Party Trend For 2017- Unicorn Parties

PARTY TREND FOR 2017 – UNICORN PARTIES

In case you have not noticed, unicorn themed parties are hugely popular right now.  I recently shared some amazing unicorn cakes on my blog and today I wanted to share some party tables and decorations in this theme.  First, the color scheme can be any shades you want- although bright rainbows are most common, this color scheme shown above utilizes more of a pastel rainbow color mix.  The soft tissue flower frame backdrop is stunning- it really makes a statement at this two year old’s birthday party and adds so much height to the dessert table.  I offer some diy paper flowers in my craft shop so you can create a similar tablescape.

Here is another framed tissue flower backdrop at a unicorn party.  I love the more soft subtle color scheme and the simple decor on this buffet really stands out.  Pinks and golds are trendy and fit in for this theme but a rainbow color scheme is perfect too.

This outdoor party features a designer unicorn cake front and center and a mint green and soft pink color pallette with a touch of gold decor.

I think some unicorn pinwheels would have added an extra touch at the party above!

This unicorn birthday party for Emma has it all with candy and a designer unicorn cake and the bright rainbow decorations.

Finally, this last unicorn party looks like it might have been at the Vatican for the pope!  Actually, its just a simple Venetian living room  . . . not really, its anything but simple! While it appears over the top with all the gold, embellished walls, intricate carved table and flanked with elegant floral arrangements – its classic yet still sweet and whimsical.

So whatever your color scheme or style- consider a unicorn party this year!

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How To Create A Party Backdrop

HOW TO CREATE A PARTY BACKDROP WITH PINWHEELS & PAPER FANS

Today I am going to show you three easy ways to create a party table backdrop using paper or tissue hanging fans or what many like to call “pinwheels”. . . which I will correctly define right now-

These spinning fun designs above are actually PINWHEELS

And these circular paper or tissue designs are actually HANGING FANS

I just had to clear that up. . . whatever you call them is fine but the one question I am asked often is what do you do with them or how do you display paper and tissue fans at a party? Today I am going to offer some instruction and inspire you to create a party table background or a photo backdrop with your hanging fans.

Oh look- here are some pinwheels and hanging fans displayed together!

While there are plenty of DIY tutorials on how to make these hanging fans –

There is not much available instruction on social media explaining how to actually get them on the wall to display.

There are a few different ways to put them up that are super easy.  So grab a cup of coffee- or tea – or wine and let’s get started!

The easiest way to display them is to simply hang them- they are technically called, “hanging fans” so this is the most common way to display them. You can hang them directly from the ceiling or you can use a curtain rod or tension rod to hang them.  Generally just using tacks and pinning them to the wall is easiest way to get them stationary on the wall- if you don’t need them floating out from the wall.   However, if you prefer not to add holes directly to your wall you can use the Command pee-able strips.  If using the Command strips, your fans will probably not be reusable though, as they will most likely be damaged and ripped when you pull them off the wall- so keep that in mind.   I prefer the method shown below of using a freestanding background board.

There are lots of different materials to use- if you are only doing a very small area, a large cardboard or white foam board backing would be okay, as long as you are not adding too many fans like this one below-

When using some type of board backing, weather it be wood, a sheet of drywall, or foam board- it is the easiest way to put your display together because you can actually assemble it on a table or floor.  You can either use sewing pins or flat tacks if using cardboard or foam board but if you are using wood or a heavier material, you’ll need to use a glue gun and hot glue your fans.  See how this larger wood backed fan display was all laid out on the floor and all the fans were hot glued down before putting it up-

And here it is installed-

I definitely recommend a heavy wood or drywall board if you are creating a large display background like this or your are going to layer it with many fans.

However, if your area is small enough, you can also use a large picture frame

You can see the corners of the black picture frame in the set up above.   You can even go to your local thrift store and buy the largest picture or painting, no mater how ugly it is, as long as it is large and framed and just cover it with fabric by wrapping it around the front and stapling the fabric to the back or spray paint the whole thing one color- pick a color that matches your dominate color of fans. If it has glass- you can either paint right over the glass, with a glass paint or remove the glass and replace it with cardboard or foam board- and foam board comes in an array of colors, so you could go with a color that matches your party color scheme.

This is another way to display fans- add them to long wood stick stands or floor poles, shown here in this jewelry company promotional product display, and simply stand your fans up behind or on the back of your party table-

So there you have it- the how to on getting your fans up and displayed at your next party!

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Summer Party Ideas With Pinwheels

SUMMER PARTY IDEAS 

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Today I am sharing some of the parties where our custom pinwheels and other handmade party decorations have been featured.  I am loving this watermelon themed party with our added pinwheels and hanging fans to the garage door- which was used as the table backdrop.  Very clever!

Rainbow Pinwheels

One of my favorite parties featured our rainbow pinwheels as cupcake toppers and our polka dot cupcake/candy cups as a cupcake tower.  How fun and bright!

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Some of our circus pinwheels at a first birthday party.  Nice arrangement with our pinwheels, the photos and the one wood block number.

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And another circus party outside in a park. This mom arranged our circus pinwheels in glass jars filled with candy and lollipops.

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These are new circus designs on our pinwheels – just offered this year in our shop.

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Another first birthday party used our larger size pinwheels as the table backdrop – lined up and towering over the other decorations.

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At another event – our pinwheels were  arranged to create a mini garden by standing them up in some moss covered foam.

These are all great ideas for adding some spinning whimsey to your next party, holiday celebration or any event!

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