21 Nov

REAL PARTIES: High School Musical 3

high school musical party

The super-creative Robyn Bomar from Mix Mingle Glow recently created a fabulous “High School Musical 3” themed party that I’m sure would make lots of girls VERY HAPPY! Robyn’s party was actually held outside of a movie theater to celebrate the release of the new movie, but you could re-use these ideas anytime for a fun HSM-themed birthday party!


high school musical party

For the invitations, Robyn created official “VIP Passes” with all the party details written on the back, then tucked them into tins filled with red, white, and gold m&m’s, and a small card asking guests to arrive in their “East High red and white” to show some spirit!

high school musical party

Resources: Invitations by Macsdesigns; Gift Card Tins from Michaels; Individual Colored M&M’s from My M&M’s.


high school musical party

The table is covered with a red crushed velour linen topped with a gold satin runner and decorative accents like pompoms and plastic megaphones. Place settings consist of scrapbook paper placemats, square plastic plates and napkins tied with a Wildcats mascot tag.

high school musical party

Vases filled with chocolate foiled basketballs (for East High’s championship sport) and roses make for a fun themed centerpiece with and elegant touch.

high school musical party

Resources:Chocolate foiled basketballs from Blair Candy; Scrapbook paper placemats Me & My Big Idea Mambi Color Basics pack in Red available at Michaels; Milan 6 inch sqare dessert plates from Party City.


high school musical party

Gold purses double as gift bags (or “swag bags” in Hollywood terms!) filled with monogram jewelry and stationery, as well as plenty of HSM goodies. Chairs were backed with “Reserved” signs and red and white feather boas, which make for great party pictures!

high school musical party


Thanks to Robyn for the inspiration! For more fun ideas like this, be sure to check out the Mix Mingle Glow blog!

P.S. If you’re throwing this party at home, you could always view DVD’s of the first 2 movies and serve up movie-themed treats like twizzlers and mini bags of popcorn.

And on that note…the party doesn’t even necessarily need to be HSM themed – you can take inspiration from Robyn’s ideas to create a cool party based on whatever the guest of honor’s favorite movie happens to be!

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Susan SAYS:

This is so cute – I think my daughter would have a freak-out attack if she went to a party like this – or better yet if I threw her one! :)

November 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Emily F SAYS:

I live in Salt Lake City and have a friend who did a similar party AT East high, where it was actually filmed. The kids went nuts.

November 21, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Stacey SAYS:

Very cute!!! Robyn with Mix, Mingle, Glow is THE event designer to hire for your next party!!!

November 22, 2008 at 7:03 am

Bunnye Bomar SAYS:

Hi Robyn,

How wonderdul you have found a job that brings you joy! Sounds like more of a hobby where you can use your talents! You go, girl!
Proud of and for you!

November 22, 2008 at 9:17 am

Joan SAYS:

Robyn, you are awesome..

November 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Tami SAYS:


You are amazing! I admire your talent and creativity so much!

November 23, 2008 at 10:28 am

Molly R SAYS:

So many great ideas that anyone could use for their HSM party… Thanks Mix Mingle Glow!

November 24, 2008 at 8:20 am

Janet SAYS:

What a fabulous looking party! The best part is how happy the guests look!

November 24, 2008 at 8:34 am

amy @ stem SAYS:

Just in case you don’t know how much I adore you and what you do, I say it to the world right now!

– Francisco

November 24, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Dana SAYS:

What an awesome party. Robyn’s attention to detail is amazing.

November 30, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Electra SAYS:

You thought of everything! I sell LOTS of car monograms…not as LARGE as the one on the door in HSM, but people put them everywhere from small ones on their cells to 3″ ones for lockers or flowerpots to 5″ ones for cars, and even 2 foot wide ones for dorms and bedrooms!
Nearly everything on our site is under $20! Thanks for looking!!!

November 30, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Dawn SAYS:

How did I miss this party? It is totally awesome! http://www.dawnypoo.blogspot.com

December 11, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Stella SAYS:

Ohhh ..
I like //// i want like that

March 9, 2009 at 3:04 am

jilena SAYS:

where did you get the square plastic plates they would be great for a party i am throwing soon

March 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm


Me encanto la idea de la fiesta.Estoy buscando algo tematico de cine y la decoracion de esta me viene a la perfeccion…que padrisimas cosas e ideas..saludos desde Mexico.

June 16, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Anna Liz SAYS:

yo voy a tener una fiesta de high school musical 3 senior year mejor que la de esas zorras

July 26, 2009 at 11:57 am

Heidi Snyder SAYS:

Well done!!! I am loving this!!

August 29, 2009 at 7:51 am

alex SAYS:

GREAT PARTY! My daughter wants one just like it^_^

March 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm
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