The groceries have been bought and the magician has been booked for your little one’s big day. Now it’s time to transform your home into a party space that the kids will love. The good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money on birthday party decorations. Here are some ideas for a celebration your child won’t soon forget.
Choose a Theme
Before you start gathering supplies, pick a theme for your child’s birthday party if you haven’t already. A theme will make it a lot easier for you to know what colours and decorations you can use. For example, if you’ve opted for a princess-themed party, you’ll automatically go for soft, feminine colours like pink and purple and “princessy” decorations such as tiaras and castles.
Hang Up Some Garlands
Garlands are inexpensive and instantly brighten up a room. You can buy them or make your own. Cut out letters that spell “happy birthday” to greet your child when he or she enters the room. Make tassels out of tissue paper and mylar to recreate those pretty tassel garlands that have been so popular lately. String colourful pom poms together for a more three dimensional ornament. Even simple paper circles on string will turn your home into a festive space.
Don’t Forget the Balloons
A birthday party isn’t complete without balloons. Choose two to three colours that go well with your party theme. Leave them floating by the ceiling, tie them to furniture, or use them as a fun backdrop where guests can take their pictures.
Food Is Not Just for Eating
Food can be decorative, too. There’s no need to make or buy a separate centrepiece for the food table. Turn the food you’ll be serving into an attractive centrepiece. A few ideas are cupcake towers, fruit bouquets, and candy topiary.
Age Is Just a (Photographic) Number
Make a birthday number sign – using your child’s photos! Display his or her age and happy memories at the same time. Like any parent, you most likely take tons of photos of your little one. If they’ve remained hidden on your phone or computer, now is the time to bring them out. Print your favourites, arrange them to form the number representing your tot’s age, and adhere them to a wall using tape. This birthday party decoration is quick to make, inexpensive, and, best of all, personalized.