Project Runway Party Ideas
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Runway themed birthday party. Fun and easy ideas to make
your party fabulous!
Project Runway Invitation Ideas
Make your own Project Runway invitations by gluing on scraps of
fabric onto the front side of plain note cards. Or cut one
piece of fabric the size of the front of the note card and glue
on the front at the top only. Write party information on
the front of the card underneath the piece of fabric.
Glue pieces of pretty measuring tapes to the front of note
If you will be having a fashion challenge include a small piece
of the fabrics or items they will be using so they can start
thinking of a design before the party.
Project Runway Decorations
Decorate the party with mannequins and/or dress forms.
Place feather boas, pearls, and other accessories on the
mannequins and dress forms. Make the party table look like
a runway by placing a white or black table on the table and then
placing a row of books down the center of the table - cover the
books with the opposite color tablecloth that you used on the
bottom of the table to give the runway depth. Helium
balloons in white and blue make a party instantly fabulous or
use Chinese lanterns.
Set up several work stations for the guests to
work on their projects. You can have them spread out over the room
or in the center so the guests face towards each other and can socialize
as thy work on their projects. Set up a "Mood" store that will
hold the items that the designers can choose from for their projects.
Drape yards of tulle around the party area in
bright colors or blue and white for a elegant feel.
Project Runway Party Games
Have several fashion rounds where the guests have the opportunity to
make fashion creations. Divide into teams, or if you have enough
dress forms let each guest have their own. Or you can divide into
teams of 2 and the team mates can alternate being designer and model for
each round. Assign each guest to a sewing station and provide each
station with scissors, masking tape, needles and thread and measuring
Round 1 - Paper Bags
In the "Mood Store" set out all sizes and colors of paper bags for the
guests to use to make a paper dress. You can also set out
different colors of ribbon, buttons and accessories for them to use to
embellish their creation. Give the guests 15 minutes or so to
finish this round.
Round 2 - Foiled Again
For this round designers get 1 or 2 rolls of aluminum foil and
they must create a complete ensemble including shoes, dress, hat,
jewelry, etc. Foil can be used to make any style of garment ...
give them help by suggesting high heel shoes, purses, bathing suits,
pants, skirts, hair bows, etc. Give them about 15 - 20 minutes for
Round 3 - Birthday Madness
One of my favorite episodes of Project Runway was when the contestants
had 15 minutes to shop in a party store and they could only use items
from the store. In the "Mood Store" set out lots of different
party items - table cloths, hula skirts, napkins, cups, etc. - that the
guests can use to create a fashion item. Ask family and friends
for old party items they won't use anymore or look at garage sales for
some great (and strange!) items.
Give guests 5 minutes to pick out their items and about 20 minutes to
create their design.
Round 4 - Fashion
Now that the designers have had some practice give them choices of
fabric to choose from to make their creations. You may want to
already have these cut into yard lengths before the party. Give
them lots of fun embellishments to use such as fringe, feathers, trims
Take pictures of all the designs and give them to
guests as a party favor in a pretty frame.
This is a fun craft and they guests get to take home their creations as
a party favor! See our
Flip Flop craft page for full directions and instructions.
Project Runway Party Food
Set out a buffet of finger style foods for the kids to munch on as they
are working or when they are finished with their projects. Some
good food choices are pretzel sticks, cheese, finger sandwiches, cookies
and crackers. Let them sip on sparkling cider from champagne
glasses. Have messy foods like chocolate, frostings and
pizza after the sewing competitions.
Small metal dress form
Dress form that holds jewelry
Easy pattern with material for them to make at home
Book of paper dolls
Project Runway Goody Bag Ideas
Blue paper bags with the Project Runway logo on the front
Wrap party favors in pretty squares of fabric and tie with a pretty