Planning a party theme and organising the decor is a great way to get the family together and be creative. Here are our favourite DIY party decoration ideas to both get the kids involved or set-up as a fun surprise:
Cardboard tube birthday banners
Empty cardboard toilet tubes are the creative parent’s secret weapon! They have so many uses, and if you’ve got a party coming up then here’s a fab one: colour and cut to create a 3D message banner.
Giant cardboard structures
We love cardboard in all shapes and sizes at Oglee Poglee, but the bigger we can get our hands on the better! Giant painted cardboard structures add lots of fun and imagination to fit any theme. The best bit, kids can use and get involved with making things from cardboard too. We use MakeDo screws to secure our structures together.
Lego number sculptures
Make use of all that Lego and get your little builders involved too with a birthday number sculpture. You could also try creating a message like ‘Happy Birthday’ or your child’s name.
Birthday balloon door avalanche
This isn’t strictly a ‘decoration’ but definitely a fun birthday activity to try! Use a roll of tissue or crepe paper to create a web that will hold balloons against the outside of their bedroom door, then watch their faces as they open to a big birthday surprise (you may need to get up early to capture it!).
Another good one is filling a cupboard or wardrobe with helium-filled balloons, so as the birthday child opens the door they’ll float up and out as a surprise part of their morning routine.
Sewn paper garlands
Have you ever tried sewing paper or card? It’s a fun, fast and easy way to join together birthday garlands. These simple, colourful spots make a fab, playful addition to any theme and could be kept and reused for grown-up occasions too. Or, get your kids involved in cutting out themed characters and shapes – monsters, fish, cars etc. – before stitching them together for them.
Rainbow balloon trail
Forget the traditional balloon on the garden gate, try a rainbow balloon trail along your driveway or around the door frame.
Paper plate birthday hat
Paper crown making is a fun craft before or during a kids party! Set them up with plain paper plates, lots of coloured paper, pom poms, sparkles, stickers etc and watch as they let their creativity loose.
Toilet roll themed characters
Another brilliant use for toilet rolls, making mini people and characters to suit your party theme. Invite your children to make them themselves and bring their own creativity and imagination. Pop them around the venue, next to the birthday cake, on the party table.
Paper birthday banners
Forget expensive banners, you can have a lot of fun making your own, and it doesn’t need to be complicated. Even toddlers can get involved with making paper banners. Use a single piece of paper per letter and paint with bright colours or materials and stickers to suit your theme.
If you liked this blog, have a read of our other post: How to Host a Birthday Party Both Kids and Parents Will Love
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