Last Minute Stranger Things Teen Party!

In our house we have a bit of birthday overload. We do a friends party, and a family party, annnnd a celebration just for the 5 of us on the kids actual birthdays. This is something we always did in my home growing up and I love doing it for the kids. 

My September baby wanted to have a party before we went back to school so she planned an adorable campout in the backyard centered around a Smores bar and "Scream" projected on the detached garage for an outdoor movie. Her party was from a Friday to a Saturday-- and her family party was to be on Saturday afternoon. On Wednesday she came to me and said "I was thinking the campout thing won't really work, so can I do a Stranger Things theme for my family party?" And of course I said "yes!" because I freakin love that show! 

Then, it set in that I had 3 days to make something out of nothing! I started to look around and see what I could come up with at home. I made a sign for the tent that was going to still likely be up from her campout party with friends. 


When the girls all had gotten picked up from her party, I planned to quickly sketch a nice little Will-esque drawing (circa season 2) on our chalkboard wall and string some lights across our sitting room window. I used car crayons to write on the glass. (You can click the images below for a larger view.) 

 When she first asked me I went right to Amazon where I ordered plates, napkins, and a tablecloth. When they arrived I got plates, stickers, and this lovely wall hanging. Oh and I had about 18 hours to spare before the party. I tried to roll with it and I decorated around the cake with the stickers and everyone enjoyed grabbing some cute Stranger Things stickers to take home. I hung this bad boy up (and left it up through Halloween)! 

But the pièce de résistance was, of course, the cake featured at the beginning of the post made by my mother, a jack of all arts and the most divine baker I have ever known. 

Party Playlist
River - Leon Bridges
Stay with Me - Sam Smith
Classy Girls - Lumineers
She's Got You - Patsy Cline
Hazy Shades of Winter - The Bangles
Theme Song - Never Ending Story
Amazing - Andrew Allen
Drop in the Ocean - Ron Pope
Autumn - Ben Rector
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Theme Song - Stranger Things