An interesting party decor idea is to place balloons inside other balloons. This can be accomplished easily by first inflating a large balloon. Using a small stick, push a second, smaller balloon inside the larger one and then inflate the smaller balloon while it is inside the larger one. You can then tie up the second balloon, leaving the smaller one inside the large balloon. This can be repeated with multiple small balloons, so your balloons will have a unique and interesting look. This tut...
Judy demonstrates how to make a very tall, simple, yet elegant centerpiece for weddings and other events. You first need a tube and a base that it will fit into. Placing the tube in the base, use a hot glue gun to secure the tube into the base. You can then fill up the balloons with air, using an air pump and tie pairs of balloons together. Twisting together four balloons, place the cluster of balloons around the base of the tube. Repeat with an additional 8 balloons and place this cluster at...
Make your very own Piñata in 10 easy steps! The Pinata is a useful stress reliever or party game any time of the year!
This video demonstrates how to make the orchid napkin fold. This is a simple way to dress a table and is best with a solid colored napkin that is well starched.
This video shows a step-by-step guide for making a Valentine's Day rose out of an empty Coke can (or soda of your choice). All you need is an empty Coca-Cola can (or other soda can), a knife, and a pair of scissors.
If you find yourself running out of boxes with piles of clothes still left to wrap, have no fear. Just watch this tutorial and follow along as you're shown how to gift wrap t-shirts with pretty wrapping paper and ornaments. You'll amaze with your pretty wrapping paper skills.
Sphere ornaments fashioned from holiday cards are simple to make and add a decorative touch to any Christmas tree. Materials needed are
In this tutorial, we learn how to create super hero cape party favors. First, take a plastic red table cover and remove it from the package. Next, open it up and fold it in half twice, so you end up with a rectangle. Then, take scissors and cut a large triangle shape out of the material. When finished, open up the cover and it will be in the shape of a cape! Then, cut out some "s" for Superman signs and tape it on the back of the cape. Then, tie string around the top so it can be worn and you...
This is a visual demonstration of how to make a moving jaw for your werewolf mask. Watch Make a furry werewolf mask for some more ideas!
In this clip, the Napkin Lady shows you how to take an ordinary cloth dinner napkin and fold it into the shape of a brassiere. This clip is quick and easy and you will have everyone at the table laughing in just a few simple steps. This bra napkin design is also great for bachelorette parties, showers and anywhere else where you need a little lighthearted napkin folding!
The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets.
Set a table that’s tres chic by folding your napkins French style. Learn the art of napkin folding, perfect for entertaining guests!
It doesn't have to be the middle of summer for you to craft a seaside-inspired centerpiece. Whether you live on the coast or closer to the Grand Canyon and lots of cactii than anything else, you can bring a piece of the sea home by making this craft.
Weddings, and wedding dress especially, can be very expensive. This how-to sewing video shows how to customize and personalize an affordable option. This week, Rob and Corinne answer a viewer question and show us how-to make a $10 wedding dress out of tee-shirts.
This video teaches you how to fold a napkin into a flame. Fold a napkin into a flame (Pliage en flamme).
Valentine's Day is a day full of clichés. Roses, chocolates, and a nice dinner are always at the top of the list, and while there's nothing wrong with any of those things, how...boring. These traditions may be great for florists and the greeting card industry, but for those who want to break the mold, it takes some creative thinking.
Boxing a table doesn't mean getting into the ring, but it does require a certain degree of skill to successfully complete. Boxing the tablecloth is a great technique for any occasion or party, and every caterer should know these moves.
Are you a caterer? Maybe you're a new caterer recently employed as a waiter to help serve a huge dinner party… a dinner party requiring French service. Sounds simple, right? You go around and serve people food. But there's more to it than that. There's a whole technique to French serving, and this video will show how to French serve the right way, from proper foot placement, to bending your back correctly, to serving the food off the plate.
In this tutorial, we learn how to customize a pi–ata buster stick. First, choose a couple streamer colors that match the theme of your party. Next, roll the streamer around the stick, covering the entire stick. Tape down the end on both sides so the streamers stay on. Next, wrap a different color streamer around the stick and tape that down as well. You can also add on ribbon around the stick to make it more decorative. When finished, make sure everything is taped down at the end and you will...
Watch a simple video that shows you how to make a sphinx napkin fold. Interestingly, it looks more like an Egyptian pyramid than the Sphynx! This classic yet stately place setting is sure to add life to any table. Make a sphinx napkin fold.
Learn how to shape and decorate cupcakes with heart-shaped patterns for your loved one with these simple tips and decoration ideas. These hearty cupcakes make a perfect Valentine's Day gift, or for any special day where a little love is needed.
Use the following video to fold a napkin into a triangle at your next private party. Fold a napkin into a triangle (Pliage triangle).
Notthecoolmom gives a craft lesson on how to make a diaper wreath for a baby shower. To make the wreath you will need the following materials: a package of 56 size 1 diapers (preferably with a design of some kind), a Styrofoam wreath, a spool of ribbon, and rubber bands (optional). Start by laying your diapers around the wreath to get an idea of spacing. Be careful not to make your wreath too full. You don't have to use all of the diapers it depends on the size of your wreath. To put the diap...
Have a balloon arch for your next party. It doesn't cost that much when you make it yourself. This how to video shows you how to make a balloon arch for an event decoration. The event could be a wedding, a birthday party or any holiday gathering.
No baby shower is complete without a diaper cake, a gift that can also serve as a beautiful centerpiece. Here's how to make yours extra memorable.
Judy of A-BnC Parties and More, Inc. shows you how to make an economical do it yourself music note centerpiece. Three music notes are attached to wooden dowels which are added to a budget Just Add Sand centerpiece base. The centerpiece is accented with two pieces of onion grass. Add balloons, a table name and table place cards for an economical musical themed music note centerpiece for your Bat Mitzvah, Bar Mitzvah, wedding, special event or party!
This do it yourself centerpiece is brought to you by A-Bnc parties and more. This starts of by making the bow, shown by painting a dowel and letting it dry. Then glue the 'frogs' at the ends of the dowel and glue fishing line to both frogs and trim to fit. Next take a polystyrene cut out of a violin and seal it. This helps paint stick to the surface of the cut out. The violin is painted brown to replicate an actual violin. Using black paint you detail the 'f' holes and allow to dry before pro...
In this video, we learn how to make Mario Party star coin decorations. First, trace templates for the star coin onto a large piece of gold paper. You can get these templates from CoolPartyBlog. After you have traced the entire outline, retrace using a permanent marker, you want your lines dark and full. Continue doing this for all of the coin stars. Now, take the star template and trace it into the inside of the circles with the permanent marker. When finished, add glitter paint or loose glit...
In this tutorial, learn how to make a beautiful traditional Irish themed gift basket for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Give this gift baskets to guests at your St. Patty's party or save one for that special Irish friend. You can make a game out of it and the winner will receive the basket, or even auction it off! Enjoy this fun and great looking gift at your next Irish get together.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut an oval style wedding veil. The oval cut veils are exactly like the standard cut, except the sides are straight and the corners are curved. Only begin cutting 72 inches from the bridal illusion. Do not cut the veil any less than that. The standard width is 72 inches. The oval cut veil creates a more angular/squared off look. The oval cut style is only available in 2 layer styles. This video will benefit those female viewers who are getting marr...
Instead of the usual holiday wreath, why not try something different? Allen Smith shows us how to make a door swag that starts with an ordinary clothes hanger.
If you grew up dying eggs for Easter, you've no doubt used or at least seen those boxed kits that turn your eggs neon colors. Admittedly, they're easy—just plop a dye tablet into some water, dunk the eggs, and wait for them to dry.
Make this Valentine's Day one to remember! Well... because you forgot. But don't worry, you can still make that heart pitter-patter for your love by saving face and getting some last minute Valentine gift ideas on the cheap. There's no reason to shop at Hallmark or buy expensive jewelery—just use your heartwarming ingenuity to make those cheeks blush.
In this clip, get quick tips to enhance your breakfast party. In this clip, learn all about decorating with a light, morning theme so that your guests will feel at home.
In this video tutorial, learn how to make a cardboard house with leftover cardboard that you may have sitting around from the holidays. You will need cardboard and plastic box rivets.
Learn how to fold napkin into a candle with this tutorial. This is a perfect way to decorate your table when hosting a fancy dinner party. Impress your guests with your napkin folding skills with this easy and beautiful candle.
In this video series, let Jenelle Taylor show you how to organize a charity bachelor auction. She will walk you through all the steps: budgeting, venue selection, and finding bachelors. She also offers tips and advice for creating the kind of atmosphere you want at a bachelor auction. It can be as formal or informal as you want it. So, go ahead. Learn about this fun and entertaining way to raise money for your favorite charity today!
Living in a small space doesn't mean you have to forego hosting a holiday get together! This tutorial gives you some great tips on how you can not only host a party in a small house or apartment, but how you can do it on a budget, too.
Inject some Star Wars nerd into your holiday spirit: "My wife is a genius. She made these little beauties while making paper snowflakes with the kids. She saw our son Ethan making one that somewhat looked like a Storm Trooper. She then ran with the idea and made these masterpieces."
Watch carefully as this florist moves quickly and silently through the process, grabbing a tearing different types of flowers, then putting them together in an ornamental arrangement. He starts first with some somewhat colorless bushy flowers and affixes them low within the container. Thereafter, he takes single stems of purple, yellow, and red flowers arranging them at different heights above the low-lying bushy ones. He keeps the variously colored flowers isolated in their own little area, ...