It’s been a while since we’ve done a DIY gift idea post so as I was putting this together for Malissa (and one for my SIL who’s expecting too!) I decided to photograph it to share. This is my favorite gift to give to the women close to me who are about to have babies, its full of my hospital essentials for mom! Now, I’ve only had 2 babies, I’m not a pro (and basically nothing compared to most Utah moms lol) but I was careful to pay attention to the things I thought I just couldn’t have done it without. (Don’t worry, I don’t think an iPad is essential, or even pragmatic as a gift, but I was able to give one to them so I included it in the pictures :D).
This movie night party rivals the red carpet with DIY free printable flair pins, an easy glittery star marquee light, and three amazing popcorn mix recipes to share!
We’ve all seen countless movie night inspired parties and popcorn bars in our time (and on Pinterest :D) but we have to say we love how ours turned out. Rather than just gold, red, and black we incorporated fun colors like turquoise, pink, mint, and blue. You may have noticed throughout our Party Starters themes, pink somehow made it into all of them haha! Pink is a very versatile color you know! Or if you didn’t know that, now you do :) We really love how it made each party have its own unique palette and fun vibe.
The movie night party was the first party we shot on our second day of shooting. The whole video with all of the projects can be found right here. The movie ticket backdrop was probably the most stand-out part and it made the whole corner ready to party! This isn’t a DIY in the video-its just super simple: hang colored tickets (we got ours at Zurchers) with tape from the ceiling to create a colorful background for your popcorn bar!
Here’s a fun behind-the-scenes look at some of the shooting crew and our set up:
For this party we show you how to make a gold glitter giant star marquee light, shrink plastic movie-themed flair pins, and three amazing popcorn mix recipes! We also gives some awesome tips for creating the best popcorn bar ever and setting up your buffet. Click through to see all the DIYs and get links to the videos and step-by-step directions!
Sprinkles, sprinkles, and more sprinkles! With a decked-out ice cream bar, homemade sprinkle recipe (and free printable labels!), and a sprinkle-covered letter backdrop, this party is sweet all over!
Is there anything cuter than sprinkles?! Like, in the world of party supplies at least. You just cannot go wrong with a smattering of sprinkles! So we were totally on board when food.com wanted this to be a theme for one of our Party Starters videos.
Even better-we didn’t just cover everything in sprinkles, but we had a full-on ice cream sundae bar! And it was basically the ice cream bar of your dreams let me tell you! We seriously had all the fixin’s you could ever want on your ice cream: syrups, mini candies, crushed cookies, cherries, and of course SPRINKLES!
While prepping for this shoot, I basically bought every variety of sprinkles I came across. How could I not?! Jumbo sprinkles, colored sugar, rainbow chips, nonpareils, we had it all! But, my personal favorite definitely had to be the homemade sprinkles we made ourselves! Did you know you can make sprinkles!? I love the idea of whipping up a custom mix for a party. Kinda like a signature cocktail, but a signature sprinkle mix :D
Sweet donut clutches for your gal pals, an oversized donut cake, and a donut-shop-inspired paper awning make up the basics of this pastry-themed fete!
Are you ready for our Party Starter videos!? Today we’re sharing the first of four (thats right FOUR) parties we designed and shot with food.com! With three accompanying DIYs each, the next month is full of great projects that we think you will love! We shared more about the genesis of the videos, and sneak peeks of all the parties, here.
First off, let me tell you that both of us are still a bit nervous to share these videos with you (you know how they say the camera adds 10 pounds and all that?) but we are so grateful for the opportunity and in many ways we do love how they turned out so we are going to share them with you all regardless! The first one is our pastel donut shop party! The link to all the projects, videos, step-by-steps, and photos can be found right here but keep reading for some fun tidbits and inside looks!
I have talked about how much I am obsessed with donuts before and they still remain my favorite snack of all time. This was also the video we filmed last so you better believe the second it was over that I immediately grabbed like three donuts and scarfed them down.
For those of you who are wondering, the donuts are from Provo Bakery and yes they were delicious! They did a great job matching our icing requests and the lettered donuts are definitely a fan favorite! As teased last week, each party included an easy recipe, DIY favor and DIY decoration and I think the favor for this party (the donut clutches!) is the cutest one of all!
Below we’ve linked to all the videos, plus the whole party shoot! PLUS every project has it’s own step-by-step instructions with photos in case videos ain’t your thing. We’ve thought of everything you need to throw the cutest little donut party ever (and make everyone want to be your best friend)!
We are so excited to introduce to you a series of videos we hosted in collaboration with Food.com! A few months ago, we had the opportunity to feature four amazing DIY parties and show how to create tons of party crafts, decorations, favors, and recipes!
Malissa and I spent a couple months putting together these parties and really poured our heart and soul into each! Along with our creative directors at Food.com, we came up with four fun themes and 12 DIY elements for you to follow along with! Each party has its own video, and each DIY element has been broken down into its own short segment for you to watch as well.