How many times have you cleaned up after a party, only to find that you still have a few unused paper cups, plates, and napkins left over? Maybe you even bought too many tablecloths, or didn’t use all your decorations. You hate to throw away such fun reminders of a good time, but what else can you do with them?
Plenty, as it turns out! Rather than tossing those leftover party supplies, why not recycle them into creative crafts? Whether you want to use up the last few construction-themed plates from your son’s 5th birthday party, or make the napkins from your bridal shower into a keepsake, we’ve put together a list of the best ways to use up those leftover supplies!
One of the most unique and fun aspects of holiday food is the seasonal color palette we use when making our festive spreads – St. Patrick’s Day has us eating and drinking green, Halloween calls for black and orange, and of course, for the 4th of July, we bring out the red, white, and blue.
So how can you incorporate these patriotic colors into your 4th of July party feast? With a little bit of creativity, it’s easy to wow your guests with tasty treats that show off your holiday spirit.
What You Need to Have to Make Your Party a Success
Throwing a great party usually takes a little work. While plenty of great parties are thrown together at the last minute, that really isn’t an option in many cases. Maybe it’s a birthday, a graduation party, or even just a get together with friends. Whatever the case, no one wants to throw a party that has people suddenly remembering dentist appointments. You need the right group of people, atmosphere, and a game plan for putting it all together. We can help. Keep these party essentials in mind and you can be sure your bash will be a success.
Need summer decor inspiration? Check out our favorite warm weather reads!
When it comes to the summer months, there are an endless amount of party opportunities! The festivities kick off next week with Memorial Day weekend, and keep us busy all the way till the end of summer for Labor Day weekend, with some great activities that are promised in between—backyard BBQ’s, Father’s Day parties, bridal showers, graduation parties, 4th of July, and much more!
To help you get excited about all of the upcoming summertime events that will keep your guests laughing and the drinks flowing, we have put together some of our favorite entertainment and decor blogs that are chalk full of summer party inspiration! Pair some of the fantastic DIY projects and decorating ideas on these blogs with some quality My Paper Shop party supplies, and you’ve got everything you need to kick your summer parties off in style!
When you think of decorations for a graduation party, you probably think of little graduation caps everywhere, light refreshments with the graduation year etched in icing anywhere possible, and a table celebrating the grad’s accomplishments. While some things are a staple, like the table all about the grad (it’s their day after all), here are some ways to spice up the “tried and true” grad party.
Fun DIY party decorating ideas you can recreate using only streamers!
When it comes to party decor, there are few decorations that are more effective or more versatile than party streamers. They were one of our favorite decorations as kids, because you could drape them across the entire party, or use them to create a fun curtain in your doorway that kept out the grown-ups. Even as adults, streamers are nearly limitless with the amount of creations that can come from them and they are an essential for any great party.
These fun and festive ribbons come in a number of different sizes, patterns and colors, allowing them to be used for virtually any kind of decorating—baby showers, birthday parties, graduation events, bachelorette parties, etc. However, if you really want to show off your party decorating skills, here are a few unique DIY decor projects that you can recreate at home using party streamers.
If you’re hosting a graduation party this summer, be sure to first read these tips!
Graduation is an important time in a young adult’s life. In fact, it’s often one of the first life milestones that a child accomplishes all on their own! From their first day in kindergarten, all the way through to their high school or college graduation day, they have put in hours of hard work, studying and endless homework assignments to earn themselves the right to graduate. Therefore, it’s no wonder that celebrating this momentous occasion is such a big deal!
However, whether you are planning your son or daughter’s first graduation party after high school, or you have just graduated from college and want to throw your own graduation party in celebration of this major achievement, there are a few things that you should first know before you host this important event.
Duplicate some of your favorite Pinterest looks, minus the high cost!
It is nearly impossible to plan a party these days without first going to Pinterest for a little decorating inspiration. From DIY crafts that will make you the envy of all of your crafty friends, to extravagant, high-quality decor that leaves you drooling on your keyboard, Pinterest has a little bit of party inspiration for everyone, no matter what the occasion!
However, one of the downsides of Pinterest is that you don’t always have the time or the money to recreate some the detailed, intricate themes that many of these professional party planners share on their pages each holiday season. Lucky there are many low-budget ways to recreate some of your favorite Pinterest looks, but still maintain the high-quality design that you are looking for at your event! To get you started, here are three easy ways to recreate popular Pinterest party looks, all without breaking the bank.