A disco party!

Our son Pim turned 6 years old last week. Six already! Time goes so fast… Wasn’t it only yesterday that he was a tiny little baby, the cutest little toddler…? Anyway (sigh), Pim loves everything to do with music and dance, so he requested for his birthday a ‘disco party’. Even though I wasn’t too inspired about the whole idea in the beginning, I think we managed to turn the party into something fun and special!
First, Pim and I stamped the invites with potato letter stamps using neon gouache. That was a nice activity for just the two of us. Then, I ordered sweatbands for all of the kids, a disco ball (the biggest expense!), and a moustache for my husband. I found glittery tattoos somewhere and bought some hairspray. The evening before the party we quickly sewed up 9 disco outfits out of cheap, glittery stretch spandex we got from the market. Spandex is easy to sew — it doesn’t frill, so no zigzagging or seams are required. You don’t even need to pin it! It was really super fast and easy.
In the meantime, my husband kept himself busy with a playlist for the party using youtube. We had Michael Jackson, Gangham style (plus a Gangham style instruction video — see the video below!), the famous chicken dance from the ’70’s (yeah!), the Macarena (yeah!), plus some more random songs that we knew the kids would love.
The party was a grand success! First, we played Pass the Parcel and each layer revealed a disco outfit for one of the kids. After, we gave them each a couple of glittery tattoos plus made their hair wild with the hairspray. The girls got side ponytails. We played musical chairs, and afterwards danced on all of the songs. The kids loved it!

We decorated cupcakes, Pim got tons of little presents, and at the end, we had a pretty exhausted bunch of children hanging on the couch, watching cartoons. Of course all the children could take their disco outfits home, and I’ve heard that they’ve been wearing their headbands to school every day. Fun!

xxx Esther


Comments (19)

March 1, 2013

It’s fantastic! I’d love to throw a disco party too and include Abba for them to dance 🙂

Esther in Amsterdam
March 4, 2013

I love Abba. My parents were big fans in the ’70’s / ’80’s!

Courtney in London
March 1, 2013

That is the COOLEST party ever! And that video is soooooo funny. My favourite part is when Tamar does his bit! And cute little Ava watching Sara to see if she’s doing it right. SO cute!
You are the best mama. Can you please come plan Quin’s party?!!! xxx

Esther in Amsterdam
March 4, 2013

Of course! xxx

March 1, 2013

Adorable! Found your site via the reco of Erin at Sullivan and third. this is beyond cuteness. xox

March 1, 2013

and… now I have left you a zillion comments. epic commenting fail.

Meaghan Roozen
March 2, 2013

Tamar in that video is amazing! I am blown away at this whole event. Such a fun mama you are! XO

Esther in Amsterdam
March 4, 2013

He is, isn’t he?? 🙂 xxx

March 3, 2013

That is one amazing little birthday bunch!!!! And the video?! So adorable!!!

March 4, 2013

just awesome. that moustache is very special.

March 4, 2013

it’s just too much. i love it. you are a supermama x

March 4, 2013

That looks like such a brilliant party. I’m loving the outfits and of course the headbands.

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Emilie in Paris
March 6, 2013

That is so cool! And the video is hilarious, big thumbs up on the mustache!

March 7, 2013

it is soooo much fun. what an amazing party! it is just great! congratulations!

March 7, 2013

This is so cool and seriously, you “quickly sewed 9 outfits”? I’m impressed. Also very amused because and this is random, when my son saw the picture he said, “are those kids from the german school?” he is at an english speaking montessori nursery now and will go to german school next year. what is he thinking German school is about? 🙂

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