Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthday Party Centerpiece Ideas

Last week I saw the most adorable post from the Purple Pug - a farm party. The centerpieces are amazing! I've had centerpieces on the brain for the past week now. I cannot draw to save my life, but I do know how to cut and paste. So here are a few ideas for themed-birthday party centerpieces that were inspired by the farm party.

My homage to the initial inspiration for this post...a farm yard pig.



My kids, who love to give unsolicited advice, liked the pig and suggested that I create something for them too. Last year I threw a pirate party for their birthday, so here is a matey centerpiece just for them...



Then I got to thinking about their Halloween costumes from last year (they were old-school aviators). I just had to create a centerpiece based on that theme too...



Of course I can't overlook the ladies - here is a centerpiece for all of the little princesses out there...



The designs are made out of foam paper and hot glue. Be sure to get the 3mm foam - it stands up on its own. Since I can't draw, I tried to simplify the centerpiece designs by using basic shapes - like a big circle for the head, a thin semi-circle for the mouth, etc. Foam paper is pretty forgiving, so just have fun with it.



Thanks again Purple Pug for the inspiration!

8 comments:

The Purple Pug said...

AWESOME centerpiece ideas. Foam is definitely easy to work, and you made these look like a million bucks! Excellent ideas...

The Purple Pug said...

Just a little shout out!:)
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staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

love these! & the Purple Pug too :)

you've got a new follower!!

Kustom Kreations by Elisha Akram said...

Too cute!

Ashley said...

So fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Staci, Elisha & Ashley - Thanks for stopping by...I can't wait to check out your blogs as well!

Anonymous said...

Great centerpieces. What are the signs the characters are holding are made of? You should sell these on eBay as well

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Hey Anon - The wording on the signs are printed on cardstock paper that is mounted onto 3mm thick foam paper. Thanks for the advice!

 

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