11 DIY Ideas for Kids' Birthday Parties

Updated on August 7, 2019
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Annabelle Carter Short is a professional seamstress of more than 7 years who sells handmade items.

Birthday parties are the best! It's time to celebrate life, eat good food, and have some fun with family and friends. And let's be honest, one of the most exciting moments is while you are preparing the party! Especially when you are full hands on it. These easy DIY projects will definitely get you in the mood for a party in no time!

Idea 1: Make Your Own Invitations

You will need to invite the guests to your party, and you can do it in a personalized way. This card example is super easy to make. All you will need A4 paper (white and colored), colored pens, glue, and a scissor.

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Idea 2: Birthday Table Placemats

These table placemats are super easy to do and incredibly cheap! You can use a black paper card of 220g, which is thicker and more durable than a regular paper sheet. Use round objects to shape it in the correctly, cut and glue it to your party tablecloth. Use your creativity and play with other colors too!

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Idea 3: DIY Spiral Confetti

Spiral confetti are perfect for cheering up any party, and it is easier to clean than those that are cut in small squares! Just cut stripes of any paper you prefer, and using a scissor's blade, scrape it along the strip until the end of it. This process should curl the paper, turning it into lovely spiral confetti. Gather enough of them and take your party to the next level!

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Idea 4: Birthday Cupcakes

Cupcakes are easier to bake and decorate than a regular cake, portion control is much simpler, and everyone gets to enjoy the frosting! Cupcakes definitely hold a special place into everyone's hearts. So, use your cooking skills and bake some cute and delicious pieces of heaven. You can add the birthday person's initials or a cheerful birthday message.

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Idea 5: DIY Decorated Birthday Candle

A plain birthday candle might be too simple for your birthday party. Add some sparkling details to your candles and turn them into unique pieces!

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Idea 6: Happy Birthday Letter Sign

It is not a birthday if you don't have a letter sign. Trace the letter in colored cardboard and cut. Make two small holes on the top part, so you can cross it with the twine cord.

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Idea 7: Buntings

String together colorful paper triangles and spice it up your party decoration. You can find printable bunting templates online to make your job easier. Just trace it into your chosen paper, cut, make to small holes on the top part, and string them together with a cord of your preference.

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Idea 8: Party Name Tag

You can offer a personalized experience to your guests too! Create personalized tags with their names or dedicated small messages. You can design your own tags online, it's super easy, and you don't need to worry about printing a huge quantity each time. Most suppliers offer a minimum amount of 10–20 tags per purchase. You usually can opt for woven or leather labels.

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Idea 9: Hanging Decorations

Find online some cheerful templates and add some hanging decorations to your party. All you will need to have is colored paper, scissors, and a cord to hang the drawings.

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Idea 10: DIY Birthday Hat

It's a celebration party, and the birthday boy or girl deserves a unique hat! Embellish it with colorful and fluffy feathers and glitter. If your children are old enough, invite them to help you in this project. Let them use their creativity, the sky is the limit.

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Idea 11: Face Masks Hat

Every birthday party deserves a fun hat. Share these fun embellishments with your guests, so everyone can get into the party mood! If you are planning to have a warming up activity to the kids, try to let them color their own hats and add stickers.

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Additional Tips: How to Throw the Best Party Ever!

Kids are very susceptible to the slightest change of routine, especially the younger ones. So, moms, don't forget to plan the party within your kid's needs! Also, create activities that engage all the kids together, such as musical games, a scavenger hunt, or dress up. Children will definitely love it!

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      • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Great suggestions for the kid’s birthday party. I loved all your creative ideas. I am familiar with some of them but some others sound exciting to me, like the party name tag.

        Thanks for sharing this wonderful article, with nice pictures and details.

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