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Party Decorating 101

Party Decorating 101


Decorations add the WOW factor to any party. And here we can help you to design and purchase to fit with the colours or form of the party theme.

If you have a limited budget and a large room, consider decorating one or two areas rather than spreading the decorations sparsely across the entire room. We recommend concentrating on the party table and the entrance to the party room, and maybe even the cake table (if you have one) then moving out from there, as these are the places where you will most likely take photographs.

Table Settings

The focal point of the party is the table setting. This is where the children will sit and eat, cut the birthday cake and so a lot of photos will be taken there. When creating a table setting, we usually start with one detail, then build on it. For example, you may have a nice centrepiece. You can then choose a tablecloth, table runner, plates, cups and napkins to match that. You may also like to add other small items across the table such as confetti. Don’t forget that the food can also be used to dress the table. Fairy bread can be cut into shapes that fit the theme and will give colour to the party table.


Colour Scheme

Colour is an important part of any decorating. You may decide to choose a couple of colours for your scheme, or go with all bright or all pastel colours.

Easy Decorating Tips

Balloons are a cheap and easy way to decorate. Helium balloons look great gathered on the ceiling with curly ribbon flowing down, tied to the party chairs or put in bouquets around the room or even on the party table. Build a Birthday has helium available in store. Another way to decorate with balloons, is by putting several balloons on a cup and stick, then add to a vase and use it as a centrepiece for the party table. They can also be tied in bunches or strung across the room. Another good idea for decorating with balloons, is to have a feature balloon or bouquet by the cake table as it makes an impact and is perfect for the photographs. For the entrance, Build a Birthday can also create balloon arches and balloon columns to create that WOW factor when the guests arrive.  


Latest Decorating Trend

Paper lanterns, pom poms, tassel garlands and bunting flags are the latest trend in party decorations. Many of these are good quality and can be reused. They even look great as bedroom decorations. Some bunting flags are double sided so they can be strung across the room for extra affect. Another cool idea for if you are having an outdoor party or even an indoor party is the lighted garlands.

Paper Eskimo Pink Style FlagsMint Shimmer Tassel Garland


 Martha Stewart Pink Lighted Camellia Garland

Just remember, the Build a Birthday consultants can help you source and put together a party décor that will set the scene for a great party.

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