Make Your Own Party Decorations with These DIY Ideas

The perfect party doesn’t have to cost a fortune, you just need some imagination and a little effort to make your own party decorations and save a bundle.

The only thing limiting the possibilities is your imagination.

Keep reading for some awesome ideas to get your creative juices flowing to make your own party decorations for your next get together.

Brainstorm Theme Ideas

The easiest way to come up with ideas is to brainstorm with some friends and come up with a theme. Once you have a theme you can build a whole concept and plan the entire party around it.

Always consider the personalities of the people attending when you plan the decorations, refreshments, and entertainment. 

You’ll also want to take into account the interests and passions of the guest of honor when brainstorming birthday party ideas. Perhaps they have a favorite series of books or movies that you could incorporate into your decorations.

You could create hundreds of ideas from something like the Harry Potter series or maybe they’re fans of the television show Friends.

Tips for Make Your Own Party Decorations

If you are short on ideas yourself or don’t find exactly what you’re looking for in this article there are lots of places to turn for help.

Pinterest is the mecca of DIY ideas and an excellent place to find easy access to instructions for thousands of projects for any theme.

SuperHero Theme Ideas

Whether the party is for kids or adults, you can’t go wrong with a superhero theme. And you can add your own flair to the decorations to flow with the entire theme and incorporate refreshments, activities, and entertainment.

You may decide to honor superheroes we all love like Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman. You could create a DIY cardboard phonebooth for Superman to change in or make your own Bat-Signal.

Or let your guests create their own superhero personas and decorate personalized capes for each one. If you want to really get everyone involved, your invitations could encourage guests to wear a costume and develop a backstory for their personal Superhero.

Dr. Seuss

Who doesn’t love the incredible world of Dr. Seuss? And his great imagination allows you to go a bit wild with yours. No matter what you’re celebrating, Dr. Seuss can make it a party to remember.

You can easily turn a plain and ordinary space into a colorful, exciting party venue with Dr. Seuss inspired trees, creatures, and games. Instead of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” you can have guests pin the hat on the cat. 

A Dr. Seuss photo booth is fun for all ages and can be a great way to capture memories and create fun for everyone.

Fun & Games

You may want to go old school or make the theme whichever game your guest of honor is into most but this is a fun and entertaining theme for young and old.

There are so many classic games out there you could opt for board games like Candyland or the Game of Life. Monopoly is a favorite of every generation. You could have a mixture and have everyone bring their favorite.

If you want to put even a bigger twist on your party theme, you could create some lifesize board games for everyone to play at the party.

Look to the Stars

Star Wars, Star Trek, and Space themes are popular with everyone’s inner nerd.

A do it yourself lifesize C3PO or Yoda could be an excellent option for the photobooth. Or if you’re having an evening party what about setting up a telescope in the backyard so people can gaze at the stars. 

IPads and most phones can get an app that will identify constellations and tell you exactly what you’re looking at.

Hit the Dollar Store

Before you head out to a craft store or party shop, head to the dollar store and get as many of your supplies as you can there.

There are lots of things that you’ll be able to upcycle and create the decorations you need for much less than if you’d bought it. And it’s much more personal and meaningful when you put the time and love into making them yourself.

Ask Friends to Save Stuff

You may be able to recycle things or upcycle old decorations, household items, and junk into some awesome decorations for your theme. 

If you need materials for your DIY projects it might be a good idea to post it on social media and have friends start collecting cardboard, plastic or old furniture for you. This will save you having to buy materials, and help save the environment by putting new life into an old item

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Most people haven’t created anything with paper mache since they were in grade school. It can be an amazing option when you want to make your own party decorations but take it to the next level.

You can find a tutorial to make almost any shape out of paper mache, cardboard, wood, or any other material you can think of.

YouTube has how-to videos on everything you could possibly think of. It’s a great place to find out how to do something step-by-step because you can pause and rewind the video as needed.

You don’t have to try an interpret some IKEA picture instructions that are hard to make out.

Cardboard, glass, wood, and even rocks can be transformed with a little paint and a good idea. 

Make Your Own Party Decorations for a Memorable Celebration

It doesn’t matter what type of celebration it is, you can make it memorable when you decide to make your own party decorations. 

Now that you’ve got some ideas, it’s time to get this party started. Don’t forget to bookmark our site for easy access to all our tips and tricks to make all your DIY projects easier.




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