Orange You Glad It’s Summer Party with Cricut

We have had such a great school year with amazing teachers, recognition, awards and new adventures.  It’s always fun to see how much the kids learn and grow throughout the summer, but we are so ready for summer!  I can’t wait for mornings without alarm clocks, afternoons spent at the pool and making memories with my kids.  As the school year comes to an end we are celebrating with a citrus inspired Orange You Glad It’s Summer party!

Every year on the last day of school I host an end of school year party for my kids and their friends.  From surf boards to popsicles these celebrations have become an annual tradition that the kids eagerly anticipate the last week of school.  This year I teamed up with Cricut to create an orange inspired party with lots of creative details and DIY projects.

I can’t think of a single kid that isn’t excited about summer which is why this Orange You Glad It’s Summer party is perfect for any end of year school celebration.  So, whether you are in charge of the class party or want to start your own tradition of hosting an end of year party this post is full of simple and easy ideas you can use your Cricut Explore Air 2 to turn an ordinary party into an extraordinary celebration!  Don’t have a Cricut?  No problem, keep reading to see how you can win your very own Cricut Explore Air 2 machine.

While this party is fairly simple I knew, I wanted to have a few extraordinary details that made it pop.  The orange garland is one of my favorite things about this party.  To create the garland, I used orange balloons and leaves I cut out on my Cricut.  I tied them to orange twine and viola a super cute garland. 

I used Cricut Design space and found images for orange slices and cut those out.  I strung them on orange twine with the leaves for a super cute addition to the orange balloon garland.

I made an Orange You Glad It’s Summer sign with orange and green vinyl. Vinyl is probably one of my favorite things to use with my Cricut. I love how quickly you can transform just about anything with it. For example, I used white vinyl and small orange paper plates to create custom orange slice plates that perfectly matched our party theme.

I continued the theme of simplicity and orange with all of the food.  I bought store bought cupcakes, because who has time for baking the last week of school, and transformed them with DIY orange slice cupcake toppers.  I also made a few with orange slice candy and leaves.

Because it’s summer I filled a bucket with orange cream popsicles. Those were my favorite summertime treat growing up, so I loved kicking off the summer with this nostalgic treat. To balance out the sweets I piled a bunch of oranges on a cake platter and made orange fruit cups for a healthier option.

I filled a bucket with sidewalk chalk and orange bubbles for the kids to play with.  And before everyone heads off to summer vacation we gave them a sweet party favor.  I made orange favor boxes and filled them with orange gummy candies.  

I love these little favor boxes, and it just shows that there are so many ways you can use your Cricut Explore Air 2 machine to create everything from party decorations and party favors to home decor and gifts. Which is exactly why we are giving away a Cricut prize package to help you get started creating amazing things!  Click below to enter for your chance to win your own Cricut Explor Air 2.

I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.  

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. I love it Mariah! It is so happy and fun, I bet the kids loved it. Those balloon oranges are genus!

  2. This is simply darling…………love it……….
    and I am sure who ever the party goers are they will love it too.
    So clever and delightful.
    Blessings, Nellie

  3. So cute. What a fun idea for summer. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Home Matters Link Party, hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

  4. Visiting from Wined Down Wednesday. Love this clever party theme! Pinned it.

  5. This party theme looks so beautiful!!! Perfect for summer birthday!!!

  6. Really love this!!!

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