Who says you’ve got to spend a ton to throw a birthday party?
This article is proof that money isn’t everything. With enough creativity and DIY skills, you can throw your child an amazing party that no one will ever forget! The trick is to reuse or borrow what you can, or to only buy things that won’t clutter your home after the event. Get inspired by the great kid’s party table decorations below and find out how you can be the hostess with the mostess—and the best parent ever—on a budget!
Have fun in the sun
Instead of spending money on a venue, why don’t you head for the great outdoors? Throwing a birthday party at the park is a great—and free—way to get some sun! Plus the kids will have unlimited space to run around and play while the adults sit around after the meal. That’s a win-win situation in my book!
This ultra colorful picnic idea is such a fun way to celebrate a birthday! Finish the look with some colored paper plates to really add to the balloon-inspired décor.
Save yourself the mess and pre-pack snacks or meals in your leftover berry cartons! In lieu of the paper decorations, you can use balloons or even different desserts at the center of your table instead. Add homemade place cards to each snack box for a special touch!
Or stay indoors!
If the weather doesn’t allow it, you can still throw a gorgeous birthday bash indoors. To keep the looks festive but small space-friendly, try using pops of color against a plainer palette—we think white tablecloths are perfect for times like these!
Take the picnic packs indoors with this pink and red idea! Use colored balloons for a birthday appropriate take on place cards!
Keep it colorful
Nothing screams “birthday” like bright pops of color! Creating table decorations for a children’s party is the perfect time to get creative by using paint, decals, and construction paper for an inexpensive way to stick to the rainbow theme!
How cute is this polka dot decorated table for a kid’s birthday party? The bright paper circles are a great substitute for balloons, plus they’re more environmentally-friendly as well! Finish the look off by decorating a plain white cake with confetti sprinkles for an easy—and theme appropriate—centerpiece!
Let your table do the talking with this adorable and amazing mermaid setting! While individually cutting the vinyl scales takes a lot of effort, I think the overall effect is worth it! Don’t have the time to spend? Pre-made scale adhesives are a great budget-friendly alternative!
Try this super cute geometric idea made from colored craft paper! Stacks of wooden blocks wrapped in paper make a gorgeous centerpiece. Don’t have any lying about? Use any square-shaped object in your house—wrapped presents stacked at the center of the table can also be used for an easy two-for-one idea!
Fresh and sophisticated
Using muted colors doesn’t have to be boring! Spice up your tablescapes with metallic accents and lots of texture—we promise that the finished scape will look amazing!
Throw a party fit for royalty with DIY paper crowns! To keep everything as budget-friendly as possible, make your own golden cups with plain white paper cups and gold washi tape!
Did you know that I have a Pinterest board dedicated to tablescapes? Check it out and make sure to follow Scaping By on Pinterest right here.