idol extravaganza covered.