Cars Theme Birthday Parties

Last week, I posted some fun PLANES party ideas (here), and my boys saw the post and wanted to know where the CARS “stuff” was.  So… here it is!

First, from So Wonderful, So Marvelous… a..well, MARVELOUS Cars Birthday party post!  Lots of fabulous inspiration here… check out the mini pit crew bags!

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From Adorable Antics, another amazing (and adorable!) party for a 3 year old Cars buff!  Love her dessert table!

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Organized Chaos has a great post that is race cars-related, but not Disney Cars specifically.  Some great ideas here, either way you go!

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And from the Pethel Family, some incredible ideas for decorating and feeding folks at a Cars party!  LOVE the dessert table ideas…

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“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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Ballet and Ballerina Inspired Party Ideas

We have talked about ballerina parties before (HERE), but I don’t think we could ever have too much tulle and ribbon around here.  I found some fun new additions to ballet and ballerina inspired parties… and I have some featured items from the Diva Entertains shop too!  Here are some random ballet inspired ideas…

First, from pinterest (because I can’t find the original source), a super cute idea for forks at the ballerina party place settings:

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From Kate Landers Events, a seriously AMAZING post about a Nutcracker Suite party.  Did I say amazing?

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Get FABULOUS ballet slipper cookies from our Diva Entertains shop:

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I also fell in love with these ballet cupcakes from Cute Food.  Although there isn’t a tutorial the comments under the post hints at how they can be decorated.  Personally I would print a picture of it and take it to my supermarket bakery and ask if they could recreate them – I do this all the time!how to make ballet tutu cupcakes

Another fun decor idea, again from pinterest (and I can’t find the original source on this one either, but it’s too cute to not share)… I don’t think this would be too difficult with some poster board and tulle and ribbon!

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And how about some white chocolate covered oreos, with a gorgeous ballet design… from the Diva Entertains shop:

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Carnival and Circus Party DIY

One of the MOST popular party themes for kids lately is the Carnival or Circus party theme!  Now, Carnivals and Circuses are a little different…BUT, most any idea from one theme can be used for the other.  I’ve found some great DIY ideas and inspiration if you are planning one of these fun, action packed parties.

For a gorgeous vintage carnival party, check out the McClure Family blog post.  She has some FAB photos, and links to tutorials and help with your DIY planning.

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For some SERIOUS carnival planning, check out this series of posts from Striking Keys.  This is a HUGE production (large-scale carnival), but there are some super ideas that could be incorporated into any carnival or circus theme event.  Carnival Post ONE…. Carnival Post TWO…. and Carnival Post THREE.  Make sure you read through all the posts – so much *great* information!

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From East Coast Mommy, check out a post full of fun carnival party games, from her son’s 6th birthday party:

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From Landee See, Landee Do… a great post full of fun carnival ideas.  I especially love that it’s a summer-outdoor party WITH a carnival theme!

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And, we designed and uploaded a FREE Circus printable here on the blog awhile back.  Get the free Circus Printables HERE

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Rock Star Birthday Parties!

We’ve got some GREAT ideas for you today… with a ROCK star theme!  Lights, glitter, glamour… COLOR, loud noises…and more glitter!  Check out the inspiration for your next guitar rock star party!

First, check out the great video on how to make a rock star cake!

A super cute Rock Star DIVA birthday party photo album, from Dreamers to Doers (Martha Stewart):

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Check out the Girly Themed Rock Star post from the Hostess blog – love how girly AND rock it is at the same time!  Scroll to the end of the post for tips and ideas on recreating some of what you see.

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A FAB DIY on how to make a centerpiece bowl (or candy bowl?) using old records – from Cut Out and Keep:

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AND, from our own Diva Entertains shop, some fun favors for the Rock Star birthday or event!

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Grippy Socks ~ Guitar Cookies ~  Guitar Hero Chocolate ~  Rock Star Candy Wrappers

Mermaid Party Ideas

Today’s theme is perfect for summer time and ocean and beaches…. MERMAID birthday party ideas!

From Meaningful Mama, some DIY mermaid party ideas.

Inside her post there is a link to a Mermaid Menu – don’t miss it if you are look for mermaid party food!

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From Catch My Party, an INCREDIBLE display of mermaid goodness - scroll through all the photos!

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A GORGEOUS mermaid party from Amy Atlas blog – love, love the colors in this one!!  Her sources are at the bottom of her post!

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From Enchanted Events and Design, another fab mermaid party theme.  Love the jelly fish ideas!! And they had 3 mermaid games and activities.

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From Oh Happy Day, a Barbie Mermaid party.  The female guests received mermaid costumes, and the boy guests received pirate gear!  SMART!

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And from chickabug, a great DIY tutorial for making an easy barnacle backdrop!!

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Despicable Me Party Ideas

“Despicable Me 2″ is our family’s new FAVORITE movie, so I just had to do a search for party ideas!  Check out what I found – lots of minion love out there!!

From One Lucky Pickle, a super cute idea for making Minions with twinkies and fondant! You could also frost with blue frosting instead of using fondant.

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From Fabulously Smitten, a great party post – love the dollar store cups turned into minions!  (I told you lots of minion love out there!)  Read through the posts for some great ideas!

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From Create, Celebrate, Explore…. a SERIES of posts on Despicable Me Party ideas! (see the links at the end of the post for tutorials).  Check out the first post HERE!

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And from Plucky Momo, a tutorial on making a Minion Bowling game, Pin the Goggles game… and more!!

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If you haven’t seen Despicable Me 2, I highly recommend it.  My kids LOVED it, and I did too – I might have even laughed more than they did!

 

Minecraft Birthdays

My boys… well, actually all THREE of my children.. are obsessed with the online computer game, Minecraft.  I have to admit I don’t get it.  It’s a game filled with pixelated boxes of all kinds, with enemies and friends, and you do a lot (A LOT) of building.  They try to explain it to me, but I just hear a lot of buzzing noises as they chatter on.  BUT… the important news is that this is such a popular theme that I have some fabulous ideas for Minecraft birthday parties!

From Crafty Ingredients, a party post for Minecraft Lovers.  LOVE the desert table, (and her comments mirror my feelings regarding the game of Minecraft).

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From Keitha’s chaos, a post FULL of Minecraft birthday ideas:

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From Partylicious, a FAB Minecraft party post!  There is an incredible amount of detail in this post – you need to check out ALL her photos!

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And from By Hook & Thread, another AMAZING Minecraft party post.  Creeper juice is AWESOME (or at least my kids would think so!)

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Baseball Party Ideas

Baseball is a great theme for spring and summer birthdays (well, even for fall too!).  Here are some great baseball birthday party ideas I found while looking around!

From Itsy Belle, a fabulous array of photos from a Vintage Baseball party.  She offers some great tips on doing this on a budget, and you can purchase the printables used in her photos from the Itsy Belle etsy shop:

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Martha Stewart has a article on planning a Baseball Birthday Party.  Tutorials included are Table Setting, Sandwiches, Favors and How To Make Baseball Cupcakes!

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From the Hostess blog, a great photo album of pics from a Baseball party.  It includes great ideas for favors, decorating the food table, and more!

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And a super cute baseball cupcake cake idea, from Nelson Corner:

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Outer Space Birthday Parties

Both of my boys are obsessed with space… probably because their dad is too.  The movie Star Wars came out in 1977 when my husband was 7 years old, and the obsession began that year.  Today I have some super fun ideas for outer space birthday parties… for all YOUR space obsessed boys too!

From Catch My party, a super cute album of outer space birthday photos with a fabulous dessert buffet:

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From A Styled Fete, a “To The Moon and Back” party.  I love the different dessert items donut holes as meteorites and small candies as asteroids!

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From Life Frosting, an Astronaut Training party.  She includes some GREAT space shuttle party activity ideas:

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And from the Hostess blog, a super colorful BLAST OFF party!  Be sure to scroll down and get details on how to make some of the dessert items and the decorations!

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