So the first thing I worked on was the invitation. This is a blown up version. The actual invite was about 4" x 5". I found the invitation online and through the magic of Photoshop Lightroom, I was able to erase all the information inside the circle and replace it with my own, using Picmonkey. The font is not exact, but the feel is still the same. I glued it to some green card stock I had in my scrapbook stash.
Next came the centerpiece. Originally I was planning on hanging everything, but then I decided I needed something easy to set up and easy to remove after the party. Party Pail supplied me with the white tissue fans, white honeycomb tissue ball, red honeycomb tissue balls, and red drink napkins. They have a lot of great party supplies for kids and adults at great prices. I was very happy with what they sent me. And my daughter was too.
For the base of the centerpiece I used a plastic drink bucket from Target. It was only $3. I lined it with some poke-a-dot tissue paper, also from Target. I filled the bottom of the bucket with green floral foam blocks I found at the Dollar Tree. I made two layers of blocks cutting and piecing them together to make them fit. I did not glue them to the bottom because I wanted to re-use the bucket, so I used wooden skewers to keep the blocks from shifting. Then I had my daughter paint some wooden dowels I bought at Walmart. I poked the dowels into the foam blocks and slid the tissue fans and honeycomb balls onto the dowels. For the fans, I did use a little clear tape to keep them secure. I covered up the blocks with some more tissue paper.
The Happy Birthday sign was made the same way as the invitation, a little Photoshop and a little Picmonkey. I printed it on regular white paper and glued it to the same green card stock as the invites. I made two and stuck them to the wooden dowel and to each other with my scrapbooking ZOTS adhesive dots. I slid two wooden dowels into the middle of the two signs to hand my bunting banner. For the banner, I used scrapbook paper and cardstock that I had on hand and matched the red and green colors. I glued them together with the ZOTS also and glued a corner to the red honeycomb ball.
I ended up making two small topiaries with the other red honeycomb balls. I found the green metal potting tins at the Dollar Tree, filled them with more green floral foam. This time I glued the foam to the tin with some tacky glue. I poked the skewer in and added the ball and the sign the same way as the centerpiece. Then my daughter glued some red and white shredded paper over the foam blocks. The shredded paper I found in the party aisle at the Dollar Tree.
I had also found a red tin that matched the green ones. I used it to store my paper straws that I had on hand. I bought them on Amazon. I placed the straws in some recycled frappuccino glass bottles from Target and surrounded them with more shredded paper. The chalkboard clothes pin signs are from T. J. Maxx.
I bought swim rings for party favors since they look like donuts and this was also a pool party. I bought the swim rings at the Dollar Tree along with some candy. I made some cute tags with all the kids names to thank them for coming to the party. My daughter helped put all the goody bags together.
And that's it for decorations. I made a variety of baked mini donuts for the party, Birthday Cake Oreo Donuts, Cotton Candy Donuts, Hot Chocolate Donuts, Funfetti Donut Holes, and Sugar Cookie Donuts. I used the Sugar Cookie Donuts on top of this Funfetti cake and added some sprinkles and Birthday Cake M&Ms. The kids were all over the donuts. I guess I will have to make a bigger cake next time. Even though we didn't serve any Krispy Kreme donuts, I still liked the theme. And I got all the kids Krispy Kreme hats for party hats. The party was a success and everyone liked the decorations.
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Disclaimer: Party Pail did provide me with some products to review, but I was under no obligation to provide a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.