There are plenty of great ideas around when it comes to kids birthday party décor. The key is to choosing things that are within your budget and are suitable for your little one’s needs as well. So how do you go about organising the perfect decor for your little one’s party?
Remember it is highly unlikely your baby will remember their first couple of birthday parties. The memories they have will be from the photos or video of the event. Make sure you take lots of photos of this special day to share with them when they are older. They will love seeing the work you have put into the occasion for them.
|Be age appropriate||If your baby is turning one or two the chances are they won’t be at all interested in their birthday party décor. While you might have something in mind, bub will probably be oblivious to the celebrations.
It’s also important to make sure that whatever birthday décor you do choose is safe and suitable for your little one.
Avoid balloons and strings hanging nearby and make sure all potentially hazardous items are stored well out of reach.
If your little one is a bit older they may have particular interests or hobbies. Chat with them and encourage them to have some input into their party. A great way to involve them is to use their favourite colours as the theme for their party. So if they like pink and yellow you can make sure that everything from the balloons to the cupcakes are in those two colours.
|Pin it!||Pinterest is a great place to source birthday décor inspiration. The chances are if you have had an idea someone has done something similar.
You can use Pinterest to create a board of your own and source lots of practical suggestions for how to make your concept work at your child’s birthday party.
Have a look at our Birthday Parties and Kids Birthday Cakes boards to get the creative juices going.
|Theme it||When you are choosing birthday party décor it is much easier if you select a specific colour scheme or theme and use that throughout the party.
That way you can choose everything from invitations through to goody bags with a similar décor in mind.
So whether you decide to host a pirate party or an outdoor jungle adventure you will have a theme that you want to make work for the whole event.
|Do your investigation||There are lots of great online stores and shops that create products that are specifically for kids parties.
Do your research and make sure you are getting the best value for money. If you are getting extra items like bunting that says ‘Happy Birthday’ or tablecloths try to choose something that you can re-use in the years to come.
Always bear in mind your little one won’t be that interested in the schemes you have chosen for them. So if you are on a strict budget don’t worry if you have to cut certain things from the plan. Your baby is certainly not going to mind a bit!
While your plates and cups and balloons may be disposable think about ensuring that some of the décor you purchase can be used again possibly even for siblings as well.
|Organise well in advance||When you’ve chosen your décor make sure to place your order for it well in advance of your child’s birthday. It can be very upsetting when a particular item or object goes missing from your order or doesn’t arrive in time for the big day.
Hosting a birthday party for small children can be a fairly high pressure event so being organised really helps minimise stress for everyone involved.
Remember to take photos of the décor before all the guests arrived. It is always a lovely way to capture a special day and see how the parties you organise change over the years to come as well.
|Invitations||Thank you cards|
|Bunting||Platters for food|