Girls Just Want to Have Fun Birthday Gift

I’m excited to share 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Girls Just Want to Have Fun birthday gift with printable. I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! All week long, Kristen is sharing birthday tips and giveaways so be sure to check out her Party.

It can be hard to come up with a birthday gift for friends that’s fun and doesn’t break the bank. There’s the standard nail polish, lip gloss, journal, treat, etc. But, I got to thinking what does a girl really want? Well, some fun of course.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun Easy Birthday Gift Idea

As for the other creative ideas, a lot of these gifts are versatile for any occasion, and can be a to gift to your friends, family, or even that gal that you’d like to get to know better. Even more fabulous–most gifts are under $5, and have coordinating printables to make it super simple!

Now, one cute and easy gift idea is great, but how about over 101 gift ideas you can whip up for under $5?! I’ve partnered with over 100 other fabulous bloggers to bring you the gift idea gallery of the century! Just take a look…
101 Birthday Ideas for Friends

{Blog Hop Birthday designs by C {dot} love}

Girls Just Want to Have FunMaybe this shows my age, but Girls Just Want to Have Fun was a staple with my girlfriends and I. I mean c’mon it’s a classic. It really should be in every girls movie library. Grab the Girls Just Want to Have Fun DVD, mine was in the $5 section. Score!

I like to make things super easy, so I even have a free printable to go along with it! Just download and print the following image on a 4×6 photo card, attach to the DVD with some wild tape and your birthday gift is ready to rock! Easy peasy!

Girls Just Want to Have Fun Birthday Gift Printable

DOWNLOAD Free Birthday Gift Printable.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun Birthday Gift with free printable

Are you ready for some inspiration? Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on each of links below each collage to see the gift idea and printable closer, along with instructions on how to make them, like mine above. I like to open a bunch of new tabs, and Pin my favorites for later. Don’t forget to follow the Birthday Gift Ideas Pinterest Board as well, to save future great ideas.

>>>>>>>Important info! Blog Hops often have glitches the first day. If the link has an ERROR, simply click on the HOME button for each site, or google the blog name next to the link, and you should see their gift post there. Links will be updated as soon as possible.<<<<<<<<<<<<

free printable blog hop

1. Birthday Balloon Gift + matching free Print by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
2. Stamped Cocktail Napkin + Printable by Delineate Your Dwelling
3. Buckets of Fun gift idea+Free Printable by Craftiness is Not Optional
4. 7 Candy Bar Love Notes to say “Happy Birthday” by The Dating Divas
5. Have a Flippin’ Awesome Birthday by Dessert Now Dinner Later
6. Fishtail Loom Bracelet by I Should Be Mopping the Floor
7. Lemonade Lip Balm by Pretty Handy Girl
8. Hair Tie Birthday Gift & Printable Tag by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
9. Gift of Sunshine Idea + Free Printable by Sweet Charli
10. I hope your birthday is a whole “lotto” fun by C.R.A.F.T.
11. Chicken Spice Rub w/ Printable Tags by Over the Big Moon
12. Birthday in a Bag Gift Idea by Seven Thirty Three
13. Quick Note for your Birthday Printable by Liz on Call
14. Otter Pop Gift with Printable Gift Tag by Somewhat Simple
15. {you} Series Magnets Printable by Ruffles and Rain Boots
16. Tea Cup Succulent by Your Homebased Mom
17. Pretty Pincushion + Printable by Let’s Eat Grandpa
18. Lemon Bath Salts & Free Printable by See Vanessa Craft
19. Diet Coke Birthday Kit by Pink Peppermint Prints
20. Chocolate Filled Insulated Tumbler Gift by The Girl Who Ate Everything

free printables blog hop

21. Easy Funfetti Cake Balls with Printable by Salt and Pepper Moms
22. Hands Down Best Friend Around by Eighteen25
23. Berry Happy Birthday Printable by Stuffed Suitcase
24. Whisk Birthday Gift with Free Printable by Cupcake Diaries
25. Paper Plate Gift Idea by Crafting in the Rain
26. Popcorn Gift Printable by Breezy Bakes
27. Life Saver: Birthday Gift in a Jar by Here Comes the Sun
28. Decoupage Wooden Pendant by Twin Dragonfly Designs
29. Have a coffee on me: Funky Coasters by Funky Junk Interiors
30. Swanky Black & Gold Cosmetic Bag by A Prudent Life
31. DIY cocktail napkins by kojodesigns
32. Nail Polish Gift by Southern Hospitality
33. Banana Cake by Whats Cooking with Ruthie
34. Paparazzi – the PERFECT friend gift by Sugar Bee Crafts
35. “latte” fun birthday gift by Our Thrifty Ideas
36. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes + Printable by Tastes Better from Scratch
37. Pearls are Always Appropriate by Mommy Envy
38. Girls Just Want to Have Fun Birthday Gift by A Little Tipsy
39. Manicure Kit Birthday Gift with Printable by Blooming Homestead
40. Orange you Glad Cup by Artsy Fartsy Mama

free printables

41. Donut Gift Tag by Pretty Providence
42. Rainbow Inspired Birthday Gift + Printable by Thirty Handmade Days
43. Drink Topper and Tag by LandeeLu
44. DIY Bath Salts using Essential Oils by Unskinny Boppy
45. Friends are Like Chocolate Chips by Delightful Deets
46. Paint Can Succulent Planters by East Coast Creative
47. A Bundt Cake Gift & Printable by Dukes and Duchesses
48. Jam Birthday Gift & Printable by Happiness is Homemade
49. Jazzed up Frames by House for Five
50. Favorite Things Gift Ideas by inkhappi
51. Toe-tally Cool Nail Polish Gift Idea + Free Printable by Simply Designing with Ashley
52. Quote Book by Reasons to Skip the Housework
53. Iron On T-Shirt Gift by Becoming Martha
54. DIY Humorous Girlfriend Gift by Brassy Apple
55. Tea-riffic Birthday Gift Idea & Printable by Mom Endeavors
56. Turn Today Into A Celebration by Dolen Diaries
57. You’re A Lifesaver Printable by Live Laugh Rowe
58. Happy Birthday Jar {free printable} by Kiki and Company
59. Mason Jar Flower Vase + Printable by R & R Workshop
60. Easy $5 Wooden Charm Bracelet by Craftily Ever After

 

free printables

61. Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase by The Cards We Drew
62. Free Printable Mini Notes by Confetti Sunshine
63. Bath Bomb Easy Birthday Gifts by Tried and True
64. Ball Jar Printable Tags by The Country Chic Cottage
65. Eat More Cake Birthday Gift Idea and Printable by Play. Party. Pin.
66. Have a “berry” happy birthday by The Contractor Chronicles
67. Merci Chocolates + Hey Birthday Girl french girl printable by Handmade in the Heartland
68. Five Minute Leather Necklace Tutorial + Birthday printables by Delia Creates
69. Ah-Mason Birthday Gift Idea by Lolly Jane
70. Simple Dangle Earring Tutorial by Bombshell Bling
71. Symphony Bar Brownies by Among the Young
72. Wishing you an E “straw” diary Birthday by Ginger Snap Crafts
73. DIY Washi Tape Cacti by Fry Sauce and Grits
74. State Pride Cheese Board by Addicted to DIY
75. Reusable Monogrammed Solo Cup by Mom 4 Real
76. go-to gift…EARRINGS! by A Girl and A Glue Gun
77. Embroidered Mixed Media Bookmarkers by The Creative Goddess
78. Beyond Measure Birthday Printable by Like Mother Like Daughter
79. Birthday Facial Kit Gift by The Benson Street
80. DIY Jewelry Bookmark by Design Dazzle

blog hop free printables

81. Birthday in a Jar – Birthday Printable Tags by A Pumpkin and a Princess
82. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Party Cookies by Crazy Little Projects
83. You are the Bee’s Knees by Love the Day
84. Birthday Candy Jar by Inside BruCrew Life
85. Hip Hip Hooray, today is your birthday!” printables by The Crafted Sparrow
86. Treat Yo Self Printable by Girl Loves Glam
87. Chocolate Facial with printable by TidyMom
88. Happy Birthday Sweets by A Night Owl
89. Quick & Easy Hydrangea Cake by Sweet C’s Designs
90. Sweets for the Sweet by Simply Kierste
91. Citrus Whipped Honey Butter Jars by Sand and Sisal
92. Diet Coke Gift for a Friend with Printable by Sweet Treats and More
93. A Latte for Two + printables by One Krieger Chick
94. Cookie Monster Birthday Gift Tag by I’m Topsy Turvy
95. Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar by Giggles Galore
96. Treat Yo’Self Printable Watercoloring Box by Persia Lou
97. Fruity Body Scrub with Printable by Mad in Crafts
98. Magnetic Necklace Charm by Sowdering About
99. Happy Bee Day with Printable by Just Another Day in Paradise
100. Manicure in a Jar by That’s What {Che} Said…
101. UBER lucky to have you in my Life by Maybe I Will
102. Free Happy Birthday Printable by NoBiggie
103. DIY Wine Bag & Charms Gift by Sypsie Designs
104. Crispy Crunch-y Pie with Printable by Just Rhonda
105. “You’re the Silver Lining” Friendship Nail Polish Gift by The Happy Housie
106. Tie One On for Your Birthday (Hair Tie Gift Free Printable) by illistyle

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Little Star: Highlighting a Child’s Special Day

Whether soccer or art or singing, each child has their own special talent. I wanted to create a fun way to celebrate and make them feel special for their achievement whether it be a report card full of A’s, a successful dance performance, or being in the school play. I decided to create this Little Star crown, badge, and photo book to capture the shining moments of their lives.
They all coordinate and are easy to make with just a few supplies. I will share tutorials for each of items below.

SUPPLIES:
  • Martha Stewart Decoupage Fabric Die-Cuts
  • Martha Stewart Decoupage Durable Oilcloth Finish
  • Martha Stewart Decoupage Brush
  • Martha Stewart Fabric Stiffener
  • Martha Stewart Decoupage Durable Matte Finish
  • #10 Size Can
  • Wax Paper
  • Photo Book

Let’s start with the star crown.
1. Measure your child’s head and using the star fabric die cuts line them up overlapping until you get the correct length. I lined up the large stars overlapping the points about a half inch then layered the medium stars on top, then adding the small stars for embellishment. 
2. Using the oilcloth decoupage as adhesive, glue the small stars to the medium. Then, glue all of the star points that touch like the overlapping points of the large and the five points of the medium to secure. Let dry.
3. Cover a #10 size can with wax paper and lay your stars around it. Secure the last two ends of the stars together with the oilcloth decoupage to form the crown. Glue the top point of each large star to the wax paper to keep it vertical. Let dry. 
4. Using your decoupage brush, paint the stars with a thin layer of fabric stiffener. You want it thick enough to soak through the die-cuts, but thin enough that it will dry clear. Brush away from the points so it does not pool. Let dry.
5. Carefully slide the crown down the can to remove. 

Next up, the photo book. We hardly ever print pictures anymore, so my kids love to see photos of themselves in a book! 
1. Place the stars how you like them and decoupage using the matte finish decoupage and decoupage brush. Cover the back of the star with the medium, place it on the book and then paint over the top. Do a few coats, letting them dry between to make sure the stars are secure and protected.
Now for the cute little star award badge. Who doesn’t like getting  gold star?
1. Layer a yellow shooting star, cream colored burst and blue shooting star. Glue them all together using the oilcloth decoupage. Then, cover with two coats to protect and give it a durable shiny finish. I attached it with double sided sticky tape, but you could easily glue on a pin if you prefer.
Isn’t this little star collection adorable? I love having an extra special way to celebrate hard work and resulting achievements and with the school year starting up there will be more and more on their way!
The full line of of decoupage products is available at Michael’s.
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Disclaimer: Martha Stewart Crafts provided product for review.
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15 Sprinklicious Party Ideas

It’s was my birthday yesterday. Since I could not fit you all in my house I decided why not throw a little party here and share a whole bunch of super fun ideas. I was looking over my perfect party board and a sprinkles cake caught my eye. That was it. I love polka dots and I also love a nice crunch and sprinkles combines the two. It’s like a match made in heaven!
It all started with this amazing cake…
Sprinkle Cake from Birchgrove Bakery via Storyboard Wedding
Birchgrove Bakery 4 Tier Sprinkle Cake With White Bows
Valentine Votive
Confetti Balloons from Kojo Designs
Sprinkles Tablescape from Mirabelle Creations via Hostess with the Mostess
Confetti Wall from Beci Orpin via Wee Birdy
Find & Keep by Beci Orpin via WeeBirdy.com
DIY Confetti Tablecloth from Oh Happy Day
Spotted Masking Tape from Papermash to make these cute cups.
Spotted masking tape
Confetti Dot Ice Cream Spoons from Shop Sweet Lulu
Sprinkle Waffle Cones from Cake Time
wafers-ice cream cones
Mini Milkshake Shooters from Hey Gorgeous Events
Sprinkle Push Up Cake Pops from Kiki’s List
Sprinkle Cake Pops from Veronica’s Cornicopia
Sprinkle Strawberries via Pinterest (no original source, please let me know if you know it so I can credit)
Homemade Oreos from A Little Tipsy
Sprinkle Popcorn Balls from Sprinkle Bakes
For more awesome sprinkle ideas, visit my Perfect Party Pinterest board.
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Batman Birthday

Our 5 year old is little Mr. Superhero. He has been obsessed with superheros for more than a year. You can see proof here with his Super Hero Squad Party from last year. He loved it so much he wanted a super hero party again this year, but since many of the guests would be the same, we switched it up a bit and thanks to the Cricut and the Target Dollar Spot we decided on a Batman Birthday Party.
I made a fun Batman Birthday Banner with my Cricut (I’m a Cricut affiliate), tied it together with ribbon, and hung it to look like it was held up by bats. 
I got the bat banner on clearance after Halloween, but you could easily create one yourself. 
We covered the wall with this amazing printable personalized skyline from Ander’s Ruff and had the kids color it while we waited for all the guests to arrive. We had cutouts of skylines and bat symbols spread around tables to add to the theme.

We had lots of fun Batman themed activities for the boys:
  • Vaporize the Villains - Attach a spray paint gun to silly string to create a goo gun and let them shoot at a plastic tablecloth adorned with Villain coloring pages.
  • Batcave – Create a cave by putting black plastic tablecloths over a table. Hang strips of crepe paper down from the ceiling of the cave along with glow bracelets. Scatter plastic bats around the floor. Have each guests climb through and retrieve a “power bracelet” and a “batarang” for the next game.
  • Batarang Blast – Stack colorful cups with pictures of villians on them. Give each guests a few tries to knock the cups down with their batarang (aka plastic bat).
  • Battle the Balloons – Have several helium balloons at varying heights for the kids to shoot at using foam disc shooters. (I got mine 2 for $5 at Wal-Mart though more expensive ones may work better.)
  • Batplane – Give each guest a piece of black cardstock and a lesson on how to make a paper airplane. (I was surprised how many had no idea how) Line them all up to see who’s Batplane flies the furthest.

I went easy with treats this year and just did a Batman Cupcake Cake from Wal-Mart and Invisibility Serum (aka water bottle dressed up with Batman symbol). 

I like to make my boys matching shirts for their parties so of course this time they were Batman shirts made with iron-on

Get the Cricut Iron-on Bundle for $199.99 (normally $319.95)

We sent each guest home with  pack of goodies (Many of which were from the Target dollar spot 50% off making them 50 cents!):
  • Batman play pack – coloring book, stickers, markers
  • Batman hologram stickers and superhero “pow” stickers
  • Batman temporary tattoos
  • Batman stamp markers
  • Silver Airheads
  • Blue and yellow Zots candies
  • Batman bucket
The winners of the Batplane contest took home Batman Pez Dispensers.

The kids had a fabulous time and wore me out completely. This post is getting a little long, so stay tuned for the DIY Batman Birthday Party Invitations coming soon!

Disclosure: I am a Cricut Affiliate. All the ideas and opinions are my own.
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