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!

Apple Cider Doughnuts and Drinking Chocolate

Fall is here! Oh, how I love fall…and donuts (doughnuts?)…and hot chocolate. So, you can imagine my excitement when Fancy That got Stonewall Kitchen’s Apple Cider Doughnut Mix and Treehouse Chocolate’s CAMP Drinking Chocolate in the shop! I knew it was my duty to taste test these products – it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it, right?

The apple cider doughnut’s were so easy! If you want to make them according to the directions on the box you will need a doughnut pan. Unfortunately, I do not own a doughnut pan (how, with my love of doughnut’s, do I not own a doughnut pan?! I’ve added it to my Christmas wish list. Anyway…). So, I improvised and made doughnut holes and instead of baking them I fried them. Doughnut holes are all the rage now anyway you know.

Okay, let’s get started! Here is what you’ll need.

For the mix you'll need an egg, butter, and milk.
For the mix you’ll need an egg, butter, and milk.

 

To fry the donuts you'll need oil, a pot, a small ice cream scoop or 2 spoons, and a thermometer.
To fry the doughnuts you’ll need oil, a pot, a small ice cream scoop (or 2 spoons), and a thermometer.

First you’ll want to start heating your oil. Pour about 2 inches of oil in a medium pot. Heat the oil to 350 degrees.

To make the doughnut batter follow the directions on the back of the box.

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Use a thermometer to check the temperature of the oil. Once it’s hot enough drop in a test scoop of batter. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.

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Take the doughnut out and cut it in half to make sure it’s cooked all the way through. Adjust your cook time accordingly. If the doughnuts are browning to fast, lower the oil temperature.

Yum!
Yum!

Place the cooked doughnuts on a paper towel lined plate.

Once you’ve cooked all the doughnuts open the packet of cinnamon sugar and pour in a bowl. Roll the doughnut holes in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve ASAP (or before you eat them all – remember sharing is caring)!

Apple Cider Donuts

These doughnuts are so so so so good! The cinnamon sugar even has an apple cider spice to it. Seriously, so good. Did I mention how good these are?!

If you really feel like indulging pick up a couple packs of Treehouse Chocolate’s CAMP Drinking Chocolate. There are several other flavors available at Fancy That too! The one I had was like a super delicious mocha! Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream and you will be in creamy chocolate heaven!

Camp Drinking Chocolate

Doughnuts and chocolate are perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, a snack…

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Really, when aren’t doughnuts and chocolate perfect to eat?

Donuts and Chocolate

They’re also the perfect gift! Stonewall’s Apple Cider Doughnut Mix, two packs of Treehouse Chocolate’s CAMP Drinking Chocolate and 2 fancy mugs – whoever you gift that to will totally be your BFF! I know I would!

Happy Fall!

DIY Donut Balloons

Oh donuts! They make me so happy…these donut balloons make me pretty happy too! They are so easy to make – with just a little paint and some of your own hot air! Here’s how I did it:

Donut Balloons

Supplies

  • Acrylic paint 3 or 4 colors
  • Small to medium size artist paint brushes
  • Gold metallic tape (optional)

Fancy Supplies

First step, blow up the balloons – either all at once or as you paint them. I’m not going to lie, they are a little tricky to blow up. At first it will seem like only one half of the balloon will inflate, but just keep blowing and eventually the whole thing fills up.

Donut Balloons

After you’ve filled the balloons you can start to paint! I used a Neon Coral and Robins Egg Blue for the frosting on my balloons (Love the color of these balloons? You can find the paint at the store with the big red bulls eye). Using a medium sized artists paint brush paint a layer all around the front of the balloon leaving some white space in the middle and along the outer edges. Let dry for 15 to 20 minutes.

You'll want to paint it on a little smoother than this...
You’ll want to paint it on a little smoother than this…

Now that your balloons are dry you can paint a second coat of paint. Let dry for at least 20 to 30 minutes.

Sprinkle time! In addition to the Neon Coral and Robins Egg Blue, I used Neon Pink and White paint for the sprinkles. Using a small brush pick up a little glob of paint and paint a short line onto the balloon wherever you like, however you like. I also used gold metallic tape – I cut little pieces of that and stuck it to the balloons.

Donut Balloons

And there you have it! Your very own custom donut balloons.

Donut Balloons

This was such a fun project – even my kiddos got into it!

Luckily the paint washes off the balloons easily!
Luckily the paint washes off the balloons easily!

So, donut wait any longer (Ha I’m so punny!) – stop at Fancy That to pick up your donut balloons and get your craft on!

We want to see what you made! Tag Fancy That in your donut balloon pic or post directly to our Facebook page!

 

 

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

Fancy That Supplies

  • 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.

Donut Pinata

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!

Donut Pinata

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.

Donut Pinata

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.

Donut Pinata

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!