HERE in Nellie's etsy store. She has quite a bit of printable parties or you can request her to help you create a new idea! Her turn around time is lightning fast!
THIS tutorial to make them. You can get coffee filters for super cheap. Like $1 from the dollar store. You add in some acrylic paint (approx $0.50) a bottle and then I attached them with staples to a paper straw. You can create these coffee filter flowers in any color or in multi-color! They are a little more time consuming as you have to soak and let the filters dry...however, they are super cheap and way cute!
The number "5" was probably the easiest thing I created and makes the table complete! I purchased the #5 from Joann fabric with a coupon. I paid $3.99 for it. I used some spray paint that I had as it is a quick way to coat the number. You could use acrylic paint as well to paint your number or letter. I used my rose flower tutorial idea from my previous news segment to make matching flowers to add to the #5. I hot glued the flowers on and there you have it....a table statement piece for about $5!
THIS tutorial on making Palm trees and got to work. I spent on 2 palm trees: $3 for the pool noodles, $2 on paper lunch bags, $5 on tissue paper, and $3 on the floral wire. So for about $15 you can create 2 super cute palm trees that are WAY better than those blow up ones you can buy!! In a nutshell, you glue 1 1/2 pool noodles together. Cut off the bottoms of paper lunch bags and slide the bag up the pool noodle so it scrunches up. You glue the floral wire in between the tissue paper and cut slits....and boom...Palm Tress. I know that was basic so if you want more details I would suggest following the instructions like I did!
I found a picture of these cupcake liner lights on Pinterest and knew that I HAD to make them! I purchased both large and small cupcake liners from Joann Fabrics as well. They were on sale and then I had an additional coupon. I would say I paid no more than $4 for all the liners. I used a strand of battery operated lights because #1, that is what I had at home and #2, that is what I thought would be easiest to use for my segment. If I were going to make these for a party at my house, I would have done a longer strand of regular Christmas lights.
This is the picture idea I found on Pinterest. When I went to click on the link it didn't work...so I had to just use the pictures. I followed the pictures and was able to create the same look. Just keep in mind you have to turn the liners the opposite way for some of the flower look.
I can't tell you how easy these were to make and they totally complete the look of the table! If you use a regular strand of Christmas lights you could make a set of these for around $8!
And that, my friends, is one of the easiest parties I have done. Really, everything was simple to make, cheap and not time consuming! I did buy the table grass skirt from Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon which ended up costing me $6.99! Once you add in your cute Hawaiian themed treats and snacks, you have yourself one adorable party that will wow any child and the in-laws!
We have a child with a birthday in April....I better start thinking of a theme!
Happy birthday to Emma! I hope your 5th birthday is memorable and your day is so special!