10 Easy & Cheap Party Table Backgrounds

10 DIY EASY & CHEAP TABLE BACKDROPS

Today I am excited to share the easiest party table backdrop you can create- even if you have no crafty skills.  Plus, its CHEAP!  Who does not love cheap and stunning?  If you can open a package of paper plates and roll out some tape- you can do this! Literally, that is all you need- plates and tape.  No need for instructions here, I think you will get the gist of how to put these backgrounds together, simply from the photos. So, here are ten amazingly easy paper plate backgrounds to install at your next party-

Let’s start with super easy!  These two backdrops above only required a few plates.  They kept it simple by arranging them randomly and spreading them out on the wall. I love the simplicity of this party backdrop but also how fast it would be to put up.

Next up are easy rows of square plates – start with your lowest row, just above your table first, and line them up in perfect rows above. Bam! Simple and fast. Use all the same color or mix it up with alternating colors of square plates.

Same concept as with the square plates, but instead, use round plates.  This one above has overlapped each silver plate slightly to give it a more scalloped and 3D appearance. I could so see this in green and blue for a Little Mermaid themed party- doesn’t that remind you of ocean waves and mermaid scales?! It’s whatever your theme is- go with it!

This white plate background really makes a statement and the use of different alternating colors of paper behind it (use small 8″ x 8″ squares of paper) or you could buy a cheap large vinyl polka dot tablecloth and simply cover the large dots with plates to get the same backdrop of multi colors behind your plates. Plus you won’t have to peel tape off your wall- just tape your plates to the tablecloth and toss it when the party is over!

I’ll leave you with some sunshine.  This one took a bit longer as each plate has been fringed around the edges.  Yes, this can be done easily with fringe scissors. . . you can actually buy these fancy scissors at a local craft store.  They are amazing and you can diy so many other creative party decorations with them.  The added paper plate banner on the front of the table really pulls this whole setup together for a cheerful summer party!

So, what are you waiting for- go get some bright paper plates and design your own party table backdrop!

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Baby Shower DIY

ONESIE CUPCAKES HOW TO DIY

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MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • 4 onesies (most come in a pack of 4)
  • 4 receiving blankets (most also come in a pack of 4)
  • 4 regular size coffee filters (base diameter 3.25″)
  • 4 rubber bands
  • 4 pieces of ribbon
  • 1 cupcake box (Wilton’s offers these as window treat boxes in a pack of 3 at size 4″ x 8″ x 8″)

HOW TO MAKE ONESIE CUPCAKES:

  1. Fold your receiving blanket lengthwise into thirds. This will be the base of your cupcake.
  2. Gather your onesie as best as you can (hold with one hand and poke into your fist).  This will be the “frosting” of the cupcake. I made sure the applique shape was at the top so that there was a pop of color.
  3. Wrap your receiving blanket around and around your onesie, starting at the bottom. Secure with a rubber band.
  4. Place it inside of a coffee filter (the “wrapper” of the cupcake) and tie a ribbon around it.
  5. Repeat four times to make all four of your onesie cupcakes.  Or make as many as you want for shower decor or more gifts for the guest of honor.

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These are deliciously cute laid out on a table at the baby shower or in a basket.

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Or add them inside your window treat box and give them as a gift to the mother-to-be at the shower.

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Decorate your window treat box with some fun colorful washi tape (polka dots are fun as shown on these) and by finishing up  your box by tying it up a bow with some added ribbon and a gift tag.

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They almost look good enough to EAT! Huzzah!

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Party Backdrops & Tablescapes

DIY PARTY BACKDROPS & TABLESCAPES

Over 15 awesome DIY party backdrops to make your dessert table really pop!

Party tables are an important focal point at any event, whether it be a serving  table at the wedding reception, a table featuring raffle prizes at a fundraiser, or even just the dessert table at a children’s birthday party.  The backdrop of any dessert table or featured party table at an event should be the main attraction and can add the finishing touch to any event.

Below, I have selected over

15 AMAZING PARTY BACKDROPS

that you can recreate yourself-even if you party theme is different.

Hack these ideas for your next event or celebration!  These party table backdrops are so easy, you can DIY every single one of them and make them even better!

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

This Mary Poppins chalkboard backdrop is free-standing, this one takes a little more artistic skill and time but the outcome is worth it.

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

Make an balloon backdrop out of a bunch of styled balloons, this one is super simple in my opinion, you just have to use different length ribbon on the balloons.

Making a paper chain backdrop might take a little time but you could get your kids to work on it and it would take no time at all!

Add some stunning flower or tissue pom poms, to create a backdrop for a more elegant design.

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

This backdrop is not only cheap but pretty easy, just get a board and some ribbon and Voila! You have a ribbon board backdrop for your party.  Or use Washi Tape!

Adding a handmade or even professionally made banner behind the table will add height to your table backdrop, this banner is made from napkins!

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

Easy and affordable is always nice, just like this one, created with cut up vinyl tablecloths to create this party backdrop.

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

This circus tent backdrop is most likely purchased, but with a little sewing skill, you could make your own!

So many more circus party ideas over at my

Pinterest Circus Party Board.

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

Add ROSETTES or HANGING PAPER FANS and layer them to design something similar to the above backdrop!

These fringe garlands or tissue tassel garlands are trending and easy to make yourself! They add frill and whimsy to any table backdrop.

A great use of an oversized chalkboard as this simple but stunning party table backdrop!

I love this diy party design, made by only using a paper punch – just punch a bunch of circles and then string them up!

Or just buy some circle garlands already made and hang them up!

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

Here is the alternate version of the tissue tassel garland.

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

This backdrop if ideal for a girl’s party or a bridal shower tablescape- make an easy backdrop from feather boas!

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

This Star Wars party features a paint splattered tablecloth hung up to mimic the stars in the galaxy. So easy to do yourself.

I am always a fan of the rainbow party, they are still popular as ever and this one features the newest hot item, the marquee monogram or lighted letters.  These fancy lighted letters are a great way to make the guest of honor feel truly honored!  Here is an easy DIY MARQUEE PROJECT to make with paper mache letters to keep it simple and easy and less costly than the metal letters.  Plus these letters can be passed on as a gift to your guest of honor or birthday girl or boy to add to their bedroom decor later.

Don’t just leave your wall blank behind your serving table or dessert table at your next celebration or event –  I hope I have inspired you with so many easy DIY party ideas here at

 The Party Fetti Blog

to help make your own simple party table backdrop behind your food table at your next bash.

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