Using a Paper Collection to Party
The Heidi Swapp Media Team recently got their hands on some fun collections from American Crafts. One of those said collections that found it’s way to my door step was from One Canoe Two called Creekside.
This collection is full of all things adventure and exploring and wandering. I knew when I saw it that it would be a perfect party theme for my youngest’s 7th birthday this month. Especially since all summer we had been on the water or hiking or in the mountains. Creekside is a collection of watercolor images combined with icons from the great outdoors. This was going to make for a fun party.
In today’s post I will be taking you on a tour of this little party vignette I created for a few friends that would be coming over for cake and snacks.
I love how this party turned out. And true story, when I pulled the Mini Lightbox out and added some teal letters for the birthday greeting, it just pulled the whole thing together and was a great touch.
It’s super easy to make the Lightbox fit with a party theme that comes from a paper collection. I added the washi tape from Creekside to the front slats of the Lightbox.
Paper from the collection was wrapped around the Lightbox which totally connected it to the whole theme of the party.
For a kid party, banners are always a must. I made a bunch of flag banners from about 4 different patterns. To make the look come together, I stayed primarily with the blue and teal, and then added a pop of a green pattern. This worked real well to create a thematic feel.
A template was created so that all the banners could be the same size. After cut from the pattern paper, the top was folded over about 1/4-inch and simply hung on the string. This is a real fun, easy, and not expensive way to add festivity to any event.
What’s a party without cupcakes?
A popular way to make a party with a paper collection is with cupcake wraps. I actually like how the little cakes sit in these type cups. They are prettier I think. If a cupcake needs to be made any prettier, that is.
Another way to decorate the sweets is by making washi flags. This is as easy as wrapping tape around toothpicks or mini skewers. Once wrapped the ends can be notched to create a flag. And tah dah! Instant partiness!
The cake decoration was kept super simple. There was so much already going on with the party decorations that keeping the decoration singular only added to the overall ambience.
The ‘love’ cake topper is from the Creekside Sticker pack. The sticker was removed from the backing and adhered to a skewer. Adding this to the top of the cake could not have been simpler.
In this home no party is complete without popcorn. Somewhere along the way popcorn has been a huge family tradition. And it’s served at all the events. So this party had to have some.
I used the We R MemoryKeepers Box Punch Board to create these boxes. Only I cut one side of the flaps off so the top of the box would be open. I lined these with wax paper and filled with popcorn. But don’t worry. There are refills to be had.
That blue pattern, it looks like a bandana, doesn’t it? It’s so fun! It makes for a perfect place mat. This just might be my favorite piece of the whole birthday table.
In the middle of the table is a 12×12 pattern paper that I propped up as a background. Using pattern paper and cut-away patterns is a great way to decorate for all occasions.
Using this 4×6 on a skewer is just plain easy to bring this party’s theme together even more.
TIP: keep skewers in your party stash. must have!
Two of these prints were used to give a bit of balance to the table in the midst of a lot of different shapes. It’s an easy designer element and it works on a party table too.
For your next party, instead of heading to the party store for decorations, get a little creative with paper collections you have on hand. Throw a Lightbox in the mix for a Happy Birthday greeting, and enjoy a truly fun and creative way to celebrate.