Keep your crowd entertained with a rock star-themed birthday party
November 15, 2010
Everyone is always looking for an inventive and unique theme for their next birthday bash, but there are only so many luaus and retro parties one can throw before feeling like they can't find a fun idea to plan their event around. Of course, one can just look at their music collection for inspiration and throw their very own rock star-themed birthday extravaganza!
This is the perfect way to gather all of your friends, let your hair down and rock out to some of your favorite music. You can create your very own concert-like atmosphere and have everyone pumped to be front and center for your big day.
One should get creative with their party invitations, no true rock star would be caught dead sending out plain, boring invites to their best friends. You can find invitations that resemble concert tickets or backstage passes. Tell your friends that they must bring the invite with them in order to be guaranteed entry, helping give it more of a concert feel. Also, encourage your guests to dress like their favorite rock star or musician. The event calls for plenty of lace and leather, so don't be surprised if a few of them come dressed like members of KISS.
After you've sent out your invites, start focusing on the decorations and how you're going to transform your place into a concert venue where you'll be the star of the show. First, begin with your lighting and determine if you want to have some fancy spotlighting or would rather opt for colorful bulbs that give the place a more festive feel. Look into renting fog and light machine that can help enhance the atmosphere and make it feel like everyone is at a show in Madison Square Garden.
Hang intricate banners with flames and and stars on them, giving a more rock edge. You can also use balloons and streamers, even glitter confetti, to give your venue a more rock star look. As your guests arrive they'll be floored when they see all of the fun decorations you've set out. Don't forget to include some life sized stand ups of your favorite rockers and musicians. It'll feel like they're really there!
Don't forget to set out refreshments for everyone. Just like how musicians have riders that list all of their demands when it comes to food and beverages before they play a show, you too can set it up like that. Set out several tables of sandwiches and snacks, include several different types of drinks, and even include some dessert for those who have a sweet tooth. Also keep plenty of paper goods like napkins, paper plates and cups so that your guests don't make a total mess of your place.
Have karaoke set up and get everyone to participate in a huge singing competition. It's a great way for your partygoers to remain active and really get into the rock star spirit. The winner of the competition can get a fun gold record party favor.