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Rockin’ 1st Birthday Party


A Rockin' 1st birthday for my little Rockstar! The theme was inspired by my father and brother who are both musicians, the invitations were printed on a high gloss paper to resemble a flyer-type ticket. VIP passes were made for each little Rockstar along with a custom rocker placemat. A homemade amplifer was made out of a tool box, my husband had me take out the $400 drills before heading to the party! Assortments of rocking candies were on display such as Rock Candy, Pop Rocks & Drumstick Lollipops. Oriental Trade had a great selection of inflatable guitars, perfect for the summertime and 80's style shades for all to enjoy! I accented the party with a checkered wrapping paper around the tables and glass jars along with 'You Rock' pics and photos from each month 0-12 for the birthday boy. Custom cupcake toppers were scattered around the tables and the guitar cake made by Patty's Cake added the perfect touch! The 'Rockstar' sign was a Target find on clearance. The birthday boy rocked out to a jam session of 'Happy Birthday to You' from his papa and uncle. This was a great party for the modern-rocker mommy and baby on a budget! All graphic design work was created by Modern Bebe Graphic Designs, you can visit me on Etsy at or search Modern Bebe products.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was my son, Coen. He screamed at the top of his lungs for an hour straight as he entered this big world on May 24th, 2009. I knew at that moment he was a ROCKSTAR!

Decorating Style

Modern, Rustic, Eclectic.

Project Details

Main Tip: Plan a few months in advance, even if you are on a budget you can still create a fabulous party by purchasing a little at a time - making crafts and utilizing great sources on All graphic work - Modern Bebe Designs Shop Etsy at - a great resource for printing large posters with great quality, ready same day and reasonable!

Favorite Items

The guitar placemats were a last minute decision, I orginally wanted to print the 'Happy Birthday To You' sheet music - as seen in a Parents magazine but decided to go with the custom pattern I had created, it was the one-of-a-kind gift I wanted to share with our special guests!


Make your party unique and crafty, having my boys see the work I put into the party weeks in advance really built up the excitment of the party, contact Modern Bebe to customize your own party package!


Thursday 28th of March 2013

I'm OBSESSED with the invitation, how can I find it for my daughters birthday invitation??


Sunday 24th of June 2012

Love this! Was searching for birthday party ideas for my son who turns 4 in October - and the Rock Star theme is perfect! Starting the planning now because baby #2 will arrive 3 weeks before the planned party! Thanks for your awesome ideas and information! Will really help with planning!


Sunday 10th of June 2012

How did you get the rocky candy to stick straight up in the lil black buckets? Any tips?


Saturday 12th of May 2012

This is sooo adorable!! Exactly what I was looking for, and ironically, my sons name is Cohen!!


Friday 29th of July 2011

Love it! Saw this & realized this was my son's theme. Cause that's his nursery to I thought what the heck. I am taking these ideas  & tweaking a few. Thank you so much for the inspiration.