My oldest daughter, Charlotte, turned 9 last month. To celebrate, I threw an 80's-themed party at a local frozen yogurt shop. It was the perfect venue for the tween set: all-you-can-eat frozen yogurt and unlimited arcade games.... what could be better?
I love the tradition of taking a photo of each of my children on their birthdays with a number sign. I honestly can't believe that I have a 9-year old! Where does the time go???
We filled jars with various candies and the guests had fun trying to guess the amount in each. The winners took home the loot. I knew the oversized jars I keep collecting would come in handy for something!
I designed an "All About Charlotte" multiple choice quiz which her friends had fun trying to answer.
We also played multiple rounds of Bingo which was a huge hit. I found a cute vintage Bingo set here.
To fit our 80's theme, I designed a Ms. Pacman cake. I made my favorite yellow cake and baked it in a jellyroll pan. I then cut out a circle, using an inverted metal bowl as a guide. The entire cake was frosted with my favorite cream cheese frosting.
Coordinating water bottle labels were a finishing detail.