It’s been two weeks since my daughter’s play ended, but I thought I would share a few snapshots of the cast party that followed the four performances that weekend. The cast party is something that I get involved in as a parent because my schedule doesn’t often allow for me to go to after school rehearsals. For this year, I went with the Queen of Hearts/red roses/black and white theme.
The students were welcomed with the favor table. I bought black and white fabric and used it throughout the rooms as a base. Super fun fact: The stage parents actually laid black and white vinyl tiles on the stage as a temporary floor and it was amazing! So I thought this fabric would be the perfect touch.
The tables were set with black tablecloths and the fabric. I used my own gold chargers and sprinkled red hearts which were found before Valentine’s Day at the dollar store. I made the centerpieces using playing cards taped inside, and bundled faux red roses, also from the dollar store. To add height, I ordered mylar balloons. Thanks to my mom, this was a chore getting them out of the store and into the hall!!
We had two additional tables set up – one where the kids could write wishes for all of the 8th graders and the other where kids wrote notes to the director and assistant director. I created the signs using wrapping paper that I already had and Lisa ordered the journals from Etsy.
My talented friend, Lisa, coordinated most of the party, but her definite claim to fame were her cupcakes. Look at them! She made them look like the “Painting the Roses Red” scene from the play!!
To distinguish the favor table, I used my letter board and placed it on a vintage gold easel found at a flea market a few years ago. That easel gets more use that I ever thought!
For favors, each child received an organza bag with their names on it. Inside was a printed tag from Etsy with a vintage key attached. The bag also included their personalized note from the director. Each cast member also got to take a poster signed by everyone in the play.
Overall, it was a fun night for the kids. Next year’s show wasn’t announced yet, but I know each child went home with a smile on their face. And I went home and got into my robe and enjoyed a nice glass of red!