Celebration Savings

In honor of our designer Lexi’s birthday today, we have a celebration theme!

I think we can all admit that parties can get expensive rather quickly. A great way to cut down on these costs is to repurpose your decorations, or use items that are already laying around your house. Below are a few examples of some dual purpose decorations.


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Pom Poms are very in for decorations right now! Whether for weddings, birthdays, or backyard get togethers, these balls can add some great texture to small or large spaces. There is something soft and delicate, but still fun and energizing about them. They are available at almost any craft store, but are also fairly simple to make yourself. There are plenty of videos out there for you Do-It-Yourselfers. Once you are done at your event you can bunch up the balls and put them above a bed for an added accent. While most are made out of tissue paper, another option is to use tulle. This soft fabric allows the pom poms to be dual used as decoration and pillows, picture above on the right.


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Another option with those pom poms is to get a whole bunch and create a backdrop wall. This is great for either an accent feature as pictured above or a backdrop for pictures. Many will just use balloons because they are much cheaper to get a pack of, however, after the event they will eventually deflate. Pom poms, plastic balls, and hard yarn balls could all be replacement options. It is important to have a color scheme for the wall before building. Make sure to use either neutral colors, a monotone scheme, or analogous hues in order to not have a wall that looks like the rainbow threw up on it.


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Another option for a backdrop could be something as simple as a sheet, curtain, or piece of fabric. Sheets and curtains can of course be put back on a bed or in front of a window. If you would rather pick a fabric that fits the theme of the get together a little better, then you can pick one and place it as a featured canopy over a bed. It adds a lot to the bedroom and allows you to still reuse your party items.


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The last trick I have to save some money is by repurposing the banner. There are many more options with banners in my opinion. While they can be just as long as backdrops, they are typically less then a foot high. Length can be shortened or left as is. Above on the left is an image of a foyer arrangement. Here the banner is placed over some wood. What is great about this idea is that it would be easy to change out banners throughout the year. The option above on the left is of a play room. Again the banner is placed flat against the wall to add some more color to the space. Another way could be diagonally across the space. More colorful banners could also work in a child’s bedroom.


Hope that you all enjoyed some new ideas on how you can reuse your party decorations! Thank you to our designer Lexi for the inspiration! Happy Birthday!! As always, contacts us for any design help and come back next week! You will not want to miss out on some holiday ideas!