TODAY | June 13, 2013
so good. in you've ever plan your child's party. what about your party? nathan turner author of " american style , classic entertaining." nathan is here.
>> good to see you, buddy. let's do it. let's come to the drink section which we like already.
>> like you said, it's grown-up for the big people. i like starting out with men's shirting fabric and running with it. we covered simple party hats.
>> you can cut up old shirts if you have any around. and then little bow ties. very cute. little bow ties that can act as -- there you go.
>> i know but it's going to be hard to find one that fits.
>> cocktail napkins and placecards. here's a fun idea. a placemat made out of, what happened the year you were born.
>> 1970 , wow.
>> and because it's for adults, i made a whiskey bar . you can do any kind of liquor you'd like.
>> people still drink whiskey.
>> it's old-fashioned and fun. let people make their own.
>> very cute, nathan turner.
>> so balloons. they are fun. they are festive. but make it your own chic grown-up way. i took plastic table cloths. cut them into strips and tie them on these big modern looking round balloons. they're easy.
>> now the big thing that separates a regular party to a birthday spaert decorations and cake. you have to have an amazing birthday cake . i got all of these from magnolia bakery and decorated them very easily myself. a little water balloons tied at the top. this is from sugarcraft.com. it's little camouflage paper. you just wrap it around there.
>> oh, that is really pretty.
>> and then i carried over the shirting theme on this one with a little mini banner.
>> aren't you clever?
>> and sprinkles. what adult doesn't love sprinkles.
>> and inside this, huge surprise.
>> what is it?
>> it's called a pinata cake.
>> but wait, there's more.
>> what is it?
>> oh, i wish you could see that.
>> there's like an explosion inside.
>> there are m&ms in there.
>> how did you do it in the baking process.
>> no, you cut it out.
>> no, they are real m&ms.
>> pinatas, they're not just for kids. this is a really chic easy pinata that i made at home out of cardboard. it's really easy. and then we have a ping-pong ball game. so who is going to do what?
>> you've made up for it.
>> what do i do? okay.
>> oh, no. a blindfold.
>> you are used to those.
>> that's a whole other show, okay?
>> now what?
>> i'm going to tie this around your waist.
>> this is going to be one of those.
>> i told you that dress would do it.
>> wait, kath.
>> here's the stick.
>> what's happening?
>> i got the stick.
>> oh, my god! over here. over here. start whacking.
>> why do we have these backpacks on?
>> oh, my god. she's violent.
>> you knocked it down. it's over. it's over. nice job. all right. well, it's down