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!

3 Carnival Activity Popcorn in Cupcake Cases

 

 

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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Mason Jar Wedding Centerpieces

Mason Jars have been around for a very long time, most often used for canning jams and jellies (and they are really good for use as a mug when drinking sweet tea)… but they are also getting a HUGE comeback as a wedding favor decoration and wedding favor centerpieces.  Some of my favorite finds are listed below!

From Quasi-Crafty – DIY Flower Centerpieces – she explains the very simple steps in creating floral centerpieces in mason jars for your event!

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From 2 Crafty 4 My Skirt… a DIY tutorial on making Glitter Mason Jar centerpieces:

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From Shanty Chic, a DIY mason jar project – candle holders with frosted vinyl!  If you have a Silhouette Cameo or other cutting tool that cuts vinyl, well… these are lovely in every way!

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From Kiss Wedding, some FAB inspiration for using mason jars as centerpieces.  There are a couple of questions/answers in the post about how they created these:

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Photo by Chelsea Nicole Photography | KISS Wedding

And from the Diva Entertains shop, brand NEW Mason Jars for your wedding!

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Theme Thursday – Hollywood!

In case you weren’t aware, February 24th is Oscar night… which means, lights, cameras, glitz, glamor, and divas everywhere!  And really, such a perfect theme for a party!  So, today’s post is all about the Hollywood glam.  Whether you are planning a big Oscar party for next month, or a Sweet 16 Hollywood Theme party… we’ve got some ideas for you!

I found a great “red carpet” theme cake in a photo album over at Catch My Party.  Be sure to click through and check out all the photos in that album – some GREAT ideas for a Hollywood theme.  L!ove the hollywood star signable picture frame and the red velvet cake.

 

A seriously gorgeous post about doing a vintage Hollywood  theme… check out the ideas from The Sweetest Occasion:

 

MissParty has a fun idea for using frames and classic photos of stars to decorate for your Hollywood theme party:

From the Hostess blog, a fabulous Oscar Party planning post… with FREE Hollywood printables. (It’s a post from last year, but there ARE blank printables so you can use them for this year too!)

 

I’m not a huge hot-dog fan, BUT these tuxedo wrapped dogs from Family Fun magazine make for fun Hollywood party food… and I bet your guests would get a kick out of them too.

And finally… do you want to let your guests dance the night away in comfort?  Check out the grippy socks a customer purchased for her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah…Hollywood Theme, of course!


NEON Party Theme – Theme Thursday

Did you know NEON is a very popular theme for parties these days?  It probably is the whole “bring back the 70’s” trend that we are seeing… but no matter the reason, NEON is fun and popular.  Here are some great neon party ideas for planning your next bash!

From You are My Fave, some very sweet (and easy) Neon Party Favors.  Click through for a terrific, step-by-step photo tutorial!

From Hey Look, check out the INCREDIBLE Neon and White styled party... white is the perfect color to pair with neon, and this party shows.

Check out the fabulous party gallery on Catch My Party… a neon themed party using DUCT TAPE.  More white and neon!  And of course, peace signs! Make sure when you click through that you then click on the larger picture – that automatically scrolls all 12 pictures.  This is a great party theme for teenagers!


From The Hostess Blog, a stunning Neon theme Bridal shower… I just love, love, LOVE the styling on this one!  So many wonderful little touches to this post – it will spur so many ideas for you!


From Design Sponge, a Neon styled wedding… some great ideas and tips for adding neon to YOUR wedding or event.

And one more DIY project... a Neon Party Garland, from Madigan Made.  Easy, bright, colorful!  Perfect!