Easy DIY Decorations and Party Ideas: Birthday Party DIY Tips

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Every child’s Birthday is a special day. It’s the one day of the year that they are showered with gifts, decorations, and attention from friends and family near or far. As parents, it can be easy to let all this pressure get to us when trying to plan what kind of party we want our child to have. That’s why I’ve put together some easy DIY decorations for kids’ birthdays as well as some easy DIY tips!

Easy DIY Decorations for a Birthday Party

DIY Birthday Banner

A DIY birthday banner is easy and easy to make. All you need is a banner template, some scrapbook paper (coordinating colors), scissors, and glue sticks! Birthday banners are so easy to make, and you can design them with anything you want! They take little time and are perfect for adding a little DIY touch to your party.

DIY Pom Poms

Pom poms are easy to make and add so much fun and color to any party! You will need some cardboard, tissue paper in different colors, scissors, and a hot glue gun. Cut the tissue paper into small squares (or any shape you want), fold them in half, and then roll them up. Glue the top of each folded square with a hot glue gun, then trim off the excess tissue paper. Finally, cut out a circle from cardboard and glue it to the back of each pom. Hang them around your party space or put them on strings as garlands!

DIY Balloons for Kids’ Parties

Balloon centerpieces are easy DIY decorations that anyone can do in just minutes! All you need is balloons in your child’s favorite color or character; floral wire or pipe cleaners; tape; hot glue gun with extra glue sticks; ribbon; and whatever else you want to add like candy, toys, etc.

DIY Birthday Pinata

A pinata is always great for birthdays, especially for kids who love candy! And it’s more fun if it’s a DIY birthday pinata! All you need is a box in whatever shape your child likes best. I’d recommend cutting several holes throughout the sides and bottom of the box so that it will break easily, but not too easy where all the candy falls out without breaking. Then just fill with colorful tissue paper or wrapping paper scraps, tie up each hole with ribbon, and decorate however you want!

DIY Photo Wall

A photo wall for birthdays is an easy DIY decor for kids’ parties. All you need is a large sheet of paper or cardstock in your child’s favorite colors, scissors, tape/glue sticks if needed, and photos!

DIY Party Hats

Party hats are easy to make with just felt scraps in coordinating colors + glue guns & extra hot glue sticks! You can also add glittery foam shapes or other embellishments that might match the theme of your party. There are a lot of materials that you can use for party hats, whether it’s cardboard or paper plates or even just plain old paper that you can design yourself! It’s so easy and can add a really fun touch to your party.

DIY Tablecloth

Tablecloths are easy to DIY and can be made in any color or style you want! You will need fabric of the desired size, scissors, measuring tape, pins, and needle & thread (or a sewing machine). If you’re not sure how to sew, don’t worry–there are plenty of tutorials online that can teach you simple stitches. You could also use hemming glue or even just staples if you don’t want to do any sewing. 

DIY Birthday Garland

A birthday garland is easy to make and easy DIY decor for kids’ parties. All you need is a long strip of paper or cardstock in your child’s favorite colors, scissors, tape/glue sticks if needed, and string!

DIY Cake Topper

A cake topper is an easy and easy-to-make decoration that will only take minutes of your time. You can use any kind of material–foam shapes (like flowers), small toys like the characters from their party bags or balloons, etc. One great way to display it would be on top of some styrofoam balls painted gold as cupcakes! This simple idea could also turn into a fun photo op too with your child’s face on it!

DIY Confetti for Kids’ Parties

Confetti is easy to make and easy DIY decor for kids’ parties. All you need is paper (any color or pattern that matches your party), scissors, tape/glue sticks if needed, glitter pens (optional). 

DIY Party Hats & Headbands

Party hats are easy to make with felt scraps in coordinating colors + glue guns & extra hot glue sticks! You can also add foam shapes or other embellishments depending on the theme of your party. There are a lot of materials that you can use for party hats–whether it’s cardboard or paper plates or even just plain old paper that you can design yourself! It’s so easy and can add a really fun touch to your party.

DIY Stick-On Party Decorations

These easy DIY stick-on decorations are perfect for kids’ birthday parties! They’re easy to make and can be personalized with your child’s name or favorite character. You’ll need some paper in coordinating colors, scissors, tape/glue sticks if needed, and a printer. Just print out the designs onto the paper, cut them out, and attach them wherever you want with tape or glue!

There is so much easy DIY house work that you can do for kids’ birthday parties! These are just a few of my favorites, but there are plenty more ideas online that you can find depending on what type of party you’re throwing and what your child’s favorite colors and themes are. So get creative, have fun, and have happy decorating!

Easy DIY Tips for Kids’ Birthdays

Keep It Simple

When planning a birthday party for your little one, keep it simple by having friends bring their own favorite toy to play together as well as allowing them both to have cake at home after playing outside. This way they can enjoy time together while still taking turns opening presents because let’s be honest, it’s easy to let the presents take over a party when there are so many!

Use Time Wisely

For parents who may not have much time on their hands or would rather spend that time with family and friends instead of in the kitchen cooking up a storm for guests, consider making your child a quick DIY birthday cake. Whether you’re going all out by baking cupcakes from scratch or using pre-made mixes will depend on what works best for you. But either way, I’d recommend adding sprinkles to make them festive as well as easy-themed decorations like fun animal cookies if they need minimal prep before heading outside!

Conclusion

Birthday parties are definitely a lot of fun, but they can also be quite stressful to plan. These easy DIY tips will help you get through the party planning process quickly and easily so that you can enjoy your child’s special day just as much as they will!

There are a lot of easy DIY decorations that are easy to make, you just have to get creative! For easy DIY tips for kids’ birthday parties, keep it simple by bringing their favorite toy or cake to play with at home. You can also make a quick DIY birthday cake if you don’t have much time on your hands and decorate them with easy-themed decorations like fun animal cookies!

If you’re interested in buying a home that’s more suitable for parties, you might be interested in checking out some home buyer tips, and if you’re planning a birthday party while a resident or a family member is working at home, check out a few work from home tips to make things easier for everyone and to avoid a lot of misunderstandings.

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