DIY or Buy: Fun Projects to Make for Popular Kids Party Themes
Posted by Aug 07, 2022on
Kids' birthday parties are probably more complicated and expensive than the ones you remember from your formative years. Gone are the low-key affairs, where "planning" meant picking up an ice cream cake and candles, singing happy birthday and having everyone play in the backyard.
Any unicorn party is likely to be filled with rainbows, glitter and horns. Tiffani Beaston also adds tacos because they’re a favorite meal for her daughter. Pro tip: She uses a machine to inflate the pastel balloons for the balloon archway.
Dollar Store Paw Patrol
Not all store bought party favors need to be expensive. Many different dog-themed products can work for a malleable theme like Paw Patrol. Clueless Mama DIY picked up dog dishes for her child’s Paw Patrol birthday party because they were in the appropriate colors and had bones on them. Using a hot glue gun and a couple of tall shot glasses, she connected the bowls together and created a party tray tower.
New Mario Themed Party Ideas
Andrea (or Dre) has a strong nostalgia for her days playing Mario Kart. So when her daughter asked her for a theme party, she was excited to break out the hot glue gun for some crafty fun. She constructed piranha plants out of styrofoam balls, paint, paper mache and flower pots. The lips, teeth and leaves are molded with putty.
Toy Story Party
In the Toy Story party video, also from Tiffani Beaston, you learn plenty of shortcuts for making themed cakes and cupcakes. For example, Tiffani Beaston turned standard cupcakes into Toy Story ones just by adding colored sprinkles in the appropriate combination. She bought blue pastel, pre-made fondant to cover her cake and then decorated it with figurines and printables.
Bluey and Bingo Party
Bluey may not be as big a show as Paw Patrol in the United States, but it’s quickly growing. Now on Disney Junior, the cartoon started as a coproduction between the Australian Broadcasting Company and BBC. Because it isn’t a huge property yet, a lot of the DIY approaches Whiskey & Whit came up with were quasi-original and can be applied to a lot of other themes. The official site Bluey.TV hosts a lot of free printables like cupcake toppers and banners. Whit also used images from the site to create her own cupcake toppers on Canva. If you want to be exacting, you can search for or buy the appropriate font.
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