When my son came to me and asked when he would be graduating I told him, “Well, you are in the third grade and you won’t graduate until you are ready for middle school after the fifth grade.” He started to sob telling me it wasn’t fair that he had to wait that long. “Third grade was hard, Mom!” Ha! Well, I don’t blame him for getting upset. My husband and I both agreed that we needed to do something to celebrate “him”. So, we came up with a “You are a Star” themed party.
This party would be perfect for any occasion! A birthday, graduation, accomplishment, or just like us – any excuse to buy cupcakes is a pretty good day! My son loves space, so we knew he would love the “star” theme.
Heidi Swapp’s Celebration In Lights collection at Michaels stores has a Celebration kit filled with the items to make this party a success! Also in this collection is the Lightbox, icons, letters, banner, and paper lanterns!
I had to display photos of my son to show him how much he means to us! I used the Heidi Swapp Instax Chandelier and printed out special photos of him during the school year with the Instax photo printer (all in black and white so they would match). Instead of using the gold clips in the package, I found Heidi’s black and sliver clips. I also decorated the chandelier in a snap using the We R Memory Keepers Adhesive Backed Fringe! It looks so nice in black!
We decorated for the surprise party on my son’s last day of school, so I made sure to include the photo I took of him that morning! I also made sure to include a photo of him on his first day of school so he could see how much he has grown since last September!
Lately he has fallen for these truffles, which inspired the colors of the party. The star treat boxes come in the Celebration kit. To stick with the star theme I used Heidi Swapp’s Black Marquee Love Glitter Tape and punched stars out with the American Crafts Star Punch. The backing peeled off like stickers and I was able to decorate the cupcakes and milk bottles.
You can find the milk bottles at Michaels as well. The kids love when these come out on party days! It makes them feel special even with milk inside!
Lastly, the Lightbox inserts are also a part of the new collection. The background was a fun spin off of the theme and the letters shined bright when he walked into the house after school.
I can’t tell you how happy it made us feel when he danced around the table saying that it was the best day of his life! He really felt so loved and special… and that is what it is all about.
Supplies: Heidi Swapp Celebration In Lights Collection available at Michaels Stores, Heidi Swapp Instax Chandelier available at Michaels Stores, Heidi Swapp Black Marquee Love Glitter Tape, Heidi Swapp Black and Silver Clips, American Crafts Knock Outs Punch Star, We R Memory Keepers Black Fringe, We R Memory Keepers Confetti