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DIY Confetti Cups! | Smarty Had A Party

Who doesn’t love a little confetti? You can easily add your own confetti designs to plastic party wares, bringing bright bursts of color and a celebratory feel to your next event. DIY confetti cups are super cute for birthdays, brunches or girls' nights, and they can double as party favors! Serve drinks in your confetti cups, or fill them with take-home treats for your guests. Just select acrylic paint that’s good on plastic surfaces (we used multi-surface acrylics) and confetti away!

What you need to make your own confetti cups! | Smarty Had A Party

What you need:

Step 1:

Clean surface of cup so paint goes on smoothly.

Step 2:

Dip eraser in paint and press lightly on cup. Continue to dot with that color until they're evenly spread around the cup.

Step 3:

Repeat step 2 with each color. As you add new colors, overlap dots to create the perfect confetti look.

How to make your own confetti cups! | Smarty Had A Party

DIY Confetti Cups! | Smarty Had A Party

Much Party Love, Smarties!

Ashley

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1. 8 oz Sovereign Plastic Wine Goblets 2. 10.25" White Plastic Cake Stand 3. 90" Round Polyester Fuchsia Tablecloth 4. 7.5" Silver Dots White Plastic Salad Plates

Styling: Ashley Dolan

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DIY Succulent Wedding Favors

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Spring is on its way (we promise), and with it thoughts of nature. Give the gift of green to guests with DIY succulent wedding favors! Succulent favors are both eco-chic and budget friendly, and your guests will love getting a plant to take home and grow as a symbol of your love. You can buy mini succulents from your local garden shop or nursery for $3-$4 each. These cute mini bowls are less than $1 each and come in a case of 100 or packs of 5, making it easy to order the amount you need for your wedding, shower, or birthday party. We've included our printable tags that say "Let Love Grow" and a sign that says "All things Grow with Love" to accompany your favors.

Here's what you need to make DIY Succulent Wedding Favors! | Smarty Had A Party

What you need:

Step 1:

Remove succulent from container. Add a little water to mini bowl, and place succulent inside. Press soil down to keep plant moist.

Step 2:

Cut out printable "Let Love Grow" tags. Take bamboo pick and fold tag in half using adhesive to keep in it place. We used a tape runner, but you could also use a glue stick or a small piece of double stick tape.

Step 3:

Place bamboo pick with tag in the soil of planted succulent.

All Things Grow with Love! DIY succulent wedding favors. | Smarty Had A Party

All Things Grow with Love printables! | Smarty Had A Party

Download All Things Grow with Love printable here!

Much Party Love, Smarties!

Ashley

Styling: Ashleigh Johnson and Ashley Dolan

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DIY Dip Dyed Napkins

DIY Dip Dye Napkins | Smarty Had A Party!

Today, I'm going to show you how to dip dye napkins! Dip dye describes the effect given to fabric when the color goes from light to dark, or in this case from white into color. The dip dye effect looks great on any type of polyester table linen and makes each linen unique. In the Mardi Gras spirit, we dip dyed our napkins in purple, green and yellow. Follow along for my DIY dip dyed napkins tutorial. Here's what you need to dip dye napkins | Smarty Had A Party! What you need: Step 1: Add dye to hot water according to dye instructions. Fold napkin in half, and dip it into mixture about half way, leaving the folded end of the napkin un-dyed. The dye will gradually spread, which is what you want. Step 2: Rinse napkin in cold water to remove excess dye. Be sure to rinse from the fold down so the folded end of the napkin stays white. Step 3: Hang napkin to dry. Re-dip as desired. How to dip dye your napkins | Smarty Had A Party! Add dip dyed napkins to Smarty Gras partyware and you'll be ready to get the party started!

Happy Smarty Gras! Mardi Gras party place setting with dip dyed napkin. | Smarty Had A Party!

Much Party Love, Smarties! Ashley Featured Products: 1. Smartyware™ Purple Square Dinner Plates 2. 6.5″ Square Gold Plastic Cake Plates 3. White Linen Polyester Napkins 4. Gold Heavy Plastic Spoons, Gold Heavy Plastic Knives, Gold Heavy Plastic Forks 5. 5 oz Smartyware™ Plastic Champagne Flutes 6. 16 oz Renaissance Plastic Drinking Cups 7. Emerald Cocktail Napkins 8. 3.5″ Loop Frill Picks Styling: Ashley Dolan

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Mardi Gras Party Tablescape

Mardi Gras partyware | Smarty Had A Party!

Grab your Mardi Gras masks and beads, Fat Tuesday is just a couple weeks away! Smarty has the Mardi Gras partyware you need to serve everything from sazerac, hurricanes, and bloody marys, to beignets, muffuletta sandwiches, and king cakes! Also, check out our selections of purple, green and gold party decor. Happy Smarty Gras!

Featured Products

1. Smartyware™ Purple Square Dinner Plates 2. 5 oz Smartyware™ Plastic Champagne Flutes 3. 2 oz Silver Replica Plastic Shot Glasses 4. Gold Heavy Plastic Spoons, Gold Heavy Plastic Knives, Gold Heavy Plastic Forks 5. 16 oz Renaissance Plastic Drinking Cups 6. Gold Dinner Napkins, Purple Dinner Napkins, Emerald Dinner Napkins 7. 6.5" Square Gold Plastic Cake Plates 8. 3.5" Loop Frill Picks 9. 8" White Round Paper Lanterns 10. 8" Green Round Paper Lanterns 11. 8" Purple Round Paper Lanterns 12. Gold Beaded Charger Plates

Find more of our favorite Mardi Gras party ideas on Pinterest!

Much Party Love, Smarties!

Ashley

DIY Paper Lantern Chandelier

DIY Paper Lantern Chandelier | Smarty Had A Party!

Paper lanterns are the perfect way to perk up an event space. They're a hot trend, and I've seen so many fun ways to use them. You can use lanterns with lighting for a backyard party, use them to dress up a dessert table or food station, or hang them in clusters like a chandelier. What we love about this DIY Paper Lantern Chandelier is that it adds height and dimension to your overall tablescape design while bringing pops of color to the room. Paper lantern chandeliers work best in a venue where you can hang them from ceiling beams or exposed duct work. If the space you're in doesn't have these features, see if you can install screw hooks above your tables to make hanging simple. Here's how to create your own paper lantern chandeliers!

DIY Paper Lantern Chandelier | Smarty Had A Party!

What you need:

  • fishing line
  • scissors
  • paper lanterns in various sizes and color
Our paper lanterns come in 11 colors and three sizes:

Paper Lanterns from Smarty Had A Party

Smarty Tip: I chose 16" lanterns in bold, bright hues that matched my color scheme, and 8" and 12" lanterns in neutral or earth tones to complement.

Step 1: Measure the length from the ceiling (or the point from which you're hanging your lanterns) to the table. Subtract 3-4 feet from this length to make sure the chandelier doesn't obstruct your guests' views. Cut a piece of fishing line to this length and tie it to the metal frame inside the lantern that will hang closest to the table. I recommend using an 8" or 12" paper lantern. The 16" lantern is a bit too large for the base of the arrangement. Step 2: Tie lengths of fishing line to the 16" lanterns and add those to the arrangement in varying heights to build bulk. The more you add, and the closer together they are, the wider the chandelier will be. Step 3: Tie lengths of fishing line to the 8" and 12" lanterns and hang them at varying heights to fill in the arrangement and create the look you want. Featured products: Geometric White Silver Plastic Dinner Plates Radiance Flatware 8 oz Plastic Wine Goblets 9 oz Clear Fluted Plastic Rocks Glasses Acrylic Clear Ice Crystals Platinum White Plastic Dessert Bowls 40 oz Clear Footed Pedestal Bowl 120" Round Satin Teal Green Tablecloth 16" Pink and 16" Turquoise Paper Lanterns 12" Chocolate and 12" Ivory Paper Lanterns 8" Green and 8" White Paper Lanterns For more DIY Party Projects check out our board on Pinterest! Much Party Love, Smarties! Ashley Styling: Ashley Dolan and Ashleigh Johnson

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