It’s always fun to throw a party, but what separates a memorable shindig from an average house gathering has got to be the party decorations. If you don’t throw parties often, then why not make your rare event a truly unforgettable night? Blow everyone away with your interior stylings. Best of all, you can dust off all your art supplies and have some fun flexing your creative muscle! Check out some fun DIY party decorations below and see what inspires your next get together.
When it comes to party decorations – reuse, don’t spend
Hosting a party can be quite the pricey enterprise . By the time you’ve covered the big ticket high profile items – namely drinks and toilet paper – there’s precious little budget left for things like decorations, party favours or invites. But with some clever crafting techniques, you can make use of everyday stuff lying around at home and make some awesome decorations without having to spend any money. Perhaps you have old clothes, bed linens, table cloths or even curtains boxed up in storage? You can turn all that fabric into bunting, which will instantly give your home a festive feel.
Novelty bars and curiosity shops are always a big hit. So if you have anything vintage or random at home – instead of hiding it, turn it into a centrepiece or place it somewhere conspicuous. Use an old boot as a flower pot. A lampshade as a snack bowl. Old wine bottles as loo roll holders. The weirder the better! All your bric-a-brac can become Instagram sensations! Unused wallpaper or wrapping paper are also perfect for making garlands, streamers or confetti. All you need is a hole punch or a pair of scissors! Or – if you have lots of unused greetings cards or gift wrap pieces – you can stick them all together into a makeshift table cover. It’ll look quirky and awesome and if there are any major spills, you won’t cry over it!
Fun themes and Kids Party Decorations
Halloween never fails to bring out the fun and silly in everyone. No matter how old you are, the charm of All Hallows Eve is irresistible. Similarly, children’s parties are an equally good excuse to go all out with your decorations. If you’re not overly craft or arty, that’s ok! There are tons of amazing online resources that can help you create amazing pieces at home. Download some Unicorn SVGs, ready the printer and in no time at all, you will have cards, cake toppers, novelty props or name tags. To jazz up the printed graphics, you can have some fun with glitter, sequins or even print your images on edible paper, so they can be a decoration and snack all in one!
If you take hosting parties very seriously, there is also no shortage of amazing tools and tricks of the trade to help you put together a stylish evening that’ll rival high end private functions, celebrity hot spots or awards after-parties. A chic font is the first place to start . You can download some gorgeous styles and make striking invitations for your guests, all with just your home printer.
If you spring for a crafting machine, you could emboss your lettering or even laser cut a beautiful graphic design. Flowers never fail to add elegance to an event. But if you don’t have the budget for lots of bouquets, why not order or try your hand at 3D paper crafts and origami? Not only will it look just as good, but they won’t wilt, won’t set off allergies and can be reused. Just be mindful if you also plan to have candles!