Homemade Party Decorations

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It can be lots of fun to make your own homemade party decorations, as well as a feeling of accomplishment and pride!!

Whether for birthday party decorations, centerpieces, holidays...no matter the party decor, I'll try to share some very special and unique ideas with you!

Party Decorations You Can Make

Here are some fun examples of party decorations that you can make yourself...follow the links to pages on this site full of ideas for you!

Octopus Under the Sea DecorationUnder the Sea Decorations

 Stockpile supplies for Creating Homemade Party Decorations

Over the years I have accumulated a lot of decorations that can be used from one party to the next, or that I can save leftover materials and use at a future party. These things are:

  • Balloons in lots of colors
  • Crepe Paper Streamers in lots of colors
  • Masking Tape
  • Tissue Paper in lots of colors
  • Kraft Paper in lots of colors
  • Curling Ribbon in lots of colors
  • Disposable Plastic Tablecloths in lots of colors
  • Paper plates, forks and spoons in solid colors
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and Staples
  • Clothesline string
  • Flameless Candles
  • Birthday Cake Candles
  • Stepstool or small ladder
  • Small Wooden Dowels
  • Serving bowls and trays in clear or white - sometimes you can find these in plastic at the $1 store!

    Photo Booth Backdrops

    If you are having a party for teens or adults, you really need to think about having a cute "photo booth." This isn't actually a "booth", but is more of a backdrop that will give guests a great place to take a photo at your party, usually themed to the event!

    Don't worry - there is a lot of inspiration in the gallery on the Photo Booth page!

    Photo Booth

    Birthday Party Decorations for Kids Parties

    In addition to lots of helium balloons, add lots of color and themed party items to your space. 

  • Fringe or streamers hanging in doorways
  • Crepe Paper streamers in colors to coordinate with your party
  • Use Sidewalk Chalk to decorate your sidewalk or drive, or...
  • Paint the sidewalks or your patio! To make sidewalk paint, your own sidewalk paint. In a bowl, mix together 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cold water. Stir in the food coloring you wish to use. Use a paintbrush to paint your sidewalk. To remove, simply spray the area with water.
  • If you are planning to use a pinata, you can include it in your decorations (until it is time to destroy the pinata, that is...) It is easy to make your own! How to Make a Pinata

  • No Place to Party?

    Some folks avoid having a party at home because they are afraid they don't have the space. But steps can be easily done to turn any room such as a garage or basement into a "party room" -  Garage or Basement Party Decorating Ideas

    Homemade Party Decorations

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