Broadway Birthday Party IdeasMy daughter. I love her to pieces. But she’s definitely inherited a few (ahem) dramatic qualities from her parents. (Ok, really, just from me…my husband is as undramatic as they come.) Lucky for us, we have a fabulous budding acting school around the corner, The Viera Studio, where we can channel all that dramatic energy! When Maddie’s birthday came around this year, there was no question, it was going to be a Broadway Birthday Party, and we were absolutely having it at acting school.

broadway birthday party-1broadway birthday party-22broadway birthday party-18Location birthday parties can be harder to pull off than a home party, but if everything is kept fairly streamlined you can get a lot of flair and keep the setup time to a minimum. This party was set up in two hours – and the birthday girl (who had this Wish party) said it was her favorite EVER.

broadway birthday party foodThe party was timed it so the kids weren’t going to be there during a meal, so only cake and snacks made it to our Broadway birthday party stage. The food was kept very simple: roasted almonds (like you find in the theater), snack mix, a tray of fresh strawberries, some gluten-free cupcakes, marshmallow pops and that gorgeous cake you saw at the top of the page. It was plenty! The food was decorated with a few printables from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.

broadway birthday party tablescapebroadway birthday party place settingSince the space the birthday cake portion of the party was in was already so predominantly black, the party colors were based around where we were having the event and we threw in some red and gold as a nod to those Broadway theater curtains. I found gold paper plates in the store, and added simple card stock and gold star placemats underneath. Balloons from the dollar store decorated the tables; the name of the game here was EASY!

broadway birthday party-2With black tablecloths and red satin tie-backs, the atmosphere was just perfect in the room…and it didn’t take long to put together.

Broadway Birthday Party activitiesBefore we even made it to the food part of the afternoon, we had a dozen kids to keep entertained. As everyone filtered in, we sent them to make stars for their dressing rooms. A pile of sparkly sticker letters and a some pre-cut 9 inch gold stars kept the crowd busy until all our guests arrived.

broadway birthday party-25 broadway birthday party-27 broadway birthday party-29The kids were let loose on all the costumes in the studio to dress at they see fit. Even if that meant wearing four costumes at the same time. My daughter’s favorite musical is Annie, so they learned “It’s a Hard Knock Life” complete with choreography and brooms. It was pretty impressive what a skilled teacher and 45 minutes can do!broadway birthday party-31And because I think it’s a parent’s duty to truly earn all those therapy sessions their kids will have later in life, I had a little Broadway Birthday Party surprise for Maddie. The parents came out and did their own Broadway number complete with kick-line, off-tune rendition of “Happy Birthday” and giant Maddie heads. She was completely mortified at first (my work here is done!) but then she thought it increasingly funny as the show went on. (Good thing she has a sense of humor!)

broadway birthday party-17After a little more free play and freeze dancing, the kids were sent home with some specially-made gourmet popcorn in the party’s colors from the Tin Roof Popcorn Company. Popcorn and theater just go together!
broadway birthday party-33Easy set-up, easy take down, and the birthday girl couldn’t have been happier. It’s what I call a successful event!

Plan a Broadway Birthday Party of your own! Pin this for inspiration later!

Broadway Birthday Party Ideas

 

VENDORS:

Printables, Styling, Photography | Paula Biggs of Frog Prince Paperie

Cake  | Something Sweet Bakery

Venue  | The Viera Studio

Popcorn Party Favors  |  Tin Roof Popcorn Company

SeaPak spring roll shrimp sauce dip #PakTheParty #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a sponsored for Collective Bias and its client for easy holiday appetizer ideas with Rich's SeaPak Shrimp Spring Rolls. I have a present for you this Christmas. It's a tip and a bit of advice. You don't have to kill yourself making everything from scratch for your holiday (or any) { Read More! }

creative juice, book, cooking, french macaroon

Choosing of the perfect gift for someone is part of the joy of giving the gift.  I enjoy thinking of what the person would like and selecting that special "something" to wrap up.  For the person in your life that loves to plan parties, entertain, bake sweet treats or just enjoys a good party, one of these books is sure to delight!  Make it to the top of everyones' Nice List and order one of these { Read More! }

penguin cheery wreath

My daughter begged for a Christmas party this year—lucky for her it doesn’t take much excuse for me to start designing an event! It was a fun experience planning this party; Maddie was there every step giving her input on what games to play, what food we should eat and what we should drink and give out as favors.  The front rooms of the house were decked out for the party in red and green with { Read More! }

bewitching candy jar

Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble...full of candy and sweet treats! We were completely bewitched by our Halloween photoshoot this year with all the beautiful craftsmanship from our contributors and gorgeous sweet work from some very talented bakers. It's always truly amazing to me when you hand over a concept in a graphic where the creativity leads! This year’s { Read More! }