Cherry Blossom DIY

The cherry blossom theme for weddings and parties is a lovely one!  We have a few DIY cherry blossom crafts for you to check out.

First, from Beach House in the City, a DIY tutorial on how to make paper cherry blossom branches.  Perfect for centerpieces!

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From Housewife Notes, another DIY cherry blossom tutorial… origami style!

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From What Meegan Makes, a DIY Cherry Blossom wreath.  Gorgeous!!!

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And from Censational Girl, a tutorial on painting cherry blossoms on glass – specifically a glass candle holder.  Love it!

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You can see some of our Diva Entertains cherry blossom favors here:  http://www.divaentertains.com/cherry-blossom-favors.html

“Planes” Party Theme

With the new Disney movie, Planes, out in theaters now, I am predicting a huge increase in Planes themed birthday parties!  With that in mind, I have a few fun posts for you to check out!

From Create, Craft, Love… a quick and easy airplane craft tutorial using clothes pins!  These would make perfect party favors!

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From Max and Me, a super cute 2nd birthday party.  Love the plane-shaped sandwiches!!

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From Spaceships and Laserbeams, a post featuring some fun planes party accessories!

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My children LOVE Push-pops, but I would have never thought to use them this way.  From Armelle blog, a how-to on making airplane party favors for kids, using push-pops, gum, and life savers!  SOOOoooo cute!

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And last, but not least… FREE activity sheets from Disney on the Planes website:

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Washi Tape Party Favors

You’ve heard of washi tape, right?  It’s colorful tape that is all the rage these days for decorating, scrapbooking and more!  I found some fun ways to use Washi tape in party favors, and of course I’m going to share with you!

First, from the 36th Avenue, a quick blog post about using washi tape to alter store bought favors – super easy, super cute!

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From No Biggie, check out the cute envelopes embellished with Washi tape and tags.

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From U Create, a step-by-step tutorial on making your own washi tape favor bags:

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If you love washi tape, you really need to go check out Washi Tape Crafts!!  Here is a great tutorial for adding tape to a favor box:

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And from Such Pretty Things, a great idea – wrapping smarties with washi tape!  How pretty (and easy) are these?

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Paris Themed Bridal Shower

Paris, and all things Parisian, is a VERY HOT theme for baby showers, bridal showers, and birthday parties!  I’ve got some great bridal shower ideas for you Paris fans today!

From Every Last Detail, check out my inspiration for this post… FAB, FAB Paris themed shower!

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A simple, but fun way to bring a Parisian feel to a bridal shower… a chalkboard menu!  This one from Sips, etc.

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From Moms and Munchkins, some amazing inspiration for favors, decor and more – PARIS themed!

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And from Celebrations.com, a fun DIY Paris Themed Bridal Shower favor box!

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And Diva Entertains also has a beautiful line of Paris Favors - please take a look!

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Ice Cream Soda Fountain Party Ideas

What’s better for summer parties, than ICE CREAM and ice cream sodas?  I just love the fun ideas I found for ice cream soda fountain parties!

From Pizzazzerie, a super fab Ice Cream Parlor party!  Check out the craft and favor ideas… and look at those adorable ruffle aprons!  (yes, click on over!).  So many wonderful ideas for setting up an ice cream buffet!

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From “A little birdy told me”, a super cute 1st birthday, all in soda fountain theme!

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From Kara’s Party Ideas, an Ice Cream Social party.  LOVE all the details on this one!

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From Celebrations, a great post about how to set up an Ice Cream Soda bar:

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And from Amy Atlas, an INCREDIBLE post about a FAB ice cream party.  I’m in AWE!

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4th of July Favors

My only serious complaint about summer is that it goes TOO fast!  (Well, that, and the 115 degree weather we sometimes get in Las Vegas).  I just can’t believe how quickly the days go by, and the 4th of July will be here before we know it!  SO, today… some crafts for July 4th that will result in awesome favors!

From Martha Stewart, a tutorial on making Rocket Favors!

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From the Hostess blog, a 4th of July photo album of red, white, and blue inspiration!

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From Something Turquoise, super cute flag inspired favors!

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And from Kara’s Party Ideas, check out the super fab POP Party favors!  Great tutorial and free printables are included! Push pop containers are now available at craft stores at at Kara’s.

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And we’ll leave you with a fun kids activity: making 4th of July cake pops.  Cooking With Sugar shows you how to do it with a step-by-step photo tutorial:

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Sunflower Wedding and Party Themes

I love sunflowers as a wedding or party them.  They are so bright and cheerful and fun… check out some fab ideas and inspiration for incorporating a sunflower theme into your next event.

From CakeCentral.com, an amazing sunflower wedding cake:

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 Want to find more sunflower inspiration? Simply go to Google.com/Images and type in “sunflower wedding cakes”.

Check out the simple, yet lovely silk sunflower centerpiece from bridecraft.com She provides a terrific step by step photo tutorial.

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Craftionary has a great tutorial for making handmade nylon flowers – love these!

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From Sweet Sugarbelle, a DIY tutorial on making sunflower cookies – these would be great for party favors or a reception!

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And of course, we have an entire section devoted to Sunflowers in the Diva Entertains shop… check out some of our favorites:

Sunflower-Favors Sunflower Lottery Ticket Holders | Sunflower Favor Boxes | Sunflower Wedding Fans

Martha Stewart Wedding DIY

I have so, SO many links to fab DIY projects from Martha Stewart and Martha Stewart Weddings, that I decided to dedicate an entire post to them!  Here are some of the most recent DIY wedding project finds, all from Martha Stewart!

Super easy, incredibly elegant Rosette Chandelier decorations:  Make sure that you scroll through the pics – their are actually 32 FAB DIY wedding projects.

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How about more Martha Stewart DIY decorations?  This tissue paper project is both favor and decoration!  Tissue paper flower template – perfect for place settings or centerpieces:

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Check out these fab doily decorations!  What a fun and pretty way to create a garland!

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Another super easy project, that adds such a special touch to your tables – ruffly crepe paper table runners:

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And look at these Fabulous Fringe Martha Stewart Favor boxes... she includes a great tutorial and photos for making them yourself!

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Thanks to Janissa for sharing pics from her FAB party using our shoe cake topper:

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Boy Baby Shower – Mustaches and Ties, Oh My!

I don’t know if you are aware… but mustaches and neck ties are the new “IT” thing when it comes to baby boy baby showers.  I have found some super cute ideas for you with mustaches and neck ties… and blue, blue, blue!

Check out the super sweet pics in the “Little Man Baby Shower” photo album on the Hostess blog:  There are 16 pics to scroll through.

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I found cute printable mustaches from PaperSeed – she has them for cute novelty pics with baby, but you COULD use them as party favors or party “wearables” for your baby shower guests too! She has lots of fun mustache styles

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Here’s another great round of pics and ideas for a Mustache Baby Shower, from the Frosted Petticoat:

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And we can’t forget the ties, man!  Look at the bow-tie pics from this “little man” baby shower, from Gabriela and Belle.  They did some adorable necktie favors too!!

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And a super cute photo album for a little gentleman baby shower, from the Hostess blog: 9 fun pics to scroll through!

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Lastly, check out this Baby Shower Checklist from Parents.com – so helpful!

Easy & Fun Chalkboard Projects for Parties

One of my favorites trends right now is using chalkboard for favors and decorations.  I’m not sure why I like it so much, or why it’s so popular, but I’m guessing nostalgia.  We have electronics and gadgets and white boards in school… and we miss the feel (and smell?) of chalkboards of our youth.  Ok, maybe that’s over-reaching, but I bet it has something to do with it!

Regardless, I have some great chalkboard projects and ideas to share today!

From Emmaline Bride, DIY Chalkboard Flower Pots – such a great idea for spring showers and birthday parties whether as table numbers, centerpieces or favors!

From With a Dash of Color – wooden DIY chalkboard tags!  These could be used as favors, place settings, candy buffet signs… and oh, so much more!

How about a DIY tutorial for Chalkboard wrapping paper?  I love the idea of being able to personalize a gift this way.  From Make the Best of Everything, a quick and easy tutorial:

From bell’alimento, a DIY tutorial on making Chalkboard Painted Wine Bottles – perfect for decor and table numbers!

And finally, from Cottage in the Oaks, a unique idea… chalkboard chargers.  Another great way to personalize each place setting, or a fun way to give your guests a doodle pad?