Hey everyone, I’m Bird from Bird’s Party and I’m really excited to be guest blogging here at Today’s Creative Blog! I ♥ Today’s Creative Blog and am honored that Kim invited me to post!
As you probably guessed, Bird’s Party Blog is all about parties and celebrating life’s special moments, but also my little nook to showcase the party printables I design, and my own styled parties in hope that they may inspire others! I’m also editor of Bird’s Party Magazine – an online and printed magazine featuring some amazing eye candy from renowned party bloggers and experts.
I designed all the party printables, crafted and photographed the party myself. I love all the different aspects of party planning and so I was in my element. Plus it’s also a lot more frugal, much more personal and special than buying ready-made! 😉
Here are 5 of my favorite details of the party:
(1) The Desserts Table Big Top: I started the planning a few months in advance, and wanted to craft some unique little items for the tabletop. The concept was to create a Circus Big Top right on top of the dessert table, so I used my kids’ gazebo frame (you could use a PVC pipe system), a yellow lino for the circus “top” that I pegged in place and secured with double-sided tape, and a pair of red curtains on the front.
(2) The Printable Icons: Once the “big top” was created, I then set about using my printable party designs icons to make the table come alive with characters from the Circus. For those I simply hot glued them to BBQ skewers and propped them up everywhere on the table. Oh, and I added a touch of glitter too.
(3) Little Clown Cupcakes: Another of my favorite handmade ideas was the Little Clown Cupcakes! The idea of the cupcakes came to me when I saw a photo where my mom had used a similar prop to decorate my birthday cake when I was 3! I love how they turned out and so did the kids! Find the tutorial here.
(4) The mini Circus Tent Favor Boxes: These were simple paper maché boxes from the craft store that I painted with acrylic paint and decorated the top with a circular printable tent top from the collection, and a pompom. I used them to dish out candy, but you could also add trinkets inside. Full tutorial here.
(5) Homemade Chocolate Lollipops: I always love favors and party gifts that are useful, and ornamental. Triple bonus if they are edible too! So I made some chocolate lollipops as part of the favors. They are so easy and fun to make, and I got the kids involved so the pops tasted even better!
We used candy melts, white chocolate and Wilton circus molds to make ours. Full tutorials here.