My beautiful step daughter, Taylor turns 17 this year, what a year this has been for her, she has grown up in so many ways with getting her driver’s license and getting her first job. It has been such a wonderful experience watching her grow into the lovely, graceful young lady that she has become, I am so extremely proud of her and love her with all my heart. Here she is in her party dress, looking as gorgeous as ever!
In our house it is never really a question on “if” there will be a birthday party, the question is always “what” birthday party do they want! Gone are the days where Taylor would pick a simple theme, one year she had Batman, Strawberry Shortcake, Winter Wonderland, but this year she didn’t give me a theme per say… just key words. Sparkly, black, silver, cool lights. She wanted to move the furniture around for a big dance floor, so it sounded to me like we were having a dance party, baby!
The banner was made with black construction paper and silver wrapping paper. Happy Birthday, Taylor!
We had all the main lights turned off and used a colorful party light, black lights and strobe lights.
I cut about 25 pairs of “17” numbers out and hung them from the ceiling and hung them on the walls all over place. I cut two larger sets and hung them from the center of each room and glued mirror tiles on the numbers. I also made disco balls with mirror tiles, hot glue and styrofoam balls. The numbers and the mirror tiles looked really cool when it was dark and all the special lights were bouncing off of them!
Black and white streamers were hung all throughout the house as well as black and silver tissue paper poms.
The food table was decorated with a black table-cloth with a sparkly silver tinsel garland tied around the table. We had pigs in a blanket, pizza rolls, veggies, cookies, chips, cheese sticks, meatballs and cheese, crackers & pepperoni slices. For her cake I made a sheet cake and cut it out in the shape of a “17”, We decorated it with black and silver icing. The cake was an epic fail, so there are no pictures of that! It was yummy, but not eye pleasing! :)
We didn’t do any favors for this party, but I did at the last minute set up a quick candy bar for the kids to take home some goodies.
Taylor had also given me some pictures to use of her, I was running out of room so I used some ribbon and crisscrossed it all over the kitchen doors, then I hung the pictures up with clothespins for display. All her friends liked looking at the pictures and finding themselves.
I also hung up two pieces of white construction paper on the wall and glued her picture in the center. I wrote, “Happy 17th Birthday, Taylor” on the card and left the rest blank for the kids to decorate! I had a basket with different color markers in it for them to use. It turned out to be a wonderful, keepsake for her to remember her birthday party and all the fund she had! She loved her birthday card so much that immediately after the party she went to hang it up in her room, so I didn’t get a pic of the finished product!
Happy Birthday, Tator Tot! xoxo
NOTE: Gosh, I am so embarrassed by these pictures! They just didn’t do the party justice and don’t even come close to catching the beauty and magic of the party! I am totally getting a new camera pronto!!!