30 Rocks

Yesterday, I told y’all about the birthday cake catastrophe… today is all about the party details :) I wanted to do a theme party… dressing up is fun and makes for cute pictures :) 30 rocks seemed like a good idea…and since the boys were born in 1981, I thought we could all dress up like 80’s rock stars. Come to find out, 30 year old boys think that’s cheesy.  Do you think that’s a cheesy theme? I’ll have to do it for my own 30th! I made this cute invite that did not get used:

Any who, I ended up taking the easy route with a pre made evite. Super simple :) I was inspired on the evite website with a little ad for personalized M&M;’s. Did you know you can get people’s faces printed on M&M;’s? I had to try it out and I found a 10% off coupon code here. It was a splurge, but for $52.60 you get to add 2 pictures and 2 phrases to the M&M;’s. You can pick your color combo too. And they come 20 packets to an order in these festive little pouches, perfect for personalized party favors. (This is not a sponsored post, I’m just obsessed with pictures of my friends on M&M;’s!)

I found plastic table cloths and plates at Target on sale! Come to think of it, that is why I ended up with the color scheme… the yellow table cloths and orange plates were on sale… The blue plates were a crazy $2 splurge :)

I made a festive banner out of card stock, twine, and the good ol Silhouette.

Call me a dork if you want, but I made color coordinated confetti with a hole punch :)  I had a handy button bug laying around and stuck all of my confetti in there… I kind of like personalized confetti :) Confetti makes everything better!

I also made these little balloons from the book, Micro Crafts. I used left over fake wedding rings from an old project… straightened them with the contraption you see in the picture then used a glue dot to attach the hand cut balloon shape to the silver piece. I stuck them in all the treats on the goodie tray.

Here are the balloons before I added highlights with a sharpie…

Here is my really fancy highlight addition (with my super fun M&M;’s!)

Here is the whole sha-bang:
Cake balls as cupcake toppers :) That was a happy accident, I just did not have enough room for all the blue balls (ha! I can’t believe I just wrote that, I’m so mature!)

 me… getting the party started!

Burfday boy and my BFF :)

The birthday boys special cupcakes :)

The toppers turned into hair pieces for 2 ladies we did not know…

What did you or are you going to do for your 30th b-day? Did you know you could get pictures on M&M;’s? Is 30 Rocks a cheesy theme?

p.s. cutting rice crispie treats with a buttered knife works wonders.


  1. We totally had those m&ms; as favors for our wedding :) and I always make confetti like that hehe

    And boys always thing everything is cheesy, party poopers ha, I think it's a fun theme!

  2. boys are party poopers… ha! I'm happy you like the theme :)

  3. how did you make the picture cupcake toppers? very cute idea. my sister will be 30 in December and this has given me an idea of what to special for her.

  4. Sanni, print out pictures onto card stock and sandwich a toothpick with tape between a piece of card plain card stock and your printed pic. I should do a post :)

  5. Cute! Looks like it was pretty fun :)

  6. This looks like a great party, I love the cupcake toppers and the great garland! My husband and I had a 30th birthday celebration on Halloween and did a MTV theme, it was a great costumed success.

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