Front Entry Party Decorating

FRONT ENTRANCE DECORATING IDEAS

We all know how much we love to decorate our exterior home entrance for the holidays, especially for Halloween, Christmas and for Easter – this entry above is stunningly arranged with flowers and Easter decor for a welcoming spring front door.

What about for a birthday party? Why not welcome your guests to the home party or summer barbecue with some color and signage.  Today I am sharing some ideas for getting your front door and exterior entrance ready for your spring or summer party, holiday celebration or even just a backyard barbecue.

This cheerful balloon wreath is ideal for greeting guests for a first birthday!

Last year I added some fun custom made to order signs to my shop just for hanging on the front door to greet party guests – but these are great on wood poles or hanging on the side fence for backyard parties too-

If you are planning a party, add some colorful decor to your front entrance, even something as basic as a hanging sign or a birthday wreath on the door, can help guests find your home and the party!

I personally love some helium inflated colorful balloons, flanking the door, like this set up above. Balloons are an inexpensive way to decorate and just a few will go far with making a statement at your front entry.

Even this very humble set up of only three balloons tied to some wood cut and painted O-N-E letters for a first birthday makes for a grand entrance.  Confetti balloons are trendy right now too and would make the prefect entrance, with two big over-sized giant 24″ or 36″ size balloons flanking the front door! These big balloons are visible from the street and definitely help guests know they are in the right place for the party.

Of course, if you have the means and really want to impress your guests – why not go all out like this party above or with many more balloons, similar to the balloon entrance below-

A fun sign at the end of your driveway or sidewalk to your entrance are also ideal for directional signage and to help guests locate your house for the party.

I love these two clever signs, above for the Pirate themed party and the Dr. Seuss handmade sign for a first birthday party, shown below.

Whatever theme or type of party you are throwing at your home this spring and summer- be sure to decorate your front entrance with some color or signage to welcome your guests as the come through your home’s front door.

If you need any custom made birthday signs, balloons, or decorations be sure to visit my shops below for all your party needs!

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How To Create A Party Backdrop

HOW TO CREATE A PARTY BACKDROP WITH PINWHEELS & PAPER FANS

Today I am going to show you three easy ways to create a party table backdrop using paper or tissue hanging fans or what many like to call “pinwheels”. . . which I will correctly define right now-

These spinning fun designs above are actually PINWHEELS

And these circular paper or tissue designs are actually HANGING FANS

I just had to clear that up. . . whatever you call them is fine but the one question I am asked often is what do you do with them or how do you display paper and tissue fans at a party? Today I am going to offer some instruction and inspire you to create a party table background or a photo backdrop with your hanging fans.

Oh look- here are some pinwheels and hanging fans displayed together!

While there are plenty of DIY tutorials on how to make these hanging fans –

There is not much available instruction on social media explaining how to actually get them on the wall to display.

There are a few different ways to put them up that are super easy.  So grab a cup of coffee- or tea – or wine and let’s get started!

The easiest way to display them is to simply hang them- they are technically called, “hanging fans” so this is the most common way to display them. You can hang them directly from the ceiling or you can use a curtain rod or tension rod to hang them.  Generally just using tacks and pinning them to the wall is easiest way to get them stationary on the wall- if you don’t need them floating out from the wall.   However, if you prefer not to add holes directly to your wall you can use the Command pee-able strips.  If using the Command strips, your fans will probably not be reusable though, as they will most likely be damaged and ripped when you pull them off the wall- so keep that in mind.   I prefer the method shown below of using a freestanding background board.

There are lots of different materials to use- if you are only doing a very small area, a large cardboard or white foam board backing would be okay, as long as you are not adding too many fans like this one below-

When using some type of board backing, weather it be wood, a sheet of drywall, or foam board- it is the easiest way to put your display together because you can actually assemble it on a table or floor.  You can either use sewing pins or flat tacks if using cardboard or foam board but if you are using wood or a heavier material, you’ll need to use a glue gun and hot glue your fans.  See how this larger wood backed fan display was all laid out on the floor and all the fans were hot glued down before putting it up-

And here it is installed-

I definitely recommend a heavy wood or drywall board if you are creating a large display background like this or your are going to layer it with many fans.

However, if your area is small enough, you can also use a large picture frame

You can see the corners of the black picture frame in the set up above.   You can even go to your local thrift store and buy the largest picture or painting, no mater how ugly it is, as long as it is large and framed and just cover it with fabric by wrapping it around the front and stapling the fabric to the back or spray paint the whole thing one color- pick a color that matches your dominate color of fans. If it has glass- you can either paint right over the glass, with a glass paint or remove the glass and replace it with cardboard or foam board- and foam board comes in an array of colors, so you could go with a color that matches your party color scheme.

This is another way to display fans- add them to long wood stick stands or floor poles, shown here in this jewelry company promotional product display, and simply stand your fans up behind or on the back of your party table-

So there you have it- the how to on getting your fans up and displayed at your next party!

If you are not into making your own hanging fans or need me to help you with a party backdrop, feel free to browse all my shops by clicking the links below-

Thanks for stopping by today!

Plan Your Party or Wedding Early

JUMP START YOUR PARTY AND WEDDING PLANNING TODAY

Today, I want to help you start planning your party with a FREE printable party planner that you can print out and start getting ready for this year’s birthday party!  Scroll down for the FREE printable planner.

First, let’s talk about what is trending for birthday parties and baby showers for 2017.  Custom prints and personalized party decor is hot!

Oh sure, you could shop at that big box retail party store, but why? If you are planning ahead by at least 6 to 8 full weeks for an upcoming birthday party, baby shower, wedding, or any celebration- why not order in custom or personalized party decorations to coordinate to your party theme?!

Oh whoa!  Did that planning timeline throw you off? It’s actually smart and less stressful to start planning your children’s birthdays right now.  Why not?  At least start thinking of your theme and/or color scheme and ask them for some input! Even if their birthday is not until August, you can start shopping for custom made to order items on Etsy now.  In fact, you should!  

Sadly, I have to turn so many custom order requests away in the spring and summer months because mothers and brides wait until the last minute to plan and organize their birthday party for their little one’s special day.  I think Etsy shoppers sometimes forget that much of what is offered on Etsy is made to order, after checkout and many seller’s on Etsy have a full-time job.  Mine just happens to be my full-time business as a direct vendor for event planners all over the United States.

Yes, in most cases- I can ship many items from THE PARTY FETTI SHOP right away!  Ready to ship inventory is no problem but for my custom made items, I need my full 14 business day production time, so I can schedule orders out.  During my busiest time of year, spring and summer, I generally have 5 to 8 custom orders a day to get done and shipping out by customer deadlines.

However if you plan ahead, as early as now, custom party decor is the way to go!

Did you know that PINWHEEL PRETTIES offers prints in every party theme to coordinate to your event?

 Every party you can dream up, I’ve got you covered!  Prints in every style are available for a Circus party, Under The Sea, Finding Dora, Rainbow, Polka Dots, and we’ll even help out with Disney themes too!  Some of our top requested design are previewed below –

Personalized Party Decorations

Everything from flowers and birds to . . .

Paper Pinwheels

Rainbow brights and Dr. Seuss prints and more. . .

Summer Birthday Party

And some of my most popular prints for summer are gingham, bumble bees, ladybugs, strawberry and cherry, and of course red, white and blue for 4th of July!

I now offer bunting and banners in custom prints and as easy DIY Pinwheel Kits are new in my craft supply shop- READY SET CRAFT KITS

Or I offer stunning solid pinwheels in a mix of bright or pastel colors in any requested color scheme and size of pinwheels too!

Check out all our available designer custom made pinwheels in both our shops below –

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

(My wedding shop will be reopen soon)

Yes, I offer pinwheels for brides and their wedding decor too!  Start planning your 2017 wedding now!

Pinwheel Arbor

 And now for the FREE printable party planner!  Snag your party planner by clicking the image below or the highlighted link below.

Click here to print it for FREE-  Party Planner

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for more party inspiration.