My twins didn’t get to have a party this year due to quarantine so we celebrated later in the summer with a backyard movie night. It was a great way to see a few friends with minimal contact. I set up this fun concessions table with portioned snacks for everyone.
This art cart made a fun drink station for the boys. I added a printable sign and water bottle labels to fit the theme.
We served cupcakes, licorice, popcorn, and of course candy! All the classic movie treats. Each boy came up one at a time to grab their goodies. Even though we were celebrating late we added a fun movie inspired Happy Birthday printable banner to the table.
You can find these great popcorn containers on AMAZON HERE (AD) as well. Perfect to use for any movie night at home and they are reusable.
Printable movie cupcake toppers featured film rolls, tickets, popcorn and more. Perfect for a movie night even without a birthday party.
We were lucky enough to borrow this awesome popcorn machine from my parents. Every movie theater needs the smell of freshly popped popcorn.
I created this smaller table to hold carriers for each guest. They were able to carry home any leftovers in their personalized box. I love the banner with oversized cut outs of the movie images.
Both birthday boys had a centerpiece featuring his name on a star.
Each guest received a carrier to hold all of their treats. They were able to hold 2 beverages, popcorn, and several boxes of candy. This helped them keep their items from being mixed up and much less contact. You can find them HERE ON AMAZON (AD).
This was such a fun summer party set up! We were lucky to have a warm evening to enjoy our movie.
I have been loving these large printable signs as backdrops for my parties. They are a great way to incorporate your theme and they are so easy to use. I get mine printed at a local print shop then mount it on poster board or a large canvas that I use over and over for parties using command strips. Just set it on the table and you have instant decor.
Even without a birthday this is such a fun summer activity. Just skip the birthday banner and create one using the editable files saying Movie Night or any other custom text. Why not set up a family movie night in the backyard? Make it extra special with my printable package! Perfect for an end of summer bash! Find the printables HERE!
I also have a POPCORN party package available in my store for a slightly different look.
Hope you are enjoying the rest of your summer and creating special moments with those around you.
5M Creations August 7th, 2020
The sweet little baby this shower was thrown for turned 1 this summer and I thought it was the perfect time to share. Her mama LOVES Elvis my friend and I knew we had to incorporate this into our party without being too cheesy. This was a first girl after 2 boys so we also wanted a soft feminine party. After many brainstorming sessions we decided on Shake, Rattle & Roll. This combo of classic baby images and fun Elvis wording created a fun whimsical baby shower theme.
We used a bottle (Shake), Rattle, and Stroller (Roll) as our images with soft baby pink and mint green accents. I punched my printable Shake Rattle & Roll cupcake toppers out with a scalloped punch for an extra girly touch.
All of the food was Elvis inspired. We used elements from his favorite foods to create out menu. Peanut butter banana bars, coconut macaroons (he loved coconut cake), and lemon meringue parfaits.
We hosted the shower at the bride to be’s church rec room. It was a large space with not great lighting. We made it cozier by using round tables just in one half of the room for guests all focused towards the main table and mom to be’s chair. Each table had either a centerpiece circle in a scalloped pot or diaper cake, mini tissue poms, plus a frame with Elvis lyrics, place settings with a favor, game card, and drink jar.
Cupcake toppers were used on the drink jars as a cute little tag.
We used pink Hershey’s kisses in clear bags tied with a printable favor tag for a sweet treat for each guests to take home.
My friend made these gorgeous diaper cakes for the tables. They were topped with printable centerpiece circles and pink curly ribbons. We wrapped the layers with pink and mint fabric and layers of ribbons. I love how they turned out! Such a pretty decoration and gift for the mom to be.
The last Elvis touch were these adorable blue suede shoes my friend found as a gift for the mama. Such a sweet and special baby shower celebrating baby Presley! Yes you read that right. Baby girl was named Presley after Elvis himself. So fun!
Find the printable Shake Rattle & Roll package here!
5M Creations August 3rd, 2020
Posted In: Baby Shower
Graduation looks different this year for the Class of 2020 but that doesn’t mean they can’t be celebrated. I am sharing my little sister’s Grad Party we had at my parents’ home for her 2018 Graduation for inspiration. These are all things that can easily be done at home to create a special space to celebrate your Grad. I am also including FREE PRINTABLES as my gift to the Class of 2020! Your accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. Congratulations on your achievements. You deserve to be celebrated.
Nothing on this party table was very hard but put together it creates a fun space celebrating your grad. The 2018 numbers were just cut out of cardstock and layered over some paper fans from the craft store. You can find similar ones here on Amazon (AD). Add some special treats with graduation printables and a few photos and you have a table that will make your grad feel loved. I also include several banner options in my printable set below.
Cupcake toppers are a great way to personalize your table. I have made the printables editable so you can put your graduates name. The colors of the tassels have been updated to be all gold so they will work for any school.
This sign was created by printing a photo with the words I am including below and layering it on gold paper from the craft store. A keepsake for the grad in addition to being fun décor.
Balloons in your school color are the perfect addition to the black and white décor.
Add your school color with dipped pretzel rods. Just drizzle with melting chocolate in your color of choice.
These centerpieces were created using die cuts from a cricut but I also include printable centerpiece circles in my FREE Graduation décor set below. The tissue poms were made using gold glitter tulle to add some dimension and sparkle.
While guests cannot fill out wish cards at the party you could send out cards ahead of time to loved ones and have them return them to you. Surprise your grad with a box full of wishes from loved ones who can’t be there to celebrate.
Create a photo banner using school photos from K-12. These congrats balloons are a fun way to celebrate. You can find some similar ones here on Amazon (AD).
Congrats Class of 2020. Enjoy the FREE Printables here in my shop!
5M Creations May 19th, 2020
Posted In: Uncategorized
My son turned 6 in March and we were lucky enough to have his party right before the world closed down. He wanted a SHARK party, so the perfect location was our local pool. They had a great party room that we rented. We spent the first hour in the party room having treats and doing gifts. Then we swam for the rest of the time. It was great to have a space for the guests to keep their swim bags and take a break if needed.
I know sometimes it can be overwhelming to think about decorating somewhere other than at home, but it is possible. The key is reserving enough time to allow for set up before your party time. We got there 1 hour before to unload it all and set up the décor. I had a few party helpers to put things in place. My biggest tip is to arrive with everything READY TO GO! Have centerpieces fully assembled, banner strung, balloons in bouquets, and a bag of essentials like safety pins, tape, scissors, and anything you need for serving food items.
I kept the party table simple with a banner, easy to pop up backdrop sign and some balloons. Snacks were all easy to hand out items: cupcakes, goldfish, and shark teeth(bugles).
Cupcakes are my go to for parties with lots of guests. Easy to hand out and share extras with parents or siblings. I always grab an extra pack of cupcakes for just that reason. Printable editable shark cupcake toppers tied it all together with a fun red cake stand.
Originally this awesome shark piñata was going to be the centerpiece for my guest tables. After my amazing friend made this guy we realized they were going to be too big for the size of tables my venue had. I went to plan B and had him be part of our main table. He was way to cool to not have front and center. Can you believe she made this?
Shark fin paper cones were the perfect vessel for our shark tooth snack of bugles. I bought gray cardstock at my local craft store, folded and added some adhesive to keep them together. Super easy and so fun!
At the last minute I decided I needed one more thing to fill space on my table. I had these great mini treat cups in my party stash. Gold fish seemed like the obvious shark party snack.
This printable Happy Birthday Shark banner was a great addition to the front of the table. It can be edited to say whatever you like when you purchase the printable package.
I love a printable backdrop for parties. Especially when it’s not at home. I attach them to a canvas and it is ready to be popped up on a table. They make a great big impact with little work.
The main focal point of the room was definitely the guest tables. I added some balloons to the center to add some color and fill up the space the tall ceilings provided in the room. I started with plain blue plastic table cloths. Easy, cheap and can be thrown away on site at the end of the party. Then I started layering. Fishing net gave a great texture and under the sea feel to the tables.
Each place setting had layered red and white striped plates and these awesome shark plates I found at Hobby Lobby. I added printable labels to the water bottles. The big hit were the shark party hats my son had to have also from Hobby Lobby.
Down the center of the tables I had mini red buckets featuring printable shark centerpiece circles. There were 4 designs.
My cute birthday boy had such a blast at his shark birthday party!
Party favors were fully contained and easy to grab and go in these red and blue sand buckets from Oriental Trading Co. Each bucket contained a plush shark. gummy sharks with a printable treat bag topper, shark tattoos, and a shark tooth candy necklace.
Printable name tags made it easy for guests to know to take their gift at the end. My kids always love seeing their names on things. It makes that gift even more special.
These tags are also fully editable with the printable shark party package.
While this was not the intention when I originally created this sign for the party, the parents had a big laugh at this sign with Coronavirus just starting to rear its head. Little did we know what was coming. To the kids it was a fun shark addition to the party.
I absolutely love how this party turned out and I am so thankful we got to squeeze it in before we were home for the weeks ahead. We have since celebrated 2 at home quarantine birthdays. While they didn’t look like this, I know they will be remembered for years to come. Even at home we have had a fun time being creative and celebrating the ones we love. I look forward to when I can throw our next big party with all of our friends gathered around. For now I hope you enjoyed this party and can save away a few tips for your next event. I know many people are planning a big bash when the world returns to normal.
All Printable Supplies by 5M Creations
Plush Sharks- Oriental Trading Co
Shark Tooth Necklace- Oriental Trading Co.
Sand Bucket- Oriental Trading Co.
Table Netting- Oriental Trading Co.
Blue Tablecloth- Oriental Trading Co.
Shark Party Hats- Hobby Lobby
Shark Tattoos- Hobby Lobby
Shark Plates- Hobby Lobby
Red/White Striped Plates- Hobby Lobby
Red Centerpiece Bucket- Hobby Lobby (mutliple sizes available)
Clear Cone Holder- Amazon (AD) (not exact one used but similar style)
5M Creations May 12th, 2020
Posted In: Boy Birthday Party
I thought I would take this time at home to work on a few blog posts and add some pretty photos to your feeds. The party I am sharing today was my favorite summer party last year. It was thrown by a friend for her 9 yr old daughter. She LOVES animals and all things rainbow. This was such a fun bright and cheery way to combine the two. She wanted safari animals and I found this adorable art with rainbow colored animals. I paired it with rainbow animal prints for this fun printable party package.
The party table was kept simple but made such a great impact in the space. I love the simple streamer backdrop.
How adorable is this cake? It is just a simple store bought cake dressed up. The mom bought these tiny party hats and added them to plastic safari animals. My favorite piece is the honeycomb rainbow topper. This was also made. She purchased tiny honeycombs and glued them to a rainbow shaped piece of cardboard. Amazing!
In addition to this great cake there were cupcakes with my printable rainbow animal cupcake toppers.
My favorite part of this party was this amazing kids table! The place settings were done in rainbow colors. I could not stop taking pictures of this table!
Every pair of chairs had a tissue pom as a centerpiece, colored cups, napkins, bubble wands, favor boxes, and place cards to match each color.
The favor tags and water bottle wraps had the rainbow stripe pattern to tie it all together.
The favor boxes had a cute tulle pom tied to the top and were filled with pink and white animal cookies. So fun!
The bright rainbow colors against the white base made such a gorgeous table!
The other piece in the space that I loved was this tissue pom wreath chandelier. The poms were tied to a metal ring form and then hung above the table.
The main party was held under the tent in the backyard however guests were greeted with this fun animal filled table at the entry. Such a fun way to mix in favorite animal friends.
The main activity of the party was an animal show by Party Animals NW! The party host was able to choose from a list of animals they provide. They brought several of their animal friends to share with the kids. They shared lots of fun facts. Some of the animals all of the party guests could touch, others were shy and just the birthday girl got to interact with. The kids ALL LOVED this show.
The birthday girl does not have a dog so this sweet boy Sake (Shiba Inu) came to visit. He showed us lots of fun tricks and loved to be pet. He snuggled up with the kids while the rest of the show went on.
Here are a few more of the animals the party girl chose to have come.
Pixie the Chinchilla.
Penelope the Hedgehog.
Sumo the Sulcata Tortoise.
Stanley the Flemish Giant Rabbit
Such a fun and beautiful party!
5M Creations April 2nd, 2020
Posted In: Uncategorized
Flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. Ok so it’s only March but it has been gorgeous here and making me long for summer days. If you are a planner like me you are already thinking ahead to summer birthdays. I am sharing a few of my most popular themes great for those summer birthdays. None of my kids actually have summer birthdays. I am always so envious of friends who get to have warm, water filled backyard parties. I hope you enjoy some of the ideas below.
Do you have a mermaid lover? This party has such gorgeous colors that scream mermaid. It’s a beautiful mix of classic party décor, balloons, treats, etc and backyard fun. This would be a great theme for a birthday party hosted at a pool as well.
Sand buckets are the perfect container for a party favor. Guests will get lots of use from it all summer long.
Water guns, sprinklers, a pool. Any water play is the perfect activity. Beach towels double as mermaid tails. A perfect mix of function and fun!You can see more mermaid party photo details here.
Next up is a PIRATE party theme. This is a great theme for boys and girls as shown in this party for 3 siblings. They utilized their trampoline to create the sea. kiddy pool as walk the plank, party games, and an amazing pirate ship made by mom.
Check out all of the pirate party fun here. There are lots more pirate party tips including a tattoo station and lots of great pirate party food ideas.
This next party is a personal favorite. I threw a camping themed birthday for my twins. This actually wasn’t in the summer. We battled rain, but it was so worth it. A camping theme can be done in the backyard or at an actual campground. The most important thing is, Don’t Forget the Smores!
We had a scavenger hunt in the forest behind our house. This was a big hit.
Hotdogs and smores over the fire was the party themed party food. Easy and delicious. We also had a create your own trail mix bar. Lots of yummy snacks to mix and match.
These smores kits were just one of the party favors the boys took home. Check out more details here.
LEMONADE STAND PARTY
A lemonade stand is such a classic memory of a childhood summer day. If your kid has not done one, I am sure they have probably asked to at some point. I know mine have. We have never lived in a great place to have a real lemonade stand. This party brought all of the fun with a beautiful tea party feel right in our backyard.
Sweet treats and party favors around the lemon theme were such a great addition to this lemonade stand. The girls took turns serving each other at the stand and enjoyed a beautiful table to eat their treats.
See more lemonade party details here!
Last is this cute dolphin party. A warm summer day lends itself well to any theme under the sea. Tissue poms and simple streamers create a perfect watery backdrop.
A fun photo booth with props from your summer activities is a great way to capture silly moments with your party guests.
Add any water activity to this theme and you have your party activity done! The kids played for hours.
This is another theme where sand buckets work perfectly for party favors. They are inexpensive and easy to find at your local dollar store.
Printable party decor is such an easy way to dress up any party and season of the year.
Here are a few more summer themes available in my shop.
Happy summer party planning!
5M Creations March 5th, 2020
Posted In: Uncategorized
My twins turned 10 and we celebrated with a Nintendo Switch inspired Game Truck party. We used the classic red, blue and black from the game controllers to create our party theme.
The cake was clean and simple. Level 10 was used throughout the party to reference the birthday milestone. I love that this can be changed for any age. An amazing cake/fondant controller was created by our baker to top the cake.
I wanted a big backdrop for the statement piece on my party table. This GAME ON printable party sign was perfect.
Most of our party was spent in the Game Truck so we didn’t need a ton of food. We served pizza, popcorn, and Powerade and added the party favors to the table for the guests to take home.
Printable labels were created to wrap around Powerade or Gatorade bottles. This added to the red and blue table. I chose Powerade because they had black lids to tie in even more.
I purchased red and blue solo cups and plastic lids from our local restaurant supply store to make these fun popcorn cups. Printable cupcake toppers with game controllers added to our video game party theme.
These candy bar wrappers made a super fast party favor. Print, cut, and wrap. The back says Thanks for Gaming with us/me!
Red gumballs in tubes were my other super easy party favor addition to the table. I tied a printable favor tag to them. Both favors were perfect to grab and go as the parents arrived.
The printable décor includes this great editable happy birthday banner. You can easily add a child’s name as well.
I love how the table turned out. It had a masculine feel with bright colors. Perfect for tween or teen boys.
The biggest labor of love in this party space was this giant Nintendo Switch controller. I used the sides of a trifold (think science fair) poster board my kids had left over. I painted them blue and red and cute out circle to make the controller buttons. I left part of the fold/flap on the side and used that to attach it to the tv with packing tape. haha! Super fancy. I connected our switch to the tv to display the screen. It was a HUGE hit!
The LEVEL 10 banner was the perfect addition to the mantel. It is oversized and available with all numbers to create any age needed.
When each guest arrived the were greeted with a VIP Game Truck Pass on a lanyard. The boys wore these throughout the party.
Centerpieces were added to the entry table with more of the great game controller images. These can be personalized with the name and age.
The biggest hit of the party was this amazing game truck. The boys went NUTS! I don’t think there is a more perfect way to contain and entertain 14- 10 yr old boys. They were so happy to be allowed to play games. Screen time!!! The truck had many kinds of game consoles and games available. The took turns rotating for the duration of the party.
Happy Birthday boys! How are you 10?
You can find the video game party editable printable package in my shop.
5M Creations February 18th, 2020
Posted In: Uncategorized
My 13 year old turned 13 on the 13th! Her Golden Birthday! We embraced gold as our theme to make an elegant teenage party room. The addition of pink made it soft and feminine.
The place settings were created using these pink and gold dot plates from Hobby Lobby. They were the first party item I purchased and the colors were designed around them. I added gold chargers, silverware and real glassware to create an elegant grown up table.
The centerpiece for the main table was the last piece of this party to fall into place. I felt like I had done versions of so many other things that came to mind and none felt right. While setting up the room my friend and I remembered a gorgeous ornament garland we did for our girls’ 5th birthday. It was a Christmas pajamas and pancakes party in red and greens. As soon as we said it I knew that a gold version was the perfect thing to run down the table. It added texture and shine and was so fast to make. It is as simple as stringing shatterproof ornaments on a ribbon.
My daughter chose the menu for her Golden treats. Golden oreos, pretzels and strawberries dipped in pink melting chocolate and gold sprinkles, caramel corn in pink and gold cups, and a plain vanilla cake dressed up with gold sprinkles and a topper. It was simple and elegant.
The biggest labor of love by far was this gorgeous ribbon garland. It took LOTS of ribbon, lace and tulle to make. I lost count of how many spools I used. It really wasn’t that hard to make but it took several hours to cut and tie them all and was not cheap. If you have this on your list for a future event definitely use your coupons! It I hung in my daughter’s room now so it was a worth while investment and such a beautiful statement piece.
I designed printables for the party with a pink and gold glitter background. The were the perfect addition to the other elements of the party. Printable labels are always a great way to dress up a water bottle.
I backed the banner shapes with gold glitter paper from the craft store to add even more sparkle. Is there ever really too much sparkle?
I did the same with the centerpiece circles. Tiny pink and gold glitter ornaments and balls were the perfect vase filler.
Our main activity of the evening was a mall scavenger hunt! Could there be anything more perfect at 13? I created matching shirts for the girls that said Birthday Girl and Birthday Squad. Each girl received a bag with their name on it to collect all of the mall goodies.
At a few of our stops they got to pick out an item at the store the clue led them to. The rest of them I purchased ahead and at certain stops handed out a favor to everyone. It was a great way to make it more budget friendly with 10 girls.
A large section of our scavenger hunt was to take photos as a group with certain items or take photos of items found throughout the mall. For these cell phone loving teens it was a great way to expand our hunt without adding cost. Our scavenger hunt printable card is available below.
We ended the evenging with the golden face masks and a sleepover! So far having a teen is fun!
You can find the EDITABLE printable party décor in my store! Just print, assemble, and party!
A matching EDITABLE invitation is also available. I backed the invite with more gold glitter paper to make it extra sparkly.
You can download the FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt card here! golden party scavenger hunt
Happy Party Planning!
5M Creations January 13th, 2020
Posted In: Uncategorized
This adorable kitty adoption party was thrown by a customer using my printable cat party package. There are so many fun ideas. Guests arrived and were greeted by these cute gray kitties ready for adoption.
Stations were set up throughout the party with activities to care for their new kitties. This cute bath was created using blue plastic balls and cotton ball bubbles.
Each kitty received a sparkly personalized collar.
A vet station for checkups was created using toy doctor kit items.
All the kitties were groomed with hair brushes.
And each kitty got an official adoption certificate.
Guests took home their kitty and favor items (including a kitty ear headband) in this custom cat favor bags. The party mom assembled them using white gift bags and cutting cute kitty facial features to attach.
A printable cat favor tag was the purrrfect addition.
An adorable treat table was set up with lots of yummy kitty themed snacks.
Cat Sushi and dipped oreos were the biggest hit with the kids.
Mini water bottles were dressed up with printable cat water bottle labels.
Of course no kitty party would be complete with your choice of milk to drink.
Chocolate and white cupcakes were topped with printable cat cupcake toppers and pink and chocolate sprinkles.
There were tons of fun food names including these sixlets in a cat food bowl called Fancy Feast.
Several centerpieces were used throughout the space. Printable circles from the party décor package were used and had fun cat silhouettes or the number 6 added to them.
Dinner was served including Paw-sta and other fun kitty favorites.
I love the use of the mini yarn balls and pawprint table cloth.
These cat face plates were the perfect match to the party.
Lastly, this talented mom made this amazing cat face piñata.
5M Creations October 17th, 2019
Posted In: Uncategorized