- Nov. 30, 2009 -
Send out an email invitation! Its very innovative and computer savvy just like Carly! To spice up the email you can add a voice recording or a short web cam message inviting your friends over to party! As well as being super hip its Eco-friendly and it will not cost you a dime since you already have a computer!
Set the party atmosphere with vibrant colors. Go for the dramatic with sparkly stars covering the walls, latex & helium balloons floating around, streamers hanging from corner to corner and curly cues hanging from the ceiling. Use bold hues like fuchsia, purple and teal. Make it feel like Carly's apartment by decorating with lots of paper lanterns and strings of lights! Make some homemade posters with saying like "You're a Star", "I Heart iCarly" and "Welcome to the Web Show!" Have loads of 'after school snacks' set out for munching when the kids arrive and music playing for them to listen to or wildly dance about to - I believe they call that Random Dancing! The key is to provide a cool area where all the kids can chill out. Wouldn't this work great as an after school party since the gang always heads over to Carly's after school or even as a sleepover since Sam is always sleeping over at Carly's?
Activities: Create your own Web Show. Hook up your computer to a web cam or simply pull out your video camera and tripod. Lay out some furniture similar to the iCarly set and have the party guests figure out their own show. You can have props ready like guitars, microphones, funny hats and clothes. Keep the mugs of water and tissue close in case anyone gets too emotional! The guests can perform a dance, sing a song, tell a joke, perform a stunt or tell a story. Check out the web casts on iCarly.com for inspiration. If coming up with ideas is difficult, you have the option to put several 'idea cards' in a hat and have each guest pick one before their camera time. Topics and Ideas like "What is your favourite Food and Why", a Silly String fight, a Yo Yo competition or something crazy like bobbing for apples or a pie eating contest. Encourage the kids to be Creative and Funny! To make sure everyone has a good time, you should rotate roles of host(Carly), producer(Freddie)
. Remember to record every moment! When everyone has had their moment in the spotlight, be sure to save the episode so you can make copies for everyone to take home and show their parents. If your doing a web cam simply email out a copy to everyone, upload a copy to You Tube for everyone to view or provide a link were the video can be played. No worries, the kids can probably show you how to do it all if your unsure. Be sure to play back the recording at the party so everyone can see how they look on camera!
Menu: A lot of eating fills iCarly airtime: Chili, Spaghetti Tacos, Smoothies and Pie. Lots of Pie. Why not go with this menu, its a little unconventional but definitely fun! Add a veggie tray and an array of chips and tacos and call it a smorgeshborg!
The cast is always munching on something new so keep your eyes and ears open for new ideas. Perhaps at dessert time you can serve a selection of pies instead of the traditional birthday cake. Your very own Pie Shop! If you do go with a cake for dessert, an inexpensive way to create an themed cake is to download and print out the iCarly logo. You can easily find one by using Google images and then adjusting to your size requirements. Laminate the logo and cut the plastic to shape. Using a cake of any size or flavor, simply place the laminated logo onto the cake with plenty of candles and a Happy Birthday message. Be sure to use some bright colored icing for decorating - Carly does nothing white or bland!
Loot Bags: Here are some crazy options - so have fun with it! ~Funky Notepads & Pens (between school and the show Carly is always working on something) ~Crazy Socks (is it just me or is Spencer always wearing weird socks?), Yo Yo's (these gadgets are always showing up in sculptures and in the shows yoyoathons), Junk food (Sam loves her chips and chocolate bars but Freddie's Mom would defiantly disapprove), a homemade mix CD (we know how the gang loves their music & dancing), a Magic Ball toy or key chain (always consulting the ball, Magic Meatball that is) ~Silly Putty egg or container of Play dough (you never know when the urge to make a unique sculpture like Spencer will hit you!) I hope these ideas help and just remember to think outside the box for an iCarly party! The kids will love all the effort you put in!
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