I received the cutest photos from a customer using my printable camping party package. It is one of my favorite party themes. Check out these cute camping party ideas!

See my original camping party HERE! You can find links to all the printable products as well!

September 3rd, 2020

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I have been going back through party photos to find old events I have never shared. This Lego inspired party is one I threw for my twins several years ago. It was so much fun! Check out all the fun details including FREE printable decor below.

I added a few pieces to my mantle to create a cute lego display. A polka dot garland in the party colors, a couple of lego storage pieces (the mini fig head and large green brick, and a fun printable centerpiece. I made a centerpiece holder out of lego bricks.

I set up my main dining room for treats and lego building. 

This fun printable banner has lego patterns on the paper and cute mini fig heads.

Each guest got a mini lego set to build during the party. We watched the LEGO movie while building.

Printable cupcake toppers dressed up homeade cupcakes.

I made these cute mini fig marshmallow pops with large and mini marshmallows and yellow candy melts.

This lego pinata was a cinch to make. A rectangle box and solo cups were wrapped in red crepe paper. I just cut the fringe before wrapping. I left a hole in the top and filled with candy.

Each guest had a bag to collect their pinata candy!

I created these fun treat bag with these lego printable treat bag toppers and brick candy from the bulk candy section.

It was such a fun party building with my boys!

Here is everything you get with the free printable download. Fill in the blank invites included! Enjoy!  CLICK HERE (FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY)

August 17th, 2020

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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.

August 7th, 2020

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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.

Editable Printable SHARK Party Package

Editable Printable Shark Party Invitation

 

Party Supplies:

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)

 

 

May 12th, 2020

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This party was inspired by my 5yr old and his love everything dinosaurs! We did a dino first birthday party for him as well but it had a completely different feel with bright colors and silhouettes. I knew that this party needed to be much more rustic. We spotted the large dino skeleton at Joann Fabrics and it became the starting point to our party. Earth tones and greenery everywhere you looked set the stage for a DINO DIG!

My wood pallet was the perfect backdrop for the party table. I created it for the camping party I did a few years ago. I created this gorgeous leaf garland using images cut on my silhouette. I was inspired by a similar banner on pinterest and knew it would give the table the color and texture it needed. Paired with the printable dino happy birthday banner they made a great impact in the space.

For the party cake I wanted something equally as rustic as the decor. Nothing too perfect. This cake was super easy to make at home. The top is crushed Chips Ahoy cookies, a chocolate ganache drizzle, and candy rocks bought on amazon. Stacking it on wood slices gave it height and added more texture and nature to the space. 

For party food I tried to keep everything in greens and browns. We had green fruits and veggies (apples, cucumber, celery, and carrots), pudding dirt cups with candy rocks, dinosaur skeleton sugar cookies, and of course dino nuggets! 

I saw the cookie cutter for these dinosaur skeleton sugar cookies online and knew I had to have them. I was pleasantly surprised how easy they were. I will share step by step details on them in another post. The kids loved them and they were so yummy!

 

Our activities for the party were a Dino Dig, scavenger hunt, and pinata! Each child received dino dig kit, binoculars, hat, and bag to take home their goodies. 

These dig kits were so easy to create. The containers were purchased at my local dollar store. A sand mixture inside buried gems, rocks, and dino skeletons. I included a magnifying glass, several dig tools, and brush for their archaeological findings.  

A printable dinosaur favor tag and strip of burlap added a fun touch to each box. 

Inside each box were several layers of dinos and stones to dig for.

Kraft paper bags were easy to dress up with a printable centerpiece circle and favor tag. Each guest was able to collect all of their party goodies inside to take home. 

As party guests arrived we helped them look the part of a paleontologist with hats and binoculars. These were such a big hit!

The main party table was so fun to create. It had so many layers of color, texture, and dinosaur elements including wood, moss, greenery and more. 

A printable 2 sided centerpiece was at the very center of the table. 

The table runner was created using burlap and a roll of moss found at the craft store. I loved the texture the moss brought to the table.

These awesome wood dinosaur skeleton puzzles were perfect to bring in the dinosaur bones in another way. We had 4 different dinosaurs on the table.

Each place setting included these gorgeous wood grain plates. They were one of my favorite finds for this party. I layered green napkins with wood silverware. The little dino foot was added using a rubber stamp I had in my craft collection. 

Glass milk bottle are one of my favorite containers to use on a party table. They are so versatile. I wrapped them with a printable dinosaur water bottle label to match the printables throughout the party. 

The greenery was all found at my local dollar store. I stuck them into a foam block with brown crinkle paper around it to mimic dirt. I used multiple containers of greenery throughout the space to add color and height anywhere I could.

You have seen several elements already that the kids took home. A hat, binoculars, and dino dig box. I also created these favor bags using a printable treat bag topper from the printable dinosaur package. Chocolate rocks were a fun addition to the bags to continue our outdoor dig theme.

After lunch we headed out for a scavenger hunt to find a dinosaur. The kids dressed up and were ready for the hunt!

I created cards that I hid around our home and neighborhood to lead them to the final prize.

They succeeded and found the dinosaur pinata.

After the hunt we went back inside to DIG! The kids LOVED this so much. I gave each kid a tray to attempt to contain some of the mess. They had so much fun finding all the treasures. I originally attempted a moon sand recipe for the boxes but out Home Depot did not have the right kind of sand. At the last minute it basically ended up being a wet sand mixture that was still fun to dig through. Pinterest has some great ideas for dig boxes containing plaster but for 5 year olds I did not want it to be hard to do. They were able to use bury their treasures again and dig over and over. 

Last, but actually first was the front door that greeted guests as they came in. A neighbor had this great giant dinosaur skeleton from Halloween we were able to borrow. I cut dinosaur footprints out of cardstock leading up to the party.

A printable welcome sign was mounted on layered cardstock and hung using twine. So easy and so cute!

This cute 5 year old of mine loved his dinosaur dig party! He said it was the best party ever! haha! It is always fun to incorporate something my kids LOVE into a theme.

 

You can find all of the printable decor in my etsy shop! I hope you enjoyed all of our Dino Dig party details!

The printable dino invite can be found here

 

Find the large printable dino dig sign here

 

Party Supplies:

Large Dinosaur Skeletons- Joann Fabric (Halloween season)

Wooden 5 Cake Toppers- Amazon

Dinosaur Cookie Cutter/Stamp Set- Amazon

Greenery- Dollar Store

Wooden Dinosaur Skeletons- Amazon

Binoculars- Amazon

Safari Hats- Amazon

Bamboo Plates- Amazon

Wood Silverware- Amazon

Dinosaur Skeleton Pinata- Oriental Trading Co.

Dig Boxes & Rocks- Dollar Store

Mini Dino Skeletons- Amazon

May 13th, 2019

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Summer is just around the corner and a pirate party is the perfect summer party theme. My friend threw this party last summer for her 3 kids and there are so many amazing details to share.

 

 

You guys….. THIS PIRATE SHIP!!! This was by far the coolest part of the party. My friend made this out of cardboard boxes and craft paint. A few PVC pipes for the frame of the pirate flag. Isn’t it the coolest thing ever?!?! The guests all came dressed as pirates and had so much fun in this ship.

 

No pirate ship is complete without a plank to walk. The kids had a blast walking over this plank over and over. 

 

The play structure got a make over. Our printable Yo Ho Ho banner was an adorable addition.

 

The playhouse became a pirate booty snack shack with a sweet printable pennant banner and snacks.

 

A cute spot for photos was created with colored butcher paper palm trees.

 

Printable labels on cans were used to create a ball toss game for the pirate guests. 

 

The trampoline became Dead Man Sea! Adorable!!! 

 

A lemonade stand was dressed up with butcher paper, a printable pirate pennant banner and printable sign to make a temporary tattoo parlor. 

 

 

My super crafty friend made these amazing pirate numbers for each of her kids. She added them to a container with my printable centerpiece circles.

 

All of the party food had fun pirate themed names using our printable pirate food tent cards.

 

 

I love all the details in this sweets table.

 

Printable pirate cupcake toppers add lots of fun pirate details. A paper pirate ship was the perfect topper to the cupcake stand.

 

Gold deplumes were were made out of oreos, gummy sharks, and a treasure chest piñata were all fun additions.

 

This amazing jar was the perfect nautical touch to hold dipped pretzels in the party colors.

 

Pick Your Poison at the beverage station. 

 

Create a name tag with the fun pirate name chart.

 

Crafts included message in a bottle necklaces for the girls and foam pirate ships for the boys.

 

Our printable treat bag toppers were used to make favor bags for guests with eye patches, pirate treasure beads, a spy glass and more.This party had so many amazing DIY touches. The kids all had a blast!

I offer 2 styles of printable pirate décor in my shop. This party used parts of both packages. They can easily be mixed and matched. Both printable party décor packages include lots of great items: Happy Birthday banner, pennant banners, cupcake toppers, centerpiece circles, water bottle wraps, favor tags, party signs, and more.

Pirate Party Décor 1

Pirate Party Décor 2

Pirate Party Invitation

May 18th, 2018

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I feel like I have been saying this a lot lately, but this Police Party Package has become one of the most popular sets in my shop. A friend shared these photos of her son’s party using our printable police birthday party decorations. There are so many fun details. The front door welcomed guests with a cute ride on police bike and the porch(just outside the photo) was wrapped with caution tape.

 

This printable police party package was created to coordinate with the police tableware from Oriental Trading Company. They have tons of cute accessories to add to your party.

 

Our printable Police Happy Birthday Banner was hung above the food table in the backyard. It was mounted on white card stock to add an extra border.

 

The backyard was transformed into a police training area. There was a nerf shooting range, pin the badge on the officer, and a Police Car Pinata.

 

This amazing police car pinata was made by mom!!! Isn’t it awesome! And that swat costume on the birthday boy is super cute.

 

Our printable police centerpiece circles were at each guest table.

 

The trampoline was the jail! So fun!

 

Inside was a dessert table with cupcakes featuring printable police cupcake toppers, dipped pretzel rods in the party colors, money(chocolate gold coins) and donuts of course. 

 

Water bottles for the parched officers were wrapped with our printable police water bottle labels.

 

This photo op was so cute! The kids had a blast standing in front of it.

 

No booking is complete without fingerprints.

 

Last, everyone went home with a favor. The contained everything a police officer needs. A gun(squirt gun of course), notepad, handcuffs, and more. 

 

You can find all of these printable decorations and more in my etsy shop. Personalization can also be added as shown in the party photos.

 

There are 2 printable police birthday party invitations in the shop. The first is below with a light blue background. It can be found here. 

 

The second invite features the stripe pattern shown in the party decor. It can be found here

 

If you have used our printable police party decorations I would love to see photos and possibly feature it on my instagram or on my blog. fivemcreations@gmail.com

July 6th, 2017

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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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For several years I have been wanting to throw a camping party for my boys. We decided 8 was the perfect age for a tent campout. In our new home we back up to a forest space. I knew I wanted to utilize this for a real outdoor camping feel. I set up the main party table with the trees as our backdrop.

 

For this party package I used wood grains and plaid for a very BOY outdoor feel. I started with this Happy Birthday banner. I love the cute tent images in my boys’ favorite colors. I displayed it on a pallet I stained. I shared earlier this week on Instagram how I did that with vinegar and steel wool!

 

I found adorable cakes on pinterest I wanted to recreate. You can see the original here. I almost always do cupcakes at the twins’ parties but these were perfect and they could each have their own cake. I used wood slices to create a cake stand making them front and center of the display. In the party package I have included the mini pennants in the full alphabet to create any name. I reduced the size slightly so longer names can fit as well.

 

Later in the evening we would be watching a movie on a projector. I wanted to let the boys create their own trail mix. My boys are super picky and don’t like traditional trail mix. By creating a trail mix bar each kid could pick their own snacks. Mini galvanized buckets were the perfect container to hold them.

 

I used the printable cupcake toppers on the front of these mini kraft bags for each boy to fill with their trail mix. Also included in the party package is a printable treat bag topper that says trail mix. You could premake your own trailmix and have them packaged ready to go if a make your own trail mix bar does not fit for you.

 

These tiered trays are one of my favorite party items I own. I have used them in so many ways. For this camping party they held the party favors. I filled in the extra spaces with pine cones for another natural element on the table.

 

For the party favors each boy got a flashlight. I put name tags on them so  there were no mix ups during the party.

 

I also created take home s’mores kits so the party fun could continue. These printable treat bag toppers come in 2 sizes. A larger version if you are creating a s’mores mix with mini marshmallows, choc chips, and a graham cereal instead. Another fun take on s’mores.

 

A closer look at the favors!

 

One the other side of the table we had all of our s’mores ingredients for our fire later that night. Get creative. Add multiple kinds of candies, various flavors of cookies or crackers, and even several kinds of marshmallows.

 

The chocolate graham crackers were a big hit!

 

I wanted to add a little more plaid to the table. I found these fun plaid fabrics at my local craft store. I cut strips and just did a basic slip knot around a strand of 5/8 ribbon to create a garland. Mix and match any fabric you like. Even add burplap strips for another texture.

 

My dreams of an outdoor party almost came to and end the week of the party. We live in Oregon and May is not always known for reliable weather. We get lots of rain. Of course the weeks on either side of the party were unseasonably warm. The day of the party however was rainy. We put up a pop up tent to cover the tables. The boys could have cared less about the rain. Give them some rubber boots and they were happy.

 

We were lucky to get a few breaks in the rain to have our fire. They even slept in the tent in the rain! 

 

As each boy arrived at the party they were given these fun wood slice name tags. If you follow me @5mCreations on Instagram you saw me creating these. I used block alphabet rubber stamps to add their names and a leaf stamp for the green.

 

The boys loved wearing these! This made another item to take home with their party favors.

 

For food we went simple. Classic hotdogs roasted over the fire, fruit and chips. Between this, trail mix, and cake nobody went hungry!

 

I love the look of these pie tins from the dollar store for plates. You might remember them from the camping party I posted on the blog a while back.

 

Hotdogs for everyone!

 

The pie tins keep everything from spilling off of laps. The mom part of me loves this. And they look so fun!

 

These lanterns seriously make my heart skip a beat. Aren’t they adorable. Ok maybe I shouldn’t say adorable for a boy’s party. I found them in blue and green and knew they had to make an appearance on the party tables. They come in so many colors.

My other favorite item in this photo is that basket. I went to an estate sale down the street a few months before the party and found this one and the one you may have noticed in the pie tin plate photo. You don’t get much more outdoors than a basket made of twigs. For the napkins inside I printed a sheet of patterned plaid paper (included in the party downloads), cut them 2×4 inches and wrapped them around the rolled napkins and wood silverware, tie with twine and they are complete. I have said this before but I love napkin wraps. They are so easy but make such a big impact.

 

The last step to our meal was drinks. Since it was an outdoor party I didn’t want to have to deal with a drink dispenser. I dressed up water bottles with these printable water bottle labels. Prefect for the boys to carry around to each activity.

 

 

This Camp centerpiece is created using party circles from my printable camping party decor package. I offer several styles of images. For my twins I wanted them each represented with their color of tent. The package comes with Happy Birthday and Happy Camper but personalization with your camp name is always available. Just add the sticks to your favorite container (floral foam in the bottom), cover with crinkle paper, and you are set.

 

Once dinner was done I got the boys together for a scavenger hunt. You may notice an odd object on our scavenger hunt list. We have a stone alligator that was left by the previous owner who lives in our forest. The boys got a kick out of it. A printable version of this card (without an alligator) is included in the camping birthday party decor package.

 

The boys had a great time hunting down the objects and checking them off. You could take it a step further if you wanted and give them each a bag to collect items in.

 

Next was birthday cake! My favorite thing about these cakes was that when you lit the candles you were lighting the fire.

 

I painted plain generic colored birthday candles with brown and white craft pain to make the logs.

 

We spent the rest of the evening watching a movie. This was supposed to be outdoors on a projector screen, however the rain and cold had the boys decide on warmth indoors. We ended the night camping out in the big tent in the backyard. Everyone bundled up and made it all the way through the night.

 

It was such a fun party! Happy Birthday boys! If you create a party using this package be sure to send me photos at fivemcreations@gmail.com. I am always looking for parties to feature here on my blog or in my shop.

 

The camping birthday party printable invitation is now EDITABLE. You can purchase, download and edit right at home to fit your party needs. You can find it in my shop.

 

The full camping birthday party printable decor package includes so many extras and is also now EDITABLE! Create your perfect camping party space! Click here to find this set in my shop.

 

Links to products used above:

Happy Camper Shirts: (note-I ordered 2 different colors and the brand and sizing was not the same on each. They shrunk quite a bit after washing.) AMAZON

Wood Pencils: AMAZON (AD)

Lanters: The exact one is no longer available but there are lots of styles available on AMAZON (AD)

Trees on cakes: AMAZON (AD)

Clear Cello S’mores Bags: (9 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2) PAPERMART

Galvanized Foor Trays: HOBBY LOBBY

Mini Galvanized Trail Mix Buckets: Target Dollar Spot

Centerpiece Bucket: Target Dollar Spot

3 tier Galvanized Tray:(seasonal) Pick Your Plum

Pie Tins: Dollar Tree

 

Check out more camping party ideas on my pinterest board.

May 25th, 2017

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For my littlest guy we created a dinosaur nursery. It is so fun with bright pops of green, orange, and navy. I knew when I did his nursery that I wanted his first birthday party to match. I created this party line with dinosaur silhouettes inspired by some of the art I had in his room.

 

His smash cake featured this adorable fondant dino. The cake stand is from my daughter’s bake shop party got spray painted navy to fit a boy theme. 

 

These letters sit on top of his bookshelf in his room. I love that they are such a fun bold piece of decor on the table.

 

I created printable cupcake toppers with a mix of dinosaur silhouettes, happy birthday, and roar in the party colors. I love the look of these cute polka dot cupcake cups. They add so much color to the treats.

 

Each month I took a photo of my little guy with his stuffed dinosaur in his lime green cloth diaper. A blue frame made it the perfect addition to our dessert table. This party was all about celebrating his first year!

 

For his high chair I created a mini banner with the printable dinosaur centerpiece circles and a personalized circle with his name from our party decor package. I added a dinosaur bib from Skip Hop and a sweet birthday hat I found at my local party store. 

 

We rented a large community center to host the event. We expected around 75 friends and family. Even though it was a big space I wanted to make sure it was bright and colorful. The polka dot bouquets of balloons at each table were the perfect addition. 

 

Each table had a centerpiece, different photos of our little guy from throughout the year, a painted dinosaur figure, and an activity book I created for the kids. They were able to decorate it with stickers and crayons. Inside was a word search, maze, and more. 

 

Again for the decor I utilized several items from his room. The large M, stuffed dinos, and orange frame filled in the favor table nicely.

 

One the way out each guest took a favor. Inside was colored sixlets and mini dinosaur figures, topped with our printable treat bag toppers. 

 

There are so many fun elements included in this printable dinosaur party package. Not just for a first birthday. If you need other ages for a ONE banner just send me an email. I am happy to send you another age along with your purchase. Personalization of your child’s name is always an option. You can find it here in my etsy shop

 

A matching printable photo invitation is also available. A non photo version is available upon request. Soon I will be offering this package in girl colors. Girls love dinosaurs too!

April 18th, 2017

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