9 Easy DIY Children’s Party Decoration Ideas

Decorating for children’s birthday parties can be fun, exciting, and straightforward. These tips will help you create fantastic decorations that your kids and their friends will love. These ideas don’t require too much expertise. You only need some time and effort. Making these decorations can be a fun activity for the whole family.

1. Glitter Balloons

Kids love balloons filled with glitter, and they add sparkle to the event, so make sure to get lots of them.

Glitter balloons are easy to make. All you have to do is put some inside the balloon and fill it with an air-helium mixture. The glitter sticks inside the balloon because of the air.

These balloons can be used to create a balloon trail leading to the party venue or a wreath on the ceiling. They can be used to decorate other areas of the party.

2. String Lights

Hang out string lights on your backyard, patio, or porch and turn that open space into a beautiful relaxation spot. The fun party mood is set by the lights. The kids will love the sight of the colorful lights.  You can also string the lights on a plantar if you don’t have a porch for the same effect.

3. Faux Marble

Marble tabletops are incredibly popular but getting authentic marble tops is quite pricey. The marble table tops will capture the attention of the children and their parents. Your guests will be awed by how beautiful these table tops look.

This hack follows the fake it till you make it rule. You can achieve an elegant marble finish for your coffee tables, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, dining tables, and many more surfaces on a budget. You can get these results in two ways.

Marble Contact Paper

 This paper can be purchased at most home improvement stores or online. It is easy to apply. All you need to do is clean and dry the surface.  Make sure it is smooth and even. Cut out the contact paper into shapes and sizes that match the body to be covered. Peel off the covering of the sticky part and apply gently. Ensure you smooth out wrinkles and remove air bubbles. And you’re done. Adding a coat of epoxy afterward will give you a durable finish.

Marble Paint Kits

These kits require a bit more skill to apply than the contact paper. You draw out the feathery veins of the marble onto the prepared surface and coat with epoxy.

4. Wall Shelves

These can add a refreshing look to your living room. You can purchase a wall shelf or build one yourself. To make a wall shelf, you will need to use some power tools, and it requires some expertise. You might want to check out some woodwork tutorials online before you get started.

Now that you have your wall shelf, you can begin decorating them for the party by adding flowers, plants, books, tinsel, toys, and any other thing you can think of that can be a great background in the photos.

5. Lapidary

Lapidary is the creative art of cutting gems. These stones can be incorporated into mosaics.

You can show your creativity in your designs by incorporating the party theme. For instance, you can have a princess mosaic for a princess themed party. You can also create a mosaic of the celebrant’s age. Of all the projects listed, this would require more expertise. You will need to spend some time learning how to use the necessary tools safely, but the result is worth it.

6. Glitter Candles

Children love all things shiny. So how do you make cake candles cooler? You guessed it. Add glitter. You can throw in some shiny jewels too.

7. Party Chandeliers

Create a fun chandelier in the celebrant’s favorite color. Paper chandeliers are easy to make, and you only have to follow a simple online tutorial to create one. Don’t forget to throw in some sparkles. Never forget the glitter.

8. Princess Paper Garland

These are fantastic for a princess themed party. To make one of these, you print out many copies of the celebrant’s favorite princesses in color. Cut out the princess’ outlines. Link the princess outlines together with sewing thread.

Congratulations, you’ve made a fabulous princess garland. You can use the garlands to decorate the party area. Your children can help you create them. You can create other types of paper garlands from different images like ice-cream, superheroes, Lions, Zebras, and other animals.

9. Toilet Roll Characters

Making characters is another fun decoration that you can involve your kids. To create them, you’ll have to paint fun characters onto the toilet roll. Have each kid paint their favorite characters. You can place the toilet roll decorations at corners of the house, and the children will have fun identifying them during the party.

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