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
– Click here for BLUE ‘happy happy happy’ printable
– Click here for PURPLE ‘happy happy happy’ printable
– Click here for RED ‘happy happy happy’ printable
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.
12 comments | Click here to reply
Love it !!! So colorful …Bujaren
[…] been a while since the last behind the scenes post, and after last week's colorful bday party shoot, I definitely have my share of BTS photos to share. So, let's start with those and slowly work our […]Behind the Scenes: My Dog is a Diva and Other Moments Lately | Paper and Stitch
LOVE the printables!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 The colors are fantastic.Georgia @ Silver Spiral Studio
This looks like the perfect party :)) A great idea for my next birthday hehe, xo SophiaSophia
Now that’s a party I’d want to attend! So colorful and happy, love it 🙂Rachel | The Crafted Life
Those notebook’s look pretty cool actually. Love your creations that were inspired from them more! 😛Trish
Haha. Thanks Sharon.Brittni
dang you’re clever, girl. i get my ‘clever’ fix here.sharon / theprincipledtype.blogspot.com
Happy to hear you like it! Thanks Honey & Gazelle.Brittni
Love this post and how everything is so bright and happy (: Appreciate the effort that went into creating the set up for the pictures, and the colour of the HP laptop is AMAZING!honey&gazelle
Thanks Patricia! The wall took a while to put together…somewhere between 2 and 3 hours with 2 people. BUT we were being very selective with where we were putting colors and even spacing things. So, I imagine you could speed up that process (and create it on a smaller scale) in a lot less time. Hope that helps.Brittni
THE DECORATION ON THE WALL IS SO GREAT!!!!
How long do you need to finish?Patricia