Some parents got together to throw an end of the school year party for our graduating 6th graders. Many students had home-schooled this year due to covid or had only been back in school part time for a few weeks. We wanted to find a way to celebrate them all together! We hosted an outdoor movie night with yard games like giant jenga, checkers, corn hole, basketball, and 9 square. We had pizza for dinner and a concession table for movie time! It was so much fun for everyone to just be kids and enjoy their time together after so long apart.

Our set up was an amazing 3 car driveway at a friend’s house. Each garage door served as our backdrop for 3 areas. A photo prop backdrop, the movie screen, and our concessions table. We put tables in the driveway for kids to eat at then moved them for chairs for the movie once it got dark enough. It worked perfectly!

This theme is so much fun for almost any event! or just a family backyard movie night. Check out my twins’ party using the same printables HERE!

Party Supplies:

Printable Decor- 5M Creations

Popcorn Boxes- AMAZON (AD)

Popcorn Maker- AMAZON (AD)

Giant Jenga- AMAZON (AD)

Giant Checkers- AMAZON (AD)

Giant Connect Four- AMAZON (AD)



July 7th, 2021

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This is the final craft of the 3 Mario Party tutorials I have been sharing. This one is my favorite. These Mystery Boxes and Bricks make such a great impact in the party space and a pretty easy to make. I used them on my party table and on my mantle by the TV playing Mario. They would also be great stacked by the front door to greet guests. Even hang them on the wall! I hope you enjoy this tutorial and create some for your own party. Make sure to tag me on instagram in your party pics! @5MCreations

See the full Mario inspired party HERE! You can also find tutorials to the Mario & Luigi Hats and the Princess Peach Crowns in my last 2 posts.

For the FREE Printable Files you can download them HERE! Enjoy!



June 18th, 2021

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Today I am sharing craft number 2 in my Mario Party DIY Tutorials. The Princess Peach crown. This one is even simpler than the Mario and Luigi hats on my last post. You need 12x18in yellow craft foam (you can make 3 crowns from this), either jewels or glitter foam to cut out circles, a headband of your choice and hot glue. You can find the template I referenced HERE thanks to Oh My Glitzy! Follow the step by step instructions on the video to make your own crowns. Enjoy!

Make sure to check out the full party HERE!

June 17th, 2021

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Do you have a video game lover in your house? I happen to have 3! My youngest asked for a Mario inspired birthday party so I looked to Pinterest for some fun ideas. I created this Mario inspired FREE printable party decor, found some awesome game and craft ideas and I cannot wait to share it with you. Watch for another post with video tutorials on a few items. See the bottom of the post for links to all of the products I used.

The backdrop was the focal point of the party table. The cloud paper was a photo backdrop I got on clearance at Joann Fabric. I added some green butcher paper hills and the Mario inspired printable happy birthday banner.

Each guest received a favor box filled with goodies. They included Mario fruit snacks, a pencil. mustaches, Mario stickers and gold coins.

Each box had a printable “Thanks for Playing” favor tag.

Power Up printable treat bag toppers were the perfect addition for the gold coins.

Printable Mario inspired cupcake toppers were added to store bought cupcakes for a sweet treat.

I cut out little mushrooms to add to the front of solid color snack cups I got at the dollar store. An easy way to dress up our popcorn snack.

Water bottle wraps are always a go to for me. I love how easy it is to add the theme to something so basic. The kids love drinking out of them.


I saw several different Piranha plant ideas on pinterest but ended up making my own paper fans out of red cardstock and a tube with an oatmeal canister. I will add more details in my next post.

I designed these printable 3D brick and mystery boxes to stack on my party table. They were so much fun! (TUTORIAL HERE)

Party guests were given a hat and mustache when they arrived. (TUTORIAL HERE & HERE)

For party games we did a Fire and Ice Ball throwing contest. Green bowls from the dollar store were our green tubes. The kids tossed bean bags into the tubes to earn points.

We played pin the mustache on Mario. (Printable file for free at the end of the post)

Stomp the Goomba. I cut paper feet out of cardstock, punched a hole at the back and pulled the knot of the balloon through to make them stand up. I was originally going to add faces to them, but never got it done. Honestly the kids didn’t care. Inside each balloon I put a chocolate gold coin. They they defeated (popped) the Goomba and got a gold coin. Each kid got to stomp 3 Goombas. This was the kid’s favorite game.

Next we knocked over cups with our Yoshi Tongues (party blower). First to knock over every cup won.

We had Mario coloring sheets I printed from free. The kids did this while we were waiting for everyone to arrive. It was a nice activity while we waited.

This last craft I found on Fab Everyday. The kids made piranha plant tubes by coloring a printable piranha plant and gluing it to a craft stick. We cut a slit in the bottom of the cup for the stick to slide up and down. They LOVED this activity. Thanks Fab Everyday for the idea. Check out her post for more Mario Party Ideas.

We played a Mario soundtrack I found on youtube during the party. It was perfect! It also added a fun graphic to the tv. My mantle was decorated with more of the mystery and brick boxes, piranha plant and a mini banner made with printable characters. I added a circle banner I had left from our LEGO inspired party that was the exact same colors.

I hope you enjoyed some of our Mario Inspired party tips. The kids had a blast and took home lots of fun Mario goodies. You can find the FREE Mario inspired printable decor in my shop. It includes everything shown below plus a few extras. If you are wondering where I got most of the non printable items shown above there is a party supply list is below! Comment with how you used the decor and email me any party pics at to possibly have your party featured. Happy party planning!


Party Supplies:

Printable party decor: 5M Creations

Red/Green Favor Boxes: Amazon (AD)

Mario Sticker: Amazon (AD)

Mario Party Blowers: Amazon (AD)

Mustaches: Amazon (AD)

Brown Balloons: Amazon (AD)

Yellow Star Balloons: Amazon (AD)

Mario Fruit Snacks: Amazon (AD)

Mario Pencils: Amazon (AD)

Gold Chocolate Coins: Amazon (AD)


Not Shown but a few other fun products:

Mario Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (gift for the birthday boy): Amazon (AD)

Mario Paper Plates: Amazon (AD)

Mario Pez Dispenser Favors: Amazon (AD)

Yellow Cake Stand: Amazon (AD)

Red Cake Stand: Amazon (AD)



April 12th, 2021

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This sweet little one had a birthday during quarantine. While they didn’t get to have a big party, her mom had the most adorable smash cake photo session. These are the cutest photos ever!!! That tiny little poodle skirt is ADORABLE! This is such a fun way to celebrate a big milestone birthday.

Photos courtesy of Sarah Logsdon

You can find the printable party sign HERE! I also have TONS of fun party photos using this theme on my blog HERE. Check check them out.

The custom one year stats poster is not yet available in my store. If you are interested please email me at

September 14th, 2020

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I know I say this a lot but my daughter’s 50’s Party theme (click to see the original party) was the most FAVORITE party I have thrown. There were so many fun details. It has quickly become one of my most popular sellers. I am sharing some customer photos below from several different parties for both boys and girls. I have sold this party many times for retirement or 50 and 60 year old birthday parties also. There is not just one way to use my printable files. This is such a great example of this. You can find the printable package HERE! Enjoy!

September 8th, 2020

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School looks very different for most families this year, but it can still include a fun first day of school photo no matter where you are doing school. I am sharing 2 First Day of School signs for those first day moments. Create a few fun moments with your child capturing them at this stage. Whether you are at your normal school or schooling from home I hope your little ones have a great year!

Click HERE to download the free signs.


August 10th, 2020

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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!



May 19th, 2020

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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!

You can find these rainbow animal printables and matching invitation in my store.

April 2nd, 2020

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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.




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.

More dolphin party details here. 

Here are a few more summer themes available in my shop.

Watermelon, Cherry, Mermaid(2), Camping(2 more styles), Flamingo, Baseball

Happy summer party planning!

March 5th, 2020

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