The Princess & The Popstar Birthday Invitation

OK, so I’m a little behind. Emily has been five for a few months now and I’ve been a bit off my blogging game (that is, if a bit = way too many months – but hey, who’s counting?!).

I have been really wanting to post all the awesomeness from her 5th birthday party…(if the chaos of daily life would stop getting in the way!)

Baby steps though. Let me at least blog about the birthday invitation and I’ll get you all the details in future posts.

Before the movie Frozen came out, Emily was completely obsessed with the Barbie movie, The Princess & the Popstar. She watched it over and over and over. And over. If you get what I mean.

She belted out the songs, all day long…and even when she was supposed to be going to sleep at night. Emily wanted to be just like Keira, the Popstar – complete with purple hair!


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(Of course now she alternates between wanting to be Anna or Elsa from Frozen, and I can’t stop the words “Let It Go” from hijacking my brain. But that’s worthy of a whole other blog post…)

Since she was so crazy for The Princess & The Popstar, it became the obvious theme for her 5th birthday party.

I wanted to transform her into a popstar for her invitation (and the party). I ordered a purple dress very similar to Keira’s from a very talented Etsy seller, Nana’s Shop, and I found an inexpensive long purple wig on Amazon. We already had a star headband that would work.

Once Emily got dressed, she went directly into popstar mode and we had our “photo shoot”.

Really, I didn’t expect to get any decent shots. She was standing on my treadmill platform against the wall in my bedroom because it’s a nice large blank area. I thought it might be just for fun – a dry run to get her ready for a more serious attempt another time.

And then I noticed that what I had wasn’t bad – just needed a little Photoshop work. This makes my heart melt how sweet she looks…

Barbie Princess and the Popstar birthday party photo shoot for invitation

And so after adding a few filters on the image and playing with it in Photoshop Elements, here’s what I ended up with – minus my address and phone number of course 😉

Barbie Princess & The Popstar birthday party invitation

I love how it totally set the stage (pun intended) for the party. I’ll share more details soon. Until then, what do you think? Do you like this better than Emily’s 4 year old Minnie Mouse party?


(A little shout out to Pink Peppermint Paper for inspiring some of the wording of Emily’s invitation – thanks! Great party!).

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  1. Hey there, glad you’re back! I’m sure it was one perfectly purple-themed party! Very sweet invitations, and I can’t wait to see the rest!

    • Seashell says:

      Thanks Sharon! Great to be back :) There was definitely a lot of purple – with plenty of pink and a dash of turquoise too. Can’t wait to share more details!

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