Party decorations

No party is complete without party decorations! Whether you’re making your own, or buying them, they can really help to set the scene.

10 Easy DIY Party Decorations:

Tissue paper pom poms

  • Count out a pile of 10 sheets of tissue paper and lay them flat
  • Then fold the paper in an accordion style
  • Fold it in half to find the centre
  • Wrap some wire around the middle to hold it in place
  • With scissors round the edges of both ends, so that they look a bit like petals
  • Take one piece of tissue paper and pull it away from the rest
  • Continue pulling apart the layers of tissue paper
  • When you’ve finished one half, move onto the second half
  • Fluff up the layers to create a ball shape
  • Then hang it from the ceiling with some thread. Ta da!

Tassel garland

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making a tassel garland from Linen Lace and Love.

Or you could buy a pre-made tassel garland from Bag of Favours.

Colour-in tablecloth

Why not get the kids to decorate the table cloth at the party? You could use a plain white paper tablecloth or buy a pre-printed tablecloth for them to colour in. I love these colour-in tablecloths from Blueberry White Design.

Paper stars

Get your child involved in making folded paper stars as party decorations. Babble Dabble Do have got a fab video demonstration and a template that you can use.

Balloon kits

You could use a balloon kit to embellish your balloons to fit the party theme. I love these Unicorn balloons from Super Sweet Party.

Make a centrepiece

How about a treasure chest for a pirate party, mason jars full of crayons, pens or pencils for an arty party, a vase full of twigs with paper butterflies on them for a fairy party, teapots filled with flowers for an Alice in Wonderland party, or paper cacti in plant pots for a Wild West party?

Paper flowers

Depending on the age of your child you could get them to make some paper flowers for the party decorations. Here’s a step-by-step video guide of how to make paper roses from Handmade.

Paper fans/rosettes

Handmade also have a step-by-step video guide of how to make paper fans/rosettes which you could also use as flowers.

Fabric banners

A quick way to make fabric banners is to tie strips of scrap fabric onto a long piece of string, so that they hang down like tassels.

Fabric or paper bunting

You could also make your own fabric or paper bunting. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making fabric bunting from Ideal Home. If you’d rather buy some here are some bunting links for Squidgydoodle Party Box themes:

So that’s the decorations sorted. What about the party activities? How about a Squidgydoodle party in a box?  Squidgydoodle Party Boxes include 4 themed art and sensory activities and all the equipment that you need for the activities. They also include themed party game ideas and thank you notelets. You even get a printable invitation to send when you place your party box order! Just open the box, set out the activities, then sit back and watch the children having fun!

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  • Julie Downes Posted February 27, 2018 10:04 pm

    Great list of ideas, my daughters party is coming up soon so I’m going to pin this. #funfamilylinky

    • Debbie Denyer Posted February 28, 2018 11:52 am

      Thanks Julie, I’m glad you like them. I hope your daughter’s party goes well.

  • Helena Posted March 2, 2018 9:33 pm

    Love a great make and the tassel garland has caught my eye. #FamilyFunLinky

    • Debbie Denyer Posted March 3, 2018 8:58 pm

      Thanks Helena, They’re great because kids can make them too!

  • Alana – Burnished Chaos Posted March 2, 2018 10:24 pm

    Ooh, I love the sound of a colour in table cloth and paper flowers.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

    • Debbie Denyer Posted March 3, 2018 9:00 pm

      Thanks Alana, A colour in table cloth would help to keep kids entertained whilst their friends are still eating too. The food part of a party always finishes so quickly and children start to wander off as they finish eating.

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