Kids' Party Decorations
Create a grand gesture with the most basic balloons. Choose one color or several shades, blow up balloons, and attach to wall with double-sided tape.
Candy Necklace Trim
A party table draped in candy -- what could be sweeter? To make a sugary swag, cut through the elastics of candy necklaces, and remove a few rings from each end. Tie necklaces together to make a circle that will reach around your table. Attach to tablecloth with safety pins, securing from underneath.
Making this one-of-a-kind sign is as easy as A-B-C (well, maybe not C). Look all over for letters in different styles: in magazines, books, cards, and packaging. Enlarge each character to about 9 inches using a scanner or photocopier. Cut out; tape to card stock for a sturdy backing. Tape letters to ribbon, and hang.
Make a Pinata
Stuffed with candy and treats, the pinata is meant to be smashed apart, spilling its contents into the hands of the children clustered around it at parties.
Hanging Paper Flowers
With a few snips and folds, and a little imagination, you can turn humble paper bags into party-perfect decorations.
Dahlia-like bursts of color hang from the ceiling, adding charm to any party. These tissue-paper pom-poms can be made in the size and color of your choice.