I recently had the pleasure of helping an amazing group of women plan a twin baby shower for one of their dear friends. Crowning Details joined the event planning team toward the tail end of the process, adding printable party decor items and some inspiration for the dessert table. One of my favorite ideas these hostesses had was for an "About to Pop" popcorn bar.
To create your own popcorn bar at a baby shower, birthday party or holiday celebration, use our FREE popcorn box template below. Trace the template onto any solid colored or patterned card stock (60# or higher is recommended). Cut around the template, fold at the seams, secure with adhesive and/or staples and then add a 2" party circle/cupcake topper for added personalization. Offer your guests 2-4 different types of popcorn, and 3-5 different toppings or flavor additions.
Popcorn bars are easy to set up, affordable and fun for guests of all ages.
What little boy doesn't love to play with matchbox cars!? For this cute 5 year old, race cars was the perfect party theme! PS How cute is he all dressed up in professional race car driver attire!?
Party guests were greeted with a Happy Birthday draped above and across the home's walkway that was covered in a black runner to resemble asphalt. Seated tables were dressed up with black tablecloths and white tape running down the center. Personalized lanyards were available for each guest to not only wear during the party, but to take home as favors.
Key party activities included matchbox car races down a slide divided by tape and a street race for all guests. Tricycles, bicycles and riding toys were lined up at the starting line and trophies awaited each guest at the finish line.
Chalkboard party supplies are all the rage right now!
Here is a simple strategy for incorporating chalkboard into your graduation celebration- DIY party hats.
You will need:
-Chalkboard paper (found at most craft stores)
-Tissue paper cut into 2 inch strips
-Elastic or ribbon
Trace our party hat template (available throughout our blog) onto chalkboard paper and cut around the pencil marks. Secure your party hat with staples where the folded flap is provided (glue generally won't hold the hat together). Next, work on your tissue paper tassles. Once each piece of tissue paper has been cut into 2" x 10" strips, take your scissors and cut small slats across the entire piece; approximately 1/8 inch apart. Roll the piece together tightly like a wrap and secure with tape. Insert your tassle into the top of your hat and secure from underneath with tape.
Using a hole punch, place 2 holes on either side of the hat and attach elastic or satin ribbon. And finally, decorate your party hats using pastel chalk....or better yet, put the chalk into dishes on your graduation tables and let your guests decorate their own hats!