I’ve been bursting at the seams to share some amazing news with you, and today is finally the day! I have the privilege of styling a year’s worth of parties for Cricut, Martha Stewart, AND Michaels, which are three of my absolute favorite companies in the world. Today I get to share the first of many parties with you, a cheery yellow birthday party that is light, bright, and the perfect theme for a little girl’s birthday party, an outdoor party, Mother’s Day, or any other occasion!
If you’ve been to Michaels lately, you’ve probably seen the brand new Martha Stewart Celebrations line. Martha’s line is a huge assortment of amazing party supplies in 10 different coordinating themes that make throwing an amazing party so easy!
Cricut also has a brand NEW Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle that is EXCLUSIVE to Michaels, and it is beautiful! It cuts and writes up to 2x faster than previous Cricut Explore models and cuts over 100 materials. Cardstock, vinyl, iron-on, glitter paper, cork, and bonded fabric are all cut easily with this machine!
You can utilize Cricut Design Space, where you can upload or design your own images, or choose from thousands of ready to make projects and images. There are so many possibilities with this amazing machine! You can also cut wirelessly with Bluetooth with your desktop, laptop, or phone.
The Martha machine comes in a shimmery pearl finish with brushed gold accents, and is just gorgeous! Even the color coordinated tools that come with the machine have gold accents, including the weeder, spatula, scissors, scraper, and tweezers. It also comes with 25 free exclusive Martha Stewart projects, some of you’ll be seeing in our yellow birthday party.
To say I’m a huge Martha fan is an understatement. I watched her show for years, subscribed to her magazine for years, have bought most of her craft supplies, and have even earned the nickname of Martha from some of my friends. 😉 You can imagine how truly exciting this whole experience is to me!
I designed my pretty yellow birthday party around Martha’s Meyer Lemon party line. The bright yellow and mint, gingham, and scallops on the supplies are so cheery and happy, so I knew they would be perfect for styling a one year old’s birthday party. I set up two party tables. One for the cake and treats, and another that was all set up for guests to sit, relax, and eat.
Both tables were covered in a darling gingham tablecloth from the Meyer Lemon collection. The backdrop was a cinch to put together with matching paper fans, paper lanterns, pom-poms, and a sweet bunting banner.
Cake is a must at a birthday party, and this tiered lemon cake fit the party colors perfectly! I made a cute cake topper from cardstock with my Martha machine in just a few minutes. You can get the free cake topper cut file to make your own. Feel free to edit it to say whatever you would like!
Once all the pieces were cut, I glued them together, then glued them onto a piece of twine. Each twine end was tied onto a skewer stick, which was placed into the cake. Such a simple but fun way to dress up and customize a cake!
The cake was placed on two stacked cake plates and was surrounded by fresh jasmine leaves and flowers.
I love how the small white flowers mimic the white flowers in the Meyer Lemon party decorations!
Two large vases filled with fresh fragrant white and light green flowers created a lovely backdrop for the lemon cake and added to the natural, outdoor feel of this pretty party.
One scalloped tiered stand was on each side of the cake. I added some pretty yellow doilies to the top layer of each stand underneath the pretty yellow frosted cupcakes. Each cupcake was ready to party with matching butterfly cupcake toppers and happy birthday cupcake toppers. I also made some darling scalloped cupcake wrappers to put the treats in. Just click on each design name to make your own set!
To create the butterfly cupcake toppers, I cut a solid white butterfly and a yellow slightly smaller butterfly with intricate cuts and small holes in the wings on my Martha machine. Once each piece was cut, I folded each butterfly vertically, stacked them on top of each other, then glued them to a white lollipop stick.
To create the happy birthday cupcake toppers, I first printed the flags onto white cardstock using my printer. Next I placed the printed sheet onto a mat and ran it through my Martha machine, where it cut each individual flag just perfectly!
Each flag was hot glued onto a lollipop stick, then stuck in the middle of some cupcakes.
The scalloped cupcake wrappers were the easiest project of all! Just load your paper onto a mat and follow the prompts to cut. You can get 3 cupcake wrappers from each 12″ x 12″ sheet. Just remove from the mat, then place the tab in the slit to assemble.
Bright yellow lemons added to the yellow birthday party theme on the bottom tier of the scallop trays, along with more fresh jasmine leaves and flowers from my yard.
Cute gingham buckets were placed on each side of the cake, one holding yellow party utensils, while the other held lemon yellow lollipops.
Matching party hats were quickly made with my Martha machine as one of the projects that came free with the machine. I used a yellow gingham paper, a yellow cardstock with tiny white polka dots, and a solid mint cardstock, all matching the party colors.
First I cut each hat with my machine, then I used my glue gun to glue each hat together. I embellished each hat with a mint number one (get the free editable cut file here) and some yellow pom-poms I found at Michaels. The party hats looked so festive sitting on the matching paper trays!
Gingham party napkins were almost too cute to use with their dainty scalloped edges. The white flower garland strung across the front of the party table in 3 different layers finished off the pretty food table.
Each guest had their own place setting at the eating table. Each setting was complete with a place card with their name on it, a yellow gingham plate, a smaller flower plate, a scalloped napkin, a gingham cup, and a yellow doily with a yellow gingham favor box on top.
Each favor box comes with an easy to assemble white mini pom-pom tissue paper top that adds so much fun to each box! I embellished each box further by hot gluing one of the butterfly pics from the collection right onto the top of each box. I also added a mint number one (free cut file here) to the front of each box that I cut with my Martha machine.
I embellished each floral party favor bag that was placed at each place setting. It was simple!
I folded yellow doily, then placed it over the top of each bag. I held the doily in place using a small wooden clothespin that matched the rest of the party colors. I pulled the butterflies off some of the butterfly picks, then hot glued one butterfly onto each clothespin.
The butterflies on the party favor bags were the same as the butterflies on the favor boxes. The yellow and mint party colors, the butterflies, the scallops, the flowers, gingham, and the lemons are recurring themes that you see over and over in this yellow birthday party that really tie it all together and make it stand out!
A large cake plate full of bright, colorful lemons was placed at the center of the table. Fresh white and green flowers, along with more jasmine leaves and flowers, were placed in the gaps between the stacked lemons to fill in the extra space and to provide more beauty to the party table.
I’m so pleased with how this party turned out! Between the pretty party supplies from the Martha Stewart Celebrations Line and Michaels and the new Martha Stewart Cricut Explore Air 2, I was able to throw this lovely party in a short amount of time.
I hope that I’ve inspired you to check out the new quick Martha machine and try out some of the new Martha Stewart designs. They are nothing short of amazing!
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