Mommy Sol’s secret dream is to become an event stylist, so when the opportunity came to throw a party, she went DIY all the way! For her, styling the party herself gave it a more personal touch and allowed her more control over the cost and outcome. The result…a charming camping-themed party for her little Euann. Read on as Mommy Sol shares in detail all the DIY elements they prepared for the party. My favorites are the DIY campfire and letter standees! 🔥
Letter Standees. The letters were Divi-bought but were hand-painted with the chevron design. The lights were battery-operated tea-lights taped using double adhesives onto the letters
Buntings. Made from burlap, soft tulle, ribbons and cotton fabrics. Me and my yayas made about 200ft long buntings (It was addicting!)
Teepees. Made from sticks & tie-wrap bought from Divisoria and canvas fabrics bought online. Also wrapped plastic vines on top for some forest feel. Vines bought from Divi as well. I sewed the fabric by hand onsite to keep it in place.
Mini Candy Buffet. Because a full-fledged candy buffet will be charged P1,000 by the venue, opted to make a mini one and make it part of the kids campsite. Divi-bought containers which I partially wrapped in jute strings.
Cake and Reception Backdrops. Assigned this one to hubby. Made from plywood for the backdrop and wood for base. Covered with canvas fabric bought online. The woodland animal ‘frames’ are made from vinyl tiles (parquet design) from Wilcon Depot for a wood effect. The pictures itself are printed on tarp.
Stage Backdrop. Made a tree from honeycomb lanterns, an inspiration from one of the projects featured in our DIY group. Clouds cutout from rubber and covered with pellon fabric.
Campfire. Fire itself was made from red, orange and yellow fabric. Drew and cut it myself but was sewn by the neighborhood mananahi. The logs are made from booster pillows (bigger size for the stage) wrapped in dark brown and cream fabric sewn also by the mananhi.
Lootbags. Made from burlap fabric and jute string. Put together by B6000 fabric glue. For the design, printed some chosen woodland themed-pics, made a stencil and spray-painted on the fabric.
Camping Lamp. A commercial grade one costs P700 up, even when I looked at Divisoria. In a nearby market, my yaya found lamps made from ‘Maling’ can for base and mason glass jar for the body. Costs only P45 each! Bought 4 and spray-painted them blue and silver.
Centerpiece. Divisoria-bought small plastic planters/pen holders. Wrapped it with some jute string to tie it to the theme. Printed the same woodland animals and glued to popsicle sticks. Mixed some nuts and raisins for salty & sweet fix. Table number holder is made from wooden sipit glued to a BBQ stick
Nametags. Hung excess burlap fabric to a low clothes rack. Wrapped jute string and clipped each nametag to the string using mini wooden sipit.
- Venue and catering c/o The Village Sports Club, BF Homes Paranaque
- Cake by Babycakes from Alabang Town Center (Yvette: 0917-8004897)
- Food Carts by Crafty Celebrations, Fluffed the Cotton Candy Connoisseurs and Spud Buds
- Host/Magician and Face Painter: Wel Bravo
- Pillow giveaways by ERS Printing
- Camping stools from Daiso
- Lootbag contents were various chocolate bars bought in bulk from Duty Free
- Fabrics by @rqueenfabrics
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