Hey party peeps!
This week is Character Week and I’m sharing my party and decor ideas for some of the most popular characters by showing you some of the parties I’ve styled for my family and friends over the years. Today’s post is all about Backyardigans Party Decoration Ideas.
Decorating around a commercialized character and still having a unique party can be tricky! If you want to create a unique designer looking party, resist the urge to go into your local party supply store and buy all the commercial party supplies. For this Backyardigans party, I wanted to do a unique twist, so I designed a Candyland Backyardigans Party.
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
THE DESIGN PLAN: BACKYARDIGANS PARTY
I created a design plan inspired by all the bright colors in each of the characters and used actual multi-colored candy in all the decor. I totally scored at Michaels who had a line of multi-colored polka dot partyware that reminded me of colorful gumballs that I used throughout the party. To bring in a whimsical feel, I also incorporated pinwheels and lots of bright colored fabrics and patterns.
Decor plan highlights:
• Bright multi-colored balloons
• Paper lantern ceiling
• Bright multi-colored
• Whimsical pinwheels
• Candy centerpieces
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Whenever I have to do a party on a limited budget, I always use a multi-colored design plan because it is much cheaper to get candy and items in multi-colors. All stores carry bags of multi-colored party supplies and candy and you won’t have to place an order with a speciality candy warehouse that charges a lot more for candy of all one color.
CREATE A WOW-FACTOR!
At all of my parties, I always create a wow-factor design moment in the party decor. For this party, I created this colorful table design that anchored the area where the birthday boy would be opening his gifts. Choosing to create a wow-factor moment around the gift table area is a great way for the parents to get photos of their child with the great party decor in the shots. It could also double as a photo area backdrop where the guests can gather around for a group picture. As an alternative to a regular paper banner, I made this name display out of plates! I’ll share the tutorial on how to make the pinwheel backdrop and plate name display soon.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: The backdrop and the tablecloth are both plush throw blankets I found in TJ Maxx. I use blankets as tablecloths and backdrops all the time as they come in all kinds of cool patterns, don’t require ironing and are a fraction of the cost of pricier designer linen. Be sure to use throw blankets on 4′ tables though. Twin size blankets will fit 6′ tables.
Fabulous decor is only half the job! Next…what do you do with all these kids? Check out tomorrow’s post where I share with you my Backyardigans Party Games ideas. Want to see more? Check out this post I wrote a while ago showing how I designed a Lalaloopsy party without using any commercial party supplies.
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