Music Party -1yr- Musical Note Cookies
Maureen in Milwaukee, WI USA
I was looking for a party idea that wasn't into characters or the typical store bought theme. My daughter isn't into that stuff yet, but she loves music, so here I am. Also, my party is basically adults with 2 infants, so what I was reading didn't really fit the sort of party I was throwing. I did get a few ideas from this website, but once I got my theme, it all just took off.
The invites are a short video montage of her milestones from the past year, put to music and given out to everyone on a CD with the musical tones of play" this make a "note" of the date. I found a great website that has all the music themed decorations that I couldn't find elsewhere themusicdepot.com.
I found music shaped pasta for a pasta salad I made finger sandwiches with white and wheat bread in the shape of a piano keyboard. I bought a musical note cookie cutter to make cookies and croutons for soup.
A melon ball fruit salad for "whole note" salad. I made up a "playlist" of the food being served using music terminology and famous musicals. I made all the adults participate in musical chairs.
The party favors for the two infants were CDs with some great kids songs on it and a Hershey's Symphony bar with a "note" of thanks attached.
I decided on cupcakes because of the ease of serving and then able to give my daughter her own cupcake and I just decorated them with musical note cake picks and colorful sprinkles. "