{Budget Chic} Cool Ideas Using “Pop-arazzi Pop Star Printables

poparazzi pop star invitations

Hey party peeps!
Today’s post is all about how to get the most bang for your buck when using Personalized Printables. Here I show you how to get creative with printables for a Pop Star Party using our MOST POPULAR “POP-arazzi” printable collection NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR SHOP! 

I’m sure you’ve all seen printables used as cupcake toppers, signs, tent cards, etc… so, my mission is to show you a few out-of-the-box ways to use what’s included in your DIY printable package to create high-end looking custom items that you may not have thought of previously.

poparazzi pop star printables

Here I’m going to show you how I use our “POP-arazzi” DIY (Do-It-Yourself) printables package that retails for $59 to create multiple high-end looking custom decor items at a fraction of the cost if you bought these same items from a retail shop.

BUDGET CHIC TIP: The DIY option means just that! Which means you will need to purchase supplies if you don’t already have them to assemble the items as well as have them printed.  DO NOT attempt to print these on your home printers!  You will run out of ink way too fast and add unneeded expenses.  The DIY option is supposed to be economical, right?  The price of printing them at your local copy shop is between $1-$2 per sheet, so this is the way to go.



poparazzi pop star vip passes

Most printable packages come with a 5×7 digital file you can have customized with your event’s information, your child’s name, age, etc.  For that extra wow factor and to really accentuate the Pop Star theme, request a smaller sized invitation and place them inside plastic sleeves and attach a lanyard to them for instant VIP Backstage passes for each guest!  They are easy to mail and the girls feel like VIPs when they receive them!  They can also wear them to the party and trust me they will!

Here’s what you’ll need:
• Plastic sleeves (Staples) $1.39 ea
• Lanyards (Staples) $1.00 ea
• Printing (Staples) $.25 ea
• VIP pass printable

“Budget Chic” Backstage VIP Passes cost:  $24 for 8 passes
Compared to retail shop: bandpasses.com  $99 (minimum order: 25)



poparazzi pop star banner

Pop Star red carpet arrivals are a must!  Here’s my trick to pulling off a Step & Repeat Banner for a fraction of the cost of an actual vinyl one.  One of my vendors actually showed me this trick and I thought it was genius, so I’m sharing it with you!  To create your own banner, start with a plain white flat bed sheet and then from your printables package, you will print several of the party logos on iron-on transfer paper!  Then place them on your sheet at varying spots and voila!  You have a “Budget Chic” red carpet arrival!

BUDGET CHIC TIP:  You will have to print these at home.  Most copy shops will not print on iron-on transfer paper.  You will need a total of 25 logos and to get the best look, print two different designs.  For our “POP-arazzi” step and repeat, we used 9 of our circle logos (5″x5″) which you can print 2 to a sheet and 16 of the script logo (10″ wide) that you can print 1 to a sheet. Both sizes are included in our Printables Package.

Here’s what you’ll need:
• White flat sheet $13 Target
• 20 sheets of light fabric iron-on transfers $26 Amazon (2) 12 packs @ $13 each
• 5″ party logo (circle design)
– 10″ wide script logo

“Budget Chic” Step & Repeat Banner cost: $40
Compared to retail shop: StepAndRepeatLA.com  $175 (8′x4′)



poparazzi pop star tshirts

For an extra special touch, print your party logo on a plain tshirt for the birthday girl to wear on her special day!  I actually print a shirt for each of the guests personalized with each of their names as a take-home favor and have all the girls wear them to the party.  I always do the birthday girl’s shirt a different color so she stands out!

Here’s what you’ll need:
• Plain t-shirt $3 Walmart
• Dark fabric iron-on transfer $3 Staples (minimum of 5 in a pack)
• 5″ party logo printable (for older girls)
• 3″ party logo printable (for younger girls)

“Budget Chic” T-shirt cost: $6
Compared to retail shop: Zazzle.com $20

BUDGET CHIC TIP:  Michaels and Walmart are great sources for inexpensive plain t-shirts.  Buy them ahead of time using the infamous 40% off coupons for Michaels.  Use the 5″ party circles for older girl tshirts or the 3″ party circles for smaller kids.  Since the transfer pack comes with 5 sheets, you can print 2 logos per sheet and get 10 transfers from one pack!  Go ahead and do a shirt for all the guests OR iron on the transfers to fabric favor bags to achieve a cool high-end look!



poparazzi pop star printable poster

Included in our “POP-arazzi” collection is a 9×12 poster art that we use to create a border print with a thick white border where all the guests can sign it and write a personal message to the birthday girl!  I then take the 3″ circle personalized with each guests’ name adhere it to a plain black round piece of paper to make the round records and have the girls go around and autograph each other’s records that doubles as a take-home favor and activity!

BUDGET CHIC TIP:  Be sure to use a Sharpie marker for the Autograph Board and a silver metallic Sharpie for the black records!  The Autograph Board is mounted on foam core all done by Staples and is super light-weight for the birthday girl to display in her room after the event is over.  What a great, inexpensive keepsake!

Here’s what you’ll need:
• 6″ round black card stock $5 Staples (10/pack)
• 9×12 poster printable $10 Staples Copy & Print
• 2.5″ party logo printable

“Budget Chic” Autograph Board & Records cost: $15
Compared to retail shop: Zazzle.com $25 (13×19) Autograph Board only!



poparazzi pop star printable decorations

Create cool Lolli-tag™ bouquets on your tables to bring in the theme.  To do these you will use the 3″ and the 2.5″ circle designs that are included in the DIY package.

BUDGET CHIC TIP:  To keep budget in control and to allow a blank canvas to embellish, I use Blumeboxes to hold the Lolli-tag™ bouquets and use a ribbon that coordinates with the printables to tie it all together!

Here’s what you’ll need:
• Blumebox 8″ $4.50
• Sequin ribbon $3 JoAnn Fabrics
• Card stock paper $2 Michaels
• Rhinestones $3 Walmart (1 pack of 60)
• Wood or plastic dowels $.50 Michaels

“Budget Chic” Lolli-Tag™ bouquet cost: $13
These cannot be purchased in stores as they are a completely hand-made item



poparazzi pop star printable party supplies

Look like a ROCK STAR by creating the look of custom plates!  I do this a lot and the guests are always amazed!  Included in the design package are plate inlays that you lay on a colored plate and then top that colored plate with the same exact size and style clear plate.  The kids eat on the clear plate and the inlay shows through giving the look of custom printed plates!

BUDGET CHIC TIP:  I use the 10 3/4″ dinner plates from Party City to achieve this look for the plates with a 6″ square inlay that fits perfectly!  For another look, ask to have your plate inlays customized with each guest’s name so the plates can also be used as place cards AND take home favors!  You can do this same thing with dessert plates, lunch plates or even round plates.  To add even more high-end fabulousness use a plastic silver charger under the plate!

Here’s what you’ll need:
• Plastic colored plate $1 $10 for pack of 10 Party City
• Clear plate $1 $10 for pack of 10 Party City
• Plastic silver charger $3 $24 for pack of 8 Party City
• Plate inlay 6″ printable

“Budget Chic” Custom Plate cost: $5 each
Compared to retail shop: Zazzle.com $25 each



poparazzi pop star printable favor labels

One of my go-to “Budget Chic” uses for printables is taking plain items and personalizing & customizing them with the event logo or event artwork with guests’ names to look as if I spent a fortune on favors that were custom created just for my event.

Below you can see how by simply adding a 2.5″ party logo label to a plain favor item instantly elevates it to a high-end look.

Here’s what you’ll need:
• Glitter notebooks $1 Michaels
• Glitter takeout boxes $1 Michaels
• 2.5″ circle party logo

“Budget Chic” Custom Notebooks & Favor Boxes cost: $1 each
Compared to retail shop: Zazzle.com $12.95 for a custom printed notebook



poparazzi pop star cds

Here we used the cd cover inlay printable to create custom music cds.  You just burn the birthday girl’s favorite pop songs on to the cd, slip in the custom cover and you have your very own custom “POP-arazzi” cd!

Next I used a circle printable party design to create custom buttons!  Pin them on to a plain denim purse and you have a custom favor bag!

Here’s what you’ll need for the CDs:
• CD slim jewel cases & cps $1.20 Staples ($12 for a pack of 10)
• CD cover inlay printable

“Budget Chic” Custom CD cost: $1.20 each
Most online retailers sell these at a minimum quantity of 100!  Printables is definitely the way to go!

Here’s what you’ll need for the buttons:
• Button holder $.42 Michaels ($5 for a pack of 12)
• 2.25″ circle party logo

“Budget Chic” Custom Button: $.42 each
Compared to retail shop: Zazzle.com $2.45 for a custom printed button

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE the “POP-ARAZZI” printables collection

Let me know if you use the “POP-arazzi” printables for your next party. Would love to see pics and feature you!

Till later…

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