Instagram Tween Teen “Insta-Party” Birthday Party

 

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I’m so excited to finally share Brynne’s fabulous Instagram Birthday Party (Insta Party!).  Adria’s daughter, Brynne, is a tween and in love with Instagram.  She had the idea to have an Instgram themed birthday full of fun and clever activities and desserts.  Read on for the fabulous details!

My favorite elements from the party were:

– Personalized photo cupcakes made from store bought cupcakes and printed Instagram photos
– Budget friendly (Less than $20!) Instagram cake (we are on a roll with these budget friendly cakes lately) with printable Instagram icons, ribbon and candy
– Insta-Graham Cracker S’mores kits favors (with printable toppers!)
– The Oversized DIY Instagram Camera Centerpiece using a rounded white shelf and printable camera face.

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PARTY SETUP DETAILS… (As told by Adria)
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My daughter Brynne wanted a themed 11th bday party this year, which was to include a few props, treats and overnight for her friends.  When I asked her what theme she wanted, she said wanted to be able to use mustaches, but the theme was “so last year”.  I said – what do you spend most of your time doing… and we both agreed it was using the infamous Instagram App.  So I said – let’s do an Insta-party!

I had two days to design, prop shop and style the party.  I wanted to keep everything budget friendly, but still be impressive!  Brynne didn’t like the Instagram color scheme, so we revamped it to be more girlish in feel.

We scoured the dollar stores and clearance racks to gather props which included:  a white rounded shelf for the 3D oversized camera; costume photo props (oversized colored glasses, 3D eyeball & nose glasses, mustaches, fake teeth, feather boas & more);  candy treats for favor bags including “Insta-gum”; a cute budget friendly cake (which we enhanced with ribbon, gumballs & printable Instagram Icons) and store-bought cupcakes (which we enhanced with printable cupcake wraps and printable Instagram photos of each guest)

Brynne came up with an interactive Insta-game for her friends to play.  She created two teams, and each team had to take a picture of each category:  best costume, best handstand and best blind makeover.  Once she gathered the pictures, she posted the pictures on Instagram and all the girls got Instagram friends to vote for their favorite team pics!  Whichever team had the most votes by the end of the night, won.  The winner created a new Instagram user name for Brynne, which she had to keep for one week (no matter how goofy and embarrassing the name was)!

The girls also did a photo session with all the fun costume props we displayed!  They took pictures all night, and posted on Instagram!

DESSERT TABLE

I tried to think of ideas that gave the biggest bang for your buck on the dessert table. Lots of store-bought items made cuter and recipes that are simple and eye catching! This dessert table could be recreated for under $100!

– Backdrop: I created a backdrop with chevron fabric, tissue paper fringe tassle garland and a framed “11 likes” heart poster.  You can see how to make the fringe tassle garland on a past Ruff Draft post on Anders Ruff.

– Insta-Graham Cracker S’mores Kits: Brynne and I made Insta-graham Cracker S’mores kits.  We created the camera face on each graham cracker out of fondant (I showed Brynne one example and she made the rest of them), we added marshmallows and a chocolate bar in the cellophane bag, and topped it off with a printable bag topper from the Anders Ruff Insta-Party Printable Collection.

– Insta-Cake: The cake was a store bought white cake – we used 2” wide chevron ribbon to tie around it.  Then we added pink gumballs along the bottom edge.  To top it off, we put printable Instagram Icons such as: 11 likes, a heart, an Instagram camera, and a tissue fringe tassle.

– Insta-Cupcakes: The cupcakes were also store bought – we used a printable cupcake wrap and printable Instagram photos of each guest for the cupcake topper.  (Brynne took a screenshot of each of her friends from Instagram, sent to me via email, and I cropped into a cute printable topper).

– Insta-Cookies: Maureen created Insta-cookies for us using melting chocolates, Chessmen Cookies and mini Oreos!  The simple DIY tutuorial can be found here.

– Insta-Gum:  I created Insta-gum in the stripe colors from the camera – hot pink, light pink, green and blue and displayed them just like the camera stripe.  I designed printable Insta-gum wraps for the final touch.

I topped off the table with the 3D oversized Instagram Camera and printable banner from our Insta-Party Printable Collection in our shop.

PHOTO PROP TABLE

I set out props in containers for each part of your face which included printable party prop labels:

Eyes:  3D eyeglasses and oversized colored sunglasses
Noses:  3D nose glasses, and pig nose
Mustaches:  mustache stickers
Mouths:  fake teeth

FAVORS

For the guests to take home, I designed printable Iron-on personalized Cameras to place on each tote bag.  We used OnlineLabels.com opaque transfer paper to iron onto the Cotton Drawstring bags from Nashville Wraps.  The kids each received candies (lollipops, pop-rocks, & pixie-sticks), Insta-gum, an Ipod rubber speaker, an EOS lip gloss and Insta-graham Cracker S’mores Kit.  We repackaged lots of Dollar Store goodies with the Insta-Party Printables to make them adorable!

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:

– Complete Event Styling & Concept: Anders Ruff
– Insta-Party Invitation & Printables: Anders Ruff
– Cotton Drawstring Bags : Nashville Wraps
– Cake: DIY for under $15 with Anders Ruff Printable Topper
– Cotton Baker’s Twine: The Twinery
– Opaque Iron On Transfers & Label Material: OnlineLabels.com

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26 Responses to “Instagram Tween Teen “Insta-Party” Birthday Party”
  1. Wendy says:

    Too cute for words. Since I saw this on HWTM I loved it. I so wish I could do this for my daughter. Awesome job!

  2. Diana Berns-Zylstra says:

    I love this party! My daughter dressed up as the Instagram logo last year for Halloween. I checked out your shop, but don’t see the oversized camera printable – do I just buy the entire package & then resize & cut out for the camera shelf prop?

  3. Maggie says:

    This party is super cute! I can’t believe you pulled this off in just two days, it certainly is impressive! You touched on every detail – the camera lens oreos and the 3D oversized camera are two of my favorites. The colorful Instagram camera through out really themes the whole event! Love it!

  4. KANDI says:

    We love this theme! My daughter Tessa was really wanting an original theme party this year for her 12th B-day! She loved the idea of printing her own invitations, party labels, goodie bags, Smore kit!
    Thanks for the ideas!
    You made this 12-going-on-16 year old Really Happy!!

  5. Steffany says:

    I Love this and wanting to do this for my daughters birthday! Where did you find the frames for the pics on the cupcakes?

  6. sarah says:

    where did that turquoise frame come from??

  7. Such a fabulous party idea. My daughter is going to 14yrs old in March and she wants this as her theme. Thank you so much for the fabulous ideas.

  8. chris kenney says:

    i am going to order every printable. my daughters party is in aug but would love to get a head start. where did you buy the big camera? is the lens jetting out with tabs further than the camera? i know the face is a printable. how big is the board you put on your fireplace and where can i find it? is it foam board? where did you find lip gloss, ipod rubber speakers, tissue paper, green boxes you used as risers, table covers, money glasses, ribbons for cake and fabric for board, noses, glass boxes for candy, etc. and pop rocks in green, lollipops and white cake stands? i know a little much but i need to purchase now. can i use the instagram iron on on a tee shirt. i was going to buy shirts from michael’s and iron the decals on. what are your thoughts? want to get a guest list from my 12 year old so i can order them with their names. thank you and i look forward to working with you.

  9. chris kenney says:

    where did you get brynne’s maxi dress? it matches the party so well.

  10. chris kenney says:

    i asked a quite a few questions above…please reply.

  11. Stephanie Barnett says:

    my daughter turns 11 in may and she would love this as she loves instagram. would there be printables for all the stuff in the picture like for the tote bags, banner,invites,etc…

  12. chris kenney says:

    are the bags cotton or linen? what size are they?

  13. Maureen Anders says:

    Hi there! These are 8×10 Cotton bags from nashville wraps!

  14. sarah says:

    did u buy or create your insta stuff?

  15. Natasha Bice says:

    How big is the oversized camera in the above pictures?

  16. abibxox says:

    i wish you could tell us how to do the invites!!! i want to have them types of invites for my daughters party!! shes turning 11 too!

  17. abibxox says:

    where did you get your big insta-logo-prop-squere-thingy