Confetti Party Ideas & Background DIY

MAKE YOUR OWN PARTY BACKGROUND WITH CONFETTI

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This is a colorful, easy and inexpensive way to add a large background at your next party.  Scroll down for the three easy steps for this diy tutorial and easy how-to instructions.

The background design here is HOORAY in bright colorful rainbow confetti but I could see this with the birthday guest of honor’s name or maybe BABY, BOY, or GIRL for a baby shower.  I would so make this with a number spelled out, such as for a first birthday, with O-N-E or the actual number “1” as big as you can make it.  I love this diy because it can be personalized to your party!

And create your own color scheme with CONFETTI

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from The Party Fetti Shop!

Basically all you need is a pencil, poster board sheets, glue, disposable sponge brush . . . and of course CONFETTI!

1.) Start by freehand drawing the letters or number you plan to use for your background with your pencil on the poster board.  Depending on how big you want your background, you can make one letter, giant size, per each sheet of poster board or smaller by just drawing out your whole word on one sheet of  a single poster board, as shown below.

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I like that these letters are kind of wonky and not so perfect, but if straight and perfectly even letters are your thing, you could use large letter stencils to trace your letters.  You could even skip the whole drawing freehand process and just use your home printer to print one large letter out per 8 1/2″ x 11″ letterhead size on heavier card stock.  If you decide to print and cut, your letters, I definitely recommend using at least a 65 lb card stock or heavier so your letters will stand up and be stiff once you cut them out.  Printer paper will be too floppy.  Another option is to print your letters on print paper, cut them out and then glue them on top of your poster board.

If you own a Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine you can actually go ahead and cut your letters before adding your confetti too.  This would be the easiest way and will give you perfectly straight letters.  If you are using this at a wedding or other event, you could even get fancy with your cutting machine and create a fancy scroll three letter monogram, like this-

Three Letter Monogram

2.) Once you have your letters worked out, if you are hand drawing them, gather your confetti, glue, and sponge brush.  You may either cut your letters first and then add the confetti, if you don’t mind that your confetti may hang off your letters, or you can glue the confetti on and then cut your letters to get perfect edges, as shown here-

Confetti Letters

Apply a thin layer of glue to the inside of your first letter and then quickly apply your circle tissue confetti in a random pattern of mixed colors.  Do this for all your letters.

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 If you cut your letters first, either by hand or with your silhouette, you can also use other styles of smaller and more dense confetti and simply sprinkle it on top of your glue coated letter and shake off any excess.

Confetti Letter

I recommend doing this process outside or on a large cookie sheet to keep your confetti clean up to a minimum.

3.) Once you have coated your entire letters, let them dry, and cut them out, in whichever order you choose to do so, you are ready to hang them up on your wall or you can even tie them with clear fishing string and dangle them from the ceiling too!  If you add them to a wall,  the best way to get them up is with Command or Scott’s brand sticky tabs.

Confetti Party Background

Since it will most likely be a temporary display that you will take down right after the party, you can easily just pull off the letters and wall tabs without damaging your walls.

Photo Backdrop

Whatever phrase or word you add to your party background- this easy diy will look stunning at your next celebration.

Get creative and make a design that fits your party or even as a photo backdrop!  Great idea for photographers for a photo shoot too!  Perfect table backdrop at a baby shower or wedding or perfect for a fiesta!

Remember to stop by any of my Etsy shops for some stunning party and wedding decor for your next celebration. Click on the links below to browse –

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

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READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

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Birthday Party & Wedding Trends 2016

BIRTHDAY PARTY & WEDDING TRENDS 2016

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It may seem a bit late to be covering the 2016 wedding and birthday party trends in July but actually this is the height of wedding and party season.  Although, we can’t all be lucky enough to have a birthday in the summertime (Oh how I always wished for a summer party- alas, I am a winter baby!), these party styling trends are perfect for many other celebrations and events too.  I work with many event planners all summer long for promotional events with charities and big companies and wedding planners helping their brides count down the days until they walk down the aisle.  So this is a roundup of the most requested items from my shops this summer. Right now is the perfect time to share what is popular at birthday parties and at all events.  Let’s count it down –

1. Confetti & Confetti Balloons – Balloons have always been popular at events but now the oversized clear balloons filled with colorful confetti is way better and makes an even bigger statement.  They look great flanking either side of a party table or lining an entryway or bundled up in a bouquet with some smaller confetti balloons.  Big balloons in bright colors or big polka dot balloons are also trending at kids birthday parties and confetti in every design and style sprinkled here and there for a splash of color- so go for it and add some giant sized POP to your next party!

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Giant Balloons

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2.  Tissue Tassels – As full garlands, hanging from balloons, or anywhere at the party.  Use them behind the party table or draped in front of it, at the photo area, hang them vertically at door entrances- or just about anywhere.

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3. Pinwheels – Yep, they really never seem to go out of style at a party and are the perfect fun activity for the kids in the summertime.  Be sure to add some XL size spinning pinwheels in the yard and some varying sizes at the party table as a table centerpiece to add some height.  Wedding pinwheels are perfect for the non-traditional bride too.

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Pinwheels now come in so many coordinating custom designs to adorn every party theme – even a Dr. Seuss party!

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

4. Rainbow Colors – Who needs a party theme when rainbow pretty much covers it.  No need to worry about finding flamingo food picks and everything else in a pink bird design. . . when you go with Rainbow you can have an art coloring party, a Very Hungry Caterpillar party, a My Little Pony Party, a Candyland Party, a Crayola Party. . . or just a Rainbow Party with everything you need down to the plates, cups, favor bags / favor boxes and decorations in a vibrant mix of many colors.  Using rainbow colors is the easiest way to decorate your next party.

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5. Metallics & Glitter – Gold was so last year. . . yet, gold is still very popular but the new metal is rose gold and copper. Tissue tassels in gold and silver are super hot right now.  Everything glitter is still the way to go too- from cut letter banners to cupcake toppers – in any sparkling glitter color.

Glitter Gold Letter Banner

6. Laser Cut Party Items – Everything from cake toppers at weddings and birthday parties to individual cut letters on a banner, to drink stirrers, and even small customized designs and shapes for your theme added to anything at the party.  Cut from wood or acrylic is the rage but the knock offs in felt fabric and cardstock are just as wonderful too.

Personalized Party Decorations

Everything personalized in custom laser cut designs and in custom designer prints is huge right now and you can get just about everything in any cut font lettering or print pattern- even party hats!

Party Hats

7. Yacht Rock Music – Okay, you are probably not going to play this at a kids birthday party but this lighter rock from the 70’s and early 80’s is huge right now at adult parties and especially at wedding receptions.  Why?  It is fun but also relaxing, yet upbeat, and every generation can dance to it.  The cover bands are so into it right now that most dress in either nautical attire or 1970’s clothing to add to the theme.

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8. Succulents – Yep.  Even at a children’s party.  Especially at an outdoor party.  They look stunning, are very affordable, and can withstand the heat.  At a birthday party – they make a nice added live floral touch (if you can find them blooming, even better) at the table, anywhere around the outdoor seating area – or they make wonderful guest gift favors at a wedding or at an adult party.

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9. Hanging Fans – These are not really new for 2016. . . but they are still being utilized at just about every bridal shower, baby shower, and at kids parties.  They are the most affordable way to create a larger backdrop or photo background and come in soooo many designs and colors.  You can buy them in individual colors and layer them to coordinate to your party or shop around for designs in any theme – including flowers, western, and rainbow.  Hanging Paper Fans are so versatile too – they can be adhered them to a wall with removable and peelable sticky tabs or simply hanging them in a row or randomly from the ceiling.

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10. Black Chalkboard – It has been around now for a while but guess what?  It is still very ‘in’ and very utilized at all kinds of events and particularly at weddings.  Black chalkboard labels are the least expensive way to incorporate this trend at an event but now it can be found sewn into tablecloths, made into placemats and table runners, and cut into fun designs and shapes as party decorations and favors.  Actual boards painted in black chalkboard paint are perfect for signage and decorating any way you want at your next event.  So black is the new black for 2016 and you can’t go wrong adding it somewhere at your party.

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11. Butterflies & Flowers – These are not just for little girls anymore.  Although, yes, very popular still at First Birthday parties and all age parties- they can now be seen on wedding cakes and at baby showers as banners and edible favors.  So many ways to decorate your event with them too! They are available in felt fabric and paper.

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Flower Party

12. Bohemian Outdoor Everything – There was a moment when I thought Boho was just about on the way out as a trend . . . and then summer 2016 came with an abundance of teepees, feather garlands, and dream catchers at so many parties.  I love this theme because it is laid back and chill. So go ahead, get your hippie on and hang in the outdoors!

Bohemian Party

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Boho Party Decorations

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Remember to stop by all my shops for all your party decorating designs –

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

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Earth Day Celebration Ideas

EARTH DAY INSPIRATION

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Earth day is April 22nd and many cities around the country are celebrating with fundraisers and local activities to help with education and preserving our planet. I love this green Earth-friendly tablescape!  What a great set up and all in pretty shades of green.  Earth day is all about saving the planet and recycling too!

In case you didn’t know, I make my own CONFETTI in my Etsy shop, THE PARTY FETTI SHOP from recycled cardstock.

 I use quite a bit of cardstock for my custom party designs and pinwheels, in my PINWHEEL PRETTIES shop –

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So, I try to recycle as much of the leftover colorful bright cardstock for making filler CONFETTI for vases and spreading on tables –

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CUSTOM CONFETTI FAVORS

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And for filling up our PUSH POPS!

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Or our tissue confetti looks great on tables too or inside balloons for CONFETTI BALLOONS!

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Confetti is so versatile at any party, wedding or event.  It really adds color and POP anywhere at a celebration!

Be sure to check out all our CONFETTI options in

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP!

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