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Pinterest Birthday Party

The last several years our daughter has had her birthday party at home, doing an activity with her friends and then having a sleepover. This year, the plan was to go out to lunch and then to a movie. But then, I was at my friend Colleen's Pinterest party at a local studio, and thought this would be the perfect place for a teen party. 

We looked at endless options on Pinterest and decided on making Chinese lanterns. The studio took care of ordering the supplies, decorations and even made a cute banner that she could hang up in her room later. All I had to do was make a few snacks and buy a cake. 




This birthday cake topper was easy to make. All you need is scrapbook paper, letter stickers, ribbon and paper straws. Cut out squares, apply the stickers, hot glue to the ribbon and then glue the ribbon to the straws. Done!



We had won this 10 pound chocolate bar at a silent auction last fall. It had to get eaten some time and this was the perfect event to unveil it at. It was impossible to cut so we improvised with a hammer and chisel.



The finished products...


It was fun to see how everyone decorated their lanterns. They look really cool lit up!


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34 comments

  1. Looks like you had a lovely time

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. love pinterest and inspiration!
    looks like you had a great time!


    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  3. that is so cute and a ten pound chocolate bar is pretty impressive.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  4. That cake topper is great. I love that it's such an easy DIY

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  5. What an appropriate craft for fun décor (and Chinese New Year), awesome looking party. I hope Mikayla had fun, Happy Birthday to her. Oh you are welcome about the feature, I fixed the link up time (you can link up now) somehow my tired brain had set the link to start tonight (ahhhh! me). Thanks for linking up each week and being an inspiration.
    Rachel xo

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  6. Aw, I love those lanterns! The girls did a great job of decorating them and way to go Jill for putting together such a great party!

    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  7. Heyyyy, everything turned out great! And 10 lbs of chocolate- YES!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. What a cute party idea! I really love the cake!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  9. What a sweet mom you are to organize such a lovely party!! With all that chocolate.. yum!

    lovejoanna.com

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  10. A Pinterest studio?! That is awesome! Looks like a fun party!

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  11. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomMarch 10, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    This looks like an awesome party and I love the craft they chose. I can't believe that chocolate bar was so thick you had to hammer it with a chisel to break it apart! That is some serious chocolate. That cake bunting is too cute!

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  12. OMG! Looks like you had a lot of fun! What a creative bday :)

    xo,

    Bri

    City Fashion Girl Blog

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  13. DIY is totally the way to go, what a creative and fun way to celebrate a birthday

    betheplebeian.com

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  14. i LOVE those lanterns!!

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  15. Your blog amazing! I do really like it! You did a great job!



    Diana
    Cloudlet

    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  16. What a great idea! The lanterns turned out so cute, and I'm sure the girls had a great time. I'm tucking this idea away for my niece!

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  17. What a cool idea this is Jill!! Love how their lanterns came out, looks like such a fun party & love the cake and sign on it.
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  18. What a great idea! My daughter and her friends still love crafting! Susan

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  19. This is a fantastic idea Jill! My daughter loves doing this kind of thing! Looks like fun!
    Audrey

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  20. What a cute idea! Happy birthday to your daughter!
    The cargo jacket looks amazing with the lace dress, and the boots are gorgeous too.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  21. Wow, I always prefer a celebration at home whether it may be big or small. These kind of parties always leave the best memories <3

    I'm now following you on bloglovin'. Hope you'll do the same!

    Looking forward to see more of your posts :)

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  22. Great idea for a party! I never thought to make party of the party a craft to decorate. Looks like so much fun. And that chocolate bar... oh man. :)

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  23. that cake is divine!!! and im dying at the picture of you chiseling away at the chocolate bar, that is too funny!



    xoxo,

    Tara Belle

    Northern Lights –
    Southern Belles

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  24. That cake!! How fun does this party look?! :) Great job -xx


    Shauna


    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing this., It looks like such a great party and it gae me some fantastic ideas. Love your daughter's name.

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  26. That cake is so cool and I was totally drooling over that 10 pound chocolate bar!


    - Liz
    www.LizLizo.com

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  27. ElleSees.blogspot.comMarch 11, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    omg this is adorable. i love every little detail about it, including that CAKE!

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  28. You did a great job with this party!! Love the idea of lantern decorating

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  29. Awesome party! What a great thing to do for your daughter!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  30. Thank you for linking this post up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" yesterday. I am giving you a shout out on the blog tomorrow on a certain comment you made recently, hope you can stop by. Thanks for inspiring me girl!

    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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  31. Christina SotherdenMarch 13, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Seriously adorable!! Everything is perfect and the cake looks beyond delicious!!

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  32. What a great idea to have a Pinterest bday party. Love Pinterest, and all the creative visuals. Happy bday to your daughter. XOXO, Elif

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  33. Thank you so much Christina! The cake tasted as good as it looked!

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  34. Rachel, you are so sweet to mention me! Thank you!

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