As you may well know, kid’s birthday parties can get expensive really quick.
And I’m not even talking about their gifts. I’m talking about feeding everyone, decorations, invitations, etc.
I like to DIY as many party decorations as I possibly can to save money.
I first showed you my easy party backgrounds last year when I did one for the kid’s 1st birthday party. This year, I added a bit more umph to it.
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To make these, you only need plastic rectangle tablecloths. Last year, I only used two different colors for the backdrop. This year, I started out using just green, blue, and yellow. The result was a very lemon-limey, Sierra Mist, Sprite looking backdrop.
Not exactly what we were going for.
Since the kid’s party was a Care Bear and Rainbow theme, I didn’t want that.
I ended up going back to the party store and buying the other three colors of the rainbow (red, orange, and purple) and making a second backdrop to layer on top the lemon-lime one.
To add the extra colors, I just left the lemon-lime background up on the wall, then pinned up the new colors and made a separate backdrop with them. The tutorial for the backdrop is here. After I had finished the new background, I just ran my fingers through both and blended them together. You can also find the tutorial for that simple birthday banner here.
You can watch the video below to see how to make one of the backgrounds. To make one with more than three colors, just layer another three different colored backdrops on top of the first one.
Rainbow is better than lemon-lime any day of the week.
I got my tablecloths from Party City at $2 each, however you could easily use ones from the Dollar Tree and have $6 in this bad boy.
Have you made your own party backgrounds before?
Need more DIY party decorating ideas?
DIY Birthday Party Hat – so easy to make and easily customizable for any party colors or theme!
Easy DIY Cake Topper – you just need stickers and some scrapbook paper for this adorable cake topper!
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