Tis the season for festive decorations! Combining holiday and birthday decor can be a challenge. I helped a friend decorate for her girls’ 1st and 5th birthdays. Read on for the how-to’s and details.
Of course Pinterest is my friend when it comes to inspiration, but I often like to modify ideas I find on there. For this party, I bought all decorations at the Dollar Store, Michaels, and Party City. The goal was to keep the budget as low as possible. It adds up quickly people! I tried my best to DIY quite a bit of it. It was a bit challenging to find birthday decor that went well with christmas too. I’d like to think it was a success. The girls had a great time (my nieces included!).
I’ll get to the pictures, we all know we skip the text and check out the photos first. 😉
For the Birthday Banner, I printed letters out then backed them with black scrapbook paper, and strung them together with white ribbon. Happy Birthday Banner
We needed something special for the door, again the holiday/birthday challenge. I loved how this turned out! I used the same printable birthday sign, just didn’t use any paper behind it this time. I used scrapbook paper to create the snowman also. I traced a ribbon spoon and used the Rudolf nose from the photo printable for the eyes. Snowman Door Idea
These stockings added a cute little touch. LOTS of other cute printable on this site too. Printable Stockings
The photo props were a big hit! So cute for the kiddos. I used these as templates and traced them onto scrapbook paper. It is a little thicker and you can get special/fun colors. I attached each to a small dowel rod. They did not need to be on a long dowel since they were for kids. DIY Christmas Photo booth Props
I made several garlands. One with snowflakes, by simply using a hole punch and stringing them with ribbon and another by tying candy canes together with ribbon.
Party favors are such a nice touch for guests. All the kids loved having something they could take with them. My niece was so excited, the marshmallows and chocolate chips didn’t make it home. Labels for Hot Cocoa