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Send out movie night invitations for a cinematic birthday.

Throw your little girl a movie star birthday party

Many young children develop the optimistic view that they’ll one day be famous. Watching all of her favorite movie stars walk the red carpets at premiers and the Oscars could drive her to take acting lessons or dress in dramatic outfits. Whether your daughter is starring in school plays, or just starring in your life, she deserves the fame and recognition a movie-star birthday party will give her. Here are some ways to host a bash perfect for your budding celebrity.

Play acting
Discuss your daughter’s favorite films and movie stars with her. Try and take inspiration from these famous faces and films for the party. It is best to organize the activities with her best-loved stars and films in mind so they will be all the more enjoyable. Lay out a list of the characters from these movies and use this list to play a game of charades. This way, the kids can get a chance to do a little acting.

Also, set aside costume details like sunglasses, feather boas or top hats at the party entrance that each guests can use for a dress up event, like walking down the red carpet. Don’t forget to play your child’s favorite film later in the evening.

Set design
When it comes to the decorations, look no further than these ideas. The essentials for creating that Hollywood look include a red carpet, which can be made with actual red carpet or even a red gymnastics mat. If neither of these are available, try using red yoga mats. Along the sides of the red carpet, you should set up a mock red velvet rope. You can make a rope with a velvet effect out of crepe paper. Hang this from the ceiling with string, or attach it to nearby walls. Add another great decoration by hanging a red paper fringe from the doorways to the party room for a classy entranceway.

Every girl is famous
If you are a do-it-yourself mom, go ahead and build your own walk of stars. The simple format is to take squares of construction paper, any color, and glue another piece in the shape of a star on top. On each star, write the names of every guest, and have the stars laminated. These stars will be party favors at the end of the night.

Don’t forget your concession stand. Every movie theater has one, and your home can too. Design your dessert table as the concession stand, and give each guest coupons with which they can pay for treats. Keep the treats movie-oriented. Oreo’s look similar to movie reels, popcorn is always acceptable, and your cake might feature the Hollywood sign.

Gather the stars
When it comes to birthday invitations, Pear Tree Greetings has the perfect option, the Admit One Movie Night Invitations. These cards tell the guests that your party night will include a movie showing. Instead of putting a movie title here, write that the feature will be your daughter’s birthday party. Don’t forget to include her age. These cards will make sure that your child and all her friends know that she is the star of the show.

Throw a ladybug themed birthday party for your daughter this year.

Throwing a ladybug birthday party for your daughter

Little girls love ladybugs, it’s just a fact of life. That said, a ladybug party is a fantastic option to be used as a birthday party theme for your daughter. Of course, you’ll want to be sure to reflect the theme in as many aspects of the party as possible, which can be a bit daunting. Not to worry, though – simply take a look at these great ladybug-themed party ideas to make sure that you’re ready for a wonderful celebration!

Ladybug birthday invitations
Assuming that your daughter likes the idea of having a ladybug theme for her party, then you’ll want to be sure to select invitations that are consistent with that setting. Luckily for you, we offer Little Ladybug birthday invitations for just such an occasion. The invitations feature a black and pink ladybug design on the front and fully customizable information about your party on the back. Inform people of your party in style with these adorable invitations.

Ladybug cake
The birthday cake is one of the central-most aspects of any child’s birthday party. Fortunately, the ladybug birthday party lends itself well to designing a themed cake. You’ll want to begin with any cake that has a circular base and top. Frost this with red and black icing in the form of a ladybug’s wing pattern. Insert two black pipe cleaners into the cardboard serving base to mimic antennae and you have a perfect ladybug cake. If you’re really looking to go the extra mile, consider designing  a red and black, circular sham to put around the cake’s base to offer dimension. If you don’t have any fabric lying around the house, consider spray painting black polka dots on an old tutu for a cost-effective solution.

Ladybug decorations
Make sure that you’re setting the atmosphere accordingly by bringing a bit of ladybug-oriented decor to each room you intend to use for hosting the event. Most of this will be very simple. Red, white and black tablecloths will offer a festive touch while also keeping your tables clean. If you have the time, consider putting pictures of your daughter in cardboard cutout flowers and placing them in pots around your home. This may seem like overkill, but it’s sure to accentuate the floral, outdoor sense of the ladybug theme perfectly. Lastly, ensure that you have a fair amount of red and black refreshments, for example, red velvet cupcakes and cans of Coke are a must.

3 gender-neutral party ideas

It's a classic dilemma: You want to throw the perfect birthday for your son or daughter, but you don't want to limit their guest list by picking something entirely gender-specific. Still, how does one go about resolving this problem when their children are, more likely than not, clambering for superhero- or princess-themed parties? Never fear: Check out these three ideas for perfect birthday parties that boys and girls alike are sure to love.

1. Pool party
If you have a child with a summer birthday, be thankful. In addition to not having to coordinate the party scheduling around school, sports and extracurriculars, you also have access to one of the best gender-neutral party ideas. The pool party is timeless in that the venue and the activity are one and the same. Many public pools allow for day rentals to celebrate birthdays, and some even have catering options to make your life simpler. All you have to do is get everyone there, and that shouldn't be very hard once they see these shark mask birthday invitations!

2. Pizza party
If there's anything that all kids can agree on, it's liking pizza. That's probably why it's so commonly featured on the menu at birthday parties. It can be more than just an entree, though. A pizza-themed birthday party is fun, wholesome and perfect for either boys or girls.Try having a make-your-own-pizza party either at your home or at your local pizzeria. All you'll need to purchase is premade dough, sauce, cheese and a variety of toppings. Make a note: You may want to contact the parents of each of your guests prior to shopping so you can inquire as to whether or not any of the children have food allergies. Have your guests over for some games and socializing, and then allow everyone to design their own personal pizza with the ingredients provided. We recommend doing the prep outside, if possible, to reduce mess. Also, to make the planning even simpler, check out these perfect pizza party birthday invitations.

3. Zoo party
This is particularly doable in the summertime, when the weather is warm and the kids are out of school. A zoo party offers a destination that both boys and girls can be excited about while also eliminating the need to plan out additional activities. If you are going to throw a zoo party, call in advance to ensure that you can rent space or picnic tables to eat cake. Also, have a few other parents come along with you in order to ensure the safety of the children.