DIY Birthday Party Décor Inspirations

Hi Friends! We have a bit of a different post today. It was my darling Mother (who looks more like my sister) 50th birthday and I threw her a fabulous party! So this week I thought it would be neat to share some of my DIY décor and party ideas. I love planning parties, and as an admitted Pintrest addict, where else would I get my inspirations. I didn’t have an exact theme that I followed, but my mom’s favourite colour is light lavender purple. I used the colour as a base and went with a spring floral and rustic vibe.  All of my ideas are fairly inexpensive and not too tricky to make.

Burlap ‘Happy Birthday’ Banner

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I love the banner trend! I think they are super cute, eye-catching and add as a great décor piece.  The burlap and sticky letters were purchased from Wal-Mart and I found a template for the shape online.  The letters needed some extra glue as they didn’t take to the material. To make hanging easy, I ran each triangle through with some ribbon.  I tried to pick neutral colours for the banner so it could be reused for any birthday celebration. The burlap really added to my rustic theme.

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Washitape Tea lights 

It seems like Washitape is all the rage! I’m not sure where that started from, but as a stationary lover I’m into it! All I did was wrap the tape around a plain white tea light candle. These guys add a great pop of colour and dimension when placed around a table centerpiece. I am just using these as decoration, but be careful if you were thinking of lighting the candles as I’m not sure how they would burn with the tape.

Crepe Paper Flowers

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These beauties were my centerpieces and took all my effort. One of the trickier crafts, they took a lot of time but were well worth it. My mom loves tulips so I tried to recreate the shape. I used streamer paper as crepe paper was not accessible. The flowers add a delicate and bright touch to the table and the little milk bottles from the craft store add the antique feel. I also added a couple of fresh flowers in mason jars to continue the look on the cake table. Click here to find the tutorial I used for the crepe paper flowers.

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Hope some of my ideas inspire you for your next party!

Until next time

Sarah x

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