Tag Archives: Tutorials

Our Butterfly Lunch was recently included in the darling Styled. magazine, created by Victoria Hudgins at A Subtle Revelry. We wanted to share it with you as well, as a fun springtime activity or birthday party idea.

If you’re heading to the park or just having a picnic in your back yard, this hobo style lunch with an extra surprise will make an ordinary day special. So simple to make, all you need is a butterfly net, a magnetic butterfly, and a bandanna or 21” square piece of fabric. You can buy magnetic butterflies or make your own by gluing a small magnet to the back of a faux butterfly. Pack up a lunch into the netting of the butterfly net and tie opposite corners of fabric together to help support the weight of the lunch. Secure the knot with a clothespin and stick the butterfly to it. Once you arrive at your destination, your child can untie the fabric from their net and use it as a place mat while they eat their lunch. This will reveal the surprise, a butterfly net for post lunch play time. In case the butterflies aren’t out, attach the magnetic butterfly to the metal rim of the net. Your child will have fun catching (or pretending to catch) butterflies while you enjoy the sun and a good book.

Sources: butterfly net, taipantrading.com; butterflies, www.paper-source.com; sandwich bag, surlatable.com; red and white box liner sheets, So Delish. ©One Charming Party.


Whether you call it Water Party, an Under the Sea Party, or a Splash Party, we’ve got you covered. This party is now available for purchase in our shop. Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. ©One Charming Party.

Magnetic Strawberry Plant Party Favors

Supplies: a large piece of wood or sheet metal, magnetic primer, paint brush, empty tin cans, twine, tags, stamp (this one is from Olive Manna), strong magnets, strawberry plants, soil, mini flag (made with a skewer and ribbon)

Directions: Paint the sheet metal or piece of wood with two coats of magnetic primer and let dry. Remove labels from tin cans and wash thoroughly and let dry. Stamp the tags and attach to the tin cans by knotting a piece of twine. Fill each can with soil and top with the strawberry plants. Stick the end of the skewer into the soil with the flag hanging over top. Attach two magnets to the back of the can and display in rows on the magnetized board for your guests to grab as the party ends.

We’re so excited to have one of our fave event planners Melanie Blodgett as a guest contributor this week. Visit her on her own blog, You Are My Fave. Photos by Leslie Tippets.

Here’s a sweet treat for the birthday girl.

Ice Cream Cone Party Hat

1. Prepare the ice cream cone first. Glue large sprinkles onto the base of the cone with white Elmer’s glue. Make a hole into the top of the cone and insert a foil cake topper (ours is from ABC Cake Decorating in Orange, CA). If you don’t have a foil topper you can use your own home made streamers.

2. Using crepe paper, make 2 rosettes. This cute polka dot streamer is from Party City. With a hot glue gun, glue the cone onto the first rosette. Then glue the rosette/cone onto a plain headband. This simple headband is from H&M.

3. Using hot glue, glue the second rosette to the bottom so the headband is sandwiched between the two rosettes. See photo below. Voila! An ice cream cone party hat.

Images ©One Charming Party.

This is the excavation tools “how to,” one of the step-by-step tutorials included in our Dinosaur Party pdf. Happy fossil hunting!

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. You can purchase the Dinosaur Party in our shop.

Terms & Conditions