These birthday party decoration ideas are festive, frugal and easy. Find 6 Birthday party decorations for any theme.
Birthday party decoration ideas
I love throwing birthday parties. Yes, it can be a stressful time planning and getting everything ready, but I really have so much fun putting these on for my kiddos.
Anyone that has ever been to one of our kids’ birthday parties might say “I go all out”. However, I have a little secret. I don’t spend a lot of money doing it.
I know that might come as a surprise to you. Keep reading to find out my tips and tricks.
Having a themed birthday party does not have to be expensive. I promise. I wanted to share some of my top tips for frugal birthday party decorations.
How to decorate birthday party:
1. Buy Colored Paper Goods
We have all done it, our kiddo wants a themed party, like Barbie or Superman, and so we go and buy character plates, napkins, cups, etc. I made that mistake one time.
Don’t do it. You will save SO much money if you simply buy plain colored plates and napkins to match your theme.
Having a Barbie party? Buy pink and white items. Superman? Red and yellow.
We had a Nerf Battle party, so I bought orange and blue. Colored plates and napkins are not only cheaper, but they will really make your table pop with color.
My favorite place to shop for paper goods is Dollar General and Dollar Tree. Everything is inexpensive and the assortment is normally good.
2. Shop at Dollar Stores
Speaking of Dollar Stores… Dollar Tree is usually my first stop when it comes to gathering my party decor. Not only can you find cheap, colorful paper goods, you can also find things like balloons, crepe paper, tablecloths and tissue paper.
Items at the Dollar Tree and Dollar General are much cheaper than if you’d buy them from a party supply or hobby store. You can get party favors here such as party hats.
I would keep it simple. Kids do not need to take home a bunch of party favors.
3. Go Crepe Paper Crazy
I love using crepe paper to decorate for parties. Crepe paper is cheap and it is so fun to play around with.
You can get colors to match your theme and just add traditional type streamers or you can go all out and create fun decor with it.
For example, my Spider I made for a Halloween party. You could make this spider for a bug party or a Minecraft party.
You could also change the colors up and make an octopus or other creature. Be creative. You can make a ton of cool decorations with crepe paper.
Balloons are such a fun and easy way to decorate. You can purchase balloons at one of the dollar stores (though sometimes the quality isn’t terrific). If you have multiple items to purchase online, you can find high quality balloons on Amazon.
Helium is expensive and hard to come by right now. Don’t worry about filling your balloons with helium. There are so many other great ways to decorate with balloons.
You can hang them or tie them around the house. You don’t have to hang them all from one place either. Balloons are fun to hang from the wall or light fixtures.
I have also been known to just thrown some blown up balloons on the floor around the party area.
Kids love balloons and they can easily play with them if they are scattered around the floor. It does not seem to matter the age as all kids just love balloons.
5. Decorate with Plastic Tablecloths
Tablecloths are not just for tables. They are great for decorating with. You can find a variety of colors of tablecloths at the dollar stores.
They are so inexpensive so they make for a cheap decoration, too. I have used tablecloths as backdrops to food tables or photo booths.
Since tablecloths are so big, they can make a huge impact on your party decor for very little money.
6. Tissue Paper
I cannot tell you how many times I have made pom pom balls from tissue paper. Pom poms are great because they can be made in a variety of sizes and colors. It is fun and looks creative to hang several different colors.
You can see an example here for my niece’s Frozen Birthday party. There are so many options here, and they are all so inexpensive.
Get creative and see all the amazing things you can make with something as simple as tissue paper.
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All of these ideas are great for numerous birthday party themes. Create a great party with a personal touch without a ton of money.
These diy birthday ideas are sure to be a hit. Also, when it comes to food, kids are happy with just birthday cake and ice cream. Keep it simple there too.
These are the best Birthday party decorations for any theme.
Do you have some favorite frugal party decoration ideas? We’d love to hear from you.
Which of these frugal decorating ideas have you tried before? Which do you think you’ll try at your next birthday bash?
Drop us a line in the comment section and let us know. Happy party planning. It is so much fun.