Decorations breathe life to a party. For kiddie celebrations, colorful and fun is always a hit! Even if yours is a simple get-together at home, you can still come up with DIY decor that will impress the guests. Here are a few ideas for easy decoration even if you're short on time (and effort) and have little budget to spare:
1. Colorful bunting
You can’t go wrong with bunting when it comes to party decoration. From baby showers and baptisms to kiddie birthdays, it’s an easy and effective way to instantly up the festive mood. All you need is thin rope or ribbon and pretty paper! Find an easy paper bunting tutorial at All Things Mama.
Decorate a wall to serve as a backdrop for your spread or a well-lighted place for guests to take photos (turn it into a DIY photo booth!). We love Youtuber Tiffanie Anne's simple but super cute Sprinkle Wall that she made for her daughter's first birthday. Watch how she DIY-ed it above!
3. Skewered gummy candy
Buy a pack of assorted gummy candy at the supermarket along with some barbecue sticks and assemble into skewered sweets. It can't get any easier than this. It looks great on your party spread and the kids are going to love it.
Level up the cellophane-topped toothpicks and make mini flags for finger food like mini hot dogs or to decorate cupcakes. You can cut up colorful paper into tiny three-pointed flags or it’s even easier if you have washi cute washi tape at home. Just cut a strip, place your toothpick in the middle, and fold!
5. Cupcake liners
Cupcake liners aren't just for cupcakes! You can use them as finger food and pika-pika holders. Drop in assorted candy (jelly beans, choco chips, gummy worms, etc.), marshmallows, chips, or an assortment of fruit and nuts for the adults.
Looking to impress the guests without even trying? Infuse your ice cubes with slices of citrus fruits for the kiddie drinks and herbs for the grown-ups. This idea works well with soda or fruit juice, says Yummy.ph. Try iced tea too!
7. Drip-free popsicles
Remember those cupcake liners you bought for different finger foods? You can also use them on popsicles so the kiddie guests don't make a mess. Says Yummy Magazine, "This clever trick catches all those drips and makes popsicles look pretty to boot!"