DIY Broadway Party Decor! {Party Theme Ideas}

Hey you guys! You haven’t seen any home decor projects around here for the past few weeks because life’s a little crazy right now.  But recently, I did throw a birthday party for Miss G that was lots of fun to plan. If you have an 8-10 year old girl, then you probably know by now that they are all about having party theme ideas.  This year, our little starlet decided on a Broadway themed birthday party as she loves anything to do with acting and performing.

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The Broadway party theme idea was eventually broadened to include Hollywood because Hollywood party decorations were so much easier to find!  To be honest,  I couldn’t find much inspiration on the web for an Acting party theme so I ended up having to ‘diy’ (do-it-youself) a lot of the party decor. I thought I’d share some pics of the party decor I came up with for anybody thinking about having a similar kind of party!

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For the highlight of the party, we decided on a photo booth with lots of fun Broadway / Hollywood photo props!  After a bunch of research, I devised a plan to put one together on my own.   I’ll talk about how to make a photo booth in my next blog post!  It really wasn’t all that hard or expensive to make. The girls had a blast taking photos together. {POST-SCRIPT: You can find my tutorial for a diy photo booth here!}

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Since I couldn’t find much in the way of Broadway party decor to buy, I ordered some Broadway show posters (purchased online), and set them up in the photo booth to give the space more of a Broadway flare.  I’m sure that Miss G will claim them for her bedroom once the party decorations come down.

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I also printed the Playbill covers of a bunch of Broadway shows (found through a Google image search), and then attached them to a couple of ready-made pennant garlands that I found at the Dollar Store!  It was an easy and inexpensive way to get a lot of Broadway impact.

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For table centerpieces, I used two ceramic plaques we had purchased earlier this year from the Wizard of Oz collection at Hallmark. One was a gift to me for Mother’s Day (“There’s no place like home”), and I bought the other one for Miss G because I’m a sap for inspirational quotes!  I  scattered lots of sparkly red, gold and black ribbon, and star confetti, around the table.  A couple of Phantom type masks were also great props for the table.

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Broadway party centerpiece

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I managed to find some Hollywood themed tableware, but would have preferred Broadway stuff…although I’m sure it didn’t matter one little bit to the girls!  After I had already purchased the Hollywood stuff, I had the idea of placing Broadway playbill covers in between a red tablecloth and a transparent one. Oh well!  In any case, think a simple color scheme of red, black and gold tableware from the Dollar Store would have been perfect for a Broadway party theme.

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Hollywood party tableware

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It was a bunch of fun to pull all that together!

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Over the next few days, I’ll try and throw together a post on how to make that diy photo booth.  I’ve also got some new home decor posts coming soon!

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Until next time,

 

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 Post-Script (June 19th, 2013):

Click the image below to see how to make a diy photo booth!

 

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Comments

  1. What a cool idea for your daughter’s party! It looks like you put a lot of effort into it and it definitely paid off. I’m sure she enjoyed it. =]

  2. What a great party theme. It is really refreshing to see something different. I love the garland, the posters, the table cenrepieces….it is all pretty awesome! This party looks like a whole lot of fun :-)

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