Planning a DIY Princess Party (Not in a Package)

Alicia Lacy

A DIY Rapunzel Birthday Party

Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay room.

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How To: Make a Festive DIY Confetti Tablecloth!

Capree K

created at: 02/16/2012

Whether it's because I've got a birthday coming up or I just live life like it's a party, I'm totally feeling this colorful DIY project.  I mean, it's a confetti tablecloth, y'all.  What's not to like??   

I love this project as a quick way to spruce things up for a birthday party or just as a way to add a touch of playful color to your table.  It's a simple technique that you could apply to more than a tablecloth, though...

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DIY Golden Party Animal Candleholders

Kelly B

created at: 10/06/2011

A little fun, a little kitsch, a great way to welcome in a new year of life for a kid or adult. Wouldn't these golden animals be so much fun marching across the face of a stark white cake?  

created at: 10/06/2011

And they couldn't be easier to make. I picked up a set of plastic animals in the dollar bins at Target, now I only need a few more materials and I'll be all set to make my own. Pop over to The Sweetest Occasion to see what...

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How To: Turn an Old Suitcase into a DIY Picnic Kit

Chris Gardner

With the April showers (hopefully) slowing down in the next few weeks, it's time to head outside for May flowers, and May sunshine, and May gardening, and May bike rides, and, if you're like me, May picnics!

Curbly reader Sibylle wrote in to share this amazing old suitcase transformation she just completed, by turning it into a reusable picnic kit, or a Birthday in a Box!   

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An Over-the-Moon Birthday

Bruno Bornsztein

Our daughter, Ayla, is crazy about the moon (does that make her a lunatic?); she talks about it all the time, and can spot it anywhere in the sky, day or night. Also (unbeknownst to us when we chose it), her name means 'moon halo' in Turkish. So when it came time for her second birthday party, we knew just the theme:

Moon decorations for a birthday party.

Alicia made these great moon decorations out of craft foam and tissue paper. She just plastered on white tissue paper...

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'Happy Birthday' Cake Mold

Diy Maven

Forget the buttercream, this cake writes the message itself. Made of food grade silicone, the mold is heat proof up to 300 degrees. You might balk at the $32 price tag, but it'll save you in icing and time. (Not to mention the aggravation when your pastry bag decides to blow a hole right in the middle of the ‘P's’ and your cake is suddenly drenched in purple icing because your niece insisted on ‘the writing part’ be in purple to match her...

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