Birthday Party Table Decorations


Planning appropriate birthday party table decorations is an essential part of creating a birthday party your child and his guests will enjoy. Decide whether you want to decorate one table as a focal point for gifts and the cake, one table as a special table for the birthday child, or each table that guests will use during the party.

Try These Party Table Decorations

Birthday party table decorations may vary and often depend on the theme of a party. Common table decorations include flowers, balloons, shimmering cascading centerpieces with your child’s favorite cartoon characters, pictures of the birthday child (framed or in an album), party favors and assorted confetti. Get creative and make table decorations from pails or jars that can hold lollipops and other candy as centerpieces, colorful potted flowers, Chinese lanterns or cardboard age cut-outs. Colorful plates, napkins, cups and eating utensils can also be used as decorations for a birthday party table.

Reasons to Make Your Party Table Shine

During birthday parties, parents go all out decorating walls and ceilings to create an ambience for their child’s big day. Decorating the table is equally as important and helps translate the theme to guests. Table decorations can give a party space more dimension. Table decorations give guests an immediate focal point when they walk into your child’s party.

Don’t Overwhelm the Table

Ensure that the decorations you select don’t overwhelm the table. If you’re decorating tables where guests will be seated to eat, leave elbow room and enough space for their plates and cups. Keep the height of centerpieces low so that guests sitting across from each other can see each other.

Things to Consider

Before selecting birthday party table decorations, create a budget. Shop at discount stores to find items that are cheaper than they may be at party supply stores. Keep the color scheme, party theme, and the age of your child and his guests in mind as you select birthday party table decorations.

Be Careful

For parties with small children, avoid decorating tables with plastic tablecloths, as they are hazardous. Avoid using small objects that may present a choking hazard for children under 3.

If you’re decorating birthday party tables for a baby or toddler party, less is more. Kids will likely knock decorations on the floor, which will give you more to clean up during the party.

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