12 Nov

Trend Alert: Create Custom Party Decor with Laser Cutouts

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about creating custom party decor with LASER CUTOUTS! They are all the rage right now.  Laser cutouts are the perfect solution to create truly unique and custom party decor to match a party theme that you’ve designed or a theme that doesn’t have any readily available party supplies out there.

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Ten23 Designs is leading this trend by offering custom laser cutouts from wood, acrylic and vinyl to create custom and personalized party decor from backdrop signs to decals!  Already popular in the wedding industry, this fabulous trend is now making its way into the party world.  They can create anything you can imagine.  Just send them your art or even just your idea and they will create a cutout shape from wood, acrylic or vinyl of your name, word, shape, object or anything you can think of up to 22″.  The great thing is they ship the cutouts to you plain so that you can paint and embellish them any way you like to match your party’s colors.

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Use Cutouts to Create Decor for a Custom Theme!

Do you have an idea for an unique party theme but can’t find just the right decor to go with it?  Well, laser cutouts are the perfect solution!  Today I’m going to show you how I used laser cutouts to create custom party decor for a theme that I designed myself, “Girlyz Lil’ Princesses©”.  Frustrated with the lack of multi-cultural princess party supplies out there, I decided to design my own princess printable collection based on my own two multi-cultural daughters.  The collection is now available in my shop here.  The “Girlyz” logo “g” is the main design element so I had Ten 23 Designs create wood and vinyl decal cutouts of the logo and used them in many different ways in the party’s decor to add a custom and personalized touch!

Design Tip:  For this princess party, I didn’t want to stick with the traditional girly look.  I wanted to create a more hip and trendy princess party so I put my own spin on it and added denim, sequin and high top sneakers to the decor.  You could also switch the “g” cutouts with your daughter’s first initial to create a personalized design element.

princess dessert table

Custom & Personalized Backdrop Sign!

To create a truly unique wow factor above the sweets table, the guest of honor’s name was cut out of wood in a script font.  I spraypainted it pink, then followed that with a top coat of pink glitter spraypaint. To add a bit of sparkle and bling, I embellished it with rhinestone stickers.  So easy!  To hang it I just placed a hook on the back of the cutout and hung it from the top of the backdrop stand with fishing wire.

Design Tip:  I used a sparkly sequin table linen from Candy Crush Events and hung it from a backdrop stand behind the table which was perfect to hide the fishing wire so the “Riley” wood cutout seems to float above the table.  The best thing about these name cutouts is that after the party is over you can mount these easily in your child’s room for instant bedroom wall art!  Double duty!

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edible topper

Use Cutouts to Customize Sweets Displays!

Creating this custom push pop display is so easy to do!  I had the Girlyz logo “g” cut out from wood with a stick on the bottom of it so I could easily place it where I needed it to go.  This acrylic push pop tray from Koyal Wholesale is the perfect way to display up to 18 push pop containers in perfect alignment.  Simply place the cutout wood stick inside an open container in the middle of the tray for an easy custom dessert display!

DESIGN TIP: Another easy way to customize your desserts is with fondant.  Here, Edible Details created a 3D high top sneaker with the Girlyz logo and matching fondant circle toppers I used to glam up store-bought cupcakes!

glitter candy

Use Laser Cut Vinyl Decals to Customize Candy Containers & Treat Bags!

Create custom candy containers & dessert bags in one easy step with custom laser cut decals! Here I applied a laser cut “g” logo to the front of apothecary jars for an instant custom look.  The great thing about this trick is that the decals are removable so the decor is temporary and you can reuse your containers without any permanent alterations.  Use the same process to create custom treat bags with vinyl decals and these striped paper bags from Bloom Designs.

DESIGN TIP: You can also use printables to customize favor bags.  Here I used printable circles personalized with each guests names and attached them to the front of denim handbags.  And, don’t forget the most important part of a princess party…BLING! To add in touches of bling I added in this gorgeous bling frame and matching bling tongs & scoops from Talia’s Creative Printing in the sweets table design.

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Use Cutouts to Create Custom Plates & Chairs!

Custom laser cut vinyl decals are one of my favorite ways to add an elegant custom touch to your dining table!  Here I used the Girlyz logo decals to the fronts of each chair to create instant custom chairs!  You can also create custom plates using decals!  Simply place the decal in the center of a plate and then place a clear plate of the same size on top of it.  Super easy and high-end looking!  Here I used a clear plate on the bottom of the custom plate, but you can use any color plate you want for the bottom plate that matches your party.  Just be sure to top it with the same sized clear plate so you can see the decal through it and is now ready to eat on!

DESIGN TIP: You can also use printables to customize the backs of the chairs by using printable circles attached to denim pockets with each guest’s name.  Simply use glue dots to adhere the pockets to the backs of the chairs.

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Use Cutouts to Create Custom Centerpieces!

Create instant custom centerpieces easily by simply placing a custom wood cutout inside a vase. To use cutouts as centerpiece sticks, request your custom wood cutouts to include a stick so you can easily place them into vases or other containers.  To add a bit of unexpected whimsey to the dining table, I placed this Elly spiral cupcake stand from Dress My Cupcake on the dining table instead of the sweets table to display a dozen cupcakes topped with custom wood cutouts which were the perfect compliment to the “Girlyz” printable cupcake toppers.

DESIGN TIP:  I embellished the tops of the vases with silver rhinestone ribbon from Koyal Wholesale for an added design touch and to hide the tops of the centerpiece sticks for a more finished look.  Another finishing touch is wrapping the store bought cupcakes with resusable glitter cupcake wrappers also available from Dress My Cupcake in 20 colors!

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Use Cutouts to Create Custom Photo Props!

Laser cut wood cutout sticks are perfect to use as photo props! Create any custom shapes or words you like!  Your guests will have lots of fun posing with them.  And since they’re wood, they are a perfect alternative to paper photo props for outside parties where it may be windy!

DESIGN TIP:  For an added touch, create a “Girlyz” dress up area where the girls can get dressed up in tutus like these custom denim and tulle tutus made by Atutudes before they take their photos.  The tutus can double as a dress up activity and a take home favor for each guest!


Want more party inspiration and tips?  Click over to my blog here for more and check out my Pinterest board here for a list of most of the items I used in this party’s design along with prices and links to purchase them.



– Styling & photography: Soiree Event Design
– “Girlyz Lil’ Princesses” printables & cotton candy: Soiree Event Design Shop
– Custom laser wood cuts and decals:  Ten23 Designs
– Glittered candied apples & glittered cake pops: Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins
– Candy: Candy Warehouse
– Custom iced cookies:  Sweet C’s Bake Shop
– Fondant sneaker & circle fondant toppers: Edible Details
– Denim & tulle tutus: Atutudes
– Striped paper treat bags:  Bloom Designs
– Pink sequin runner, apothecary jars, silver rhinestone ribbon, glass hurricane vases & glass milk bottles: Koyal Wholesale
– Glitter cupcake wrappers, striped straws & Elly spiral cupcake stand: Dress My Cupcake
– Bling frame, tongs & scoops: Talia’s Creative Printing
– Sparkle sticks: Made By A Princess
– Silver sequin tablecloth: Candy Crush Events

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Montrilla SAYS:

Such a cool party for a Tween. Love everything about it and the sneaker topper OMG. Great Job Tonya :)

Reply November 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Marie Williamson SAYS:

This is absolutely gourgeous and looks like a ton of fun! Thanks for always keeping us up on the latest trends!!!

Reply November 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Reva Kindred SAYS:

Love it!!!!

Reply November 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Nathalie Gosdinski-Garces SAYS:

Love those cutouts and all the wonderful ways to incorporate it into our parties. Thanks, Tonya! Awesome post as always!

Reply November 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm

@SoireeEventDsgn SAYS:

LASER CUT DECOR! The HOTTEST new trend in Party Planning! Ten23 Designs is leading the way with custom laser… http://t.co/bKZKRuuTPo

Reply November 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Dynesha Greene-Williams SAYS:

I'm not sure where to begin, there are so many great things about this event. I love how you took the princess theme and gave it a glamourous feel.

Reply November 12, 2013 at 11:35 pm


Amazing and beautiful! Thanks for always keeping us in the know of what’s trending!

Reply November 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm

@SoireeEventDsgn SAYS:

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Reply November 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm


Is that denim table linen over the desert table?

December 6, 2013 at 11:38 am

keisha SAYS:

How to create a backdrop?

Reply November 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Krista Van Soest O'Byrne SAYS:

Beautiful job! I love all the glitz!!!

Reply November 13, 2013 at 5:57 am

@delgraphica SAYS:

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Reply November 13, 2013 at 1:17 am

Leslie West SAYS:

Thank you for keeping us updated with all the new trends. Great series!!
This is gorgeous!!

Reply November 13, 2013 at 7:05 am

Shannon SAYS:

I am always blown away by your attention to every little detail. I love this party for so many reasons. You don’t find a lot of parties geared toward diverse children. This makes the party characters much more relate able for so many children. I also love all of your laser and vinyl cut outs. Great job AGAIN!

Reply November 13, 2013 at 7:08 am

Yolanda Johnson SAYS:

Perfect Tween party. Lots of bling and pink!

Reply November 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

Shannon Qualls SAYS:

Gorgeous! I love seeing the personalization!

Reply November 13, 2013 at 8:19 am

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