Lately, my color palette has been leaning toward the pastel side. But I love bright, bold colors too and they haven’t been getting enough love around here lately. So, I partnered with HP to share a bold party post inspired by the bold colors of the brand new HP Pavilion 17.3″ notebook that will be airing on HSNs Todays Special segment on July 18th (this Saturday).
To celebrate the “birth” of Windows 10, which come with the new 17 inch notebooks, this party’s theme is birthday. Which means there are plenty of cakes, party hats, and a giant photobooth backdrop. Be sure to tune in to HSN’s live segment later this week for even more colorful party ideas.
More about the HP Pavilion 17 notebook…. It’s available exclusively on HSN and comes in 5 colors (blue, red, purple, white, and silver), fully loaded with Windows 10! And just FYI, if money is a little tight, its also available on Flex Pay, so you don’t have to break the bank to get a new laptop. Yay! More info on specs here.
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Print
Inspired by 3 of the 5 notebook colors (red, purple, and blue), I created 3 printables, one in each color. I wanted to create something that would work for birthdays AND beyond, so I kept the message simple…I actually just hung the blue version of this print in my hallway yesterday. No occasion needed.
To make the printables (which can downloaded at the bottom of this post), I photographed some colorful rock candy up close, then played around with the design a little with different fonts, etc. I had mine printed at FedEx Office, in case you’re wondering how I printed mine so large. The file size is 16×20 but you can have it printed smaller as well.
HAPPY Party Hats DIY
And what birthday celebration is complete without a party hat, right?
With a couple of the extra prints, we whipped up some party hats. They’re super easy to make! Just use one of the printables from this post, and trace a party hat template over the print. Cut it out, roll it into a cone and glue it together. We used hot glue, but you can use regular craft glue or a stapler instead, if you prefer. Add an elastic string or hot glue it to a headband and you’re good to go.
Confetti, fun glassware, and a seriously colorful backdrop (that doubles as a photobooth) always help to play up the party factor. Naked cakes and some little treat bags were another addition that brought in a playful vibe. I’ll be posting the tutorials for the cakes and the bags in the coming weeks, in case you’re interested in making either of those.
Photography Kimberly Murray
Craft and styling assistant Linda Jednaszewski
Concept and styling Brittni Mehlhoff
So that’s it for this bold birthday inspired party. What colors have you been inspired by lately?
This post is in partnership with HP. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Paper & Stitch running.