Night at the Oscars -12yr- Spa & Fashion Show
Molly in CT
For my daughters 12th birthday, we decided to do a Night at the Oscars theme.
Invitation: For the invitation, we cut out 8 pieces of oak tag (8 guests) to look like stars. then, we punched holes on each side of the star and strung gold ribbon through the holes. On the invitation it said "you are cordially invited to join hostess (daughters name) at the Oscars Award Ceremony. Please join us at (address) at approximately (time) on (date). Please call (phone number) to make your reservations by (deadline). Please dress formally. We hope you can join us!.
DECORATIONS: On the day of the party, we blew up about 10 gold, white, and silver balloons to hang around the house. For the back yard, we cut out cardboard letters and covered them in foil (or silver paint, your choice) to spell out HOLLYWOOD. We stuck them in the garden. On our front walkway, we rolled out a long piece of red felt to act as the red carpet.
ACTIVITIES: When the guests arrived, there was I LOVE LUCY playing in the living room, so that's what they watched while waiting for everyone to arrive. When everyone was there, we had already set up the beauty "spa". Here, my friends helped paint girls nails, do their hair, etc... After the spa, we had the fashion show.
This was a big hit. I had set up an area in the back yard where I had bought some inexpensive lawn lights and I placed them in a rectangular shape. Each girl wrote a description of their outfit on an index card for me to read as the walked down the "isle". When everyone was done, I handed out some "Oscars" I had made out of clay and baked.
Then we ate. I had set up a long buffet table in the living room. I set each place with a folded cloth napkin, a plastic champagne glass, and very formal place settings. We served sparkling cider, chicken, and "star cake". After that, the girls laid out their sleeping bags and watched a rerun of the 1999 Oscars that I had rented from the video rental store. In the morning, I served do it yourself pancakes. the pancakes were in the shape of a star, and I had set out many toppings such as syrup, nuts, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, chocolate spread, honey, etc..
For the favor bags we put nail polish, hair curlers, lip gloss, and a t shirt that I made on the computer that all the girls had signed. This was the best birthday party my daughter has ever had.