Party Hat Cake Topper

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If you are doing weeks of birthday tutorials, you have to include a cake topper in your list. Luckily this one only takes about 5 minutes and you are all set so if you are looking for a last minute cake or treat topper, you are all set!

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directionsheader1. Print and cut out the cone template and trace unto your patterned paper. Use any scrapbook paper or wrapping paper you have on hand or download our free patterns below and print unto cardstock.
download-button4 yellow 2. Roll your paper into a cone just to get the shape right before adding glue. Apply whatever glue you’d like to one edge. partyhatsteps1
3. Next make a mini tassel. Cut a rectangle of tissue paper about 2″ x 5″. Fold this in half three times hamburger style and then once the other direction. Cut a tiny fringe, unfold once, roll it up and then fold it back in half and twist it together. I made mine a little larger at first so I ended up trimming the top. If you cut it the size above you should be fine though! partyhatsteps2
4. Use hot glue to attach the mini tassel to the top of the cone and then use glue to secure the lollipop stick in the bottom of the hat! partyhatsteps3
Place the little party hat on top of your cake or other treat and party on!

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Egg Carton Birthday Party Invitation

3 IMG_0567 Oh boy, our birthday is only one week away! We’re having so much fun counting down the days with these birthday-inspired posts and I’m really excited about all the fun ones we have this week for you!

For today’s post, we have these delightful birthday invitations! How absolutely fun would it be to receive a birthday party invitation that’s almost like a present itself? I don’t think a single one of your invited guests could miss out on a party that had this fun of an invitation, just imagine the party to follow!

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  • Paper pulp egg cartons
  • Acrylic paints
  • Invitation printables
  • Carton fillings:
    -water balloons
    -party poppers
    -party blowouts
    -candy
    -confetti
  • Balloons

IMG_0411 copy I used 6 count egg cartons but I’m thinking you could probably use a normal dozen one and cut it in half {or give a larger, more awesome invite!}. Using acrylic paints, paint your cartons. I gave each two coats.

2 You can download the invitations that I used by clicking on the following link, I left the inside blank so you can write on your own details or load it in to a photo editing program and add them there.

download-buttonpink Print out onto normal copy paper, cut out and using any kind of glue attach the “you’re invited” print to the top of your carton and the detail-filled one on the inside. Fill your cartons with any goodies you’d like!

IMG_0417 copy IMG_0429 copy I filled mine with confetti that I got from the inside of a party popper, mini water balloons that I used a hand pump to just slightly pump up, some candy, gum balls, mini party blowouts and party poppers wrapped in birthday labels.

IMG_0443 copy Fill matching balloons with helium and then use paint markers to write the invitee’s names on the balloons. Tie the balloons to your cartons by slipping through the holes on the top of the carton.

IMG_0462 copy IMG_0464 Now your invites are ready to be dropped off at all your friend’s homes! Leave them by the door or mailbox and allow your friends to be utterly delighted upon finding it!

IMG_0568 IMG_0590 This idea could easily be used for party favors as well. Just create new prints to adhere thanking your guests for attending and then fill with appropriate gifts! You could even house your gift to the person being celebrated at any party in these cartons. A fun way to recycle and so personalizable! Pure delight is sure to ensue from the receiver.

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Birthday Gift Wrap | Free Printable Friday

Birthday Cookie Balloon Placecards

9 Ever since I discovered that a hand held pump can easily blow up a water balloon, I want to put these tiny little guys on everything! This place card is really simple and will make your table somewhere everyone will want to sit! Mainly because of the tiny balloon, not the cookie, right?

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8 inch lollipop sticks
Hot glue gun
Name banners
Cookies
Water balloons
Balloon pump

You can download a bunch of colorful banners that I made here. Either load them into a photo editing program and type your names on or print them out and write them on.

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Blow up your balloons, cut out your names and then use a hot glue gun to attach the names to your sticks and the balloons to the very tip of the sticks. Stick them in a cookie and you’re done!

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Couple them with Malissa’s cute napkin rings and you have the makings of a perfect birthday setting!

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Birthday Candle Napkin Rings

napkinrings3 copy It seems like a theme this year is birthday candles! And why not? They are cute right from the package!

Use them to create some super easy napkin rings. I realized making these that I have never used napkin rings before! If you are like me, don’t let the fact that you haven’t used napkin rings before stop you from making these!

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  • Birthday Candles
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Glue (I used epoxy E-6000 and a glue stick)
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Scissors

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Handheld Birthday Mini Piñatas

IMG_0250 There is no way anyone in the whole world doesn’t love piñatas. Something covered in colorful fringe that’s literally bursting with treats and toys, you just can’t not love that!

These mini ones are, dare I say, even a little more delightful. They’re personal sized so they’re perfect for party favors and 100% of your guests can leave happy that they were the one to break open the piñata instead of disappointed that they had to watch someone else do it because each of these guys break open right in your hands!

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Thin cardboard like cereal boxes
Tissue or crepe paper
Seam ripper
Tape
Scissors
Glue Stick
Treats, toys, etc

The shapes you can choose to do are endless but for this tutorial I went with number candles and a little gift box. You can download a template for these thick numbers and the flame shape below:

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Trace your numbers onto thin cardboard, cereal boxes work perfectly, and cut them out. the sides and bottom of the box are the perfect size to use for the sides of your piñatas. Choose somewhere about the middle of your numbers to do your perforation. Using something small and sharp (I used a seam ripper) poke little holes in a line across your top and bottom shapes. Match the sides up to the fronts and figure out where the perforation should go to match up, then poke those holes. Tape the sides onto one number.

2 Fill your little piñatas with all sorts of goodies!

IMG_0068 Attach the other number to close up your piñata. Remember not to apply tape over where your perforations meet. Then cut some fringe out of tissue or crepe paper and beginning at the bottom glue the fringe on layering them on top of one another, each a little higher. Trim around when done.

3 IMG_0236 For the flames, I just cut the shape on to normal thickness cardboard, layered on yellow tissue paper and then hot glued them on to the tops of the numbers.

IMG_0230 IMG_0239 Instruct your guests to hold them on each side and then bend downward, they should rip right open along your perforation to reveal the wonderment within!

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