Pandas have been everywhere this last year. My tween daughter fell in love with them so we decided it was the perfect theme for her 12th birthday. I was all about embracing the little girl in her just a little bit longer. We went with classic black and white with a pink accent. We loved the overall look of this party.
For our main table we wanted to create a dessert space full of panda or black and white inspired treats. We started with cupcakes. These cute black and white dot cupcake baking cups were perfect against the pink cake stand. They were made extra cute topped off with my printable panda cupcake toppers.
We had lots of mini desserts for the girls to snack on throughout the evening. I used 2 tiered trays to frame my table.
Oreo parfaits were the biggest hit. The girls LOVED these. They were made from crushed oreo cookies and cool whip layered in small glasses. We had several food allergies, including dairy and gluten. I was able to customize these parfaits by using gluten free cookies or coconut milk cool whip for those who needed it.
Wafer cookies were used for our Panda bamboo. The girls thought this was hysterical.
A party favorite in my house is dipped oreos. Yep we love oreos in any shape. These are great for any theme. All you have to do is change out the sprinkles to match your party colors. Again I did some of these with gluten free oreos for our guests who needed them.
Panda Popcorn was perfect for watching a movie later in the evening. I drizzled chocolate and candy melts with sprinkles on popcorn for a sweet and salty treat.
A jar of pink cotton candy added another touch of pink to the table and a little bear fluff.
These gorgeous sugar cookies by Swirls of Sugar were created to match my printable party decor. They were delicious too. I packaged these up for the girls to take home as a favor.
We did not have a lack of sweet treats. I love tables like this because everyone can find something they enjoy. Or maybe 6 somethings!
The main focal point on the table was this printable panda happy birthday banner from my decoration package. I love the mix of the black and white patterns with the girly touches of scallops and pink. The tassel garland was a great accent to set off the banner. I love the look of layering multiple textures.
My last texture on the table was this fun yarn pom garland. Every bear party needs to have a little fluff. Pandas are soft and fuzzy afterall. I created 2 sizes of poms with yarn in pink and black and strung them on yarn to hang on the front of the table. A tutorial will be coming soon.
Since these girls are right in between the stage of kid and teen I wanted to create a beautiful mature table for them. The black and white striped table runner set off the table. Using bouquets of pink roses glammed it up a bit.
For the place setting I layered pink and black plates to mimic our colors. The top plate has a printable panda head cut out and attached to it. The girls only ate their dry snacks on this so there was no concern of messy food contact on the ink. They used the bottom plate for dinner. Napkins were dressed up with a simple napkin wrap and milk bottles (starbucks bottles recycled) were made fancy with cupcake toppers, a sweet black ribbon, and dot paper straw.
The center of the table featured my printable panda centerpiece set. I made it double sided so guests all the way around could enjoy it. We added a few plush panda friends for extra cuteness.
The food table didn’t need a ton of decorations, but it was quickly dressed up with paper fans and tissue poms. It pulled the party colors throughout the whole space. This simple touch made a big impact.
Printable water bottle labels dressed up a typically plain item. The girls could grab them as needed during the party.
I added a sweet pennant banner in matching patterns to the mirror in the room.
We enjoyed “Panda” Express chinese food for dinner. It was a yummy treat and a fun nod to the theme. This is one of my daughter’s favorite dinners.
A favor bar was set up near the party space with lots of panda items. Born in China was shown later in the evening.
Each girl went home with a sweet plush panda.
Everyone wore panda ears during the party. These were made with basic black headbands and fuzzy poms from the craft store.
Chinese take out boxes were filled with fortune cookies as a take home favor. Sweet panda thank you tags and a pink ribbon completed the look.
We asked all the guests to come in black, white, and/or pink. It was fun to coordinate!
Our last activity of the evening was a competition to see who could get the most marshmallows into a take out box using chopsticks and only one hand. We did it in teams and then eliminated people until we got down to one team and them finally 1 winner. They girls had a blast doing this. So many giggles were involved.
Happy birthday to my sweet girl! It was such a fun party!
5M Creations January 15th, 2019
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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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My best friend’s daughter is OBSESSED with unicorns. The party was a mix of pastel watercolors and gold glitter accents. This party had everything any little girl would want. Unicorns everywhere, sparkle, lots of yummy treats, and crafting.
This unicorn was found at Target last year. It was not however nearly this cute. He was all beige. A sweet flower mane and pink unicorn horn were transplanted to create the focal point of the unicorn party table.
Isn’t this cake dreamy?!?! My favorite cake lady made the beautiful cake base and mom added all kinds of yummy treats and the adorable cake topper to create a masterpiece.
Fruity pebble rice crispy treats and candy melt coated popcorn were 2 of the yummy unicorn treats served.
Cute mint green popcorn boxes were dressed up with my printable unicorn cupcake toppers.
The girls each took home a favor box featuring one of my printable unicorn favor tags. Each included a plush unicorn, unicorn emoji cup, and unicorn cotton candy with another printable favor tag.
I love the combo of the pink, purple, and mint green used on this party table,
This sweet space was created for the birthday girl to open gifts. Our printable I (heart) unicorns banner and amazing unicorn balloon tower were perfect together.
Even the dolls had a unicorn party.
Lots of plush unicorn friends were a part of the festivities.
The printable unicorn centerpiece circles were used on several tables throughout the party.
Face painting and crafts were next on the party agenda. This adorable unicorn horn was added to headbands for all of the guests to wear. So cute!!!
Last was a unicorn piñata!
Such a beautiful party for a beautiful girl!
You can find the unicorn printable party décor package in my etsy shop.
Plates/Napkins: Fancy That
Unicorn Horns: Pretty In Pink Supply
Cake Topper: Topper & Twine
Unicorn Wands: Paper Source (garland pieces were glued to sticks to make wands)
Happy Birthday Banner & Unicorn Tassel Garland: Lisa Frank Parties
Plush Unicorns: Oriental Trading Co.
Unicorn Straws: Target
5M Creations May 21st, 2018
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Our little monster turned 3! Monster has always been a nickname for our youngest, so it seemed like a perfect theme. I knew I wanted a variety of friendly monsters and bright colors. I LOVE how this party turned out.
Classic white cupcakes are dressed up with printable monster cupcake toppers. I love the big eyeball. haha! I created these fun cupcake stands by covering a box in fur fabric. It added a fun monster feel and a great pop of color.
This cute little monster cake was one of my favorite items of the party. Blue for my son’s favorite color. There are lots of tutorials on pinterest to make these yourself.
One of the things I loved about this theme was all of the cute treats that could be made. Wilton sugar eyeballs in several sizes were added to colored sugar cookies for a silly monster cookie.
Dipped pretzels are a favorite at my parties. I purchase pretzel rods at my grocery store and dip them in melted Wilton’s white candy melts. Then top with sprinkles of your choice. I added them to clear jar with eyeballs to make bright monster hair.
My son requested a party hat last minute. I found a plain blue party hat at my local party store and dressed it up with googly eyeballs, a card stock mouth, and fur accents left over from my boxes.
Isn’t that hat the cutest? Ok maybe the birthday boy adds to the cute factor. 🙂 I found his adorable shirt on etsy from Heather Rogers Designs. It was perfect!
I created a kids party table with simple centerpieces made from my printable party circles in colored containers and monster sticker sheets.
We had an Adopt a Monster table for guests to take home a party favor as they left. My printable monster centerpiece circles created a cute display.
Each favor had a mini plush monster, bubbles with a printable label, and a monster sucker. They were packaged with my printable monster favor tags.
A friend and I created this monster bean bag toss. We used a large card board box and craft paint. Pizza pans and cookie sheets made perfect stencils for our smaller monsters. We used an exacto knife to cut out their mouths. We cut out the horns, teeth, and eyes from card stock to add some extra details. This was such an inexpensive party game and super fun to make.
Around Halloween I found fun monster photo props at Target. My kids always love taking photos with friends using fun props. It has become a regular activity at our parties.
Our monster party was a big hit! I had one happy little boy. I hope you found some fun ideas for your next monster party.
Happy Birthday Little Monster!
Check out the monster invitation, backdrop, and matching party décor in my etsy shop.
Shirt: Heather Rogers Designs
Monster Sticker Pages: Oriental Trading
Monster Plush: Oriental Trading
Monster Suckers: Oriental Trading
5M Creations May 14th, 2018
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Welcome to the NEW 5M Creations blog! If you loved our old blog then you will love this even more. I am working on getting a new website up and running with all of our new party themes and printable products. I am hoping to share lots of our new items here on the blog with you as well as feature other great party companies, party tips, and more. Let me know what type of things you are interested in seeing in the comments. Be watching for more coming your way soon. Please help us spread the word by sharing our new blog with your friends, check out our etsy shop at www.5mcreations.etsy.com, follow us on Instagram @5MCreations, and on pinterest at www.pinterest.com/5mcreations.
Don’t worry! All of your favorite old party posts can still be seen on our old blog. www.5mcreations.blogspot.com. Thanks for stopping by.
kholsapple January 2nd, 2016
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