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Millions of screaming fans can't be wrong: American Idol is HOT! Put the spotlight on fun with these American Idol party plans.

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American Idol Party Invitations

Make sure everyone knows that there's party going on with one of these invitations.

  • You're going to Hollywood!" The sentence is synonymous with the first American Idol episodes of each season, so there will be no mistaking where this party leads. Recreate the "Idol" logo on a piece of paper before adding the "Hollywood" message. Then write down the details (time, date, and location).
  • Again, put the American Idol logo to use with another invitation idea. Choose a favorite clip from the judges, such as Randy's "That was HOT!" and add the caption to the logo page. Then write "American Idol is coming to your town! Meet in the audition room at (location) on (date) at (time) to see if you can be the next American Idol!"
  • Create a flyer to announce your event. "American Idol is coming LIVE to (location). Be there on (date) at (time) to try out for your chance for a ticket to Hollywood!"

     Check out the following creative American Idol Invitations:
American Idol 3-D Invitations (8 count)

American Idol 3-D Invitations (8 count)
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Rock Out: Rose

Rock Out: Rose
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American Idol Party Decorations

Announce your party with the American Idol personalized birthday banner. Display it marquee-style with a message such as "'Idol' comes to (city or location)!" Hang it over the doorway or above the stage.

Set a stage up on one wall of the room, using lengths of streamers to frame the arena and make a curtain. If possible, line the ceiling and floor in front of the stage with balloons so that they look like the bright lights of Hollywood. More streamers against the wall make a great backdrop for the stage. Elsewhere around the room, bunches of balloons and looping streamers will amp up the party atmosphere. Hang silver stars for Hollywood excitement.

For the stage, have a karaoke machine on hand if possible. If you can dim the lights for performances, use large flashlights as spot lights.

To get the girls ready to strut on stage at the American Idol party, give each one an American Idol contestant number from the kit. Easily attach the numbers to the American Idol background placards for an authentic "Idol" experience.

Give each contestant, audience member, and judge their own copy of the American Idol event book. With score cards, stickers, prediction cards, and a gel pen, it's easy to keep performance notes on the teenage girls at your party. After the show, they can keep track of the television contestants with a section of the book dedicated to the televised program.

Complete your collection of girl teenage party ideas with a Glitter Microphone. Let each contestant take a turn with it on stage. While some American Idol party guests will want to belt out their own songs, others may prefer to lip sync with idol favorites so have an American Idol season 5 encores CD on hand for them.

Set the table with American Idol themed party supplies. Choose from 9" dinner plates, 7" dessert plates, cups with the "Idol" logo, placemats, and napkins. Coordinating solid-colored supplies include a divided plate, cutlery, and table cover. Use the American Idol centerpiece on the table or hang it from the ceiling center stage.

Here are some super creative American Idol theme decoration ideas:

American Idol 3-D 18'' Foil Balloon

American Idol 3-D 18'' Foil Balloon
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American Idol 3-D Dessert Plates (8 count)

American Idol 3-D Dessert Plates (8 count)
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American Idol 3-D Centerpiece

American Idol 3-D Centerpiece
Price: $4.99

American Idol 3-D Sticker Sheets

American Idol 3-D Sticker Sheets
Price: $0.99

American Idol 3-D Personalized Birthday Banner

American Idol 3-D Personalized Birthday Banner
Price: $15.99

American Idol Giant Wall Decals

American Idol Giant Wall Decals
Price: $0.89

American Idol Party Costumes

Let them help one another to prepare for their stage debuts by setting up mirrors with a selection of nail polishes, hair clips and sprays, and stick on earrings and nail décor. Once each girl has been made up, snap a "promotional" picture of her posing on stage.

Take group photos of giggling contestants for the upcoming tour.

This is American Idol and this is where you get to dress like a star! This show is so popular and what so many people remember about it is the themes and the attire that the contestants get to wear. This can be a lot of fun to create homemade costume ideas for kids out of simple things you have at home. They can dress as their favorite idol such as Carrie Underwood in a beautiful gown like she wears at the award shows. They can just dress up as a music superstar complete with a boa, glitter, and sunglasses or even just a simple but super cool leather jacket. Everyone who loves this show will know that these guests mean business and are here to stay as American Idol superstars!

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American Idol New Orleans Audition Deluxe Child Costume

New Orleans Audition Deluxe Child Costume
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American Idol Icebreaker Activities

An American Idol party icebreaker can make you feel as though you are a contestant on the stage! This is such a fun party and though it is serving as the theme for many kids birthday parties, it can work well for adults as well. Even if you don't watch the show faithfully each and every week, you have likely caught an episode before. This famous show has become a sort of phenomenon and makes for a fun party and karaoke event extravaganza. So consider a few ideas that can make your party feel like you are actually sitting in the American Idol audience.

 Light Up the Stage

What does everybody love about this show so much? The fact that anybody can take the stage and turn into a star of course! So why not turn each of your party guests into a star by creating your very own American Idol party icebreaker stage. You set up a makeshift stage either in your living room or in the backyard. Then you set up a judges table where three people can sit just like on the show. You put out a microphone and it works best if you have a karaoke machine that will show the crowd the words. Then let each guest take a turn at singing their favorite tune for the crowd. Don't get too "judgey" but do have fun judging them and let them feel as though they are a contestant on the show for some great fun.

 Be Your Favorite Idol

The great part about this show is that it has been on for so many seasons now. Those that have won and even those who haven't won have become pretty big celebrities in their own right. Therefore what makes for a great American Idol party icebreaker is to dress up as your favorite idol. There are some great ones and some very famous ones to pick from, and they don't even have to be ones that won the contest. Be sure that you have music on hand from all of the favorites to create the perfect atmosphere. Then let the guests each try to guess who the idol is as they enter through the door.

 Take Your Turn as a Judge

The funny part about this show is that the judges that have been on it, present and past, have become more famous than some of the contestants! The judges have so much to do with the show's popularity and therefore it can be fun for each guest to act as their favorite. Set up a similar scene as each guest sings to where guests can take turn judging and take on the persona of their favorite judge. This is a fun American Idol party icebreaker and so long as the guests know not to get too mean, everyone can take their turn at acting as the judge for a change of pace.

American Idol Party Food

Being an American Idol diva can build up an incredible thirst! Try one of these favorite girl's teenage party ideas, and serve them in American Idol microphone cup for a creative twist.

  • Sparkling "water" – Serve sprite or 7-up with a slice of lemon on ice.
  • Fruit punch float – Pour fruit punch over vanilla ice cream for a deliciously pink surprise.
  • Coke – The judges drink from Coke cups on every show, so carry on the tradition to your own American Idol party!

After the performance is the after-party! Include some of these buffet-style favorites.

  • Sandwich platters – Create a do-it-yourself sandwich platter with an assortment of deli meats and cheeses and French bread cut into sandwich-sized pieces. Have pickles and condiments on the side.
  • Fruit tray – Include favorites such as melons, strawberries, grapes, apples, and kiwi. Serve with cream cheese dip.
  • Veggies and dip – Cut up carrots, green peppers, tomato, cucumber, and other popular raw veggies. Serve with ranch dip or melted cheese.
  • White pizza – This neater, healthier version of a classic party food is made with a white sauce, cheese, and often spinach, mushrooms, or pesto.
  • Tortilla chips – Popular teen munchies, these will disappear when served with salsa or sour cream.

Here are some easy American Idol cake ideas when its time for dessert.

  • American Idol Light-Up Cake TopperBake cupcakes, ice, and top with American Idol mini light up guitars. Girls can clean the icing off and continue to enjoy the light up, musical guitars and bubblegum guitar picks that are included.
  • Ice a two-layer round cake with the colors of your choice, then place an American Idol light-up cake topper in the middle. The topper makes a great keepsake once the party is over.
  • If you are feeling creative, a sheet cake with the American Idol logo featured across the top is sure to be a hit! After icing the cake, use a toothpick to draw the logo lightly into the icing. Once the logo looks good, draw along the lines in the icing with dark blue to make the words pop.

American Idol Party Favors

Keep the fun going long after the party ends with this reinvention of an old favorite. American Idol mad libs will keep them giggling with the zany answers and outlandish sentences that result from this fill-in-the-blank fan favorite. Have one for each girl to take home.

Here are some creative American Idol party favor ideas:

American Idol 3-D Party Favor Kit

American Idol 3-D Party Favor Kit
Price: $4.69

American Idol Microphone

American Idol Microphone
Price: $2.99

American Idol 3-D Empty Favor Box

American Idol 3-D Empty Favor Box
Price: $2.99

American Idol Tattoos

American Idol Tattoos
Price: $0.99

American Idol Party Games

Here's an excellent selection of printable birthday games you can buy and print out right away:

Pinatas are a great addition to the kid birthday party and a wonderful activity for the childrens. Pinatas are always a "hit" ;).

Here are some great pinatas that fit for an American Idol birthday party:

American Idol 3-D 22'' Microphone Pinata

American Idol 3-D 22" Microphone Pinata
Price: $22.99

Rock Star 22'' Pull-String Pinata

Rock Star 22" Pull-String Pinata
Price: $17.99

American Idol Thank You Notes

Print photos of each girl on stage. Find a glitzy, glittery scrapbook page to cut into picture frames (available at most craft stores). Center one photo per page, allowing room for a border to show around the picture before trimming. Give one individual and one group photo to each girl who performed at your American Idol party.

Don't forget to check for creative American Idol Thank You Notes:

American Idol 3-D Thank You Cards (8 count)

American Idol 3-D Thank You Cards (8 count)
Price: $3.59

Rock Out: Rose

Rock Out: Rose
Price: $0.99 each

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