if there is one thing i love, it's a killer party. but, since i am literally the busiest person on the planet (and have really busy friends) a valentines day party just wasn't in the cards for us. but, what to do with all the super fun valentines party ideas? well, after much groaning with ashlee (fellow blogger and awesome party lover), we decided to style a party anyways. for ourselves. and for you!
we met some super awesome gals from the candy company, Airheads, while we were at alt summit and were so inspired by their stories of people using airheads in unique ways (other than turning their teeth fun colors and getting a stellar sugar high) and decided to run with that theme. who doesn't love a good airhead?! (and lets face it, sometimes the two of us have a little extra air in our heads too... it's a perfect fit.)
for our party i made a yummy cake topped with airhead roses and a photobooth backdrop with the signature airheads red balloon. we set it all up just for you! so check out our party table and read my how-to's after the jump!
you will need:
once you have your desired number of roses, add them to the top of your cake and chow down!
so fun. so easy. so delicious! and now for part two of this bad boy - PHOTOBOOOOTTH! (i'm yelling. literally. it's exciting!)
balloon photo-booth backdrop!
you will need:
5 yards of background fabric - i used muslin because it has a good heavy weight - but you could use anything really
1 yard balloon fabric - since our party was airheads inspired, i went with red
construction paper - to sketch your balloons and hearts
needle and thread
camera with self-timer
nails or adhesive to hang your backdrop
and fishing weights if you are going to hang it outside - i made the mistake of not doing this and it was a nightmare! we had to regroup inside instead...
once you have your pieces, cut out pieces of heat'n bond that are a bit smaller than your fabric balloon pieces and hearts. each piece will need the heat'n bond, including the bottom of the balloon, the highlight and the ribbon that will be the string of your balloon. follow the directions on the heat'n bond until every item has the paper backing adheared and ready to add to the backdrop.
repeat the same steps for each balloon and then decide where you want the hearts and do the same procedure (place, pin, iron) until all your pieces are stuck on. once the whole thing is done, you will probably want to iron a few spots again so that it is all perfect and pretty.
my first attempt at setting this all up failed miserably. mostly because i nailed it to a tree and then cursed myself because of the shadows from trees and the wind. (i didn't think it through so well in round one, and it ended in laughing at my self and ashlee laying on the ground) if i was making this to hang outside again, i would add fishing weights (like sinkers) to the bottom of the backdrop so that it didn't blow in the wind as much.
|ash? are you there? FAIL!|
|so helpful, right?|