|I decided to go with a musical theme since he loves it so much!|
Deciding on the color scheme was the hard part, once that was decided I knew what I was going to do.
So black and white was the primary colors and the accents were blue.
I bought these balloons at Walmart for $1 a bag and had them filled with helium for $.25 at Dollar General!
I bought a lot of things from the Dollar Tree and re purposed things from the thrift store. The blue runner is a plastic tablecloth folded in half.
These Diy drums were made from old cans I wrapped in poster board and embellished with ribbon and I punched stars out of black poster board with a star punch and glued them on the sides.
This photo banner cost virtually nothing because I just did a clipart search for chevron and then stretched it in Microsoft word and printed it out. I just glued the photos on top and ran a piece of twine thru holes that I punched in the top. Easy peasy.
The theme continued outside on to the carport (My parents house)
and I set this up to resemble a baby grand piano. I cut a black plastic tablecloth in half (From dollar tree) and then made the keyboards from poster board.
My sisters added a little whimsy with party streamers atatched to a few of the carport posts.
Plates and napkins came from the dollar store too! I love polka-dots and I figured, why not throw a fun little print in the mix?
Again, I searched google for musical notes and printed out on paper, and cut out the shapes to add a little more detail to the theme.
I found the guitar for $1.50 at Goodwill. How perfect was that for the theme?!
I created this number "one" with just a cereal box! Learn how HERE!
I made the cupcakes from a couple of boxes of Funfettie cake mix and icing. Under $5 for 30 cupcakes. Can't beat that!
The cupcake toppers were created by printing out "W's" and gluing them on top of chevron squares that I also printed using my computer and then gluing a tooth pick on the back. I mixed in some stars on a few toppers to break it up a little.
I realized I din't get a very good shot of the cupcake stands I made from two old records I bought at Goodwill for $1.50! I glued a glass to the center for the stand part. It went perfect with the musical theme!
The pretend speaker I also found at Goodwill for under $2!
This may be getting old but I also used my computer to print out a blue and white chevron design as matting for his "One day old to One year old" pictures. I used some frames I already had on hand so this was basicly a free project as well.
So that's it! I hope you enjoyed it and maybe got a little inspiration to save a little dough on your next party! I try to think outside the box and challenge myself to see just how inexpensive I can create something. Happy crafting!