Glam Emoji Birthday Party Ideas: Party Decor
Our decor theme was pretty simple: smiley faces and glitter. Oh so much glitter. Mom may be glittered out after this event. Still, it was a ball to get everything all sparkly and see the big smiles on my daughter’s face.
Most times, things you’ve made with loose glitter flakes off and makes a mess. You can skirt by that problem by using sequins or pre-made glitter ribbons and paper. I found quite a few beautiful sequin backdrops on Amazon, along with a hot pink runner that looked fabulous on a black tablecloth. Those contrasting colors and sparkle made some nice glamorous drama!
It felt like when we decorated for this party, if it was there we managed to sneak an emoji on it. I thought it would be overwhelming, but varying the sizes of the emojis and a healthy dose of solid color backgrounds help keep the kissy faces in check.
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Text-speak abbreviations went so well with the emojis, they were worked into the party decor. Like with this LOL I glittered.
You can see the tutorial on how to glitter letters here–be sure to seal them up with an acrylic spray when you’re done so you don’t have that loose glitter problem I was talking about before. After I glittered the letters, all I did was hot glue them to a piece of foam core to make them stand up.
A few 2-inch circles made for perfect table confetti, and they were also used to spice up our napkins and forks!
Before the Guests Arrive
Something that gets a little taken for granted these days is the good old birthday card. They can be an afterthought of gift giving, but they’re much longer lasting than that. Before everyone comes, I make sure there’s a Hallmark birthday card from mom piled in with all the presents.
I admit, I keep birthday cards and squirrel them away. I love reading them from my kids when they were much younger, and am ever-so-grateful I have the birthday cards my now-passed grandmothers sent. Especially since I can’t remember whatever gift came with them. Birthday cards do add a specialness to the day that can’t be underestimated–and will last long beyond the event itself!
Glam Emoji Party Food
My family is pretty food-centric, so when we celebrate I tend to make enough for an army. I did manage to restrain myself a bit this time and put out a very small dessert table. The centerpiece of the table–the cake–was made by my friend Kim at For the Love Cake Co. I added a few printable emojis out the top of the cake for a really spectacular (and easy to make) effect.
There was a whole other table with lots of fruits, veggies and cheeses for the girls to snack on as they ran around. Other than taking a picture of this winky guy, I forgot to get a picture once I put the non-treat food out. The guests started arriving and I got sidetracked! But I promise, it was there and taken advantage of.
The lantern-emojies were a HUGE hit with the girls. They are super simple to make, and I give you the tutorial and printables here in this post if you’re interested!
Emoji cookies! How could you not love these? My dear friend Nikki of Tikkido.com created these lovelies for Maddie’s 10th. For good form, she included that lovely brown one…because he’s an emoji, too.
For an easy to eat, but still in super cute packaging treat I designed a few small popcorn boxes for the girls and used a few cupcake picks to add a little more color.
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Here was the crowd favorite and an easy emoji party food–pizza!
Ask your pizza place to make the pepperoni in a smiley face for your emoji theme. Our pizza joint got as big of a kick out of making this pizza for us aw we did eating it!
Other than a few small jars of pink candy, we put out little oreo cups with chocolate mousse. I couldn’t bring myself to make them into the poop emoji although they would be perfect for it, so I topped them with an edible emoji.