Birthday Parties

New Camping Themed Party Printables at Everyday Party Magazine

We’re slowly expanding our line of party printables over at Everyday Party Magazine, and the newest party is available now! With traditional plaid and a touch of bold colors, your camping birthday party is made EASY with printables. Our camping birthday supply set includes: a fill-in-the-blank printable camping theme invitation, printable 2″ cupcake toppers (that can also be used as labels or stickers for a party!), and folded tent cards that can be labeled and used for a camping dessert table, food table, or camping favors.

Jess from Everyday Party Magazine put together a cute little camping party with simple camping party ideas! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PARTY.

Throwing a camping themed party is FAST and easy when all you have to do is print out the invitations, fill in your information, and send along the finished camping invitations!

One of the best (and easiest) camping birthday party ideas is a S’more stand! How cute is that metal 3-tier stand?

Camping Birthday Party Ideas by Everyday Party MagazineWe look forward to sharing more party printable packages with you soon!



American Girl Birthday Party Details and Designs

One of the most requested party themes we get is an “American Girl” theme. Today we’re featuring a collaborative party between ourselves and The Bloomery, a local resource we use all of the time for farm-grown cut flowers!

Kathy, owner of The Bloomery, and her daughter had awesome ideas for her 8th birthday party that we helped bring to life. Anna Claire absolutely loves American Girl dolls (and so do her friends), so she wanted to incorporate all of the girls’ dolls into the party, of course! It was held in the morning with a breakfast theme, which is an awesome alternative to throwing a traditional evening or weekend afternoon party. That way, you can have the party, clean up, and you and your guests still have the rest of your day to do other stuff!

We designed this custom invitation for the party:

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The dessert table turned out awesome! We designed a custom fabric backdrop for the table, and other stationery elements including food tags and cupcake toppers:

The breakfast table was absolutely gorgeous, as designed by Kathy. She created all of the beautiful flower arrangements. You can also see some of the stationery elements and custom design pieces, including menu cards, custom plates and glasses (using vinyl graphics cut on a craft cutting machine), straw flags, and a poster for the mantle in the background:

Here is a clear picture of the poster we designed for the mantle display. We wanted the party to have the “American Girl feel” but take a slightly modern spin on it.

We created custom cupcake toppers and cupcakes for the party. These “crazy” cupcakes we so much fun to decorate and the kids loved them:

The custom cake had the same theme as the cupcakes. The birthday girl even helped add the decorations, which included custom meringues and cake pops and various other types of candy and sprinkles:

Here’s a close-up of the top of the cake:


Apple Birthday Party Ideas and Inspiration

It’s Back-to-School time, which means Fall is right around the corner. One of our favorite party themes is “Apple” which is a classic theme, is great for both boys and girls, and lends itself well to the last outdoor parties of the year (at least here in the northern half of the country). And, it can easily incorporate gingham check decor, which is totally okay with us!

We designed one of our newest invitations with the Apple theme in mind, using navy gingham with dark red apples and emerald green accents:

Apple Birthday Invitation


We can’t wait to design a whole party around this theme, and we’ve been looking on the interest (Pinterest, of course) for inspiration. There are so many cute apple or orchard themed parties out there!

This Orchard First Birthday Party by Kelley Cannon Events (as seen on 100 Layer Cakelet) is just. seriously. adorable:

We love how these patterned wooden silverware/napkins are displayed.

Photo by Kelley Cannon Events

And this chalkboard sign is perfect!

Photo by Kelley Cannon Events

And we LOVE a simple but adorable cake design–the stitching on the apple adds just the right amount of detail.

Photo by Kelley Cannon Events

These incredible sugar cookies would steal the attention of every dessert table:

Catch My Party


Flamingo and Pineapple First Birthday Party

Obviously, pineapples are a favorite party decor item around here. But flamingos are a close second! I’ve been meaning to post these party photos for a while, because it’s one of my favorite parties! The whole party is based on flamingo & pineapples, and is inspired by our love of Lilly Pulitzer patterns. It also coordinates with our personalized Flamingo Invitations available to order from our shop, so you can start planning the perfect Flamingo party today!

One of the reasons I didn’t post the pictures right away was that the weather was HORRIBLE the day of the party, so we had to move mostly everything inside. It does not make for my favorite pictures! But I loved the party and memories we had of it.

One of my favorite features was the large wreath we used as the backdrop for the dessert table. I had the idea for the wreath, and my friend Kathy from The Bloomery put it together for me after I got frustrated with the construction. She did an amazing job (and said I’m not allowed to cut the stems of flowers anymore haha!) It was a combination of artificial peonies, roses, hibiscus, and mini paper balls.

The cake was homemade and was decorated with buttercream to give it some great texture and to match the stationery. The custom cake topper was found on Etsy. The custom runner (and other table linens) was made by Pineapple Lane Crafts on Etsy.

There were two kinds of cupcakes (strawberry and pineapple upside down cake) that were placed in custom cupcake wraps and had toppers from Oriental Trading (Flamingos) and World Market (Pineapples).

Pineapples were used for vases or and other containers throughout the party, including as a display container for these awesome pineapple lollipops from Oriental Trading.

French Macarons from a local French bakery were purchased before the party, and I made decorations out of royal icing and an edible image marker to dress them up.

Flamingo sugar cookies were a must ūüôā

Hollowed out lemons served as containers for lemon custard with pineapple leaves made out of green candy melts:

These were another favorite element: chocolate dipped marshmallows made to look like pineapples with dark chocolate sprinkles, leaves made simple on my paper cutting machine, and custom straw flags.

Pineapple sugar cookies decorated with buttercream gave a whimsical element that matched the other decor, and were way easier to make than royal iced cookies!

Here’s another photo of the wreath so y’all can see how awesome it was! There were a ton of flowers on it!

These gorgeous flower displays were also made by The Bloomery, and used a TON of the peonies that bloom in my yard every June. I was in absolute love with them! A wide grosgrain ribbon and 4″ circle dressed up the simple white vases.

Pineapple cups with flamingo straws for the kids (both from Oriental Trading):

Custom napkins were placed on a white charger, then a clear plate with a large decorative circle underneath finished off the place settings.

Despite the weather, the birthday girl had a great day! And of course she had to have a pineapple smash cake ūüôā

Below are the invitations that are available for purchase HERE:

Photo credit and Party Details by: Pineapple Paper Co.

For additional party details, visit the Summer 2017 Issue of Everyday Party Magazine.

For custom stationery requests, please email

Make a 3D Bow and Minnie Banner with CRICUT

The amazing people over at Cricut sponsored this birthday party and post, but all of the opinions and feelings about (how awesome) their products are our mine.
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Yesterday we¬†shared the adorable Minnie birthday party that we designed using the¬†Cricut Explore Air 2. Well today I’m going to share how to make the 3D Bow and Minnie Pom Pom Banner that I used for the dessert table. Here’s a shot of the whole dessert table display that we shared:

Minnie Mouse Party with Cricut

Materials you need:

First, you need to cut all of the 3D bow pieces out. I used a Cricut Design Space Cartridge file called “Leather Bows”¬†which had a 3D bow that fit the look I wanted. In order to make the bows oversized, you need to squeeze as much space out of the 12×12″ Cricut mat that you can. This is what my Design Space cut file looked like:

You can always gain a little more real estate on your mat by placing your cut file at a diagonal ūüôā

For the banner, I cut out 3 red bows, and 2 yellow bows. Now break out the glue gun and start assembling your bows:

Start with the largest section of the bow and glue the ends into the middle, forming the bow loops:

Next, attach the bow “band” by looping it around the middle, and gluing in the overlap (you can see the seam toward the top of the placed band):

Then flip it over so the seams are down and glue the bow to the ribbon “end” piece, right in the center:

Repeat until all 5 bows are complete!

Next, glue the small black pom pom balls onto the larger one to resemble a Mickey silhouette:

Measure out how much twine or ribbon you need for your dessert table, and lay out the 3D bows and pom pom Mickeys to get them even before you glue them on. Then, using hot glue, attach all of the pieces to make a banner:

Attach to your dessert table backdrop, and you’re set!

I would have never attempted to make a banner like this on my own before getting my Cricut machine! It truly did not take more than 30 minutes or so to assemble the banner, and I loved how it turned out!

Want to win a Cricut Explore Air 2 of your OWN!?! (Yes you do!!!)



To see the whole party and all of the Cricut ideas I used, check out the full party post HERE.

For more party inspiration, follow Cricut on Instagram, and Pineapple Paper Co. on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.

Check back later this week for more DIYs from the Minnie Birthday Party with Cricut!

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party with Cricut

Birthday parties are one of my favorite events to design, especially little kid parties. When the folks over at Cricut asked me to design a Minnie Mouse birthday party using their new Cricut Explore Air 2 machine and designs, I immediately fell in love with their licensed Minnie Mouse collection! Did you know that you don’t need a Minnie Mouse Cricut cartridge anymore? All of the Minnie Mouse Cricut designs are now digital designs within Cricut Design Space!

Most people that know me, know I love Disney, but most of my parties are a touch more modern than a traditional Disney theme. I gave the Minnie Mouse birthday party a clean and updated feel by using a red, yellow, black, and white color scheme and by using patterns like black & white stripes and red & white polka dots. I also used a lot of Minnie Mouse silhouettes in the party, but no full-on character designs. Continue reading to see all of our Minnie Mouse party ideas made with Cricut!

Minnie Mouse Party with Cricut

The amazing people over at Cricut sponsored this birthday party and post, but all of the opinions and feelings about (how awesome) their products are our mine.

I have to say, I can’t believe how easy it is to pull off an awesome and detailed Minnie Mouse dessert table like this using my new Cricut Explore Air 2! This is my first time owning a Cricut, and I’m quickly becoming obsessed. I mean, there isn’t much else left in my house to apply Vinyl to (only sort of kidding). I used the Cricut Explore Air 2 machine and their products to make nearly every detail of this party! Check out all of my Minnie Mouse birthday party ideas in the following pictures, and this week, I’ll be breaking down some of the Minnie Mouse party decorations for you to try for yourself!

I had a simple Minnie Mouse birthday cake idea–I decorated a polka dot cake with a large Cricut Minnie Mouse bow and “Emme” cut out of cardstock:

Minnie Mouse Cake

I used the Cricut print-and-cut feature to make easy Minnie Mouse favor gift bags for the guests, as well as DIY Minnie Mouse cupcake toppers to dress up store bought cupcakes:

Minnie Mouse Favor Bags Cricut

DIY Minnie Mouse Cupcake Toppers

I also used a scallop cupcake topper design in the Cricut Design Space to make the yellow wrappers to put those store-bought (*cough*–easy) cupcakes in.

Let’s talk for a second¬†about the print-and-cut feature in the new Cricut Design Space–talk about life changing. I mean it! I stick my uploaded Minnie Mouse cupcake topper design in Cricut Design Space, print from my own printer, and the Explore Air 2 machine cuts RIGHT AROUND the edge of the printed topper. I can’t even. No more massive hand punches for me! Print-and-cut with Cricut Design Space is¬†SO easy!!

Need Minnie Mouse party decorations? Cricut makes it easy! I made this EASY Cricut Minnie Mouse bow and pom pom banner using a 3D bow design:

And used Minnie Mouse silhouettes cut out of black vinyl and red adhesive foil to decorate mini milk glasses and Minnie Mouse paper plates (talk about easy Minnie Mouse party supplies!):

Cricut Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Decorations

Minnie Mouse Party Plates Party Supplies

One of my favorite Cricut projects I used was this “signature” cookie stencil I made! It made decorating custom Minnie Mouse cookies easier than ever:

Using the same 3D bow file on Design Space, and cutting simple circles, I crafted this super simple honeycomb topiary (one for each end of the table; this could also be used as a Minnie Mouse or Mickey Mouse party themed centerpiece):

DIY Minnie Mouse Centerpiece

And because I can’t do a birthday party without some custom macarons (I swear, it’s a problem), I used some chocolate melts and macarons I picked up at a local store and made quick Mickey Mouse macarons. Also pictured are Oreos with chocolate Minnie Mouse silhouettes I made to stick on them:

Seriously, my Cricut machine changed how I throw a party, and even I can’t believe how much I used it for this Minnie Mouse birthday party! This is my machine hard at work:

Want to win a Cricut Explore Air 2 of your OWN!?! (Yes you do!!!)



Check back this week for DIY posts on how to create the ideas seen in this Minnie party!

I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.

This experiecne is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.