Party Tips, Tricks & Tutorials 2

Cool Party Tips & Tricks 2

Ideas to make your Shower Extra Special

Put lights under your
food/buffet tables
Put a water balloon with a glow stick on the inside in a stocking and hang from trees or ceiling.Use cupcake liners as cover for drinks at an outdoor party.
Bubble wrap in a vase gives texture to flowers and simple table settingUse a colander for drying cake popsMoney Balloons.  Insert cash and confetti into balloons before blowing them up.
Magic Corn Trick
Spray paint coffee beans
and use as a vase filler.
Colored Glass: fill balloons with water, food coloring, freeze. break balloon, take outside and put them in the kiddie pool
Rainbow Ice
String a needle through and hang! So easy. Add glow sticks and you have awesome lights! Indoors or outside.Instead of plain ole’ veggies on a tray, place your veggies in glass and stand them upright.  Put your dips in martini glasses.Make several different flavors of Kool-aid or just use food coloring. Freeze the liquid in ice cube trays. Add the flavored or colored ice cubes to Sprite, 7-Up, or Ginger-ale.


Get glasses or jars of varying designs, place either fresh or silk flowers in them, fill with water, and float a candle on the top.  See more examples of centerpieces with glass jars with flowers in water below.

BubblesParty Tip
Cut open glow sticks & pour them into bubble solution. Glow in the dark bubbles. Great activities if you are having kids at your party!For a colorful and easy party table backdrop use balloons and crepe paper streamers.  For an added touch, place a photo of the mom when she was a baby.Glass jars with apples or whole limes and flowers. For an added touch wrap raffia around the jars and tie in bows.
Blue Candy BarParty Tip
Get apothecary or candy jars at any dollar store and fill them with candies, cookies, etc., to make your party’s colors.

Again use the dollar store as a resource to find trays – silver or colored – and paint the bottom with chalkboard paint. Use as a sign or menu board at your party.

Let oranges, limes, or lemons soak in food coloring… Freeze and you could put them in a super cute punch. Cute idea for a bridal or baby shower, or just a hot summer day.
Party TipBlocks
Put fish-shaped ice cubes in punch for any ocean or water related baby shower theme. Get blank wood blocks at a craft store and paint them with non-toxic paints for baby’s playroom.Cool idea to make it easier for mom to send out all those thank you cards for coming to her party!
Party TipLights
Use trays or pie pans from the dollar store and candlesticks to make cake stands for your party.  Decorate them to match your party’s theme and colors.Get wood letters from a craft store and have your guests paint them. You can also provide silk flowers, bits of lace, yarn, paints, buttons, etc. Then mom can hang the letters in the nursery as wall decorations.Buy discount string lights at after holiday sales or dollar store. Transform your trees into a fairyland of lights. Great Garden Party idea.

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