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Birthday Party DIY Tips

The key to planning a birthday party is making the décor pop so it “wows” whilst maintaining your sanity through the planning and DIY stage.

Here is how we brought this Cookie Monster party to life.

With the Cookie Monster being blue, we picked some of our favourite blue drinkware products, namely the fish bowls, juice bottles and ice buckets, and made them into their own little Otima cookie monsters. We used googly eyes and stuck them on with thin double sided tape, which is available at most craft shops and supermarkets. Add cute touches to the décor, a stunner of a cake and boom – you have all the personalisation you need. Fill in with a few paper lanterns, coloured tissue paper and balloons and get the festivities under way. 

We used fish bowls to serve the cool drinks. You can jazz up the fishbowl by attaching roughly 4cm printouts to either the straw or the bowl. We did this with simple paper prints from an office printer and thin double sided-tape. The fish bowls for this party also doubled as a unique party favour as guests could take them home and reuse them. 

Now isn’t this an impressive statement?


The creative options are endless. See how these fish bowls were even turned into unicorns for a little princess’s unicorn party. We used eye lashes however little unicorn horns on the straws would also work really well. 

The fish bowl can suit a host of themes

with all the different colour variants and to top it all off, these fish bowls are non-spill with a thick 10mm straw so you can push the boundaries with milkshakes or slushies and for some adult fun, a daiquiri or two.                                                                                                                 

Another clever little idea, if I don’t say so myself; is to use juice bottles and jazz them up with crafty extras. Think googly eyes, stickers, feathers etc to suit your theme. Juice bottles are better than cups for little hands and you can even give them away at the end of the party. Cute way for the children to remember the party I think. This way they can add to someone else’s plastic cupboard😊

We used paper décor to highlight the theme of the party on our Breezy Ice Buckets. Again, practicality meets ambience.They could work as ice buckets or even as centre pieces, think flowers, baubles, polystyrene balls etc.

At this special little boys birthday party, 

all the children took home their fish bowls and juice bottles along with their party packs.

Lastly we added the cookie monster face to little Oreo packets with a stapler to complete the party pack trio and sent them on their way.

With so many colour options and combinations, the only limit is your imagination.



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