Monday, August 15, 2011

Just for FUN party!

If you missed my post over at  Craftionary here is another chance to learn how to through a party on a budget!
 We love parties but we didn't have any reason to do one so we called it the Just for fun party!
Because having fun is FUN! 
I will explain to you step by step how to do a party without going broke! LOL!
The tip is that before you choose the color theme of your party, look around your home for items that you can use to set up the table. For example, for the food table, I used plates that I already had and made a DIY cupcake stand using a piece of wood and plastic cups! Another good tip is to look for clearance items at your favorite craft store.
So let me share with you all the details!!

I just love Hobby Lobby! You can get really good deals! I purchased the pinwheels for $1.70 each, the 3 butterfly/flower place card for 90cents each, 99cents for the ribbon and paid $4 for the scrapbook paper{40%off}! Spent around $12!! YEAH!

I wanted to do something simple but yummy for the children. They had vegetables/ranch dip, turkey/cheese wrap, mini hot dogs, pretzel, gold fish, cheese & crackers, grapes, cupcakes and marshmallows on a stick.
Another tip: for the food, try not to do anything too fancy. Most of the food that I served I already had at home.
For the cupcake stand, I painted a piece of wood that I already had {it was for another project}, added a mini banner using leftover scrapbook paper and place it on top of plastic cups! Believe me it was sturdy!! I also added little flags to the cupcakes using leftover scrapbook paper.

For the No Sew Table Runner, click  HERE

Another tip: Instead of buying party labels, make your own! I made my labels using Publisher. But if you want to do a Just for Fun party, I did the job for you! You can download all the labels for free!
I have 3 different sizes so you can choose the perfect one for you! Scroll down to download the label of your preference!

You can get the TP roll party favor tutorial HERE.
Download the label for this project HERE.

For the wall banner and for the mini banner on the picture frame prop, 
I used this label that you can download HERE.

Download HERE for the label below.

The kids liked the idea that the snacks were ready for them in these small cups{Hobby Lobby}.

Turkey/Cheese wrap

The mini hot dogs were a hit! I made them ahead of time added a little bit of ketchup, sprinkled shredded cheese and wrapped in foil and put in the oven for the cheese to melt.

Another great buy! Got this pitcher at Walmart for $4!

Made this cute Picture Frame Prop. You can see the tutorial HERE.

Got the cute butterflies at Hobby Lobby! On clearance too! :)

The kids had fun making poses holding the frame! Here are some shots of the party! Enjoy!

The children loved playing with water balloons in the trampoline!


  1. looks like a blast! what cute ideas and colours!

  2. This looks great!! I love all the decorations. So cute. :)

  3. Just for fun is the best reason ever, isn't it?!! :D

    Lovely party!!

  4. I love your ideas! We entertain a lot in the summer around the pool and I have gotten some fabulous tips from you! Thanks so much!


  5. How fun! I always feel that I need to have a reason to party. I love all of your cute decorations! I hope you will link this up to my Delight Me party over at Doodles & Doilies!

  6. Such a cute party! The pinwheel frame is adorable!

  7. Sounds like us!! We don't need a reason to party ;) Love all of it!!

    We are hosting a 2 week long PARTAY series over on our blog in Septemeber!

    We would love for you to join with this fabulous idea! Please email us at, if you are interested in participating! Thanks for sharing!


  8. I love the picture frame prop!

  9. Great party ... your decorations were so festive and cute!

  10. Wow - so fun! The picture frame prop is fantastic.


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