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Top Birthday Party Themes for 2017

January 24, 2017

Children are unique and have their own special interests. However, there are certain things that all children love which is why you often see similar themes repeating each birthday party. Here are the themes that will be popular for children’s birthday parties in 2017:




Pokémon has been big ever since it came out in 1996 in Japan and 1999 in the United States. With multiple generations, a TV show, video games, and a trading card game, It is loved by many, no matter a person’s gender. None of the kids will want to be on their phones with a theme this fun! The possibilities are endless and there are plenty of DIY projects related to Pokemon that can be found online.




Shopkins was very popular in 2016 and in 2017 it’s expected to continue to be a popular theme! If you have a girl, you should really consider this theme. By adding cute faces onto inanimate objects this theme will make the objects, feel alive and as if they have personalities. Bright colors, sweet treats, and cute faces on objects; what little girl wouldn’t love it?

Star Wars


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Need I say more? This theme is every boy’s dream, even some girls would love this! There are so many decorations for Star Wars out there and there are plenty DIY projects you can do. You can easily turn your living room into space with some curtains and glowing stars. Your creativity can go crazy with this theme and all children will love it!

Disney’s Moana


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Moana was a big hit when it came to theaters. Boys and girls loved this movie and who doesn’t love a good luau? You can bring a slice of Hawaii to your backyard by getting the children leis, making fruit kabobs, and having flower and tiki decorations. If you want to really impress everyone and get some great pictures, you can get a balloon arch of coconut trees and a balloon statue of Moana!

Petting Zoo or Reptile Encounter



Petting Zoos are great for boy and girl birthday parties! You just need to be careful that none of the guests at your child’s birthday party are allergic to the animals.This theme allows for children to learn in a fun way and make your child’s party special. You can also opt to get a reptile and amphibian party if that is preferred. Either way, it is a fun way for children to learn about different animals.

An Emoji Party


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If your kid loves emojis then this is the party theme to choose! Emojis are super popular and new ones come out every year. The yellow face emoticons are the classic loved ones that are the icons for all emojis. There are many decorations to get for this theme and all the kids will love to see the cute funny faces everywhere.


The 9 Most Beautiful DIY Wedding Reception Centerpieces

November 24, 2015

Gone are the days when we strapped a few colorful rubber bands around a glass and called it a centerpiece. Today’s DIY wedding ceremony centerpieces are unique, classy, and all around beautiful. Whether your looking for DIY decorations because your on a budget, you enjoy arts and crafts, or because your wedding is too unique for anything else, these 9 DIY centerpieces are sure to impress.

You can find instructions and how to’s for any of the DIY wedding reception centerpieces by clicking on the title. The list is organized with the best at number 1 but, it’s kind of hard to have one best centerpiece because of all of the different styles and themes of weddings. The top 9 list should include one great DIY centerpiece for any style wedding, so let’s get started!

Number 9: Lacy Candle Centerpieces

A Beautiful and Easy DIY Centerpiece

Establish a gentle ambiance with these centerpieces that glow like moonlight.

This simple DIY Centerpiece works great for an elegant and romantically themed wedding. It involves grouping clusters of single pillar candles in a variety of lace-covered hurricane lanterns.

Number 8: Moss and Rose Centerpiece


This unusual, lush display is rustic and modern at once — and inexpensive and easy enough to make yourself.

While not quite as simple as rubber bands over a glass vase, this DIY is one of the simplest reception centerpieces out there! It’s also a very unique, inexpensive and all around beautiful. It’s great for barn weddings and outdoor weddings!

Number 7: Harvest Centerpiece



A little glue and tissue paper are all you need to transform plastic fruit into a modern, sculptural still-life.

This DIY centerpiece is minimal, chic and beautifully unexpected. The whitewashed fruit is placed on a cake stand and then accented with silver millinery leaves.

 Number 5: Floral Sphere Centerpieces


Large or small, in groups or alone, these fanciful flower balls are like nothing you or your guests have ever seen.

The only reason we haven’t ranked this DIY centerpiece higher is because of the complexity of the centerpiece. It is the most difficult and most time consuming wedding reception centerpiece on this list, but it is also one of the most beautiful. So beautiful, that it is well worth the complexity of this DIY – just recruit some of your wedding party to help with creating these beautiful floral spheres.

Number 4: It’s All About Birds and Blossoms


Nature provides such wonderful motifs for weddings. Blossoms are surprising (and timeless) when they’re made of paper or fabric., and they are perfectly paired with little birds, longstanding symbols of love.

This is simple, yet surprisingly beautiful. The centerpiece features branches decorated with millinery birds and paper blossoms. The branches can be placed in vases which are color coordinated with your guests plates. A beautiful and easy DIY centerpiece that will leave your guests wowed.

Number 3: True Paper Whites


In winter, when fresh blossoms may be harder to come by, these lush tissue-paper flowers are in full bloom.

At number 3 on our list, this DIY centerpiece features beautiful tissue paper flowers matched with Christmas balls. These work beautifully in winter and with only 4 steps, they are quite easy to make!

Number 2: Wrapped Branch Centerpiece


An arrangement of branches wrapped in seam binding and bedecked with fabric blooms makes for a minimalist look that holds maximum appeal.

Number 2 on our list of DIY wedding reception centerpieces due to its simplicity and ease to make as well as its unique and beautifully minimal looks this DIY centerpiece is sure to impress your guests.Incredibly simple and incredibly beautiful, there is no reason not to use this centerpiece at your wedding… that is until you see the #1 centerpiece on our list!

Number 1: Tiered Bowl Wedding Centerpiece


For a bold and cheery statement piece, fill tiered bowls with dense tufts of goldenrod, fuzzy clusters of mimosa, globe like craspedia balls, olive leaves, kumquats, lemons, and sprigs of fresh lavender.

With only 3 steps, this DIY centerpiece earns its place as number 1 for both its ease of creation and its beautiful looks. While the original tutorial calls for yellow flowers and fruits, you can use any flowers and accents in this simple yet gorgeous wedding centerpiece.

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