Posts in the ‘Party Planning’ Category
I'd never seen anything like these fabulous paper lantern garlands Katie made for her My Little Sunshine 1st Birthday. So I asked her if she would do a quick tutorial on how she did it. And here it is!!
- Paper lanterns color and size of your choice. (I used 16, 8" yellow paper lanterns that I ordered from http://www.justartifacts.net/.)
- Ribbon of your choice
- Hot glue gun
- Pop open all of the paper lanterns you are going to use for this project
- Cut ribbon in 3-4 inch individual strands
- Take the individual strands of ribbon and use it to tie both the paper lanterns end to end. Tie a secure knot in the middle of the metal insert of the lantern. There should be about 2 inches of space between each of the lanterns
- Repeat process until you have the desired length of garland. (I used 4 lanterns to each strand of garland.)
- After they are tied end to end, make sure the ribbon is in the middle of the metal insert of the lantern and use the hot glue gun to secure the placement of the knot
- To make sure that all of your strands are the same, line them up next to each other on the floor and make desired adjustments
- Hang with longer ribbon and space apart evenly. (These garlands were hung from the top of a gazebo.)
To see more of Katie's gorgeous parties on our site click here, including her Fall Pumpkin Celebration dessert table I featured last week in our blog. And to learn more about Katie, read all about her party ideas and inspirations, and learn about her party planning services, please visit her blog, Katie Grace Designs.
(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share? Please email me at email@example.com. I’d love to show it off!)
We get a lot of princess parties on our site. In fact it's one of the most popular themes for girl birthdays. To give you some inspiration and ideas, I thought I'd showcase the different kinds of princess parties we've seen on our site, from the most traditional to the most unusual.
See what you think...
THE PIRATE PRINCESS PARTY
Tammi A's Pirate Princess Party
THE OLD-FASHIONED PRINCESS PARTY
Icing Design's Princess Party
THE DIVA PRINCESS PARTY
Kiddie Soiree's Pink Divalishous Party
THE FAIRY PRINCESS PARTY
Elizabeth S's Fairy Princess Tea Party
THE STORY BOOK PRINCESS PARTY
Sandy K's Anna's Princess and the Pea Pajama Party
THE PRINCESS TEA PARTY
Tracie S's Princess Tea Party
THE DISNEY PRINCESS PARTY
Brandy S's Princess and the Frog Birthday Partyprincess parties on our site with so many amazing ideas. If you are thinking of throwing one, you must take a look!
Since this is our Halloween inspiration week, here are some of my favorite Halloween finds on Etsy.
These cookies from a Spoonful of Sugar Shop.
This trick or treat bag from Flyduds.This spell reversal brew from Steam Bath Factory
This Day of the Dead felt garland from Raw Bone Studio.
These Halloween wall decals from Wordy Bird Studios
These fondant cupcake toppers from Two Sugar Babies.
This candy corn lip balm from Orange Thyme.
Hope your planning is going well! We'll be putting up our decorations today.
There are cupcake toppers/party labels, water bottle labels, cupcake wrappers, and a large cobweb "welcome" sign! Now there's no excuse not to throw a Halloween party.
Thank you, Lindi, for these fabulous custom creations!!
Here's Part 3 of our Halloween party inspirations. I can't get over how unique and fun all these tables are. (And while Katie H's Fall Pumpkin Celebration is not typical Halloween, I had to include it because it's just too gorgeous!)
Bri & Amy's Spooktacular Play PartyNatalie's Tricks & Treats Halloween Tablescape
Charlotte B's Happy Halloween Collection
Katie H's Fall Pumpkin Celebration
Guests get to air their bride-to-be's "dirty laundry" by jotting down stories, notes, and well wishes on cards shaped as t-shirts, tank tops, pants, and skirts, then hang them on a clothesline with mini clothespins. How cute!
The kit even includes a label to attach to any 50 oz. bottle of Tide that "prompts" guests to fill out a card. See photo above.
The kit cost $35 and here's what you get (in a sweet mini laundry bag with space to fill-in your event date):
•40 note cards (10 t-shirts, 10 tank tops, 10 pants, 10 skirts) in a mix of beet, grape, plum and white •48 mini wooden clothespins (to clip up notes with) •8 yards of clothesline •1 coordinating prompt label that encourages guest’s to write notes (shaped to fit on a 50 fluid oz. Tide detergent bottle)
I think this looks really fun!
We got such great responses from our first post on Halloween inspiration dessert tables, so here is Part 2 -- more amazing Halloween printables and party ideas from more amazingly talented women!
Joanne 's Ghostly Goodies Halloween Tablescape
Amanda P's Halloween Spooktacular Table
Stay tuned for Part 3 coming soon...
I'm a sucker for beautiful packaging, so I was very excited to stumble upon the Packagery, a shop on Etsy. They sell everything for party favor packaging, from boxes to labels to tags to twine.
Here are some of my favorite items from their store: favor boxes, tags, ribbon, twist ties, library cards, and garlands.
If you've done a pretty party favor, please email me a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can do a blog post about it.
We've gotten some gorgeous Halloween tablescapes and photo shoots on our site. If you are planning a Halloween party, you must check these out. They run the gamut from traditional orange and black, to unexpected pink and purple. So whatever you're planning for Halloween, if you're looking for great printables and party ideas, these talented women have got you covered!
Kim S's Halloween Glam Dessert Table
Pamela S's Boo Crew's Children's Halloween Party
Courtney D's Pink-o-Ween PartyHalloween Trick or Treat Tablescape