One of the most expensive elements in planning a party is often the decorations. Whether you are planning a child’s birthday party and paying for tablecloths, balloons, and streamers or throwing a new year’s bash and purchasing sound makers and confetti, the cost of decor for parties can seem unreasonable to say the least. However, with a little bit of creativity and even less cash, it is possible to transform any space into party central!
If you are planning a party and find yourself searching for cheap and cheerful decoration ideas, you have come to the right place. Below you will find four simple, stylish, and savvy decor ideas. All of which can be used for a grown-ups only gala, sweet sixteen bashes or even a single-digit birthday party!
So let’s get started!
Handmade Signature Banner!
This idea is simple, but can lead to a great evening of laughter and shared memories. Start by simply purchasing a large roll of packing paper from your local moving company. These products are usually made from recycled materials and will only cost you a few dollars at the most.
Once your banner is hung, you, as the host, can begin by signing a message, this will show all of your guests what the decor is all about. This idea works well for new years when all guests sign their own New Year resolution or for a bridal shower where each guest can sign a blessing or wish for the new couple!
CD Disco Lighting!
Too cheap to rent a disco ball or lighting equipment? Don’t worry; this idea will give all of the same light-effects but for free! All you need is a large collection of DVDs and CDs and a roll of ribbon or string.
Simply tie a small amount of ribbon around each disc and hang them at different heights from the ceiling! This idea may seem a bit strange, but once the lights are dimmed and the rainbow reflections of the CDs are twinkling, you will not believe your eyes! A fantasy-star land of twinkle lights for next to nothing!
One of the most important things to remember when decorating for parties is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or complex. That’s why a bed-sheet big top takes our number one spot! All children love the circus, so why not bring that magic of the big top home by creating your own?
All you need is a large colorful bed sheet, some string, and a small finishing nail. Begin by folding your sheet into a triangle to find the center, nail the middle of your sheet onto your ceiling with the nail and simply drape the sides and tie them tightly with string. There you have it! A magical, charming and most of all free big top decoration for parties!