What’s a selfie without some face filters? Thanks to Snapchat, we’ll never have to be without the adorable graphics. It’s so popular, Instagram and Facebook created their very own!
If you’ve got a little #influencer on your hands and you’re throwing them a social media-themed celebration, we’ve got just the DIY party decoration for you.
One of the most popular Snapchat face filters was the one that made you look like you were throwing up rainbows. It could no doubt put a smile on your face. That’s why we asked our friend, Tara, from Spot of Tea Design, to recreate that popular filter to coordinate with our Selfie Celebration party ideas.
This smiley face party decoration will look super cute behind your dessert table. Follow along with Tara’s steps below to bring this oversized DIY backdrop to life at your party!
Birthday parties tend to be full of big smiles, rainbows and cheer and this one is no different! This fun and colorful backdrop coordinates well with the rest of the trendy icons seen on this Selfie Celebration dessert plate.
- Hula Hoop
- Yellow, black and white felt
- Crepe Streamers (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple)
- Fishing Line
- Water erase pen
- Hot Glue
- Painter’s Tape
Place a hula hoop on a large piece of yellow fabric and trim around this shape, leaving a 2-inch margin. Cut slits along this shape so you can easily fold the fabric around the hula hoop.
Tie 4 long pieces of fishing line at the top and sides of the hula hoop to be used at a later step.
Use hot glue to wrap these fringe pieces around the hula hoop to cover. Make sure the fishing line fits through slits and is accessible to hang the hula hoop later.
Cut out a large half circle and 2 circles from black felt. Cut out 2 smaller white circles and two even smaller white circles.
Flip the hula hoop over and adhere the mouth and eyes on, as shown.
On the party day, use painter’s tape or command hoops to hang your smiley face up on the wall using the fishing line strings you tied on.
Adhere the crepe streamers onto the hula hoop to make it look like it’s coming out of its mouth. Let them hang long and down behind your dessert table, just like on the dessert plate.
Add additional pieces behind the hoop hanging down as well so that the whole wall under the hoop is full of beautiful colors.
Continue unrolling more crepe streamers up and over the dessert table, cascading down the front. Flank both sides of the table with fun letter balloons stating trendy phrases from this fun Selfie Celebration party theme!
Don’t be surprised if your guests want to snap a selfie with this cute party decoration. Just make sure they use your party’s #hashtag when posting their pics to their social media feeds!