Re-usable DIY decor ideas for any birthday party theme will help save you time and money. Do you find that you host several birthday parties each year for your children? If you are sick of constantly purchasing new decor items you will want to try your hand at some easy DIY projects that can be used over and over again.
RE-USABLE DIY DECOR IDEAS FOR ANY BIRTHDAY PARTY THEME
Party after party, there seems to be a colossal of themed decorations that are accumulated but never used again because they don’t go with the next occasion. There are many things that you can make yourself that can be used for any party theme you dive into for your kids. Here are a few easy re-usable DIY decor ideas to get you started.
RE-USABLE DIY BIRTHDAY PARTY SIGNS
Having signs is the perfect way to direct guests and tell them something that you cannot go around and verbally explain. For example, “party this way,” “please take a favor,” or identifying different foods. Signs for food are essential to incorporate in children’s parties because of allergies.
One way you can label food and desserts is by repurposing picture frames. Take any frame you have and paint it a neutral color, or leave as is. Then paint the glass with chalkboard paint. By using chalkboard paint, these signs are instantly usable for any snack or dessert!
Another idea for signage is utilizing a larger, more eye-catching photo frame. The bigger frame can be hung or placed on an easel to be a focal point at the party. Fill this frame with a picture of the honored guest, or simply place a sign to welcome guests or just say “Happy Birthday!” Whatever you choose, get creative!
DIY PARTY CENTERPIECES
When it comes to adorning the tables, it can be hard to think outside of the box. Sometimes the mind goes right for fresh flowers in a vase. However, for kid's parties, the creative options are endless.
There are pompom tulle skewers, painting unicorn heads on jars, and so much more. Kids' parties are different every time.
As a parent, it can be hard to know what your child's interests will be as they grow. It takes some creativity to make centerpieces that can be used for every party.
A more evergreen idea is to simply spray paint mason jars or vases white and add on some gold or silver ribbon. The neutral tones will be compatible with any theme! Another idea is making felt flowers of different colors to have on hand to allow you to have options for any endeavor.
MAKE YOUR OWN PARTY GAMES
Children’s birthday parties can be loads of fun. However, it does tend to get a little crazy with a group of children only eating sugary-goodies. One way to keep it structured and not get out of hand is by having party games to keep their focus on one thing at a time.
Depending on the age group, one activity idea is bingo. There are many different bingo boards online. Find one that you think will go with most of the party themes you’ll endeavor for your kids, and print them out. You can even make your own! Then, laminate them to be easily stored and kept flat, not damaged or wrinkled.
You will even be able to use this game for parties to come. As for the chips, you could get actual bingo chips or something more creative like different beads or stickers. Since they are laminated, the kids could use whiteboard markers, too. Find more birthday party game ideas here.
BIRTHDAY PARTY BANNERS
Banners are another area that typically can’t be reused for birthdays because of their personalization with the child’s name and age. However, you can make banners yourself to use for every party.
First, you will need string, cardstock paper, and glue. Start by cutting out rectangles for each letter, about six by two inches in size. After you have enough squares, you need to cut out the letters. Make enough for spelling out “happy birthday,” or add more for each of your children’s names, too. I actually use the W R Memory Keepers Punch Board tool to make banners fast.
After you glue the letters to the rectangle base, punch two holes in both top corners. Then, thread the string through the holes in each paper, having the word “happy” on one line, and “birthday” on another. If you decide to make each of your kid’s names, have a separate string for each. When their birthday arrives, stack the three strands to have a personalized banner for each child.
You can also make the banner out of burlap and paint the letters on each burlap section. Banners are one of my favorite re-usable DIY decor ideas and really dress up the party room.
SAVE TIME & MONEY WITH RE-USABLE DIY DECOR IDEAS FOR YOUR CHILD'S BIG DAY
Having some of the essentials on hand for every party you will face can save you time and money in the long run.
Take the time to make the party fundamentals, so you aren’t going out and shopping for party decorations and items you need multiple times and year. Even have the kids help! It will be a fun way to get ready for birthday parties for years to come!
Be sure to check out these great birthday ideas while you are here:
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