Donut Birthday Party Ideas

 

Fancy That Donut Party Ideas

We’ve got donuts on the brain! This mint and coral donut party is sure to be a hit!  Filled with crafty details and sweet treats, this collection with delight your guests!

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Mint and Coral Donut Party! Find the donut banner here!

 

Add a fun back drop to your table using our birthday banner and tissue tassels.
Using one of our birthday banners and tissue tassels we created a fun party backdrop.

 

We are in love with our DIY donut pinata and donut balloons. Check out our blog posts to find out how we made them!
We are in love with our DIY donut pinata and donut balloons. Check out our blog post to find out how we made them!

 

Pile up your donuts on one of these durable donut plates (because you know you can’t eat just one).

 

You can get pretty messy eating donuts! These fun napkins will clean that mess right up!
You can get pretty messy eating donuts! These fun napkins will clean that mess right up!

 

How cute are these milk jugs?! Fill the jug with milk, then use one straw from the pack to poke a hole through all the donuts. Place the donut on top of the jug, then use a clean straw through the donut hole.
How cute are these milk jugs?! Fill the jug with milk, then use one straw from the pack to poke a hole through all the donuts. Place one donut on top of each jug, then place a clean straw through the donut hole.

 

As much as we would like to only eat donuts, sometimes it's nice to have a little variety. We filled these popcorn boxes with marshmallow cream coated popcorn and topped it with yummy sprinkles.
As much as we would like to only eat donuts, it’s good to have a little variety. We filled these popcorn boxes with marshmallow cream coated popcorn and topped it with yummy sprinkles.  The mint popcorn boxes are adorable plain but are over the top cute with donut party dots attached to them!

 

Like we said, you need a variety of food, but it can still be donut shaped! We filled up our baking cups with cereal - perfect for 3 year old's to snack on!
Like we said, you need a variety of food, so we filled up our baking cups with donut shaped cereal – perfect for 3 year old’s to munch on!

 

Who needs a cake? Using a whole bunch of donuts we created a donut cake. We topped it off with some adorable custom flags and a sparkler candle!
Who needs a cake? Using a whole bunch of donuts we created a donut tower. We topped it off with some adorable custom flags and a sparkler candle!

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These tins, filled with donut shaped sugar cookies, are perfect for sending your guests home with a little something sweet.
These tins, filled with donut shaped sugar cookies, are perfect for sending your guests home with a little something sweet.

 

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Looking for a cute favor? We love these mini donut pinatas!

Check out the mini piñata instructions and our cute watercolor donut tag printable!

Now that you know how crazy cute a donut party can be, stop into Fancy That and pick up your very own donut party supplies!

Visit our Orenco Station celebration shoppe or shop the entire collection of donut party supplies online!   We offer free shipping on orders over $50 too!

Darling photos by Katie Hickenbottom Photography.

Party on!

DIY Mini Donut Pinata and Free Donut Printable


We are at it again with the donut pinatas!  This time we’ve created a mini version that’s super simple to make!  Follow the steps below to make one of your very own!

Supplies Needed:  Paper plates, 3 rolls of fringe (white, pink, brown), hot glue gun, washi tape, glue stick, confetti, treats to fill pinata.

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Now to put it all together! 

1. Cut the brims off your paper plates.

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2. Fill one paper plate with your goodies. I chose some yummy truffles from Seattle Chocolates, Annie B’s Caramels, and my favorite Blue Q gum!

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3. Place 2nd paper plate on top of goody filled plate and tape shut with washi tape.

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4. Cut a small piece of brown fringe and hot glue it to the center of the plate – this is the donuts hole.

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5. Hot glue around the brown fringe and lay down your pink fringe – this is the frosting and should fill almost the entire top portion of the plate.

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6. Glue around the pink fringe and lay down the white fringe – do not glue over the place where the two plates meet.

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7. Repeat steps 1-6 on the other side of the pinata

8. Trim fringe around the pinata if you prefer. I did so it wasn’t quite as fluffy. Fringe clippings make great confetti!

9. Take your glue stick and rub it all over the pink fringe.

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10. Sprinkle confetti on donut and let dry.

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There you have it! Your very own mini donut pinata. Wasn’t that easy?!

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Of course you can make chocolate donuts too!

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And since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and we love you so much we’ve created this fun donut tag for you to attach to your pinata.

We adore these exclusive watercolor donuts tags by Katie Hickenbottom Photography.  Sign up to receive your free printable donut tag!

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Happy crafting!

Katie

 

DIY Donut Pinata

For all you crafty, donut loving people out there have we got the tutorial for you! This DIY donut pinata is not only super cute, but it’s an inexpensive way to add some extra fancy to your next party.

Supplies

  • 1 large box
  • masking tape
  • box cutter or scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • glue stick

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  • 3 (or more) rolls of fringe
  • 3 packs of tissue paper
  • twine

Grab a large box and disassemble it to make it lay flat. Then use a large circular object to trace 2 circles on the box.

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I used a lampshade for my circle

 

Using a box cutter cut out the circles.

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Next, find a smaller circular object to make the circle for the hole.

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I used a small pot

Okay, now you’ll need to do a little math here – it will ensure that your hole is centered. Measure the large circle (mine was 15 inches in diameter) and then measured the small circle (mine was 5 inches in diameter). Use a long ruler and place one edge on the center of the large circle. For my circle I made a mark at 5 inches and 10 inches then I turned the ruler the other direction and made the same two marks. I put the pot down on the marks I made and traced the circle and then cut it out. Repeat with the other circle.

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Place your small circle on the marks and trace around it.

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The next step is to cut a strip of cardboard long enough to go around the out side of the 2 circles. So…time for more math! Yay! Take the diameter of your circle and multiply it by 3.14 (i.e. 15 x 3.14). This is the length of strip you will need. If your cardboard isn’t long enough you can add extra pieces. Now, measure the width of this strip and remember it – you’ll need to cut a shorter strip, the same width, to go around the small hole.

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Once you have the strip cut you can start taping it to the edge of the circle. Once that’s done you can place the pinata upright and poke 2 small holes about an inch apart from each other into the top of the strip. Thread some twine through the holes. I did this step after I taped on the second circle, it made it pretty hard to string the twine. You live and you learn, right?

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Now you can tape the second circle. Don’t tape the pinata too well (like I did) it will be easier for the kids to break if you don’t.

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Weak point

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Now you can fill the pinata!

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After the pinata is filled cut a strip of cardboard long enough to go around the inside hole. You can use the same formula as you did for the outside strip (diameter x 3.14). Fit the cardboard strip into the hole and tape it all around and on both sides. Don’t forget to make this strip the same width as the outside strip!

Because I love making more work for myself, I covered the pinata in computer paper. But this is an optional step. It doesn’t have to look pretty – so I just laid paper on top of the pinata and taped it down, then cut around it with scissors.

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Plug in that glue gun and get your fringe out! Start on the inside of the circle and work to the outside edge, spiraling the fringe around and gluing every inch or two.

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Work your way all around the pinata until it is completely covered in fringe. The only part that should not be covered in fringe is the inside hole of the donut. If you make your hole large enough you could put the fringe on the inside, but I made my hole to small, so I glued plain white paper on the inside hole.

Now for the frosting!

There are two ways you can do this. You can use a different color of fringe and spiral it around the middle of the donut, like this:

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Or you can use tissue paper.

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For the tissue paper frosting start with one sheet of tissue and put some hot glue about an inch away from the hole. Then put the edge of the tissue paper on it. Worked your way the circle by gluing and gathering the tissue. Repeat these steps until you get back to where you started. Layer another piece of tissue about 1 inch above the first layer and work your way around again. Take your scissors and cut off any excess tissue to make sure your frosting is nice and rounded. Then glue the outside edges of tissue paper down.

For the sprinkles you can use a couple different colors of tissue. Lay out the tissue and cut through a few layers to make little rectangles. Then take the glue stick and smeared some on the small pieces of tissue, at least 2 pieces of tissue will stick together, which is good because the tissue is kind of light with only one layer.

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Add as many sprinkles as you want! Now you have a super cute pinata that the kids will love! And your friends will be totally impressed by your craftiness.

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We’d love to see how your pinata turns out! Post your pic to our Facebook page or tag Fancy That in your post!

Happy crafting!