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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Handmade also have a step-by-step video guide of how to make paper fans/rosettes which you could also use as flowers.
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:
- Superhero paper bunting by Super Sweet Party or this great Superhero fabric bunting from Snugglebums UK for a Superhero Party. (The lovely Snugglebums are offering you free shipping within the UK on any order made in March 2018 – Just use the code the ‘SQUIDGYSHIP’ at the checkout!)
- Print your own Fairy bunting from Pink Paper Trail for a Fairy Party.
- Ok, so it’s more of a garland than bunting but I love this cloud and rainbow heart garland from Smiley Wileys for a Rainbow Party.
- Or personalised Unicorn bunting from Little Gem Gem for a Unicorn Party.
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!