I have so many fun parties to share with you over the next few weeks/months. I am playing catch up once again after taking a bit of a break from blogging. A family of 6 causes that to happen once in a while. Watch for some fun new themes that have been added to 5M.
For my daughter’s 9th birthday she wanted a theme both girls and boys would enjoy. After much thinking we landed on bowling. Who doesn’t love to bowl? The party mom in me cringed a little as I wasn’t sure what this would mean for decor. I requested a couple of end lanes so I could have a wall to do my table against. It worked perfectly. We carried in tubs of decor as ready to go as it could possibly be and set everything up in about 20 minutes prior to the party. Don’t be afraid to decorate even at an off site party location.
This cake was a special request by my 9 year old after letting her loose on pinterest. She fell in love. A local baker made it happen for us.
I love this bowling party centerpiece trio. Those shoes!!! Centerpiece circles are one of my favorite ways to add the theme into my space. They can be on the larger side like this box set up or just single circles in a container. I also use them on the front of things like buckets holding favor. The glitter 9 was actually a 6 I used at her baking party . Flipped over and tada!
I lucked out that this toy bowling set my kids had matched the colors. Think outside the box when choosing decor. Don’t be afraid to look around the house for things you may already have. I love re-purposing things.
Our printable Happy Birthday bowling banner has cute stripes and fun bowling pin images. It can be personalized as well. Banners are such a great way to add big impact. Use them as your backdrop or across the front of a table like this.
I am in love with the bowling pin banner! Easy to string together and small enough to use anywhere in the party. How cute are those bowling pins?
I loved that our bowling alley let us set up our party space right at the lanes vs a party room. It made it easy for the kids to come and go as they ate. Plus we got to enjoy our decor the whole party. Not just for 30 minutes at the end.
These cute bowling images made the perfect centerpieces for the table. Mini galvanized buckets are one of my favorite containers for a single centerpiece. They are a great neutral base that can be dressed up with ribbon in your party colors.
Each place setting had a bubble gum tube with our printable bowling favor tag.
The kids all had a blast bowling. They could have stayed all night.
A matching Bowling Party invitation in several version can also be found in the etsy shop.
I also have a more classic colored retro bowling party decoration package.
You can also find several banners and cupcake toppers sold individually.
Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to check out more 5M parties on Instagram or on Facebook.
Melissa Marteney February 24th, 2017
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This week I am sharing another customer party. This party package was a custom request by the mom and I love how it turned out. A mix of gray chevron, red and navy, with cute vintage airplanes.
This is a perfect example of how banners can be used in so many ways. I love the use of it to dress up the food table.
How sweet is this airplane cake? The smash cake is always the best part of the first birthday.
This printable airplane party package includes a high chair banner. They are the perfect addition for those great cake photos.
A sweet red toy plane and balloons make a cute centerpiece. Add some coloring pages for the party guests to keep them occupied during the slower times of the party.
Custom signs are always available to match any of our party themes.
Personalized favor tags saying thank you from the birthday boy are a great way to send your guests off.
You can find the matching printable airplane birthday party package and invitation in my etsy shop.
Melissa Marteney February 20th, 2017
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This customer party is so much fun. There is something magical about a sweet tea party! This party features our printable Tea Party decoration package.
The Tea party happy birthday banner features some pinks and blues with a mix of polka dots and stripes. I love it against this paisley backdrop.
Cupcakes in cute tea cup wrappers are the cutest touch. A scalloped frame adds a bit of whimsy to a traditional topper. Sweet tea cups, cupcakes, and tea pots are the perfect addition to the cupcakes.
What tea party is complete without stacks of tea cups in all shapes, colors and sizes? Mixing and matching adds to the charm.
This table is breathtaking. Adding a classic lace tablecloth over the top of a plastic colored tablecloth gives an elegant soft touch of pink to the table and makes for easy clean up. Use different sizes and heights of serving trays on your tablescape.
These chair tutus soften the harsh metal folding chair. They can be multi purpose serving as a party favor for the guests to take home.
How beautiful are these place settings? A mix of paper and china makes this table budget friendly. I love the look of the pop of color with the elegant china. Check your local goodwill for great deals on mix and match china pieces.
Every tea party needs finger foods. Mix and match sweet and savory foods of all kinds to create a lunch for your guests. I love the watermelon cut out with a flower cookie cutter. Beads were glued to the end of toothpicks to make a sparkly server for cheese cubes. Put fruit and veggies in polka dot cups to dress them up.
Sweet pearls dress up the place setting and the girls will be so excited to receive them.
Our printable Tea Party printable centerpiece circles make a cute display on any table. The metal tea cup used is amazing!
The girls decorated these tea party hats with faux flowers. The hats are made from paper plates and bowls. So creative!
The bases for these purses were made from card board boxes and decorated by the girls as well.
At the end of the party each girl took home a box with the leftover goodies.
I love all of the special details that were incorporated into this party!
You can find the matching printables for this party in my etsy shop.
Melissa Marteney February 17th, 2017
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This baby shower was one of my favorites. I helped a friend with the decor to celebrate her sister(my friend) and new nephew on the way. Her nursery was a fox theme so we went with a woodland fox themed baby shower.
This little guy is so sweet! I love this fox cake with a cute flag bunting. A wood slice is the perfect stand to compliment our woodland theme.
We had lots of fun food for this woodland baby shower. Accents of pine cones, woven trays, and burlap gave a rustic feel to the elegant platters.
Pine cone cheese ball.
Dipped marshmallows, jam tarts, mini banana cream pies, mini cheesecakes.
These adorable acorn cookies are such a fun addition. Hershey’s kisses, mini golden oreos, and chocolate chips make these tiny little treats.
Forest animal ginger cookies.
Create a space for your guests to leave gifts and leave a note for baby. For this shower guests signed a Dr. Suess fox book for baby to keep.
My favorite part of baby showers is making personalized decor that can be used in their nursery. The host created this great fox canvas mimicking the arrow pattern from the decor and the word fox contrasting in a pop of orange. Also featured was a framed printable with the baby’s name and meaning. The adorable fox canvas toy box was a gift.
Our printable fox baby shower centerpiece is also a fun addition to any nursery after the party. Add a little twine and kraft colored crinkle paper to a metal tin to complete the look.
A fireplace is a great place for banners to be featured. We used the woodland animal printable circles to create a mini banner along with more triangles strung together.
Paper mache latters are easily dressed up to be a statement piece with just a little paint. Another great gift for the mommy to be. The base kraft color of the letters ties into the rustic woodland feel.
I created a printable bingo card for the baby shower game. Have guests write in gifts they think the mommy to be will open. As she opens presents they can mark off the ones they got correct. 5 across makes BINGO.
A cute chalkboard is a great way to reserve mom’s special chair for gift opening.
To find all the printable woodland fox baby shower decoration items above and lots more you can purchase this package in my etsy shop.
I offer a matching printable fox baby shower invitation.
Also available is the printable fox bingo baby shower game.
Watch for another fun woodland shower coming soon.
Melissa Marteney November 3rd, 2016
Posted In: Baby Shower
This adorable boy elephant baby shower was thrown for a friend. She loved the Carter’s navy and light blue elephant clothing line that was out at the time. I used that as inspiration for this set. Our mutual friend Danielle hosted this party and went with carnival inspired food and of course peanuts. It was so much fun.
This adorable wreath made from diapers is paired with our printable elephant welcome sign to greet guests. It would be so cute on a nursery door for the mommy to be.
Just as the guests entered there was a table with a Guess How Many Peanuts game and cards for writing blessings to the baby. I love the use of tissue poms on the vases to look like flowers. Such a great pop of color.
Here is a closer look at the game. The food tent cards were repurposed as entry cards. Guests wrote their name and guess on them.
This sweet elephant pennant banner was a fun addition to the doorway into the party.
There was so much yummy food at this party. For the carnival food theme there were lots of foods on sticks.
Take a look at that cute elephant tissue pom. Isn’t he adorable. Here is a closer look at some of the yummy food for the Elephant Baby Shower. Blue chocolate chip cookies. ham and cheese pinwheels, berry sweet rolls, homemade potato chips in fun carnival striped bags.
Mini elephant ears, corn dogs, anti pasta on a stick, and veggie sticks. There were also fruit skewers. Delicious!
I love the look of napkin wraps at a party. It is such an easy thing to do and has such a big impact. These cute mommy and baby elephants look adorable wrapped around the silverware.
Throughout the party there were several elephant centerpiece sets. I love the use of peanuts in the jars throughout.
Here is another fun centerpiece and banner display. I love the use of the onesie in it. Such a clever idea. This banner is made from the centerpiece circles. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the elephant printable baby shower decorations.
Even the party game prizes were dressed up to match the theme. A plain white bag with a centerpiece circle tie it all together.
Tissue poms can add so much color throughout a party. Don’t be afraid to go crazy. Multiple sizes, colors, flat or hanging.
These origami elephants will be such a cute mobile for the baby’s nursery. You can see behind them is a clothes pin line filled with the Carter’s elephant clothing line. It doubles as decor and a gift for mom.
As the guests left there was a peanut bar. Fill a bag with your favorites for an easy baby shower favor.
These cute mini canning jars made the perfect container topped with a printable favor tag for pastel m&ms. Another sweet baby shower favor for guests to pick up as they left.
I also have a matching Bingo Card perfect for a Baby Shower Game.
This set is also available in pinks and gray for a Girl Baby Shower.
Melissa Marteney September 16th, 2016
Posted In: Baby Shower
Summer is coming to an end but I am enjoying it through this party just a little bit longer. Camping is one of our favorite summer activities. What is more perfect than a Camping Birthday Party! Turn your backyard into your own campground and add our printable decorations for a fun theme. If you live in places where summer weather lasts into the September and October there is still time to host your own camping party.
I love this cute camping themed party table complete with picnic basket, our printable camping party centerpiece and happy birthday banner in the background. This creative mom utilized our printable camping party cupcake toppers and party circles in lots of places throughout the party.
I am always looking for creative ways to feed guests at my parties. Of course camping means roasting hotdogs over a fire.
Serve them up in a metal pie tin for easy clean up and a fun rustic look. Even party food can fit your theme.
Who says smores have to be plain? Create a gourmet smores station for your party guests. Who needs birthday cake?
I love how this customer went all out with the decor. Even the dolls got in on the camping party fun.
This cute camping favor station featured flashlights, a bear needing adopted, and trail mix. See the cute mini banner? That is made from our printable cupcake toppers. What a fun use for them.
Having an activity to keep the kids busy is a must for any party. These girls enjoyed a scavenger hunt around their campground. What a perfect party game alternative.
An outdoor movie is the perfect end to a camping slumber party.
Treat your guests with a yummy yogurt parfait bar for a quick post camping breakfast.
Camping cupcake toppers in cute mini cinnamon rolls.
Check out our full printable camping birthday party decoration package. A boy version is coming soon!
And don’t forget a matching invitation.
Don’t forget to check out my old blog for more parties.
Melissa Marteney August 29th, 2016
Posted In: Girl Birthday Party