DJ Jazzy Jad & The Fresh Prince Party

DJ 80s themed Party - DeliciouslyDarlingEvents

So excited to finally share my sweet little munchkin’s 3rd birthday with you all!!! I’m very happy to say the party was featured yesterday on Hostess with the Mostess! {Disclaimer: When you see exclamation marks, please know I’m smiling huge and literally jumping for joy with each one I type!!!}

It feels like forever ago that I was busy crafting up an 80’s DJ storm. Very pumped to be able to share the details with you all :). The theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has been stuck in my head and every time I see a picture of the party I start “rapping” it. For those of you who know me, you will know that I just could help myself, here’s the music video of the party! Pictures were taken by the amazingly talented Lauren of Lauren Nicole Studios. Cue the music…

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Now on to the funky fresh details! My children are my sweetest little clients. So when it came time to plan my little munchkin’s 3rd birthday instantly I knew it had to be a DJ or music related. My little one LOVES to break dance and is quite the little hip hop enthusiast so “DJ Jazzy Jad and the Fresh Prince” it was! I mixed bright neon colors with some awesome 80’s hip hop elements and of course added a few dashes of the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in there! Complete with DJ, dance floor, graffiti wall, tag-your-cupcake station and a pimp your chain {necklace making} station – the kids (and parents) really had a blast.


Tablescape & Decor

Our colors were lime green, orange, blue & yellow. The decor centered around classic 80’s DJ elements like microphones, boom boxes, turn tables and who could forget cassette tapes? Piggy Bank Parties created the PERFECT custom printables package to match the theme! The DJ Jazzy Jad custom logo was incredible and served as the foundation for the whole party. I loved the design so I had it put on everything, even the cake, lol! Piggy Bank Parties even designed a microphone favor box! Let me just say that they looked amazing and the kids were really excited to see what was in them!


I created colorful boom box garlands to hang over the bright and colorful kids tables. Each place setting had DJ-esque sunglasses, a dollar sign necklace and neon hat. The adorable cutlery created by The Sucre Shop had to be my favorite part of the whole table. It’s the little details that make me giddy! Of course my kids tables aren’t complete without a little floral centerpiece and paper boom box element.
The Dessert Table

Cue the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song or click on the video above ;)! The dessert table’s focal point was the amazing DJ Jazzy Jad graffiti logo by Piggy Bank Parties. Enlarged and printed on poster board, it was the perfect backdrop! My friend Sandra came over and sewed the super cute circle garland as I haven’t learned how to thread my sewing machine (I wish I were kidding but it’s true, lol).


The gorgious cake was created by Cakes by Darcy and matched Piggy Bank Parties design perfectly! Special Thank you to the amazing and ultra talented Brittany from Edible Details! She created these amazing fondant cake toppers! The microphone, boom box and spray paint can matched so perfectly. She also created the adorable cupcake toppers.


The table also included other sweet items like: Dough babies from Dough-a-deer (so yummy), mini cookies n’ cream, cupcakes, gluten free cupcakes and gluten free whoopie pies (displayed on Pastry Pedestals), and incredibly artistic sugar cookies by Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals. My friend Neveen and I made the peanut butter & oreo push up pops, brownie push up pops and lemon cake pops with homemade fondant microphones! I added a few adorable DJ toys like mini record players and a mini boom box from Hey Yo Yo (I love that shop!). No dessert table can be complete without a little glittery awesomeness from The Purple Pug! She created the adorable DJ Jazzy Jad banners.


Quick shout out to my food table 😉 I packed little lunches for the kiddos filled with good ol’ PBJ sandwhiches, goldfish crackers and apples. The kids drank juice, koolaide (that’s the mystery drink in the blue bottle) or as my son calls it “Blue Drink” – good point son and water. Adults had some Lemonade and Tab. You can’t have an 80’s party without Tab!

Candy & Favor Tables

I have a slight fear of breakable glass jars, little kids and pavement so I opted to create a candy table that was more like a concession stand. Trays were sprayed with chalk board spray paint and I even made the two tiered tray in the center with a cake plate and some tacky putty. I filled the concession stand with all the candy I remembered as a child.


It was so fun seeing the kids discover pop rocks. With the blessing of the Marshmallow Studio, I created marshmallow microphone pops for the kiddos. It is a really fun activity to do. No table is complete without custom lollipops from Vintage Confections. The music note lollipops and number 3 lollipops were just beautiful. The Purple pug created the awesome DJ Jazzy Jad banner and the beautiful “West Philadelphia Born and Raised” print was from Two Paper Dolls Shop. It fit the party so perfectly! If you notice a little chevron table runner action, that is the beautiful work of A to Zebra Celebrations!

The kids enjoyed visiting the favor display! Jumbo icecream cups (from Shop Sweet Lulus) were filled with little goodies – including 80’s themed rubber duckies, slap bracelets and blow up microphones. Treat bags with tooth brushes were also handed out.




It was a beautiful day for an outdoor party! A water slide and little pools kept the little ones cool while DJ Willy Wow heated things up! The kids (and parents) LOVED dancing to 80’s jams. He was incredible.


Other activities included a “Tag your cupcake” station, “Pimp your necklace” station and a graffiti wall! The kids loved decorating cupcakes and making necklaces but they flipped over the graffiti wall.


The Graffiti Wall was so easy to put together. All you need is an old sheet or curtain, some plastic squirt bottles and washable non-toxic kids paint. Fill your squirt bottles about 3/4 of the way with the washable non-toxic paint and fill up the rest of the bottle with water – give your squirt bottles a shake (after the caps are on) and you are ready to graffiti a wall. The end result, a really cool piece of art that I have hung up in the kids room.



My little man’s t-shirt was custom designed by the Rainbow Connection. I love it when clothes are an actual work of art and this Fresh Prince t-shirt really was! I have to point out the cutest little cassette tape necklace from Hey Yo Yo. So awesome. Mom & Dad sported a T-shirt from Two Paper Dolls that matched the “West Philadelphia Born and Raised” Print on the candy table.




I can’t believe I almost forgot one of my favorite things about the party! The Cassette Tape & Walkman invitations I created! So long story short, them minute the theme was picked, I knew I wanted something 80’s in the invitation and finally decided on creating a cassette tape invite. It looked so lonly by itself so my cousin, Reema (the baker of the awesome Muppet Cake as seen on suggested a walkman. How did I not think of that?! Of course a walkman & headphones are the perfect little decor elements to go along with the cassette tape invite.


After making 20 of these suckers, I sat and admired my work. My oldest son, Malik (who is 5) walked into my studio, perfect opportunity to show off my invites. The convo went a little something like this: Me: “Malik, check out the invites for Jaddy’s DJ Party”, Malik: “Cool, what is it”, Me (shocked): “A cassette tape”, Malik: Blank look on his face, Me: “It’s a thing that used to play music. When Mommy & Daddy were growing up we didn’t have an iPod or an iPad or even a CD (not that he knows what that is), we had these things”, Malik: “Oh okay mom, I’m going to go downstairs and play”…. Seriously, no joke. Don’t even get me started on how I explained what records were that I used as decorative elements. *sigh*

Deep thoughts by Dina

It was such a fun day! My boys really boogied their hearts out. The best was seeing DJ Jazzy Jad on the dance floor. Thank you to the amazing Lauren of Lauren Nicole Studio for capturing such beautiful moments that I will always cherish!

Vendor Credits:
Event Planning, Styling, Paper design (invites / boom box bunting & backdrops) & Flowers: Deliciously Darling Events 
Printables & Graphic Design: Piggy Bank Parties
Fondant Cake & Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
Mini Cupcakes: Jilly’s Cupcakery
Doughnut pops: Dough-a-deer
Gluten free cupcakes & gluten free whoopie pies: Gluten Free CutiePush up pops & cake pops: Deliciously Darling Events
Whoopie pie stand: Pastry Pedestal
Dessert cups & cupcake liners, treat bags, large icecream cups, straws, plastic drink bottles, mini chevron treat bags, blue & white cake stands: Shop Sweet Lulu’s
Gumball Pipettes & Fringe Garland: The Polka-dot Market
Glitter Banner & Mini Billboards & door sign: The Purple Pug
Custom Lollipops: Vintage Confections
Chevron Black & White Runner (on Candy Table): A to Zebra Celebrations
Printed wooden spoons: The Sucre Shop
Custom Wreath at Candy Station: The Knock Knock Factory
Wreath above food table: Deliciously Darling Events 
Custom Fresh Prince T-Shirt: Rainbow Alternative
“West Philadelphia Born & Raised” T-Shirts & Print: Two Paper Dolls
Mini records & boombox (on dessert table) and cassette tape neclace: Hey Yo Yo
Water Slide & SnoCone Machine: Astro Events



  1. Thanks for asking us to be a small part of such a fun family celebration! You’re a doll and we loved working with you! Loved every detail and I can’t pick a favorite…but seeing our artwork on a cake is pretty AWESOME! ♥

    • http://Dina says

      Thank you SO much Do! 🙂 So much love for Team Driver. Every time I see the DJ Jazzy Jad logo I start rapping! I love it. It looks wicked in my studio ;). I have to agree – seeing your graphics on the cake just blew me away – I loved it. <3

  2. http://shelly says

    Love the party! My son is turning 3 and we are having a rockstar theme party and I love the concession table. I wanted to know what kind of trays you used that you spray painted with the chalk spray paint and how you put that stand together. It looks great. Thanks!

    • Hi Shelly! Thanks so much for the sweet words. I used old wooden trays that I found at a garage sale & put them together to build the candy display. I’ll create a little tutorial and post it to the blog this week :). Thanks so much!

      • http://shelly says

        Also, did you but the microphones or make them that are standing next to the trays on the candy display. And did you make or buy the stands that displayed the cake pops and donut pops?