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. This set is available in my shop showing WITHOUT the squirrel since he was such a custom request but he is a cute add on I include as a freebie with the package. Enjoy the party pics below.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always looking for parties to feature here or in my shop.
5M Creations June 9th, 2017
Welcome to our Donut Shop! In today’s post I am sharing ideas for throwing a donut themed birthday party. Set the stage for your guests with a great invite telling them about your theme before they ever step foot into the party. We used this printable donuts and pajamas party invitation. It features bright colored donuts, sprinkles, and fun coffee(hot chocolate) cups.
We welcomed the guests with this printable donut sign on the front door.
My daughter wanted lots of and lots of bright colored donuts on display for this party. Donuts were everywhere! From real donuts, to balloons, plates, centerpieces, and banners.
We created a colorful party table with different heights of cake stands piled high with donuts in lots of colors and shapes. The tassel garland and printable donut happy birthday banner just carried the colors throughout the room. I love the mini donut and coffee cup garland as well. It dressed up a plain tablecloth. You can never have to many donuts.
Even though we had donuts for dessert, the birthday girl wanted a cake. Of course a giant donut cake was the only answer. I love the classic light pink frosting with sprinkles.
Donuts everywhere! They were the easiest decoration ever! All you have to do is stack them up on cute trays and they make such a big impact.
My dining room was the perfect space to create our donut shop. We even swapped out our normal curtains for pink to make the space as girly as possible. Don’t be afraid to use what you already have in your space. Just customize it for your theme. Add photos to existing frames, cover throw pillows on couches with cute pillow covers to transform your space.
Printable water bottle labels around glass milk bottles made adorable glasses for the girl’s beverages. I purchased the starbucks iced coffee drinks from our local Target and removed the labels.
These donut shaped balloons were found at a local party store. I used acrylic craft paint to create frosting and sprinkles in our party colors.
The Donut Shop sign above was a fun find at Home Goods. The Canvas below was colored by my daughter. We found it at Hobby Lobby. My daughter now has them in her bedroom. Think outside the box when it comes to decor. Use things that you can reuse in your home later.
Mini number balloons and our printable donut party centerpiece circles created the main centerpiece on the party table. The chevron table runner added a splash of color to a bland white table cloth. Sprinkle confetti was created by punching circles out of tissue paper.
2 smaller centerpieces were created using the garland images and printable donut party centerpiece circles. Just add them to white lollipop sticks and insert into cute containers. I find all different sizes and colors on a regular basis in the Target Dollar Spot or our local craft stores. I typically only pay $1-3. I have collected them throughout the years in many sizes and colors.
My daughter wanted to set up a mini donut party for her American Girl doll to enjoy as well. We made a mini donut balloon by not inflating one of the balloons fully. She also made a cute pennant banner using the matching printable paper from the party package.
Spinkle donut plates, hot pink coffee cups for hot chocolate, printable donut bingo cards, and tent cards created a place setting for each girl.
The first event of the evening was playing bingo. I created printable donut bingo cards to match the decor. I purchased a cute mini bingo cage from Amazon and used donut cereal as the markers. They girls had such a blast playing bingo. We did several rounds. I had donut notepads as prizes.
Once the girls had eaten their fill of donuts we played a few other games. The birthday girl wanted to have donuts and hot chocolate as her theme. We played off the hot cocoa by using marshmallows to do a few relays. They formed 2 teams and carried marshmallows on spoons across the room and back. They then had to pass the marshmallow to a teammate using no hands. It was so fun to watch. The blurry photo is because they were practically running. haha! They took it very seriously.
The second game we played was a mini marshmallow toss. Each girl had a cup of mini marshmallows and had to toss them into a hot cocoa cup. Whoever got the most in the cup won. We broke them up in to 2 groups. As soon can see by my floor it was harder than it looked.
Everyone came in their pjs of course. These crazy girls can have fun doing just about anything. Silly faces!!!
I am pretty sure the girls were stuffed from all the donuts but we still had cake!!! Happy Birthday sweet girl!
The next morning I created a donut inspired breakfast with not as many donuts. The girls were all glad for this. They got their fill the night before.
Donut sprinkle cereal was a perfect option to carrying on the theme. This is the same cereal we used for Bingo earlier.
The only actual donut for breakfast were these donut hole strawberry skewers.
Last were donut bagels. (I colored cream cheese with food coloring to look like frosting)
The I Love Donut milk bottles were used for our breakfast beverages.
After all the party fun I loaded up extra donuts into gable boxes for the girls to take home.
They also took home a coffee cup that had hot cocoa packets, sprinkles(sixlets), sprinkle nail polish, and a donut charm necklace.
The birthday girl wore here necklace for the party.
I hope you enjoyed all the donut party photos. This was one of my favorite parties as it included donuts in so many ways. Creating all the little touches is what makes a party so fun! The Donut Printable Party Decoration Package is available in my etsy shop as an instant download.
2 different styles of printable donut invitations are available in my etsy shop.
If you have used these printable products to create your own Donut Shop Party please send me photos to email@example.com. I would love to see them and possibly feature them on the blog, instagram, or possibly my website. Thanks for stopping by!
5M Creations June 6th, 2017
Posted In: Girl Birthday Party
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
5M Creations May 25th, 2017
Posted In: Boy Birthday Party