Do you believe in magic? When I came across these amazing Magician Dinner Plates at Jollity and Co., I became a believer. I knew I had to style a party as magical as the plates themselves. With some magical props, some masking tape, and a bit of magic….Abracadabra! A Magic-Themed Birthday Party and DIY Backdrop were created. Read on to see how to conjure it up yourself, and then be sure to check out my Amazon Shop to get everything you need in one easy stop.
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How to Set up an Amazing Magic-Themed Birthday Party
DIY Magical Masking Tape Backdrop
First, the show-stopping backdrop. If you have followed me for a while, you know that creating easy DIY masking tape backdrops are kind of my thing. So I grabbed some black and pink masking tape and got to work making a giant magician’s hat that matched the ones in the tableware on my blank wall. For the stars & moon I used my Cricut to cut them out of gold glitter vinyl. The Cricut library has these shapes as standard images.
I then used decks of gold and black cards to create the illusion of cards flying out of the hat. The unique colors of these decks added a bit of elegance to this magical party.
Finally, coming out of either side of the hat, I added some linked golden hoops to represent the ones magicians use in their hoop tricks, and in the plates.
Check out this video to see how I created the hat with the tape:
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On either side of the backdrop, I set out a small side table covered in gold sequin and golden star table cloths. These served as my dessert tables, and each held a pink or blue cake stand with delicious cupcakes displayed on them. As an easy way to add a little magic into my desserts, I used clean playing cards as cupcake toppers. I also included a few magician’s props to the bases of the cake stands.
For my dining table centerpiece, I used an actual magician’s top hat wrapped with a coral ribbon (to match the plates) and filled with magician’s props. A faux bouquet, magician’s white gloves, magic wands and playing cards sat in a bed of metallic gold shred. The whole thing was propped up on a magic puzzle box for extra height.
I also added a “Hooray” acrylic cutout to bring a bit of the birthday celebration vibe to the table. The color matched my faux floral bouquet and hat ribbon perfectly.
Then, on either side of the table, I added more magician’s props. A magic 8 ball, and an adorable white rabbit who must have hopped out of the hat before I filled it up.
The stars of my place settings were the Magician’s dinner plates. To each side of the plates, I added a Magic Bunny in a Hat plate for desserts.
Then, I added matching paper cups and transparent blue plastic utensils to each place.
The cups included paper straws and adorable mustache drink stirrer to match the plates.
Each place also received a cool napkin in the shape of a playing card.
Finally, I added a playing card and personalized magic wand place card to each seat. Add a strip of gold washi tape around each end then the wands are easily personalized with either letter stickers, or by using adhesive vinyl and a cricut.
Style with dice and place the wands on playing cards so the names really pop!
Let the magic begin by passing me a cupcake!
I’ve definitely got the magic in me after creating this fun and entertaining Magic-Themed Birthday Party and DIY Backdrop. What about you? Are you ready to pull this party out of your hat? Head over to my Amazon Shop to get everything you need!
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