Simple Shark Week Decorations and Activity

Shark Week is our thing.  Now it can be your thing with these quick and easy decorations that provide you with sharky entertainment too.  We imagined that this game would be played by kids, but adults could have fun with it too.  Just add one of our Shark Week signature cocktails.  Click HERE for the Shark Colada and HERE to try the Sharkarita.  Our treat!

Design Sprinkle: Easy Shark Week Decorations

` here's the game display, which also, conveniently, acts as your shark week party wall decorations

` we use Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty to adhere decorations to the wall--it won't hurt your decorations or your wall--both are good things

Design Sprinkle: Easy Shark Week Decorations

use free printable shark fins as cupcake toppers... simply tape onto toothpicks

` here's how to find those exact cupcake wrappers... click HERE

Design Sprinkle: Easy Shark Week Decorations

` here's how you play the game... hide free printable shark fins around your home for people to find... yes, we know what you are thinking... we are turning your shark week party into a deep sea adventure

Design Sprinkle: Easy Shark Week Decorations

` offer a prize for the person who collects the most free printable shark fins, i.e. a cupcake or one of our shark week signature cocktails... we didn't even tell you about our shark week sugar cookies... HERE you go!  

The grand prize could be the shark week megalodon sugar cookie.  Not even kidding about this... click HERE to see it.

Below are the printables!  After you finish printing them, check out more of our Shark Week ideas by clicking HERE.  We also have the accompanying Luau Party.  Click HERE to see it.  

We told you Shark Week is our thing.

Simple Fourth of July Party Ideas

Dear HomeGoods, 

Thank you so much for helping our 4th of July party come together in a trendy, yet affordable, fashion.

Hugs and kisses with many, many sprinkles on top,

Amy & Amanda @ Design Sprinkle

P.S. We love you.

Design Sprinkle: Simple Fourth of July Party Ideas

stack plates for casual setting (perfect for a summer outdoor party), and because it's easy--individual place settings are not required here

place utensils in cups (or mini vases from Ikea)

okay, so this is easy and AWESOME... use wrapping paper as a tablecloth (simply toss when done)

We found this wrapping paper for $2.99 at HomeGoods.

Just a couple of notes... when faced with the seemingly impossible dilemma of choosing between 4th of July-themed plastic plates and kitchen towels, we went for the towels because we will get more use out of them.  They're towels!  Remember to shop smart!  Try not to overspend on themed accessories.  Instead, think more about the colors you are after.  Plus it's an opportunity to have some fun with pattern mixing.  And one last thing... your white kitchen plates and cups coordinate with any theme.

Design Sprinkle: Simple Fourth of July Party Ideas

cutest red and white plastic straws, $2.99 at HomeGoods

They are red and white and perfect for the 4th of July, but you can probably guess where we are going with this... Christmas, Valentine's Day... you know it!

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solid red cupcake wrappers... let your kids decorate them with stickers from Michaels, $1

Click HERE to purchase these red cupcake wrappers in sets of 24.

Design Sprinkle: Simple Fourth of July Party Ideas

These little adores are from HomeGoods too, only $3.  

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` cute little bags from HomeGoods, $2.99

` use bags to hold sparklers or stickers

` kids can decorate these with stickers too... why not?

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` use towels on outdoor chairs instead of cushions... beach towels are only $12.99 at HomeGoods, washable, and take up less space

Design Sprinkle: Simple Fourth of July Party Ideas

Katy Perry "Roar" Party Collection

Watch this video to get yourself in the mood... not THAT kind of mood.  Click HERE to watch the video.  The Katy Perry "Roar" kind of mood.  Now you understand how this party came about.  Say hello to the complete Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired party collection, or just look at it and click around.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Party Collection

` Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired cupcakes

Click HERE for paper flowers with pointy leaves printable and tutorial.  Oh yes, and we will tell you how to get your hands on that cupcake topper.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Party Collection

` Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired tablescape

Click HERE to find out how to make your own leopard print place mats, or print them for free.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Party Collection

` Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired party decorations

Click HERE for garland tutorial and flowers with pointy leaves printable and tutorial.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Party Collection

` and for the entertainment portion of your party... the Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired flower headband and leaf skirt photo props

Click HERE for the free printables for both photo props.

Did we mention this party is perfect for tweens?  Wait until you see what we did with "Dark Horse."

 

My Little Pony Party Decorations

Make your party look completely custom with Design Sprinkle pony party tips.  Yes, that's a thing!  Everything in this photo complements ponies perfectly without having to buy expensive trademark decorations.  Plus, these paper goods can easily be reused for another type of party.   There are so many ways to modify this party.  Please visit our shop to see all our ideas by clicking HERE.

Design Sprinkle: My Little Pony Party Decorations

make or buy your own cupcakes... easy as pie (or cake)

Design Sprinkle: My Little Pony Party Decorations

insert toys or figurines you already own

Design Sprinkle: My Little Pony Party Decorations

this is the fun part... let the cupcake wrapper represent the color of a pony's fur and the sprinkles represent the colors of that pony's cutie mark

Design Sprinkle: My Little Pony Party Decorations

paper bows can be found in our party packs

Click HERE to see them.

Design Sprinkle: My Little Pony Party Decorations

make streamers by twisting and curling strips of paper

Design Sprinkle: My Little Pony Party Decorations

paper balloons are also a part of our My LIttle Pony Party Pack

My Little Pony party flower, leaf, and scallop printable

Print the above decorations for free, or get all of them professionally-cut and sent to your doorstep by clicking HERE!

Frozen Party Decorations

Check out our Frozen-inspired party!  This is an original design... our take on the popular movie. And now it's available as a party pack in our shop.  Click HERE to take a gander.  The great thing about this party is that it's completely versatile.  We are always trying to encourage people not to be so literal with their parties.  Not because we don't like actual Frozen paraphernalia... because it costs a lot and can't be repurposed into other things.  Look below.  Not only is this adorable if you do add in your already-owned Frozen toys, balloons, or decor, but it could also be used alongside any theme you use in the entire winter season.  Hence, the versatility! Here's how we decorate a birthday party when inspired by the movie Frozen.

Design Sprinkle: Frozen Party Decorations

` we use Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty to secure our paper snowflakes and dots because it never stops sticking and does not damage your walls or furniture

Click HERE if you'd like to check it out.

Design Sprinkle: Frozen Party Decorations

` adorn your birthday party tablescape with delicate, Frozen-looking cupcakes

Our favorite cupcake of all time is golden vanilla with fluffy buttercream frosting.  Click HERE for a copy of the book that contains this recipe.

Design Sprinkle: Frozen Party Decorations
Design Sprinkle: Frozen Party Decorations
Design Sprinkle: Frozen Party Decorations
Design Sprinkle: Frozen Party Decorations

` we used a candy mold and melted white chocolate chips to create this deliciously-edible snowflake top

Click HERE to get your own mold.

Design Sprinkle: Frozen Party Decorations

` use a small brush to apply pearl dust to your snowflake for glistening effect

Click HERE to get your edible pearl dust. 

Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Photo Props

As promised this Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired stuff comes to you in four parts, and this is number four!  Note:  This is where you are supposed to get excited.  This post comes to you in the form of photo props.  Here's where the inspiration came from... check out Katy Perry herself, and pay particular attention to what she wears.  Click HERE to see the video.  It's highly recommended.  We hope you loved her leaf skirt and flower headband as much as we did!  It's your lucky day because we are showing you how to make it so your tweens can pose for pictures with these adorable props.  Not to worry... the photo props are free printables at the end of this post.  And by the way, they go great with our Luau Party pack.  Click HERE to view it in our shop.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Photo Props
Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Photo Props

We do more than just photo props.  Click HERE for the other party decorations with free printables.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Photo Props
Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Photo Props

katy perry "roar"-inspired flower head band printable

katy perry "roar"-inspired leaf skirt waist band printable

katy perry "roar"-inspired leaf skirt flower and pointy leaf printable

Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Party Decorations

Welcome to post #3 of our Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired party.  This time it's all about the decorations.  What's a Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired party without fabulous decorations?  Give up?  It's not a party at all.  Okay, again, let's check out the source of the inspiration that made this party possible.  Click HERE to see the video.  Isn't it still great?  This is such a tween-appropriate party!  Let's check out the decorations to see why.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Party Decorations

Click HERE to find out more about our Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired cupcakes and where we got that elephant cupcake topper.  Don't they look great with the flower and leopard print garland in the background?  Don't worry, we will talk about that next.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Party Decorations

` cutest brightly-colored flowers, big and little, with pointy leaves are in free printable form at the bottom of this post

Click HERE for our paper flower tutorial.  Special note:  you only need ONE layer of flowers, not two like the tutorial shows.  We'll say it again.  You only need ONE layer of flowers.  Less emphasis the second time.  Trying not to be obnoxious.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Party Decorations

leopard print circles strung together with paper flowers for garland

We offer this leopard print paper as a free printable.  Click HERE to see it and print it.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Party Decorations
Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Party Decorations

katy perry "roar"-inspired big and little paper flowers with pointy leaf printable

Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Tablescape

Still loving Katy Perry's "Roar" video!  You can love it too!  Click HERE to see it.  Then we can continue with the second part of our Katy Perry "Roar"-inspired party.  Did we mention that it's perfect for tweens?  Oh, well... it's perfect for tweens.  Now onto the tablescape that ensued as a result of watching that video over and over again.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Tablescape

` cupcakes and brightly-colored flowers centerpiece

Click HERE to get the free flower printable and tutorial, find out where we got the elephant cupcake topper, and learn how to make the cupcake stand.  Oh, just go ahead and click it.  You are going to want to see it anyway.  It's the first part of this series, and you're coming in late.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Tablescape

leopard print place mats in printable or DIY form... you'll see...

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Tablescape

` highlighters to color your leopard print place mats

katy perry "roar"-inspired leopard print place mat printable

Print this place mat or learn how to draw your own by clicking HERE.

Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Cupcakes

This is a four-part series about Katy Perry.  No, wait, this is NOT a four-part series about Katy Perry, but her "Roar" video inspired this most perfect tween party.  Want to check out the video from which we gathered our inspiration?  Click HERE to view, but please come back and finish checking out all the parts to our party!  You might not be too pleased with yourself if you missed the make-your-own leopard print tutorial.

 

Did you love it?  Us too.  Now you can recreate the experience with something as simple as paper.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Cupcakes

simplest cupcake stand using a white cake stand with a flower pot turned upside down

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Cupcakes

Would you like to learn how to make these brightly-colored paper flowers?  Click HERE for the tutorial.  And we have good news everyone.  Free printables are anxiously awaiting your arrival at the bottom of this post.  WAIT!  This is important... just a note!  You only have to make ONE layer of flower petals for these flowers.  See?  Already easier than what the tutorial shows.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Cupcakes

elephant-turned-cupcake topper from graphics fairy

Click HERE to get yours.

cut out elephant and use pink marker to "paint" nails

If you're wondering why we painted our elephant's nails, you didn't watch the video, silly.

Design Sprinkle: Katy Perry "Roar" Inspired Cupcakes

katy perry "roar"-inspired little paper flower and leaf printable

Not into cutting these out yourself?  More good news!  We sell brightly-colored flowers at our Etsy shop. Click HERE to stop by.

Etsy Shop Grand Opening!

We know what you're thinking... how can you put a price on cute?  Well, we DID, starting with our most popular grouping of items, the luau party!  Now our custom party pack is available for purchase in fabulous and professionally-die-cut fashion.  See it all at our fancy new shop by clicking HERE!

Design Sprinkle: Etsy Shop Grand Opening!
Design Sprinkle: Etsy Shop Grand Opening!
Design Sprinkle: Etsy Shop Grand Opening!
Design Sprinkle: Etsy Shop Grand Opening!
Design Sprinkle: Etsy Shop Grand Opening!
Design Sprinkle: Etsy Shop Grand Opening!