Sunday, June 24, 2018

Easy Glamor Party Ideas

Baby girl's first birthday went off without a hitch!



Included in post:

  • Balloon arch tips
  • foil curtain review
  • DIY cake topper 
  • cake pops with edible gold stars

Balloon Base

This was my first time making a balloon arch, and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was!

First I tried doing a DIY balloon arch base I read about. I taped a few pieces of packing tape together, and hole-punched holes in the tape. This was exhausting and time consuming work. 

Later I read about a balloon base you can buy online. (pictured below)


This balloon base made things so much easier! I was dubious at first, since it only had holes in one single-file line, but after putting the balloons on I realized you can arrange the balloons to cluster the way you want them to. 

In my first attempt I put balloons through every hole. This was not necessary. I found the balloon arch looked full from putting balloons in every other hole. 

Later I filled any spaces with small balloon using double sided tape. I also read a suggestion where you can use a low heat glue gun. 

Another tip I found was crucial to my success was making the balloons different sizes. 



I would also suggest you buy an air pump of some kind. They do sell balloon air pumps, but I used an electric air pump I had on hand from blowing up baby girls inflatable playpen


In order to fasten the balloon base to the wall, I used command hooks, and zip ties. 

 


In the process of choosing what balloon to buy, I read a lot of scary reviews. Over and over again, people kept saying half their balloons came with holes in them. So I purchased two bags of each kind of balloon I wanted. I was very happy to see no holes in any of them! (Balloons I purchased are listed in ad below)

Gold Foil Fringe Curtain

The curtain I purchased was a set of two for $8.99. I had to buy another set of two since the first set was too thin to cover the wall the way I wanted it too. 


They were very easy to hang on the wall since they do come with double sided tape already attached. 

DIY Cake Topper

This was a fun and easy cake topper to make! You only need sticks, pom poms, and a hot glue gun! Find out more from my pom pom cake topper post.


Cake Pops

If you follow me on instagram, you already know my first batch of cake pops did not turn out well. I tried using a new (very thick) silicone mold, and all the candy shells fell apart as I attempted to take the cake pops out of the mold. 

So I took a different route, and I formed squares with my hands, and poured the candy melts over the cake pops so I could still get the square look I really wanted. 

I also used edible gold stars, and gold pearl dust. 

For more details please refer to my Glamorous Cake Pops Made the Lazy Way post. 




Don't be afraid to try something new at your next party! Let me know how it goes!

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Easy Silicone Mold Cake Pops

Easy Tips for a Glamorous Party