Adult Birthday Party Ideas with Paper

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Throw a grown-up birthday party where everything from the invitations to the favors are handmade!

Handcraft Pretty Party Invitations

Design by Vicki Boutin

This cleverly designed party invitation is like unwrapping a gift. The invitation pulls out from a jacket and holds all the details of the party inside. Remember, the bulkier the invitation gets the more likely it will require extra postage. Check with the postal service before sending.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (solid green, stripe), Pebbles, Inc. (green stars), Jillibean Soup (kraft numerals, gray dot), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream grid). Chipboard accents: Scenic Route Paper Co.. Buttons, pens/pencils: American Crafts. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: Fiskars (border). Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Silhouette (card, frames, leaves).

Cut Invitation Creation Time

Design by Vicki Boutin

Look for stamps that are specifically designed as an invitation (such as the one used here). It will cut production time and ensure you include all the details guests need to know.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (solid green, stripe), Pebbles, Inc. (green stars), Jillibean Soup (kraft numerals, gray dot), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream grid). Chipboard accents: Scenic Route Paper Co. Buttons, pens/pencils: American Crafts. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: Fiskars (border). Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Silhouette (card, frames, leaves).

Hang a Handmade Party Banner

Design by Vicki Boutin

Welcome birthday party guests with a crafty birthday banner. Use die cuts to save money and quickly create uniform-size shapes and accents.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (black, blue-and-orange leaf pattern, stripes, black wood grain), Jillibean Soup (gray dot, kraft numerals), Pebbles, Inc. (green stars), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream grid). Chipboard accents: Scenic Route Paper Co. Punch: Fiskars (border). Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Silhouette (banner, frames, leaves, birds).

Design a Guest Book

Design by Vicki Boutin

Place a guest book next to the party entrance for guests to write in as they enter. Allow space for photos taken of the guests during the party to be included later. Set a disposable or Polaroid camera beside the book for taking photos.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (black, blue-and-orange leaf pattern, stripes, black wood grain), Jillibean Soup (gray dot, kraft numerals), Pebbles, Inc. (blue dot), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream grid). Chipboard: Maya Road (mini book). Buttons, pens/pencils: American Crafts. Punch: Fiskars (border). Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Silhouette.

Craft Cute Place Cards

Design by Vicki Boutin

You can use a place card like this one for seat assignments, but they also come in handy for organizing the party setup. Use them to designate different areas for the gifts, cards, cakes, or to label food items.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (solid green, stripe, black wood grain), Pebbles, Inc. (green stars), Jillibean Soup (gray dot), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream grid). Chipboard accents: Scenic Route Paper Co. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Pens/pencils: American Crafts. Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Silhouette (card, frames, trim, leaves).

Use One Party Craft Four Ways

Design by Vicki Boutin

This clever accent can be used for an assortment of party moments. Wrap the layered paper strips around a fondant-covered cake, cake box, or gift box. The design also could work as a crown for the guest of honor.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (solid green, stripe), Pebbles, Inc. (green stars), Jillibean Soup (kraft numerals, gray dot), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream grid). Chipboard accents: Scenic Route Paper Co. Buttons, pens/pencils: American Crafts. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Silhouette (frames, trim, leaves).

Design a Pretty Cake-Box Favor

Design by Vicki Boutin

Use a cake-box template to create a cute party favor for guests. Place them together on a cake stand for a quick decor accent.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (black, blue-and-orange leaf pattern, stripe, black wood grain), Jillibean Soup (gray dot, kraft numerals), Pebbles, Inc. (green stars), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream grid). Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Pens/pencils: American Crafts. Punch: Fiskars (border). Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Silhouette (cake-box template, leaves, bird, frames).

Make a Festive Gift-Card Holder

Design by Vicki Boutin

This birthday card is perfect to have on hand for any adult party you may be attending. Whimsical and fun without being feminine, it can work for either gender. To make a spot for the gift card, cut a slit in a piece of patterned paper, then adhered the paper to the inside of your card.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (black, blue-and-orange leaf pattern, black wood grain), Pebbles, Inc. (green stars), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream grid). Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Pens/pencils: American Crafts. Punch: Fiskars (border). Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Silhouette (card, frames, leaves, bird).

Whip Up Quick Party Favors

Design by Vicki Boutin

Create party favors in no time. Wrap patterned paper around a candy bar, then layer die cuts, paper strips, and other accents on top.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (black, blue-and-orange leaf pattern, stripe, green solid), Jillibean Soup (kraft numerals), Pebbles, Inc. (green stars), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream grid). Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Pens/pencils: American Crafts. Punch: Fiskars (border). Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Silhouette (frames, leaves).

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