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
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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
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. My kids are all excited to take Valentines cards to school to share with their friends. I have a few fun ideas to share with you. They all use my printable Valentines cads. First are these sweet S’mores Valentines cards. They are tied to a bag of s’mores trail mix of golden grahams, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips. If your school requires store bought items we recently saw a golden grahams s’mores cereal bar. They would be a perfect substitution.
Here is a non candy idea for you. Every kid loves crayons and you can always use a fresh new box. My rainbow “You COLOR my world” Valentines are the perfect addition.
Here is another fun rainbow card with the same saying. The paint pallet image is perfect to tie them to a pack of watercolors. As a mom I love non candy treats. Of course if candy is your preference why not attach these art rainbow Valentines to a pack of skittles.
Here is a Valentine card that is a gift all in one. Bookmarks! I offer several versions of bookmarks in my etsy shop. Just print them and tie a coordinating ribbon to the top. Every reader will love having one of these in their books. The first set is my monster bookmark Valentines. Perfect for boys or girls.
Next is the #1 in my book Valentine. A great option for older kids. They come in these bright colors as well as a red version.
DONUTS! Who doesn’t love donuts? I offer several version of donut Valentines in my shop. Tied to a pack of mini donuts is such a yummy treat.
This donut Valentine set is offered in multiple colors in my etsy shop.
Are your kids OBSESSED with slime? Mine cannot get enough of this stuff. My newest addition this year is these Valen-Slime’s Day cards. Available in 2 color combos. Attach a container or bag of slime to them and your kids will be the most popular in class!
My emoji Valentine’s are my most popular seller. Every one of my kids from my 4yr old to my 12 yr old love anything emoji. I found these adorable emoji m&ms at Target. They are so cute!!! I want to eat them all up.
I offer these emoji Valentines in multiple colors for boys and girls.
Last is the popular unicorn Valentine. These printable cards feature pastel rainbow backgrounds. A box of classic conversation hearts is the sweetest rainbow treat to go with them.
I have LOTS more printable Valentines cards in my etsy shop for boys and girls in many themes. Race cars, dinosaurs, mermaids, puppies, dump trucks and more. Go check them out for more ideas. Download, print, cut, and pass out to friends. I hope all of your kids have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
5M Creations February 7th, 2019
Posted In: Holiday Parties
What little girl hasn’t dreamt of going to Paris someday? A Paris party is such a fun theme. This customer party features the classic pink and black color scheme with plenty of Parisian touches.
A play on french food was done with a breakfast of French Toast 🙂 , croissants, scones, berries, and more.
Food tent cards had the french words for each item. Such a cute touch to the party table.
My printable banner square is paired with a sparkly Eiffel tower and number 9 to create a cute centerpiece for the food table. Think outside the box when using printables. Cupcake toppers can be used to create a mini banner or tag. Each item can be used lots of ways.
A sweet dessert table was created featuring Eiffel Tower cookies, dipped oreos, cupcakes, and several pink beverages. Mix and match lots of small treats to create a pretty tablescape.
Water bottle labels are a simple way to add a touch of the party theme with poodles and Eiffel Towers.
Coordinating Paris printable cupcake toppers are the perfect addition to the dessert table.
The party mom created this fun photo booth with a pink table cloth, Eiffel Tower but from black butcher paper, poms, and a few photo props. This is a great way to get a photo with each guest at the party. I love sending photos from parties with my thank you notes. Kids love the keepsake.
Even the American Girl Doll was dressed for the occasion with her Paris Art set up.
The main table was set up for guests to enjoy their treats with fancy chargers, pink and black Paris dishes, and candlelight.
An art studio was set up for a Paris paint night. Each girl painted an Eiffel Tower canvas to take home.
As favors guests took an Eiffel Tower chocolate dressed up with matching printable Paris favor tags.
What a fun party theme! You can find the coordinating printable decor and invitations in my etsy shop.
Paper Tableware: Oriental Trading Company
5M Creations November 26th, 2018
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It is officially October!! I have 2 free files to share with you today. Halloween is coming and I am excited to decorate my house for fall. I love using printable art like this on my entry table. Just put in a cute 5×7 frame, add a little pumpkin next to it and you have easy cute decor. I am sharing both a Halloween and Harvest printable. Enjoy!!!
Check out my other Halloween printables in my etsy shop.
5M Creations October 1st, 2018
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What screams TWEEN PARTY more than Emojis?!? This adorable customer party is such a great mix of classic black and white and pops of emoji yellow.
The backdrop was created using an oversized canvas and printable emoji images found in my emoji party decor package.
A simple white store bought cake is dressed up with cute emoji sugar candies and a mini birthday banner.
Printable emoji cupcake toppers were added to store bought chocolate cupcakes. Reminiscent of the classic poop emoji without being quite so literal. ha!
White gable boxes made the perfect favor box. They are a perfect blank canvas. Paper ribbon, printable emojis, and favor tags make them coordinate perfectly with the party decor.
Inside was all emoji themed of course. Emoji graham crackers, pencil, ball, plush keychains, cups, and water bottles wrapped with a printable emoji label. The bottle matched the box emoji so each kid knew which one was theirs.
Emoji helium balloons framed the large party table with a great pop of color.
This cute light up emoji was a great addition to the table.
This mini rainbow poop emoji was the talk of the party.
Emojis, Emojis everywhere!!! Plush emoji pillows added to the furniture was a fun touch.
My printable emoji banner was hung by the birthday girl’s seat of honor. The Emoji Movie played as guests arrived.
I love this little centerpiece set up using my printable Emoji centerpiece circles. I will be honest it took me a second to know what HBD2U was. haha! (Happy Birthday To You for anyone like me that didn’t get it at first.)
The full printable emoji party decor package is in my etsy shop.
Lots of versions of coordinating emoji invitations are available as well. A classic layout and a Texting layout are both available in multiple colors. The party decor package can be made in any of the colors shown.
5M Creations September 17th, 2018
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This customer mermaid party has all the whimsical touches a mermaid party should. The flowy table skirt gives you the feeling that you are floating under water. A beautiful balloon garland arch frames the table making a huge statement in the room while giving the feel of bubble floating.
I love personalizing a party with the child’s name. These DIY hand decoracted paper mache name letters take personalization to a new level. Each letter is unique with tons of texture and sparkle.
The party table held tons of under the sea mermaid inspired treats like these gorgeous sugar cookies by Swirls of Sugar. You can also see cute s’mores party favors featuring my printable treat bag toppers.
The attention to detail in these cookies is amazing. They are each a yummy piece of art.
Cute hair ties made with mermaid ribbon were a fun take home for the party guests.
Here is a closer look at the adorable s’mores party favor.
This cake was created by using a plain white store bought cake. The party mom dressed it up with all of her daughter’s favorite yummy treats and some of the sugar cookies. This is such a great DIY party tip. You don’t have to pay $$$ for a show stopping cake.
Sweet little gold mermaids topped cupcakes.
Grapes were stacked on skewers to look like seaweed. This look was also shown in the dolphin party I shared not long ago.
Bubble wands had my printable mermaid favor tags backed with gold glittery paper. The tiny little pearl accents with the ribbons is perfect for a mermaid theme.
The printable mermaid Happy Birthday banner was hung by the birthday girl’s seat.
Even the dolls got in on the mermaid fun.
The girls sat at this adorable table. A sand colored table runner was the perfect base for all of the bright pops of mermaid accents.
Tulle ribbon was tied to each chair with a star fish creating special seats for each guest.
Instead of 1 large centerpiece my printable centerpiece circles were individually placed in mason jars.
Each circle was backed with gold glitter paper to add sparkle to the table.
Printable cupcake toppers were tied to glass jars for drinks.
The entry way featured this DIY sparkly ribbon garland. Touches teal and gold elements on the table made a beautiful welcome to the party.
How cute is that octopus plate?!?! A perfect accent piece. Multiples of my printable mermaid centerpiece circles were put together to create a fun centerpiece set.
Outside this balloon net was a great backdrop for an art station. The girls painted sea shells.
The guests each took home a sand bucket with a printable mermaid favor tag to carry all their party goodies home in.
A drink station was set up outside with this cute foam cooler turned into a treasure chest.
Cute little mermaid and narwhal squeezy toys were ready for a water fight. These doubled as a party favor.
The girls spent the rest of the party running through the unicorn sprinkler and having a water fight. The towels were made into mermaid tails with small rubber bands on the ends. Another adorable but functional party favor for the win!
5M Creations August 27th, 2018
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My daughter has always loved anything from the 1950s. When the Mary Ellen American Girl doll came out and she got a diner to go with it we knew it would be the perfect party theme! My goal was to create a fun diner style atmosphere. I always love the retro colors and black and white check patterns in diners. I used this as the starting point when designing this 50’s diner party decor package.
At the table I started with a simple black and white check table runner to continue the patterns in the printable party decor.
I used these cute red cake stands (found in the Target Dollar Spot) to add some color. They held printable diner menus and retro ketchup and mustard containers. A restaurant style napkin dispenser added to the diner feel.
My printable 50s printable party circles made the perfect centerpiece for the table. I love the cute jukebox and poodle skirt images throughout the party line.
Glass soda bottles were dressed up with a printable water bottle label. The girls loved drinking soda from them.
At each place setting I used records as chargers. A printable label personalized it and made a keepsake for the party guests. I went to our local Goodwill store and bought tons of old records. The style of music did not matter for this use.
Food was served in classic red diner food baskets and checkered liners. The girls had their choice of hotdogs and hamburgers served with a side of fries.
It is always fun to set up a little doll scene matching the party decor. MaryEllen had a yummy meal at the diner too.
For the main party table I had this extra large Madison’s Diner sign printed. I loved the impact it made in the space. This table held the desserts and party favors.
The cake was inspired by a pink poodle skirt, the sign image, and of course a jukebox. Look at that tiny record inside.
Just in case anyone needed something other than soda I used these 50’s printable labels to dress up water bottles. They featured all of the cute images found in the party decor package.
As if cake was not enough, we had yummy root beer floats served in these cute ice cream sundae cups.
Party favors for the guests were adorable in these pink classic car favor boxes.
Each girl got a pair of vintage glasses and polka dot scarf to wear during the party.
Also included was pink and blue cotton candy with a printable favor tag.
50s inspired sugar cookies were wrapped up and sent home with each of the girls as well. They were all to sugared out to eat them during the party. ha!
After our yummy diner experience we had fun with a photo booth 50’s sock hop style.
We made these cute saddle shoes from basic white tennis shoes found at Target. I used black craft paint to paint the inside shape.
I purchased a set of printable 50s photo props on Etsy. They were super simple to print at home and cut out. The girls had a blast being silly with them.
Next we had a hoola hoop contest. It was so funny to watch. The girls loved it!
Last for the evening was karaoke. This is where the evening got the silliest. They sang their hearts out and laughed until they cried.
This was such a fun party theme. Having the guests come dressed up made it even more fun. The girls really got into character. I hope you enjoyed our 50’s Diner Party.
You can find all of the printable decorations in my etsy shop. The links and party sources are below.
Scarves- Amazon(currently unavailable)
Glasses- Amazon (rhinestones added by me)
Pink Car Boxes- The Sugar Diva
Black & White Checkered Floor- Amazon
Ketchup & mustard bottles- Local restaurant supply store (similar can be found on Amazon)
Napkin Dispensers- Local restaurant supply store (similar can be found on Amazon)
Glass Soda Bottles – Michael’s Crafts
Records – Used records of any style from Goodwill
Food Baskets & Liners -Local restaurant supply store (similar can be found on Amazon)
Poodle Skirt -Bday Girl – Amazon (runs small! My 11 yr old is a 14/16 and wearing the Women’s Med/Lg)
Doll Diner – Target
Doll Outfit – Local Market
Photo Props – Etsy
Saddle Shoes- Target
5M Creations August 22nd, 2018
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