Have you ever found yourself in a last-minute party planning frenzy? If you answered yes, this DIY feature is for you! We’ve put together some of our favorite party decor ideas for planning in a pinch. These fun tips will show you how to easily tie your entire event together using your invitation as a starting point.
Let’s say you’re hosting a baby shower for a friend…
First, Choose the Perfect Invite
We went with our Modern Wildflowers baby shower invitation because it’s bright and playful—perfect for spring!
Second, Head to the Craft Store
Use the colors and theme of your invite as inspiration. We picked up patterned paper, fun flowers, tissue paper garland, butterfly embellishments and brightly colored napkins, plates, ribbon and straws.
You’ll also probably need scissors, double-sided tape and a glue gun.
Third, Get Crafty!
For decor and favors, we used the ribbon and flowers to dress up a simple party favor box…
We assembled this fun paper tissue garland by Martha Stewart and used the glue gun to adorn it with butterflies and flowers. If you have the time, you can create your own tissue paper poms with our easy tutorial.
For the place settings, we wrapped silverware in color-coordinated napkins and secured it with our ribbon, and again… more flowers!
With the patterned paper, we cut out 1 inch strips and made small “v” cuts into each end of the strip. Then, we folded the paper around the straw and secured it with double-sided tape to create little flags. Cute and so simple.
Last, Put It All Together
Voila! See how easy it is to set up a stylish party in a snap? All you need is a handful of supplies and about 30 minutes of time.