My nephew James was a great fan of Michael Jackson. He had bought all his albums, and during the weekend she loved to play his music while in her room. His friends had labeled him, ‘the Michael Jackson sidekick”. For his sixteenth birthday party, he said that he wanted to make his theme memorable. We checked on the internet for teenage party ideasthat would suit him. With his craze for Michael Jackson, it didn’t take a genius to know what the theme was going to be. He said that he wanted to host an unforgettable party that his friends would talk about for ages.
The invitation cards designed to look like a Michael Jackson album. We made copies of his favorite album photos and wrote the details about the party inside the cards. We also placed a white sparkly glove inside the card and sent them out to the invited guests. We knew that they were not going to miss out on a Michael Jackson themed party. I was excited too and the party wasn’t even mine.
We checked the internet for teenage birthday party ideas that we could incorporate into the party. We bought every single sparkly item that we could find, and was also affordable. We used them to decorate the party space from the ceiling, to the walls, tables and floors. We also blew up some Michael Jackson albums and draped the posters on the walls of the room. The dining table was decorated to look like the Thriller music video with gothic and zombie like items such as face masks, skulls, and also some shiny items. The food table had a black and red table cloth that had silver sequins stuck on it. My nephew was dressed up like Michael Jackson in tight black pants, and a red jacket with the white glove. He also wore sun glasses and a wig that represented Michael Jackson’s look in the eighties. There was also a life sized placard that we stationed outside the front door.
Food and Drinks
The guests had a feast prepared for them. Most of the food was vegetarian. This was because Michael Jackson was a vegetarian when he was alive. There was vegetable lasagna, salads, fruits and other vegetable foods. The desserts included chocolate cookies with cream. There were also cupcakes with a silhouette representation of Michael Jackson on the top.
The cake was a three-tier cake that each had a separate Michael Jackson design. The bottom tier was round shaped with the glove design around it. The middle tier was square shaped with the red jacket design around it. The top tier cake was designed to look like a microphone on stage.
Games and Activities
The guests had a great time trying to learn the moonwalk dance. It was quite humorous watching some of the guests toppling over on their feet as they did the dance. They also tried out the thriller dance, as they watched the music video. They also did their own free style dancing to the Michael Jackson songs, and sang to them too. We also watched the Michael Jackson “This is it” album.
The guests left the party with a package filled with Michael Jackson goodies. This included the Michael Jackson album, white gloves, dark sunglasses, posters and also candy.