- The terra cotta pots painted to look like Ninja turtle characters
- The mini Ninja turtle party banner
- The brain cookies
- The peg doll Ninja Turtles
- And MORE!
Do you have any fun activities planned for Cinco de Mayo?! How about a quick and easy activity that will really excite your kids?!
Make these fun and adorable DIY CINCO DE MAYO PARTY HAT PULL STRING PIÑATA’S in no time with a few simple items! Follow my easy tutorial below…
Candy (cute colored candy pictured above from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop)
Party Hats (package of plain party hats on sale here)
Card Stock or Construction Paper
Bakers Twine or String (Bakers Twine on sale here)
Party Fringe (available in all colors here)
Hot Glue Gun
Step by step DIY instructions:
Step One- Trace a circle shape the size of the bottom of the party hat.
Step Two- Fill hat with candy.
Step Three- Cover bottom of party hat with small piece of tissue paper. Glue with hot glue around bottom edge of hat.
Step Four- Poke hole in middle of round card stock circle and pull twine through hole.
Step Five- Tie string around toothpick and pull tight.
Step Six- Cover toothpick side of circle with hot glue.
Step Seven- Attach circle piece to tissue paper / bottom of party hat with hot glue.
Step Nine- Attach string or yarn to the top of the party hat with hot glue.
And VIOLA! You now have a fun pull string piñata!
BONUS- Use the piñata as a party hat once the candy is out of it!
DecorThe party was set out on Harry Potter inspired items like an old steamer trunk, some vintage suitcases, a british inspired telephone booth shelf and a book themed end table. Candles were hung from the ceiling with fishing line to create a floating candle effect. Old books are an easy way to stage a lot of the party food/decor. They go along perfectly with the Harry Potter theme, too. The printable lightning banner, paper ties, argyle cupcake wrappers, invitation, Hogwarts Express sign and food labels/place cards are all part of the Harry Potter printable collection in the Kara’s Party Ideas Shop. Invitation This Harry Potter fill-in-the-blank invitation is a simple download from Kara’s Party Ideas shop. Roll it up and attach it to a white balloon, acting as the “delivery owl” from Harry Potter. Use a black permanent marker to draw an owl face onto the balloon. I weighed down the invitation with a vintage key.
Popcorn BarSince children will be watching Harry Potter at the party, provide a fun popcorn bar! This one included caramel corn, original corn & kettle corn. Parmesan seasoning and salt were set out for added flavor. Find the wooden scoops, signs & popcorn baskets in the Kara’s Party Ideas Shop- www.KarasPartyIdeas.com/shop Butter Beer Cream Soda acted as “Butter Beer” at the party. To create the foaming effect simply add vanilla ice cream to each drink. Hogwarts Express Sign Bring the feel of the Hogwarts Express Train Station into your party with this printable sign available in the KPI shop. Butter Beer Candy Favors Small glass salt and pepper shakers perfectly resemble mugs, so they were filled with butterscotch candies and labeled as “Butter Beer Candy Favors”. A vintage key was attached to the top of each jar with twine. Owl Glasses If a few simple steps, make these darling owl glasses for the kids to wear at the party. - Pop out the center eye pieces of inexpensive glasses or sunglasses (available at the dollar store).
Party Favor- Truth SerumCute miniature glasses with cork lids from the KPI shop here were filled with water, mimicking “truth serum”. What mother wouldn’t love her child to come home from a party with this! The tags are part of the HP printable collection in the KPI shop. Gowns Inexpensive children’s graduation gowns look just like Hogwarts gowns! A gown was given to each child as they arrived at the party. The gowns are available in the Kara’s Party Ideas online shop here. Kara’s Party Ideas Shop- www.KarasPartyIdeas.com/shop
The above red buckets are available in my shop. I simply glued on two white circles to make them look like Mickey Mouse. The same idea could also be used at a Minnie Mouse party…just get black buckets (or pink) and glue polka dots onto the buckets.
Make these hats out of regular red party hats from my shop and black paper circles. Simply attach two black paper circles to the back of the party hat.
Tutorial on how to make the above balloon wreath on the video at the top of this post.
Tutorial on how to make the cupcake liners in the below video…
Watch the video below to learn how to make these adorable Mickey Mouse Oreo pops!
With the ingredients below make these fun Mickey Mouse caramel apples! Tutorial on the video.
Make the below Mickey Mouse gumball machine by attaching black paper circles to the back of the machine with tape.
Tutorial on how to make the above Mickey Mouse favor bags in the video at the top of this post.
Tutorial on how to make these fun Mickey Mouse Oreo pops on the video at the top of the post.All Mickey Mouse Party supplies used in this party are from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: