Front Entry Party Decorating


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!







Tissue Tassel Garland Ideas


Happy Monday!  Today  I am sharing some creative ways to display tissue tassels and tissue tassel garlands.

They are now very popular at events and parties and there are so many ways to display them at your celebration!  First if you need a set of tassels to create a garland or add them to balloons, feel free to stop by my shop below – HERE for TISSUE TASSELS

Now for some party inspiration and how to incorporate some stunning tissue tassels to your party!

Tissue Tassel garlands are most commonly displayed across a party table front or behind the table on a wall.

I love this layered affect on top of blank painted frames and over a mirror too.

If you are setting up your party display on a cabinet- drape them across your drawers or cupboard front too- just as stunning!

Tissue tassel hanging from balloons look amazing and create a dramatic statement at any event! Pair them with XL BALLOONS for real pop! These tissue tassel balloon streamers are trendy for brides too at the wedding reception or for a wedding photo shoot.

The look great draped across a fireplace mantel too if you are hosting your party at home and in your living room.  Love these mixed bright colors with the layered banner on top for a 5 year old’s party.  These mixed bright colors of tissue tassels are also perfect for a fiesta or cumpleaños, a rainbow party, a My Little Pony Party, or an art party.

Use them to crate a wall display or even cover a larger area and create photo backdrop area at your event!  Just drape several garlands in a row to cover a larger area, similar to below at this Paris themed party, shown on display along an outdoor fence! Whoa!  There is another idea- use them at an outdoor event and drape them along your backyard fence!

A tissue tassel garland makes a great additional to a baby nursery too as crib decor or anywhere in the nursery!

I hope this has inspired you to add some tissue tassels at your next event!  Subscribe to The Party Fetti Blog by email and get more wonderful party ideas via email as well has home decor, craft tutorials, easy DIY projects and so much more.

Moving Once Again



Yep. It’s happening again.  The Hayes home and my design studio are all moving soon.  Again! Hmmfff. . . and happy dance!

We have outgrown our current remodeled ranch home and my booming business now calls for more space! Not to mention, I am thrilled because we are looking at new construction.


Wha hoo! So excited to be getting a new home soon.  Okay, so that house above is not our new home but I’ve always dreamed of having a Victorian style home with a big wrap around porch.  I’m sure that is not going to happen since we are looking at houses built in the last year or so.  Still, a girl can dream!

Since the move is around the corner, the updates and party inspiration here on the blog will be on a short hiatus.  No worries though- I’ll be back with some great new party ideas to share soon. If time permits, in between packing boxes, I’ll share some great staging tips for selling your home in the future.  I once worked as a designer for a home builder – so I have some wonderful advice to share.

The move is great news for you too if you are planning a party or wedding!


I need to sell most of my inventory in my five Etsy shops – so I don’t have to pack it and move it.


Be sure to visit all five of my shops– you might just find something you can’t live without for your next party – even if it is a year away.  Buy now and save it for the next event or celebration!

And don’t forget to shop my home decor store for something stunning to add to your home or for Christmas gift giving! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and save big!

I’ll be adding lots of new items over the coming weeks too – so keep coming back or save my shops as your favorite shop in your Etsy profile to get updates and notifications when I add new items at 50% off!  Much of the new inventory was made over the summer to sell this holiday season in my shops but I’ll be adding items daily in the next few weeks to lighten the moving truck.  Also, check out my craft shop, if you are a crafter or DIYer – stock up on craft supplies now while the prices are half off!!

Visit any of my shops below- click on the blue link or any of my shop images!




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Enjoy shopping!

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