Mint juleps. Roses. Bold hats. Yup, the countdown to the Kentucky Derby has begun! That means it’s time to plan a viewing party worthy of the fastest two minutes in sports. And in order to pull that off, you need creative ways to bring the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of this iconic race to life for your guests.
Equestrian Napkin Rings
These golden equestrian napkin rings are a great way to Incorporate horses into your Kentucky Derby party. They emphasize the equestrian theme, look beautiful on any table, and are unbelievably easy to make. Yup, they win the triple crown of DIY party decor, hands down!
Alice in Wonderland Napkins
Quick and easy might just be my two favorite words in the English language. And those two words just so happen to describe this Alice in Wonderland napkin project to a T. If you can use an iron, you can literally make enough of these napkins for all of your party guests in thirty minutes. Considering how much charm they will add to your table, I think it’s time well spent!
Alice in Wonderland Bingo
Bingo and tea? Why not! In a land where croquet is played with flamingo mallets and the clocks are always set to tea time, bingo and tea doesn’t seem like a particularly strange combo. Games are one of my favorite ways to keep little ones happy and out of trouble at parties. So when I have the opportunity to design a game that coordinates with my theme, you know I pounce on it!
Mad Hatter’s Hatbox
Hatboxes for the Mad Hatter’s party hats? Yes, please! Is there any other way to store a hat from Wonderland’s best millenary shop? This box goes together quickly, so you can make enough for all your Alice in Wonderland party guests in no time. Let’s get started so that your guests can leave your party in style. In this style, 10/6, that is!
Mad Hatter’s Brew
If you’re planning an Alice in Wonderland party, be prepared to fall down the rabbit hole. The books and movies are filled with quirky imagery that becomes a never-ending well of inspiration. The more you make, the more ideas pop into your head. Which is how this little idea was born. A tea party favor bag is perfect for holding small candies, bath salts, and yes, even tea.
It’s Always Tea Time
For our daughter’s vintage Alice in Wonderland party, I tried to imagine all the things that would make Wonderland real for a room full of 5 year-olds. From bottles with “Drink Me” tags to Mad Hatter party hats, I wanted to sprinkle everything they touched with a little magic dust from Wonderland. This Mad Hatter’s tea box filled with cookies shaped like tea bags was the perfect blend of magical and yummy!
You Can Score, Gryffindor!
This pennant is a quick project that helped make our Harry Potter theme come to life for our party guests. It only involves three seams, so don’t let the sewing scare you away. Whether you’re decorating for a party, or just want to proudly display your Gryffindor pride for all to see, I’ll have you waving your burgundy and gold pennant in no time!
Ollivander’s Wand Bag
The days leading up to my daughter’s Harry Potter birthday party were all about the finishing touches. At the top of the list was making an Ollivander’s bag for each guest. I wanted them to feel as if they had just gone shopping at Ollivander’s wand shop in Diagon Alley. So while the wizarding world treats were baking, I came up with a super-easy way to make wand bags.
Advanced Potion [Bottle] Making
Potions might not have been Harry’s favorite subject, but the guests at my daughter’s Harry Potter birthday party went wild when they realized that had the opportunity to mix a potion. Here’s how I made the potion bottles for the ingredients that they needed for the Felix Felicis recipe.
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