I thought I'd do a quick recap for anyone out there who also may be faced with the "I want a rock party!" dilemma. Rocks, as in stones. That you find on the ground and in the dirt. But also, gems. Oh lala. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a cool party theme and I love that PSP went for something a little out of the norm, but at first I was a little stumped. Additionally, for various reasons we just didn't have it in us to do a party at home this year. Which is a first as we always do at home parties. So I searched high and low for something we could do that would sorta coordinate with a rock theme and while we had a couple of decent options, in the end we decided that Pump it Up (one of those places with giant blow-up bouncy houses and slides) would be the best option. So nothing to do with rocks... oh well. So really all I was doing was making rock themed invitations, a few decorations and cupcakes. DEAL.
While I think I'm a good designer, I don't actually have the skills in photoshop or illustrator to make my ideas come to fruition--which really needs to change--but I know enough to make a simple invitation using pages on my Mac. For the decorations my Silhouette was once again the MVP of this venture.
I usually don't put any frosting on these because they're so rich, but for the rock theme I spread a small amount of frosting to act as glue, then placed broken bits of rock candy and these awesome Kimmie Choc-o-rocks on top. They were a hit.
paper-cut gems printable from MineCo and simply turned them into a cut file for my Silhouette. I sewed a bunch of the gems in a row for a garland, spread some on the table and even made little diamond shaped stickers using my Silhouette and contact paper for the gift bags.
I have an 8 year old.
Turns out, 8 is great.