Wendy from Wendy Updegraff Photography created the SWEETEST UP-themed birthday party for her daughter’s birthday! The party was an “outdoor movie night” and she created a backyard movie theater from a sheet and some velvet fabric – how fun is that?!
In addition to the homemade movie screen, check out all the other amazing stuff she made… which includes a dollhouse painted to look like the house in the movie, a balloon-themed food table with a lollipop display actually that looks like little balloons, the coolest “balloon wreath” for the front door (GENUS!), adorable Ellie badges and Adventure Books for the party favors, and more. If there ever was a party that perfectly reflected the movie it that inspired it, this is it!
Read on for lots more inspiring images and all the clever & creative party details, as told by Wendy… (And as I side note, I can’t help but mention that the fondant work on the cake is beyond amazing, and also how fun it is that Wendy & birthday girl Bella’s last name is “UPdegraff” – perfect!” =)
“I threw my daughter an UP-inspired outdoor movie night party for her 7th b-day.
For the food/treats table, I wanted to stick with the balloon theme, but also serve foods that you would find at a movie and were easy for little kids to eat. I made the stand for the tootsie pops out of MDF (medium density fiberboard) and covered it with pink paper. They reminded me of little balloons! The striped paper straws are from etsy shop Hey Yo Yo.
Chocolate-dipped marshmallow pops were decorated with colorful sprinkles and striped paper food flags.
On the favor table: I used Earmark from etsy for the “Adventure Awaits” banner.
I printed out the UP characters and the adventure books from familydisnsey.com . (I assembled the books using covers and binding from Hobby Lobby).
I also found a doll house at Hobby Lobby and assembled and painted it to look like the house from UP.
For the party favors, I used scrapbook supplies to make Ellie Badges.
Our backyard “movie screen” was made from a bed sheet and some velvet fabric. The invitations were by Anna Griffin and the “Now Showing” movie poster was purchased from allposters.com.
My daughter and I made the front door wreath out of balloons and added the big “7” for some sparkle!”