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This tribal baby shower has become a best seller in my shop. I thought it was about time to share with you all the party details.

I was honored to co-host a baby shower for a dear friend’s 2nd baby boy. She had a squirrel as her only suggestion for a theme. I love throwing showers that I can incorporate decor into a gift for their nursery. We had done a fox woodland theme (you can see it on the blog) for her last son so wanted to go a slightly different direction. We did more of a tribal feeling theme. We used teepees, arrows, feathers, and the cute little gray squirrel. It was such a fun theme that lent itself to so many cute details.

These layered banners made such a big impact in the room. I love the use of twine to tie them continuing the earth tones.

 

The row of arrows tie into the patterns on the It’s A Boy banner. The tiny teepees were clipped onto the twine with mini clothespins. All of these items are included in the tribal baby shower printable party decor package. The package also includes images of teepees, arrows, and dream catchers if you are not using squirrels. These would all be adorable in the new baby’s nursery after the shower.

 

This cake was custom made to coordinate with our invitation. You can see the inspiration at the bottom of this page. I love the look of the cake on the woven basket and tree slice.

 

We tried to incorporate as many natural elements as we could. This branch frame was the perfect addition and a great find at a local craft store. The addition of the clothespins and baby photos made a great gift for the mom to be.

 

We had a second table just for the all the yummy food. On the back wall you can see 3 custom pieces of art that will be used as a gift for mom for baby’s room. The center image has all of baby’s birth stats. This shower was thrown after his arrival. I am working on adding more sets like this to my shop soon.

 

A sweet printable centerpiece incorporated baby’s name and the images used throughout the party. As I mentioned before several other images are available in the tribal baby shower printable party decor package.

 

These little teepee hats were one of my favorite items we created. They were on both tables in the 2 coordinating papers. The paper feathers were the perfect touch. 

 

My favorite stacking tray was used once again in this shower. Tiny little acorn cookies filled the top tier, pinecones to add to the nature feel and yummy veggie cups. 

 

There were lots of yummy food items for guests to enjoy. Pinwheel sandwiches, cheese and crackers, apples and dip.

 

These tiny chicken salad appetizers were an easy but savory item to include. For baby showers I love doing an assortment of finger foods that feel fancy. The chocolate dipped pretzels mimicked our trees on the decor perfectly.

 

Once again here is my love for napkin wraps. These were made from the matching patterned paper and placed in a cute mini wheel barrow. The wooden silverware follows our natural elements throughout the baby shower.

 

Since we did not have cupcakes I used the toppers on glass milk bottles for the guests to enjoy beverage in. A touch of twine and a paper straw dressed up an ordinary container.

 

The beverages were in the kitchen, but there was no reason this space should be ignored. A branch with pinecones and a simple vase of flowers pulled together an otherwise boring area.

 

My co-host found these sweet items for the baby’s nursery so we used them on our gift table. Isn’t that wooden teepee art amazing?

 

We played 2 games. The Price is Right and Scattergories. I don’t know about you but I am not a huge fan of typical baby shower games. These were fun and brought out the creativity and competitiveness of the group. They will be available in my shop shortly along with a bingo card.

 

As guests entered and left the party this was in the entry. I created another large sign that could be used in baby’s nursery but also welcomed guests to the space.  Don’t be afraid to use frames already in your home by adding custom art.

 

Each guest signed this squirrel book with a message for baby as he grows. What a special keepsake from a fun day.

 

The blue jars you see were the prizes for the games. Mason jars make such cute vessels for so many things. We had them filled with flowers in several places as well as the acorns above.

 

The favor bags each had a printable favor tag and paper feather clipped with the mini clothespin. Inside were yummy truffles and salted caramel chocolates. I love sending guests home with something to remind them of the party.

 

The Tribal Baby Shower Printable Decor Package is available in my etsy shop. It is also available in girl colors. If you love this set but are throwing a shower for someone who doesn’t know the gender just message me. I would be happy to do it with Baby Shower wording vs It’s a Boy/Girl!

 

This is the original invitation created for the shower. I love the tall trees on either side.

 

I also created this version in both a baby shower and birthday party layout. Wouldn’t a Tribal Birthday Party or a Wild One Birthday Party theme be so fun?

 

It is also available in girl colors.

 

If you throw a party using either of these packages I would love to see photos of your event. You can email them to fivemcreations@gmail.com.  I am always looking for parties to feature here or in my shop.

June 9th, 2017

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Welcome to our Donut Shop! In today’s post I am sharing ideas for throwing a donut themed birthday party. Set the stage for your guests with a great invite telling them about your theme before they ever step foot into the party. We used this printable donuts and pajamas party invitation. It features bright colored donuts, sprinkles, and fun coffee(hot chocolate) cups.

 

We welcomed the guests with this printable donut sign on the front door.

 

My daughter wanted lots of and lots of bright colored donuts on display for this party. Donuts were everywhere! From real donuts, to balloons, plates, centerpieces, and banners.  

 

We created a colorful party table with different heights of cake stands piled high with donuts in lots of colors and shapes. The tassel garland and printable donut happy birthday banner just carried the colors throughout the room. I love the mini donut and coffee cup garland as well. It dressed up a plain tablecloth. You can never have to many donuts.

 

Even though we had donuts for dessert, the birthday girl wanted a cake. Of course a giant donut cake was the only answer. I love the classic light pink frosting with sprinkles.

 

Donuts everywhere! They were the easiest decoration ever! All you have to do is stack them up on cute trays and they make such a big impact.

 

My dining room was the perfect space to create our donut shop. We even swapped out our normal curtains for pink to make the space as girly as possible. Don’t be afraid to use what you already have in your space. Just customize it for your theme. Add photos to existing frames, cover throw pillows on couches with cute pillow covers to transform your space.

 

Printable water bottle labels around glass milk bottles made adorable glasses for the girl’s beverages. I purchased the starbucks iced coffee drinks from our local Target and removed the labels.

 

These donut shaped balloons were found at a local party store. I used acrylic craft paint to create frosting and sprinkles in our party colors. 

 

The Donut Shop sign above was a fun find at Home Goods. The Canvas below was colored by my daughter. We found it at Hobby Lobby. My daughter now has them in her bedroom. Think outside the box when it comes to decor. Use things that you can reuse in your home later.

 

Mini number balloons and our printable donut party centerpiece circles created the main centerpiece on the party table. The chevron table runner added a splash of color to a bland white table cloth. Sprinkle confetti was created by punching circles out of tissue paper.

 

2 smaller centerpieces were created using the garland images and printable donut party centerpiece circles. Just add them to white lollipop sticks and insert into cute containers. I find all different sizes and colors on a regular basis in the Target Dollar Spot or our local craft stores. I typically only pay $1-3. I have collected them throughout the years in many sizes and colors.

 

My daughter wanted to set up a mini donut party for her American Girl doll to enjoy as well. We made a mini donut balloon by not inflating one of the balloons fully. She also made a cute pennant banner using the matching printable paper from the party package.

 

Spinkle donut plates, hot pink coffee cups for hot chocolate, printable donut bingo cards, and tent cards created a place setting for each girl.

 

The first event of the evening was playing bingo. I created printable donut bingo cards to match the decor. I purchased a cute mini bingo cage from Amazon and used donut cereal as the markers. They girls had such a blast playing bingo. We did several rounds. I had donut notepads as prizes.

 

Once the girls had eaten their fill of donuts we played a few other games. The birthday girl wanted to have donuts and hot chocolate as her theme. We played off the hot cocoa by using marshmallows to do a few relays. They formed 2 teams and carried marshmallows on spoons across the room and back. They then had to pass the marshmallow to a teammate using no hands. It was so fun to watch. The blurry photo is because they were practically running. haha! They took it very seriously.

 

The second game we played was a mini marshmallow toss. Each girl had a cup of mini marshmallows and had to toss them into a hot cocoa cup. Whoever got the most in the cup won. We broke them up in to 2 groups. As soon can see by my floor it was harder than it looked. 

 

Everyone came in their pjs of course. These crazy girls can have fun doing just about anything. Silly faces!!! 

 

I am pretty sure the girls were stuffed from all the donuts but we still had cake!!! Happy Birthday sweet girl!

 

The next morning I created a donut inspired breakfast with not as many donuts. The girls were all glad for this. They got their fill the night before.

 

Donut sprinkle cereal was a perfect option to carrying on the theme. This is the same cereal we used for Bingo earlier.

 

The only actual donut for breakfast were these donut hole strawberry skewers.

 

Last were donut bagels. (I colored cream cheese with food coloring to look like frosting)

 

The I Love Donut milk bottles were used for our breakfast beverages.

 

After all the party fun I loaded up extra donuts into gable boxes for the girls to take home. 

 

They also took home a coffee cup that had hot cocoa packets, sprinkles(sixlets), sprinkle nail polish, and a donut charm necklace.

 

The birthday girl wore here necklace for the party.

 

I hope you enjoyed all the donut party photos. This was one of my favorite parties as it included donuts in so many ways. Creating all the little touches is what makes a party so fun! The Donut Printable Party Decoration Package is available in my etsy shop as an instant download.

 

This matching Donut Bingo Card set includes 12 different cards. You can find the mini bingo cage here

 

2 different styles of printable donut invitations are available in my etsy shop.

 

If this doughnut party decor was not quite what you were looking for I have another doughnut package in my shop. Take a look at the matching invites as well. 

 

If you have used these printable products to create your own Donut Shop Party please send me photos to fivemcreations@gmail.com. I would love to see them and possibly feature them on the blog, instagram, or possibly my website. Thanks for stopping by!

June 6th, 2017

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