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

Version 2

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.


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


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.


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

Until next time

Sarah x