Our friends at FeeFiFoFun — creators of one of our favorite apps Flutter-by Butterflies — have exciting news! Today is the premiere of their brand new app Make Me Music. Another colorful, fun, and beautifully designed app, Make Me Music allows your child to use an array of musical “instruments” to record their own songs. Along with the release of Make Me Music, the FeeFiFoFun family is also celebrating the birthday of Nell, the three-year-old daughter of creators Marc Brickman and Catherine Malcolm Brickman. Because we love nothing better than a birthday here at Salt & Nectar, we decided to design a Make Me Music themed birthday party for Nell...or the special little one in your life!
Nothing will make your little guests more excited for your Make Me Music party than an actual musical instrument. I love the idea of handing out little maracas - just print the party info on a little card tied to the handle and you’re ready to go! Oriental Trading will even let you personalize the handle.
This whimsical paint chip garland designed by little bit funky will bring a pop of color to your party. It also reminds me of the bopping flowers at the bottom of Make Me Music. However, you could also use this punch to make a colorful music note garland instead. Also, this brilliant upcycle of brightly colored paper plates from Parents Magazine could liven up any party table or table backdrop.
On the Menu
Pop Rocks of course! How can you pass up food that makes music in your mouth!?! I also love the adorable (and EASY!) drum stick pretzel sticks that crazy for design served at her son’s birthday party. Now, no birthday party menu is complete without cake - the drum cake featured on Kara’s Party Ideas looks good enough to play and eat!
Activities and Favors
Make music come alive at your party by having a teacher from the local music school come lead the kids in a song. Martha Stewart also has several tutorials on how to let kids make their own instruments as a fun activity.
A favor bag filled with musical instrument scribblers in an array of colors would be a fun way to send your tiny guests off with smile on their face (as well as the parents since this toy is silent!). A CD filled with your favorite children’s music (check out some of FeeFiFoFun's new offerings!) or a card with a gift code for Make Me Music would also be a fantastic favor.
Special Treat for Mom
And because I always like to wear a little nod to all my parties on the big day, I had to include this beautiful treble clef ring from laladesignstudio.
~ Sarah Stewart Holland