Father’s Day Craft Ideas

How to make a personalized Father's Day snack basket

Before you know it, Father’s Day will be here. Time to make that special guy feel like he is king of the castle. Looking for some inspiration to help your kiddos give dad a gift from the heart this Father’s Day? Here are some homemade Father’s Day craft ideas that he will love (and that are easy to make!)


Father’s Day Gift Basket

How to make a personalized Father's Day gift basket

Gather up a sampling of all dad’s favorite foods for this gift basket. Then get creative on your computer to give everything new personalized labels. When we put this basket together we started with the free printable labels we found on the Martha Stewart website, then kept the theme going with some ideas of our own. A great website to where you can design your own labels and images (for free!) is Picmonkey.com.

** Another fun thing about this gift was sharing dad’s munchies with family and friends at a Father’s Day barbecue dinner.

Personalized Photo Business Card Holder

Help dad to smile at work with a photo memory business card holder.  Here is how to make this Father’s Day craft:

Start with a plastic cassette tape holder to use as your base.

  1. How to make a personalized Father's Day business card holderFind a favorite photo and print it in a size large enough to cover the the cassette holder when trimmed. (4″ width)
  2. Glue your photo onto stiff cardboard.
  3. Trim around the outline of the subjects in your photo to create a silhouette.
  4. Open the cassette holder and glue your cardboard cut out onto the inside back of the lid.
  5. Close the case to store your cards, or flip the case open to display.

Boxers with Personality

How to make some fun DIY boxer shorts for dadHelp dad feel special underneath it all with some crafty boxer shorts. There are lots of ways that your could make these. We purchased some iron on letters from a local craft store for an easy project. Another idea is to use fabric markers or fabric crayons to design your own unique piece of underwear art.


Ideas for the Last day of School


last day of school celebrations

Summertime is coming! Do you have young children getting ready to ditch their books in favor of some summer fun? Why not kick things off with a bang and celebrate the start of summer with these fun ideas for the last day of school!

Break Out the Popsicles — Station some parents at the school exits with wagons full of popsicles to hand out as a cool treat for the first day of summer vacation.

Bubbles Everywhere! — Another fun option is to hand out small bottles of bubble stuff to the students as they leave school for a festive, bubbly walk home.

Banners for the Bus — Use sheets or butcher paper to make signs to hang across the sides of the school buses.  It might be fun to have the kids break through a big sign that says, “Welcome to Summer!”end of school celebration

Crank the Tunes —  Music can make the heart sing… Set up some boom boxes outside school and encourage bus drivers to turn up the volume on some toe tapping summer classics like The Beach Boys.

Sidewalk Chalk Messages — A fun and inexpensive way to kickoff summer is to have parents write messages along the sidewalks on all the walking routes from school.

Line the Sidewalk with Pinwheels — Rally some parents who live along the school’s walking routes to set out a row of pinwheels along the sidewalk for the kids to pick up as they head for home.

Have a Summer Kick off Party! — Gather the gang for an afternoon of ice cream, water games, and memory books. Check out our sister site, Creative Party Themes, for lots of ideas to help you plan an amazing end of school celebration.

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5 Must Have Graduation Party Favors

graduation party favor ideas

It’s almost graduation time! Time to celebrate the completion of the time spent at school and get ready for the adventures ahead! If you are planning on hosting a party to honor a special graduate, or if you have lots of wonderful grads to remember, here are 5 must have graduation party favors that are sure to do the trick!

Graduation Favor Boxes

Graduation Hat Favor Boxes

I love these little hats! You can fill them with a note, candy, confetti, or other small gift. They would look great on a party table or they could be a perfect “special something” to give to all your grad’s friends to let them know you were thinking of them.
Personalized Scalloped Party Labels

Personalized Party Labels

These fun labels come in an assortment of colors and styles to match any party theme. Then you can customize them even more with a name, a date, and a message. These would make great accents on your invitations, thank you notes, or party favors. (The picture shows labels for a baptism, but you can design them for your graduation party).
Class of 2017 Black Stadium Cups

Class of 2015 Stadium Cups

If you are hosting a graduation celebration, you are going to need cups. These Class of 2017 stadium cups are perfect because they go with classic graduation party décor, they are unique to your party theme, and best of all, they can be saved as a party souvenir (they make great pencil holders for college dorms)!

Class of 2017 Black Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies JarA Jar of Cookies

I think this personalized Class of 2017 jar full of chocolate chip cookies is an amazing idea for a graduation gift! I have so many kids that I would like to do something for, and not only are these cookies delicious, they are also reasonably priced, which makes them perfect for party favors or small gifts for groups of grads.

Great Books

I saved my favorites for last! Books are always a great gift for a graduate, and there are so many fun titles out there to choose from! Here are a few of my favorites:

1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know Believe Book Oh The Things You'll Need Book


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Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation Photo Booth Props - Black and Gold Decorations from BigDotOfHappiness.com

Graduation Party Photo Booth Props Kit 

It’s springtime, and that means it’s almost time for graduation! Do you know someone special who is graduating this year? Will you be planning a graduation party? Here are some graduation party ideas and fun new graduation party supplies that we love for 2015.


Photo Booth Props — Photo booths are a great idea to capture memories at a graduation party, prom, Senior lock-in or other school event. We found this fun 20 piece photo booth prop set at Big Dot of Happiness. It comes in silver or gold and has everything you need to set up an amazing photo booth.

Keys to Success Open House Pack For 60Personalized Graduation Party Ware — If you are hosting a grad party, you will definitely need lots of tableware for drop in guests. We found a variety of great options at Shindigz.com, including these fun personalized party supplies.

If you would rather hang some photos of your grad instead of putting his picture onto your party plates, here are a few other great decorating ideas.

Tassel Worth The Hassle - Gold - Graduation Photo Garland Banners
Graduation Photo Garland
Graduation Photo Yard Sign - Grad Party Decorations
Graduate Photo Yard Sign
Graduation Party Photo Table Confetti - 27 ct
Graduation Photo Table Confetti


Signature Graduation Cap
Another idea at graduation time is to keep a memory of all the special friends, teachers, and relatives that have been an important part of your grad’s school days. I love the idea of creating a keepsake at your graduation event. One easy idea is using a graduation signature mat frame and have all your guests write their well wishes on it. Another fun twist on this idea is putting out a signature graduation cap for friends to sign.

Finally, adding some special touches to your party can go a long way towards making it truly memorable. One new idea we found this year is graduation cap bottle toppers. These can make any beverages look extra special.  Giving your guests graduation bubbles or other graduation party favors can also be fun.

Graduation Cap Party Bottle Toppers
graduation party ideas

For many more great graduation party ideas, be sure to visit our graduation party page at creative-party-themes.com.