Set up a shindig that really rocks! A tambourine invite shakes things up even before the fun begins. Sure to be a hit: this neon-green electric-guitar cake. So guests can play that funky music long after the party's over, give them a mixed CD of your child's favorite tunes.
The Invite: Print or write out party details on a label paper. Using a tambourine as a guide, trace circle around information. Cut out slightly smaller than outline. Use pinking shears for dramatic detailing. Attach label to colored cardstock; trim with pinking shears. Glue invitation to top of tambourine. Mail in padded envelopes.
The Goodie Bag: Use a CD-label kit (available at office-supply stores) to create labels. Print onto colored paper, and attach to front of CD. To make an envelope, trim cardstock into a 6 x 12 inch rectangle. Fold in half. Apply double-sided tape to both sides; press down to secure. Download music from popular children's artists online.
The Activity: Guests make their own maracas! Single-serving chip cans are a perfect size. Cut sheets of paper to fit container, wrap around can, and tape. Fill with cereal.
The Cake: End your Birthday Bash on a sweet note with a rockin' Green guitar cake.
Party Plan: 1hr. 30 min.
Guests make their own maracas! Single-serving chip cans are a perfect size. Cut sheets of paper to fit container, wrap around can, and tape. Fill with cereal.
Set up an area as the "stage." Tune in to Radio Disney or pop in a lively CD, and have the kids play along with their homemade instruments while you film their performance.
Play a game of "Freeze Dance." Put on some fun music, and ask kids to bop along. Periodically pause the CD. When the music stops, so must the dancers.
After serving cake, calm the kids down before handing out favors. This is a good time to view the music video.