Ever since my daughter met a magician at a local pizza place, she has been obsessed with magic and spending all of her tooth fairy money on magic tricks. She can make a mean balloon animal! So it was no surprise that she chose magic for her 7th birthday theme.
Working closely with her, we designed the printables by selecting her favorite colors and fonts so it was everything she dreamed of—a pink and purple magic party with lots of glitter!
I chose to serve an afternoon buffet of sweets, and with the help of some amazing vendors it was truly magical. Brittany of Edible details made an adorable magic bunny and top hat cake topper using my daughter's favorite colors and lots of glitter per the birthday girl's request. I used it to top off a grocery store cake. Brittany also made fondant bunny ears, feet and tails that I used to decorate little boxes of popcorn so it looked like the bunnies were burrowing into the tasty popcorn (this was by far the favorite treat of the kids!). Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats made shimmery purple cake pops and gold glittered chocolate star pops. Krista of Cookies With Character made adorable bunny, top hat, magic wand and star cookies that complimented the printables. I also served cupcakes adorned with cupcake toppers and Cherry Sours that were set up to look like a famous magic trick called Cups and Balls. For beverages, guests drank homemade Shirley Temples and iced tea.
For decor, Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet crafted a beautiful wreath to match the printables exactly, and she also added a glittery "R" for the birthday girl. It was the perfect way to welcome guests! I also created signs which I framed in pretty frames from Hobby Lobby (I also used larger frames as serving dishes for the cupcakes and cookies), cupcake toppers and floral arrangements in top hats.
The backdrop was made out of inexpensive satin tablecloths from Amazon.com that were much cheaper than fabric. I used clamps to attach them to an old photography backdrop stand and draped them to resemble a stage curtain.
DIY projects added lots of fun personal touches. I made marquee lights out of paper mache letters, globe string lights and loads of gold and glitter spray paint. They spelled out "MAGIC" and added some wow factor to the party and really helped compliment the vintage magic show vibe I was going for. I also made several star garlands using a star-shaped punch, gold glitter scrap book paper and glitter twine. My mother made the birthday girl's ruffled tuxedo shirt, which perfectly matched the custom magician's cape made by KidKapers.
Using vintage trunks to hold party goods and elevate food items, as well as vintage magic tricks and props, really helped give the feeling that we were backstage during a magic show among a magician's trunk of magic tricks.
For party favors, our little guests took home adorable favor boxes from Piggy Bank Parties stuffed with a sweet treat.
Activities consisted of smashing a custom piñata crafted by the Piñata Queen and an amazing magic show with Magic Scott. He was so much fun, and the kids were constantly screaming and giggling. Every child was asked to participate in the show, and the birthday girl even levitated and performed a few of her own magic tricks!
Printables, Party Styling and Photography | Three Little Monkeys Studio
Custom Wreath | Sweet Georgia Sweet
Fondant Magic Bunny Cake Topper, Bunny Ears, Bunny Feet and Bunny Tails | Edible Details
Cake pops and Chocolate Star Pops | Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats
Plates, Napkins, Twine and Bubblegum Necklace | The TomKat Studio
Wooden utensils | Pick Your Plum
Magic Bunny Piñata | The Piñata Queen
Custom Magic Cape | KidKapers
Magic Hat Favor Boxes | Piggy Bank Parties
Magician | Magic Scott
Picture frames, ribbon and gold glitter scrap book paper | Hobby Lobby
Magic wands and hats | US Toy
Satin tablecloths | Amazon.com
What People Ate
Cake, cake pops, popcorn, cupcakes, cookies and chocolate
What People Drank
Magic Potion (Shirley Temples)
Magic Wands, magic tricks and candy
Activities / Games
Magic show & smashing a piñata