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BUDGET-FRIENDLY PICNIC PARTY


PLANNING A PICNIC PARTY Looking through the 2015 calendar, we have seen that there are some long weekends happening throughout the months. We think that it will be fun to organize a picnic with some friends and catch up with life lately. But then, for some people, preparing an event can be very overwhelming or expensive. That’s what we felt before too. But we brainstormed together and made a plan and ended up figuring out that it is super easy and affordable! That’s why, we would like to share with you 5 tips on planning a picnic party! And of course, it is budget-friendly. 1. Pick an Outdoor Space and Check the Weather Forecast On preparing any event, location is one of the most important thing on the list. When it comes to picnic, I suggest you to make it outdoor because it is very relaxing to spend some times in nature. 2. Invite Your Friends Well, what is the point of organizing a picnic without anyone playing around with you? Now that you have picked the best place and time, regarding the weather forecast, it is time for you to invite some friends! 3. Prepare Some Yummy Food This part can be overwhelming if you prepare everything by yourself or from scratch. There are some things that you can do to prepare the big feast. One thing is you can do it potluck style or you can just buy the cooked meal or snacks. 4. Plan Your Activities Ahead Being a host of the picnic party, you do not want to make the picnic end up being too boring or too chaotic. Your rundown doesn’t have to be super detailed. But it is good to determine what to do first, next and later on. 5. Prepare Your Essentials There are some things that you can not leave out as well. Well for blogger like us, the essential things would be camera and tripod to take pictures.


CONTENTS 1. GARLAND 2. PARTY HAT 3. FLOWER PAPER 4. FLOWER POT 5. PHOTO FRAME 6. GIFT WRAPPING 7. CAKE TOPPER 8. CAKE TOPPER’S CUP 9. TRAY 10. SANDWICH


GARLAND When it comes to party or any special celebration, it is nice to have pretty decoration to help liven up the situation. Decor can also help filling the empty space or ‘separate’ one room to another. We know that preparing decor can be very time consuming and messy. So, we thought why not make it simple? Especially because our picnic party is held outdoor, it did not really need that much decor. The place itself is quite nice with all the green and natural lights. So we came up with the solution which is garland. It is very easy to be made and it brings out party atmosphere. So, win-win! Yeay!

Tools and Materials: Scrap paper, String, Double tape, Scissor, Pen, Ruler, Thick cardboard

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1. Make a triangle based on your preferred size (ours is 11,6 cm x 16 cm) on the thick cardboard and cut it. 2. Trace your triangle on the scrap paper. 3. Stake two or three scrap paper and cut the triangles at once. 4. Tape the top side of the triangle with double tape.

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5. You can put the tape along the line or on the beginning and the end of the line. 6. Open

the tape and put the string on the top of it. 7. Fold the top to the inside so the string will be hidden between the papers. 8. Repeat step 4-7 and do it for the rest of the triangles. The number of the triangles and the length of the string really depend on the length of the garland that you need.

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PARTY HAT Party time calls for party hat! We mean like, when else can you wear silly hat if it is not on a special occasion like this?

Tools and Materials: Thick scrap paper, Ribbon, Double tape, Scissor, Pen, Ruler, Math compass

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1. Using a match compass, make a half circle on the thick scrap paper. 2. Cut the half circle. 3. Fold the half circle so that the bottom part will meet in the middle and the paper formed a cone shape then tape it together. 4. Put on double tape on the side of ribbon to decor the hat.

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5. Decor the outer part of the hat with ribbon or stickers, you can customize it based on the personality of the birthday girl or boy. 6. On the bottom part of the hat, make a hole

on one side and the opposite. You can make a hole using the pointed part of the compass or using paper punch. 7. Put a ribbon across the hole. 8. Make the ribbon long enough so that you can wrap it around your head.

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FLOWER PAPER We think that it is natural that girls tend to fancy flower. It also makes a great party decor. But sometimes, it can be hard to find fresh flowers especially around our campus area. Well, here comes DIY to the rescue! We can still put some pretty flowers and turns something plain into more pretty and cheerful.

Tools and Materials: Scrap paper, Wood or plastic stick, Double tape, Scissor, Pen, Ribbon

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1. Make a heart shape with longer part on the bottom. Then trace it on a paper. 2. After you have traced all the heart shapes, cut them one by one 3. To make it easier, you can fold your paper and the heart shape, stack them and cut them together. 4. Put on double tape on the bottom part of the heart shape. 5. Put the heart shape on a circular way one by one so that it can cover the whole stick. 6. For one flower, you will need 10-15 papers. If you put more paper it will give more blooming effect.

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To decorate it, you can wrap the stick with a ribbon or extra scrap paper.

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FLOWER POT We have made some pretty flower papers on the previous tutorial. Now, where should we put those flowers? Buying a new pot will cost you a penny but recycling your old can? Hm, not only will you save some money, you can customize it the way you like it! Yay!

Tools and Materials:Scrap paper, Used can, Double tape, Scissor, Pen, Ribbon

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1. Measure the height of your can or trace it directly on your scrap paper. 2. Make a straight line across the height and cut it. 3. Put double tape on one side of the paper. 4.

Open the tape and attach it on the can.

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5. Wrap the paper around the can and secure it with another double tape. 6. To give more

accents, you can wrap a ribbon in the middle of the can. 7. Tie a knot on one side and secure it with double tape if needed. 8. Ta-da! Your flower pot is now ready to be filled with flowers.

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PHOTO FRAME On special occasion like this, it is nice to have photos related to the birthday girl or boy. To make it look even lovelier, we decided that making a photo frame would be the perfect addition. Our tip is, you can totally make it as a gift for your friend too!

Tools and Materials: Scrap paper, Cardboard, Double tape, Scissor, Pen, Ribbon, Ruler, Cutter, Photo or any picture

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1. Measure the height of your picture and add 2 cm on each side. Use that measurement

to determine the length of your frame on the cardboard. Cut two cardboard of that same size. 2. Take one of the cardboard and then cut the center part of it so you can put your picture later on. Do not throw the center part because you will need it later. 3. Put a tape on one side of each cardboard. 4. Then cut the scrap paper with the same size of the cardboard and wrap it. Then, you can put the picture on the frame.

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5. Now using the center part from step 2, divide the longest length into three. 6. Fold it

into triangle and wrap it with scrap paper. 7. Tape one side of the triangle to the bottom part of the frame. 8. Your frame is now ready!

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GIFT WRAPPING Now, we believe that a birthday will not be complete without a gift. Being DIY girls, we think that a thoughtful handmade gift is much more sweet and touching rather than a lavish one. In here we would like to show you how we wrap gifts in two ways.

Tools and Materials: Scrap paper, Your choice of gift, Double tape, Scissor, Ribbon, Doily paper BUDGET-FRIENDLY PICNIC PARTY


1. Take one piece of scrap paper and wrap it around your gift. 2. Fold the bottom and the top part of the paper inwardly, one side at a time so it will look like one in the picture. 3. Secure all side with double tape. 4. Wrap the front side with a doily paper.

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Finish it with a tie of ribbon and a handwritten birthday wish.

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CAKE TOPPER When it comes to party, it is almost impossible to omit this one thing. It is none other than food! Yes, food! It is like the life of a party. It does not only satisfy your hungry tummy, but it also helps you bond with your guests. Since we would like to go all-out with the decor, we think that we should level up our food as well.

Tools and Materials: Scrap paper or origami paper, Toothpick, Double tape, Scissor, Math compass, Pen or marker

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1. Using your math compass, make a circle with 4 cm diameter. Make the circle shape until your paper is full. 2. Stack three or four paper at once and cut them altogether so you can get a good amount of circles. 3. Draw or write anything on the circle. We wrote some birthday greetings and drew some emoticons there. 4. Tape one of the circles onto the toothpick. 5. And then tape another circle on the back. 6. Do it for the rest of your circle

and you will get some cute cake toppers to make your food fancier. BUDGET-FRIENDLY PICNIC PARTY


CAKE TOPPER’S CUP Previously, we have shown you how to make a topper for your food. Now you might be wondering where you should put those toppers before they are placed on the food. Of course you can just put it on a regular cup, but if you can make it prettier, why not?

1. Measure the height of your cup and then divide it into three. 2. Using the measurement, draw a straight line. 3. Cut the line. 4. Wrap it around the top part of the cup and secure it with double tape. 5. If you are too lazy to cut scrap paper, you can simply use a ribbon and tie a knot. BUDGET-FRIENDLY PICNIC PARTY


TRAY Since we will be serving food to the guests, the number of our plates and utilities can be limited. Especially for student who are living in dormitory like us. That’s why we made something that can substitute those plates.

Tools and Materials: Scrap paper, Cardboard, Double tape or glue, Scissor, Ruler, Pen

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1. Cut your cardboard and measure the corners so that it can be folded into the shape above. 2. Tear your scrap paper randomly using your hand and glue them on your cardboard tray. 3. You can vary the size depending on your available cardboard. 4. Besides for serving food, you can put tissues on it.

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SANDWICH We have now come to the most exciting part of the tutorial: making sandwiches! Yay! It is no secret that we both love food and so do our guests. Well, without further ado, here is our simple sandwich recipe. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Plain bread, banana, chocolate jam or peanut butter, chocolate rice.

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1. If your bread still have skin, you may cut them or you can leave it according to your preference. 2. Cut your bread into half on opposite direction so you will get four breads with similar square size. 3. Now cut your banana diagonally. 4. Spread the chocolate jam over your bread. 5. Next put the banana. 6. And lastly, sprinkle some chocolate rice.

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For the other variation, you can just cut your bread into half once and stack one more bread on the top. And then wrap a doily paper around it and tie it with a ribbon. You can now enjoy your sandwich and probably, take a picture of it first if you’d love to. Bon appetite! BUDGET-FRIENDLY PICNIC PARTY


To serve your sandwich, put them on the tray that we have made before and finish it with the cute cake toppers.

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PARTY TIME


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