Hey Rockstars! It’s time to party! When Everly asked for a “Beyonce” party, that’s exactly what she got! And it’s one stylish, sweet, and rockstar-approved party. When designer and photographer Jessica Bender describes Everly’s love for Beyonce, it made me smile. “She has been obsessed with Beyonce since she saw the 2013 Superbowl Halftime show. She looked back at me, with stars and pure rapture in her eyes, she said, “I want to BE her,” the passion in her voice was unmistakable. Beyonce is frequently on our television, iPad, and in our conversations. When selecting clothes, Everly asks herself “what would Beyonce wear?” As a result, she has a fairly sizeable collection of clothing with sequins, glitter, and rhinestones.”
“When Everly first said she wanted a Beyonce party, I was a little bit stumped. I wasn’t sure how to do a party that would be appropriate for her age group. I sat with the idea for a few days, Googling Beyonce and learning a little bit more about her. I noticed that she was going to have a cover on the March issue of Vogue, once I saw the spread, the ideas starting flowing! I decided to “recreate” the photo shoot with Everly, and use the Superbowl Halftime Show as inspiration for decorations. There was a lot of glitter!!! I went with a mini-mogul approach, and focused on the ways in which Beyonce has been a positive role model by including motivational quotes.” – Jessica Bender
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“I designed the invitation to look like an oversized concert ticket. I used a photo of Everly, taken with inspiration from Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter World tour promotional posters. I made beverage labels, toppers, and popcorn boxes; even custom gift bags with a “House of Everly” logo (inspired by the House of Dereon). The swag bags had “Everly 4” mixed CD’s, with the cover inspired by Beyonce’s 4. There were also Everly 4 pencils, and of course some bling; custom made rings by Little Wren!”
When Everly saw the party room, her face lit up, and every late night design, or craft session was immediately worth it!
PARTY MENU: Vegetable sceptres, Fruit star kebabs, Birthday cake, Mini cupcakes, Apple crisp push up pops, Candy and caramel popcorn, Louboutin Cookies, Halo cakes (mini angel food cakes), Ring cakepops, Macarons, Blueberry lemon loaf, Grammy lollipops Beverages: orange pop, apple juice, water
CREDITS + RESOURCES: Party Design, Graphic Design: Jessica Bender | Photography: Jessica Bender Photography and Kim Kalyn | Press Printing: Metropol Print Shop | Ribbon + Washi Tape: Michael’s Crafts | Flower stems supplied by: Poppy’s Floral Art | Rings: Little Wren | Pencils: Oneup Designs | Cupcakes and Ring Cakepops: Serena’s Sweets | Cake: Schur to Please Wedding and Speciality Cakes | Cookies: Marcia Sedola | Macarons: Bon Macaron | Popcorn: Kernel’s Popcorn | Lollipops: Whirly Pops | Location: Gordon Head Recreation Centre
For more party food ideas, try this hot pink glitter fudge over on my Sulia acount!