My baby turned 11 this past weekend.  I can’t believe how fast she has grown!  I remember when she came to live with us… she was a three year old beauty with the sweetest little voice and the biggest brown eyes!  Fast forward 8 years and she is still my little Sweet Pea.  We celebrated her birthday with 5 of her good friends and a Rock Star Glam Birthday Bash.  And what an AWESOME time we had! All available printables are at the bottom of this post.
Rock Star Glam Birthday Party with Free Printables
 
I designed Backstage Pass Invitations and she handed them out at school:

 When the girls arrived at the house they were greeted by Security (My friend Krista) who had a clipboard with the VIP list – if your names not on the list, no entry!  Once inside, the girls were ushered past the “photo studio” to the greenroom/make-up and hair station where they got glammed up with blue eye shadow, sparkles, lip gloss and hair extensions.  It was great to see everyone had come dressed in their Rocker best.  

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Entry way with star and circle garland and balloons

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Rock Star Glam Birthday Bash
One of the Make-Up and Accessories Tables we had set up
 
 
My helpers all had brightly colored shirts and I added their designation to the back with freezer paper stencils which I cut with my Cricut (affiliate link).  I was the PARTY PLANNER, my cousin Melissa was MAKE-UP (and should have been CHEF too!), Krista was SECURITY, and Michelle was PHOTOGRAPHER.
Once the first girl was suitably gussied up, she was sent off to the photo studio for her magazine cover shoot.  We had the lights, the camera and the action!  We used a fan to help give the hair a wind blown effect, and we had a guitar, drum sticks and glasses for props.  I turned the radio on and the girls had a blast in front of the camera.  Some were more comfortable than others, but Michelle Chappel is a great photographer and was able to draw each girls personality out.  For those that needed it, she helped direct, and those that didn’t, she let rock out.  The girls were thoroughly impressed with the experience!  They really were pretty excited about the whole thing! 
 
I need to take a moment to thank my friend, Michelle, for driving the 5 hours up from CT that morning!  She got there about a half hour before the party, got everything set-up and ready to go and started shooting!  She left Sunday morning for the 5 hour drive back.  My daughter and I are lucky girls to have such amazing friends, for sure!  If you are in the New Haven, CT area and are looking for a Wedding Photographer, check out Michelle!
 
Once all of the girls photos were taken, us big girls stepped in front of the camera for some fun photos too!  Michelle then loaded all the photos onto her computer and her and I picked out the ones we liked best. I inserted them into the magazine cover I designed and then printed them out.  Once we trimmed them down, I inserted them into frames I picked up from the Christmas Tree Shop for $2 each. 

***UPDATE: I’ve had a lot of questions on how to make the magazine covers. As a graphic designer I made my covers in Illustrator, but I’ve put together a Magazine Cover Tutorial for you that uses the free online software, PicMonkey. Hope that helps! ***
 
While myself and Michelle were doing this, the girls were eating dinner.  For dessert we had cake pops, and an ice cream buffet – which was a big hit.

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{buffet table with cake pops, ice cream toppings, sodas and favor boxes}

 
 {I covered glass bottles of root beer and orange cream with custom labels that matched the rest of the party design}
 {I purchased the favor boxes at Target for $1 each.  Filled them with pop rocks, ring pops, shutter glasses, glow sticks, DIY custom guitar pick necklaces and a DIY felt ruffle flower barrette}
 {I made the cake pops the easy way – with my new cake pop maker!}

I think everyone had a blast and this party will definitely be remembered in years to come!

Free Party Printables:

Star and Circle Garland

Rock Star Glam Birthday Bash VIP List

Rock Star Birthday Bannerprint onto 8.5 x 11 cardstock, cut out, punch holes in the two top corners of each piece and add to a length of ribbon or string.

Table Tents