Whooooo's Birthday?

An owl-themed printable party with lots of bold florals.

Sip incognito!

Which character straw do you think your guests will choose... Luigi or Mario?

Custom Invitations

Let your guests know you've planned an adorable event with a Whirligigs Party Co invite!

Baby Shower Gift Bingo Game!

This printable bingo game is designed to accomodate your small baby shower or one with lots of guests! Same goes for the number of gifts - the bingo squares fit many different gifts whatever the mother-to-be recieves - or use the included call sheet.

All Aboard!

Railroad crossing straws add a touch of whimsy to the train-themed event.

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Birthday Construction Party!

This 3rd birthday construction themed party was such a thrill for me to help plan and the kids... especially the "BOB" lovers were thrilled as well!

The venue was a gymnasium. I totally love gymnasiums for parties with kids, especially when outside is not an option. There was TONS of space for the kiddos to run around and visit each activity station.  Plus, easy clean up if something spills, and this was one "dirty" party! :) We used a church gym, so double bonus... it was free!  However if you can't access a free one, most community centers will rent out gymnasiums for parties. Finding one with a kitchen attached, and available tables to borrow will save you lots of hassle in the end.

Our construction zone treat table featured (cleaned, of course) toy trucks and upside down builder hats for serving food. Check out our very dumpy chocolate "dirt" cake centerpiece, complete with worms! 

Fun to design, were the 3D wheel cupcake toppers.  And the mud juice labels were a special request from the birthday mom. They were quite a hit wrapped around boxes of chocolate milk.

The birthday mom came up with lots of great activities tailored for toddlers... An under the bed plastic storage bin filled with rice, toy trucks and shovels made the perfect indoor dig pit. And it was a great sensory activity for little kids!

There was a coloring station with some simple coloring sheets made with the builder graphics used in the party decorations. The colored sheets made fun party souvenirs for the kids to take home.

There was a rock bean bag toss, an awesome Bob The Builder photo prop, and a pin the tools on Bob game.  

But the bulldozer made from a large appliance box entertained the kids the most! They loved playing inside and popping their heads out the top. And placing the bean bag "rocks" in the big scooper as they pushed the truck around the gym floor. So much fun!!!

My props to the Birthday Mom for crafting such amazing party activities, all d.i.y. and on a budget too!!! She did awesome, don't you think??

The juvenile color palette of our "Little Digger" collection is bright and easy to match with. The numbers you see on the crane and in the pattern pieces are customizable to your child's age & also customizable is the skin color of the little builder. 

Let us help "build" you a memorable construction themed birthday party HERE!

♥ Sara

Monday, June 10, 2013

DIY 4th of July Party Decorations

Flags will be waving,
Sparks will fly!
It's time to make plans
for the 4th of July!!!

For my friends in the USA, July 4th is an explosively fun holiday, filled with traditions for celebration!

Even the most casual of holiday bbq's on the 4th of July are not complete without a bit of
red, white and blue decor!!

Our DIY party decorations can turn your 4th of July event into a festive, patriotic celebration!

Happy 4th of July from Whirligigs Party Co.! 
And don't forget to check out our holiday tutorial HERE

Monday, March 4, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Drink Printables

Create cute themed party drinks for your
St. Patty's Day party in no time with OUR

You will need.... 

a printer
paper trimmer (optional)
1/4" paper hole punch
drink containers - glass bottles, plastic bottles, or jelly jars

It's Easy!
1.OPEN these files:
St. Patricks Day Drink Wrappers
St. Patricks Day Shamrocks
Shamrock Pattern Paper

If you can't open the files you may need to download the free software, ADOBE READER here.

2.SAVE (optional) them to your computer so you can print as many as you wish, whenever you wish! *for personal use only*

3.PRINT on your color printer or at a copy or office supply shop. ( TIP= Print the pattern sheet on the back of the shamrocks sheet for double-sided shamrocks!!)

4.CUT out the drink wrappers using scissors or paper trimmer. Cut out the shamrock shapes with scissors. Punch a hole in the shamrock centers with your hole punch.

5.ASSEMBLE DRINK WRAPS by wrapping around your drink containers and secure with a bit of scotch tape. If you don't want tape showing, apply a bit of glue stick on the excess overhang before wrapping around your container.

6.ASSEMBLE SHAMROCK DRINK SLIDES by simply sliding the shamrock shape onto your straws!

Now you've added a wee bit o' fun to 'yer
St. Patty's Day Party table!
Good Luck!

How simple! You can also create fun
using the shamrock shapes.

Thread the shamrocks with a string to hang. ( TIP = You can also chain stitch using a sewing machine, if your machine allows sewing on paper.)

ALL Whirligigs Party Co. printables are *FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY Do not sell, share or sell items made from these printables. ©2013 Whirligigs Party Co. All rights reserved.

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Train Party to Remember

Choo! Choo!
Look who's two?!
My sweet little Lincoln loves "choo-choos" (trains), so I wanted to give him an exciting train party for his 2nd birthday. I looked into different venues,  including the zoo, that had trains but settled on a Portland original, Oaks Park. It turned out perfect. The guests have a fee-free entry and there was easy access to a train ride for the kids.

As it turned out the train ran along the open seating picnic area so it was chugging by every 20 minutes - which thrilled the boys at the party!

This wooden train centerpiece was purchase from Aero1 Toys and was the perfect size to hold the train-shaped fruit gummy snacks. It was actually very easy to paint. I used a 1-1/2" sponge brush to quickly coat the big areas. I taped around the wheels with masking tape and then using a tiny paintbrush, I finished painting the cars. I left the wheels natural wood, but dotted the middle of the wheel to tie it all together.

The invitations  feature an old time locomotive running along the tracks with a little boy Engineer, and the entire family - even the dog - on board!

It was clearly a birthday celebration flocked with our "birthday crossing" signs posted on 3/8" dowels.

My mom, Connie, and I created a food-safe train centerpiece using recycled milk cartons! We filled it with toddler friendly goodies: a fruit car (grapes), coal (black olives), railroad ties (pretzel sticks), and steam puffs (popcorn). You can purchase the DIY Train Centerpiece, in 1 of 3 colors HERE.

My sister, Katie of  Katie's Cake Creations , made some delicious railroad crossing sign cake pops! And she knows what she's talking about when she says keep them out of the heat! Not that we minded gobbling them up as soon as we noticed them start melting down their sticks! Yum :)

Lots of fun was the blackberry lemonade. We are lucky to have wild blackberry bushes growing at the park next to our home and we've been over there a couple times this summer picking away! Right before his birthday, with Grandma in tow, Lincoln enjoyed picking the berries we served to our guests.

Enjoy them with our Railroad Crossing Straws.

~~♥~~ blackberry lemonade ~~♥~~
mash 3-4 blackberries at the bottom of jelly jar
pour over lemonade to fill cup

we found our jar lids from Mindy Mae's Etsy store

Our kids had the most exciting time! The fun thing about toddlers is you know when you've helped them create some memories because they talk about the experience for months after the event. Lincoln shared his " choo choo " story often.

 Take a peak at all of our

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Elegant Wedding Anniversary

For my husbands grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary I wanted to design something elegant and timeless. Inspired by the vintage lace tablecloth in their wedding pictures, I created a beautiful damask print for the party collection that reminds me of the era 50 years ago.

The collection is available in gold and in black. This party set is unique with it's custom guest book and directional event signage. Each page of the matching guest book features an Anniversary Love Quote. Which are also on printable tent cards.

The cupcake toppers simply say "50". And as always with our 2" party circles, the cupcake toppers can be printed on Avery 22807 labels for beautiful 2" circle stickers.



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ice Cream Party

Nothing's better in summer than sharing sweet and decadent ice cream cones with you and your birthday child's friends! This memorable Ice Cream Party has a ice cream parlor feel from the past with it's soft vintage color palette, and decadent cafe graphics. Enjoy the pleasures of an old fashioned Ice Cream Party for your summer birthday or event memories!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a giveaway winner!

Thanks to all who participated in our giveaway!
We compiled all your names into a spreedsheet and used a random.org to generate the winning number.... 
number 6:  TAMMY SHEFFER!
Tammy please contact us to collect your gift certificate!

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