Showing posts with label decoration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decoration. Show all posts

Thursday, March 5, 2020

celebration supply bin

Months ago I shared a few stories on Instagram of my bin of “Celebration Supplies”. Yes, that’s exactly how my bin is labeled, because I’m prepared to celebrate on a moment’s notice!  While I don’t actually throw parties at the drop of a hat, I do create birthday boxes, special treat & holiday festivities at the drop of a hat.  I dip into this bin at LEAST once a month, depending on the month.
Some of the items are leftovers from parties, or things I have bought on sale or things I have just grabbed on a regular shopping trip that I think are cool & would be a good addition to my bin.
So let’s dig into what’s actually in my bin, in order for you to be able to start creating your own stash!
1. Silverware   I have accumulated a few different colors, and they’re fun to pull out for holiday meal celebrations within our family. i.e. St. Patrick’s Day, Valentines Day, birthdays
2. Garland    If you don’t have a garland or two like this in your stash, add one immediately!  I made this one, and have a few other ones that I pull out for every birthday, or even end of the school year celebrations.
3. Plates     These are also a must for delivering treats to friends & neighbors, or setting fun place settings for holidays. (See silverware for ideas!)
4. Dollar Store Decor    This is one of my favorite places to grab things to add to my stash.  They have REALLY stepped up their game (.99 store is my go-to).  Small foil balloon numbers, DIY tassel garland, cake toppers, etc.
5. Balloons    This seems like an obvious addition, right? You can also blow them up partially and use them to decorate presents, treats & even top birthday cakes.
6. Confetti    I definitely don’t use this all the time, because..yikes. But something to have for REAL special celebrations!
7. Honeycombs    I bought a big pack of mini ones off Amazon that are great to pull out for a specific color theme.  The dollar store also has some & you can also buy REALLY big ones online as well. Cheap, easy and completely reusable for all kinds of celebrations.
8.  Party Hats    Like confetti, this one should be a little further down on your list to add to your bin, but still a fun thing to have for kid’s birthday celebrations.
9. Treat Containers & Bags         These are probably the items I have to replenish the most.  I buy these at Walmart because they do have a good selection for a good price, but Michaels & Hobby Lobby allow you to use coupons, so just pick a spot & get you some!  Treats for neighbors, teachers, holiday treats for school staff, the list goes on.  Grab some cute bakers twine or ribbon to tie them up!
10. Tablecloths    These are great for more than just parties, but come in handy when have family over for dinner or throwing over a pop-up table to make for easy clean up. 
11. Straws    Once again, great for holiday celebrations and also for girls night in or putting out in your kitchen to add as part of your holiday decor. 
12. Napkins     I grab these often in the Target dollar spot!  So grab your napkins, paper plates, straws & silverware at set out for a festive holiday-themed breakfast for your family that will make your kids feel so special and excited!
13. Streamers    I keep at least a few colors on hand because I use them to create a curtain on our kids’ doors for their birthday morning.  I’ve learned that if I don’t just keep some in my bin, I’m having to run to the store late at night or face a disappointed child in the morning!
14. Mini PiƱatas     .99 store for the win! I have used these for end of the year teacher gifts/ teacher appreciation treats & they are always a huge hit!  See THIS post for details.

So...what else is in my bin? Mini popcorn containers, photo booth props, a balloon pump, balloon garland tape, and just a WHOLE lot of all these items!  These things have saved my butt more times than I can count and have just made things a whole lot easier on me.  You don’t need to go out and grab ALL these items at once, I definitely did not.  Just start grabbing things when you see them, or save leftovers and you’ll thank yourself later!  Because those holidays & birthdays come every single year, friends.  Happy Celebrating!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Halloween Decor 2016

Get ready for picture overload, because that's all I've got for you today!  I'm in love, I'm content & it only took me half a Saturday to put up!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fourth of July Decor

I was being my normal self this week and waited until the last minute to take pictures of my Fourth of July decor,  so of course the storms rolled in and kept things nice and overcast.  Which helps keeps the temperature under triple digits, but it doesn't help take indoor photos.  
Lesson learned....but nonetheless, here are a few shots of the patriotic decor I put up this year!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Pinata Wreath

Cinco de Mayo has become one of my favorite holidays to decorate for.  All the bright colors and fun ways to decorate...we WILL be festive in this half mexican household!! This wreath is the perfect craft to whip up this week in time to enjoy at your fiesta!

Take your felt in bright, Cinco de Mayo colors and cut into 2" inch strips. 
If your wreath form isn't white already, like mine, spray with a quick coat of white spray paint while you fringe your strips of felt.
I had a smaller wreath and I found I could cut my strips in half to wrap and then glue around the wreath with just a titch of wreath showing on the back. Works for me!

Go go go until you're turned your wreath into a little felt pinata! It is so bright & although it's not traditional crepe paper, this way it's more sturdy and can handle being packed away in storage.

Monday, March 7, 2016

St. Patricks Day Decor

I kind of hate that Easter is so close to St Patrick's Day.  The Irish in me loves to decorate for it, but Easter is just so much bigger and more adorable!  So I compromise by throwing up some green decor and take it down with plenty of time to enjoy Easter decorations.  So here's just the little bit I put up this year.  Find the printable here & the LUCKY tutorial here.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Halloween Decorations

Here's a look at my Halloween decorations this year...and I'm not gonna lie, my favorite part might just be the big eyes behind the picture frame in the gallery wall.  It seriously cracks me up.