remember how i was getting ideas together for a party last week (here)? well, we had the party and i think the b-day girls loved it!
here’s how a pal and i got it all together – doing it diy style & on the cheap.
- i used the monogramed mugs (from anthropologie) again for easy floral arrangements. we bought the first and last initials for each girl, so they could take them home after as gifts.
- i used the same burlap & ribbon wrapping idea (here), but this time to be used as candy jars. the jars are from the dollar tree…i know!
flower mugs and the burlap wrap again
so much potential
this may look like a simple candleholder, but its glory is greater! i spied it being used as part of a cake stand for a kid’s party on pinterest.
we decided to class it up with some gold spray paint.
you’ll need: 3 plates, 2 candle holders, a hot glue gun, & spray paint
- spray paint the the candle holders – no prep required, just give them 30min or so to dry
- we bought clearance plates for $1.50 from the grocery store & then used one that my pal had . for visual appeal, i reco finding plates that either increase/decrease in circumference
- get started – apply hot glue to the top of the candleholder, fasten to bottom of plate (making sure it is centered), now press firmly.
- repeat the same steps, but now at the base of the candleholder - you should now have 1 candleholder sandwiched between 2 plates
- take the 2nd candle holder, apply hot glue to base, and then center it on the other 2 plates – press firmly
- last plate – apply hot glue the top of the candleholder, and then center your last plate pressing firmly….ta dahhh!
easy steps to golden glory
we added color with little flags. the blog, simply radiant has flags that would make any party person jealous. my gal pal had the idea to add them to the cake stand we made; i think it was a great idea!
- we used one piece of card stock for 3 triangles and cut out about 15 in total
- apply a light line of hot glue to the top of each flag and attach each to a line of ribbon. now, do that about 15 more times and space accordingly.
- for the tiny flags (as seen on the cake stand) – we simply cut tiny triangles from the leftover card stock & then attached them to the perimeter of the cake stand with a dot of hot glue.
little flags for color and decor tie-in
all done and ready for set-up
we were in an open space at a bar (the ogden). bars can be difficult to decorate, but they were super nice and helpful.
the candy bar
the candy bar decor
flags and flowers
simple flowers for extra color
so there it is! it was a fun project for my friend and i. we saved major $ making it all ourselves…and shopping at the dollar tree.