Hey party peeps! Today I am beyond excited and honored to be asked by Mattel to style a Monster High Party to debut their brand new Monster High Casta Fierce doll! My girls are Monster High fans and I must admit, it is one of my favorite movies and webisodes to watch with them. When Mattel first showed me the doll, Casta Fierce, I knew right away she was right up my alley–a rock star diva witch who LOVES glitter, leather and metal studs! My girls would LOVE her!
Casta Fierce and her band The Spells only perform once a year and this year, she’s coming to Monster High for her annual concert on Halloween night! My girls and I have been watching the Casta Fierce webisodes leading up to her concert and invited a few of their friends over to celebrate and watch her concert where she will sing her popular song, “Witching Hour”. The girls of Monster High are all excited about her arrival and were given backstage passes to hang out with Casta Fierce before her concert. I decided to get the guests in on the action by feeling like they were part of the Casta Fierce concert experience by designing the party with a “Black Carpet” entrance, Monster High Dressing Room with makeovers and more!
Check out the rest of the post where I share with you how you can pull off this party for your Monster High fans. AND…be sure to scroll down to Enter to Win a Monster High Casta Fierce Party Pack!
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
First of all a Monster High Casta Fierce Party wouldn’t be complete without Casta Fierce herself! Whenever I style a character themed party I always display the dolls in the party decor. For an added touch I also picked up Casta’s BFF’s Catty Noir and Operetta. The much-anticipated new Monster High Casta Fierce doll is now available at:
Toys R Us
GIRLFRIEND TIP: When you have a small guest count like I did here, you could also give each guest a Casta Fierce doll as a take home party favor! The girls were beyond excited to take this diva home!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Playing music when guests arrive for your party is always a fun time. The guests dance around when they get inside and it just sets the tone for a fun time. Also, trust me when I say that playing music during photo shoots with guests also somehow gets the best poses! Try it…you’ll thank me!
GET GLAMMED UP IN CASTA FIERCE’s DRESSING ROOM!
NOW…let’s set the scene! I designed the room like Casta Fierce’s dressing room. And for an extra added detail, I had the webisodes from the Monster High channel on You Tube playing on my smart television which created a rockin’ themed atmosphere in the room! Here are the links to the videos:
Casta Fierce Live in Concert at Monster High!
Casta Fierce: Behind the Music
Each guest got dressed up in their favorite Monster High character’s costumes and accessories provided by Party City. They LOVED this. I even had a makeup artist come and do each girl’s makeup to match their costume.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: When having makeovers at your party it is a must to have something for the kids to do while they are waiting their turn. For this one, I customized these cool paper guitars with printable Casta Fierce labels and put out rhinestone stickers and bright colorful Sharpie markers and let the girls create their own rockin’ guitar! You could even use them as photo props when the girls are done.
I also let the girls take turns playing Casta Bewitched by the Beat Sound Mixer, an interactive online activity where girls can play DJ & conjure up scary-cool remixes of Casta’s single “Witching Hour” and other Monster High hit songs. The game lets them save their versions and share with friends.
WALK THE BLACK CARPET GHOUL-FRIENDS!
Once the girls were all dolled up I gave them their exclusive Casta Fierce Concert backstage passes and off they went to walk the “Black Carpet” and pose for paparazzi style photos in front of a custom designed Monster High step and repeat backdrop. If you have never done this before, you must do it at your next party! Girls getting dressed up in character and having a photo shoot is so hilarious to watch. The girls truly get into character, come out of their shells and easily strike a pose…or two…or three!
I put out a few party props like this wire guitar which spawned MANY air guitar moves! I also made my own Casta Fierce full size microphone stand from a plastic mic, broom handle and purple tutu. My oldest daughter, who dressed up as her favorite Monster High character, Spectra Vondergeist, even made her own “ghoul phone” to snap “Ghoul-friend Selfies” and she even managed a few photo bombs! What fun!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: To create a “black carpet” experience, Mattel gave me permission to design this 6′ step and repeat banner exclusively for this party. That part was easy. The black carpet…not so easy to find…so I created my own by placing two 3′ furry black bath mats side by side to create my own 6′ black carpet! And the best thing…bath mats have a non-skid backing on them so they don’t slip around on your floor while the girls are posing for the camera.
THE FINALE…END THE MONSTER HIGH CASTA FIERCE PARTY ON A SWEET NOTE!
The wow factor decor moment for me is always the Candy Bar! I LOVE designing these for my clients and this one is no exception. From real drums and guitars to sparkly black tulle, bright sparkly sequin and custom themed desserts, this candy table was designed perfectly to match Casta Fierce herself. The linen was the jumping off point. Not just any linen would do for a diva like Casta Fierce! I stared at the doll and AHA! I will make the table round and have it look like the bottom of Casta’s dress! How fabulous is this sparkly black tulle table skirt I had custom made to anchor the table. I also carried the black sparkly tulle into the table’s design with this gorgeous black tulle cake stand skirt that anchored the towering cupcake display with black tulle pom cupcake toppers, sparkly microphone and music note cupcake toppers and themed fondant toppers sitting on top of glittered wrapped cupcakes.
The purple, green and orange colors of the Casta Fierce doll were carried through in all of the custom desserts and candy. In keeping with the rock star theme, I filled the table with Pop Rocks, rock candy (which I also used as cupcake toppings), microphone topped chocolate covered oreos, glittery cake pops, sparkly mini donuts, a custom collection of Casta Fierce iced cookies, candy kabobs and LolliPics custom printed lollipops! Custom labeled cotton candy and a potion drink bar finish out this Monster High Casta Fierce Party.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: This party would also be perfect for your upcoming Halloween parties! Imagine rockin’ out with a Monster High Casta Fierce Party on Halloween night before heading out for a night of trick-or-treating!
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WHERE DID SHE GET THAT?
– Styling & photography: Soiree Event Design
– Printable backstage passes, cd covers, cupcake toppers, signs and cotton candy: Soiree Event Design Shop
– Makeup artist: Latia Eittreim
– Casta Fierce doll: Amazon, Toys R Us, Target, Walmart
– Casta Fierce costumes and accessories: Party City
– Casta Fierce wood cutout sign: Ten23 Designs
– Sparkle twist, sequin and rhinestone sticks and glitter mic and music note cupcake toppers: Made By A Princess
– Microphone Rocker Sparkle Sack treat bag: The Purple Pug
– Glittered cake pops and chocolate oreos: Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins
– LolliPics custom lollipops: LolliPics
– Monster High cookies: Cara Bella Creations By Shauna
– Rhinestone candy scoops: Talia’s Creative Printing
– Mini donuts: Green Mountain Baked
– Monster High fondant toppers: 4 Kids Cakes
– Glitter cupcake wrappers: Dress My Cupcake
– Glitter cupcake wrappers: Dress My Cupcake
– Sequin table runners and glass milk bottles: Koyal Wholesale
– Ombre star garland: Tutu’s and Bowties Events
– Tulle table skirt and tulle cake stand skirt: Cupcake With Character
– Pop rocks, gumballs, rock candy, swirl black and white mini lollipops: Sweet City Candy
– Candy kabobs: Sweets Indeed
– Tulle pom cupcake toppers: Titi’s Tutus
ENTER TO WIN A CASTA FIERCE PARTY PACK!
Throw the ultimate Casta Fierce party with this exclusive party pack including:
1 Casta Fierce doll from Mattel
Monster High accessories: ring, necklace, 3 bracelets from Party City
Casta Fierce printables from Soiree Event Design
(includes backstage passes, cupcake toppers, cd covers, table signs)
6 Casta Fierce labeled white cotton candy from Soiree Event Design
6 LolliPics from LolliPics
1 dozen mini donuts from Green Mountain Baked
1 dozen sequin sparkle sticks from Made By A Princess
1 cake stand tutu from Cupcake with Character
1 dozen oreos with mic toppers from Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins
6 iced cookies from Carabella Creations
6 fondant toppers from 4KidsCakes
1 star garland from Tutus & Bowties Events
6 mini candy kabobs from Sweets Indeed
10 microphone Sparkle Sacks from The Purple Pug
THE GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Giveaway will run for one week, ending on 10/29. Winner will be announced on 10/30. The winner of the package will need to provide a 4 week advance notice of their party to ensure all the vendors of perishable items will have time to make and ship you the personalized items. The winner will have up to one year to redeem their prize. Good luck!
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