How to Cut Out A Party Circle {+ 3 Ways to Use It}

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Since we opened our Party Printable Shop, we’ve received a ton of questions about printing, placing and putting together all of the party elements… so we’re going to show you how to use all of them! First up, the most versatile item in our collections- the Party Circle! We’re going to use circles from our Pink Nautical Birthday Collection because that’s what we had lying around this week ;)

how to use a party circle




party circle materials

– Cutting board or scissors
– 2” Circle Punch
– Printable sheet


party circle step 1

1. Take your printables pages and cut off one side, along the edge of the artwork (either with scissors or the cutting board), .

party circle step 2

party circle step 3

2. Center your 2” circle punch so the artwork shows through, and punch out.

party circle

3. Tape a toothpick to the back.

birthday girl cupcake topper

4. Top your treats! (Easy as a cupcake!)



There are so many ways to embellish, but we’ll show you 3 more of our favorites!


Tape, or use a glue dot to attach pretty twine, yarn or your string of choice, to the back of the party circle. Repeat. Cut string and hang.

party circle banner


Wrap pattern paper around your glass and tape together. Use a glue dot or tape and attach the party circle to the front. And for a final touch, add a cute straw! ;)

party circle drink wrap


Use pattern paper to cover the top and wrap the sides. Add twine for extra embellishment and stick a party circle on top for adorable party matching favors!

party circle favors



Want to test it out? Purchase printables in our shop and most likely you’ll find party circles in any collection. And here are some links to our free downloads too! ;)

– “Bundle of Bots” Robot Baby Shower
– Hunger Games Party
– Oscars Party Theme
Santa Milk & Cookies
– “A Star Is Born” Hollywood Baby Shower

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

13 responses to “How to Cut Out A Party Circle {+ 3 Ways to Use It}”

  1. @PartyBlowout says:

    How to Cut Out A Party Circle {+ 3 Ways to Use It}

  2. Wendy says:

    Thanks for the tutorial Jenn! That Pink Nautical collection is so cute!

  3. Terri says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I think I need to get a hold of a circle punch!

  4. Lacy says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, I’ve been waiting for something like this. Can you please let me know what kind of paper to use. I see a lot of blogs refer to cardstock but is there a particular weight paper that works best in the printer? Thanks again!

    • Renee says:

      Hi Lacy,
      Thanks for your question! We usually recommend using a 44lb cardstock or you can use Matte Photo paper.

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  7. Nicky says:

    Hi, I just want to say that you are doing an awesome job with this blog, really brilliant ideas and do- it -yourself projects. I have just one question,is it ok to use scrap booking paper to create party circles for cupcake toppers and placement cards? I’m planning a batman theme party for my nephew and I really needed some advise on what paper to use for such projects.thank you in advance.

    • jenn s. says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Nicky! You can definitely use scrapbook paper for the party circles and place cards – and for a lot of other things too… try cutting strips of them for “napkin rings”, lining food trays, embellishing vases, etc. with decorative papers. I used to use scrapbook paper all the time before I started designing party printables. The design possibilities are endless too since there are so many different scrapbook papers available! You definitely want to use the standard 12″ scrapbook paper weight for things like party circles too – it’s a little thicker than regular paper and feels kind of like a fine card stock. Good luck with the party! :)

  8. Nicky says:

    The party turned out great! Thanks for all your help!

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