This Star Party post is courtesy of our contributor Dawn…I love just-because parties! Whenever they go on sale, I’m always picking up pretty napkins and fun plates to have on hand for impromptu gatherings or I-had-a-sucky-day-and-need-some-cheering-up moments. It doesn’t take much to make a moment special; today I’m going to show you just how easy it can be with a fun Star Party table.
Star Party Ideas:
These fun star plates from Dollar Tree were my inspiration and I also picked up the wrapping paper that is our table cover. While you are there, you may luck out and find the glass star bowls. Wood utensils from Garnish are always fun and get prettied up with washi tape. My new love is The TomKat Studio’s plastic bottles; I added the star stickers.
Seriously, how have I gone so long without a star punch? I have lots of punches; they make perfect confetti and this punch is no exception. Arm yourself with a 40% off coupon and head to your local craft store. I punched stars out of glittery cardstock for table scatter.
While you are there, pick up some oven-bake polymer clay to make these treat toppers. I think I’m addicted to making polymer clay toppers (remember these Easter toppers?). I used Fimo Effect in granite and gold; they have glitter in them! The kids will love to help you make these. Polymer clay is the perfect medium for fun crafts because you treat it like clay and then ‘fire’ it in your oven.
We rolled out our clay to 1/8″ thickness and cut out with our star cookie cutter and baked them according to the package directions. If you don’t have a cutter, draw out a star on paper and cut out for a template.
While your stars are cooling, wrap popsicle sticks in washi tape. If you want a little more razzle-dazzle on your stars, hot glue on sequins and other doodads or color cool designs on with a permanent marker. When you are all done, hot glue the stars on. Add your toppers to your favorite treats and your centerpiece is done.
With a few fun touches and a little creativity, you can turn any moment into a special occasion.
A huge THANK YOU to Dawn of Not Just A Mommy for sharing this fun party idea with us. Over on her blog you’ll find loads of inspiration for all types of parties. You can also follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter for even more creative ideas.