Apr 12, 2011

High School Musical Birthday Party Ideas

Planning a birthday party and need a theme idea? With three movies under their belt, the crew from High School Musical give plenty of excuses for a theme party! There are a ton of official HSM themed products on the market as well, everything from branded balloons to costumes and dinnerware. Here are a few tips to start you on the right path! 

You can make your own invitations: Wild Cat pennants, a paw print, or a musical look with a backstage pass or theatre program will look great. Or set the tone for the party by ordering up some custom HSM invites. Party Zone online has a selection at the web store.  Be sure to give 2-3 weeks notice so your guests can plan accordingly.

  • Create a stage with red material or curtains. Cover the backdrop in butchers paper and create a scene on it, or have the kids make one with texters. Put up some stage lights if you can too.
  • Use school Wildcat pennants, team signs, and banners. 
  • Hang musical notes.
  • Pick up HSM themed table clothes, place settings, and treats from someplace like Discount Party WarehouseParty Kids or Cracker Box online.
  • Balloons! 

With three movies in the series, there are a ton of costumes that you can go for. Here are some of the more popular ones from the Disney costume range available at Costume Box.

The cheerleader look is a favourite, and the more the merrier! Don't forget your pom-pom's for the cheerleader competition!
Deluxe Cheerleader Costume
HSM Cheerleader Set
There are lots of looks for Gabriella, we like the Lifeguard Costume, the Deluxe Red Dress, and the Lace Dress. Be sure to pair it up with a Head Mic so you can sing along. 
Gabriella Lifeguard Costume
Deluxe Gabriella Red Dress
Gabriella Head Mic

Deluxe Gabriella Lace Dress
Deluxe Gabriella Costume
HSM Mic Set
Get into character as Sharpay in one of these way cool outfits. The End of Year outfit, Golf Dress, and Sharpay Dress will look great with the Sharpay Jewellery Set and a Head Mic.
Sharpay 'End of Year' Costume
Sharpay Golf Dress
Sharpay Jewellery Set

Deluxe Sharpay Costume
Sharpay Costume
Sharpay Head Mic
Be the star of the basketball team with these great costume sets, complete with inflatable basketball!  The Troy Costume is a short and basketball shirt combo, while the Deluxe Troy offers a basketball warm up suit look. Or sport the baseball look, just add a microphone and you are on your way to fame!

Cakes: Well, it's a birthday party, so you are going to need a birthday cake! Check out the photos here for inspiration if you are making one, or to give ideas to a cake maker to make one for you.

Drink and plate sets: Don't forget to pick up your HSM place settings, there are lots of options for any budget here. The kids will love them!

  • Dance lessons: Get a dance instructor to come in and teach the kids a few steps. Search True Local online for dance instructors in your area. 
  • Cheerleader competition: Hold cheerleader try-outs! Have the kids put together a routine and let the parents judge a winner and runner up!
  • Karaoke: Check out the HSM Karaoke Edition, makes for hours of entertaining fun.
  • Basketball game: Get everyone together for a game of basketball. Or play H-O-R-S-E
  • HSM Party Experience - The people at Superstar Birthday Parties have a High School Musical package, complete with food, music, and video coverage of the event. 

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