Hello all! This post is sooooo overdue, so thought I would do a combined Saturday Shindig post with a little party-planning update. The party is 1 week away, so I have been busy, busy getting all the little details sorted!
Now, we all know balloons and banners are the staple of any party decor, but I like to put a little handmade spin on proceedings and make my own decor also.
I have finished the boys' red/blue/yellow double initial wreath - perfect for hanging on the front door,(weather permitting), to welcome the guests to the party. There will be a Tutorial coming soon, but you can follow this Tutorial to make a single initial wreath...
I love to use tissue pom pom flowers as a bit of added interest - you can either pin to the walls or dangle from nylon wire and hang from the ceiling...
Love the bright colours of these! For the boys' version I have cut the ends of the petals into a pointed shape. I think the rounded shape is more feminine. To make your own you can follow this tutorial here.
Bunting - paper or fabric, really add a festive feel. My lovely mum gave me a red and blue felt bunting kit, which we just added yellow felt to to fit in with the party theme...
It is still a work in progress as you can see :) It is super easy to make though - just cut felt triangles in your party colours and attach to bias binding. I think I will be getting my glue gun out for this one though, as time is ticking away and I am not much of a sewer at the best of times! If you would like to make some quick and easy paper bunting and paper pinwheels then you can follow this tutorial here.
To add some fun to the party table, why not create an interesting topiary tree. This one is made out of Lego blocks on a styrofoam ball, stuck to a wooden dowel and secured into a Megablok base. (Tutorial coming soon.)
To make a ribbon version of this you can follow this Tutorial here.
Paperchains, paper rosettes and cardboard shapes all add to the party feel and you can customise them to any theme. I hope to create a huge Lego man out of yellow cardboard, this would be perfect for the photo prop area.
And a last little make is food picks / cupcake toppers. There are some fab sites out there where you can download and print out images and just punch them out and attach to lollipop sticks, (or coffee stirrers etc), to get fun toppers for your cakes or sandwiches. I used smiley face stickers, stuck onto red circles and attached to cocktail sticks to make some fun Lego-face style food picks...
So there are a few ideas for adding the handmade look to your party (and a little sneaky peek of what I have created so far for the upcoming party!) Hope you enjoyed them and don't forget Pinterest and the Web is an amazing resource for researching party ideas and decor. I have the most fun when researching for my Kids' parties - I love to see the amazing creativity there is out there!
I have a little surprise area I will be creating at the Party, similar to the Ice Cream Parlour that I made for my Daughter's last party - I know the kids will love it! Here is a little teaser - what do you get if you cross a plant pot & saucer with a plastic tub, half a polystyrene ball and some paint? Hmmmm answer to be revealed soon!
I hope you will pop back for next Month's Saturday Shindig, where I will post in detail :) all the fun from the Lego .V. Mega Bloks Party - bring it on!
Have a fab Saturday!