Get tons of craft and DIY projects for adding pizzazz to parties! These easy party crafts are great for kids, teens, and adults.
Are you a hostess with the mostess? Yeah, me neither. Deep down inside I want to be, but I’ve got a lot to learn. There were five kids in my family growing up (I have four younger brothers) so all of our shindigs were very simple. My mother didn’t have the time or the money to plan anything fancy, which I totally understand.
The online resources to make parties fabulous on a dime just didn’t exist back then . . . and dollar stores weren’t nearly as cool. So the basics of an awesome party back then were as follows: a cute cake, paper plates with a design, and napkins that matched.
If you were lucky you might get a banner or a few streamers. That was the 80s!
Nowadays I feel it’s way easier to have a cool party on a dime. You can be that hostess with the mostess without spending a ton of money! And I’m happy to share these party crafts with you, which are a way to do that.
There are great ideas for decorations, favors, activities, and more. A lot of these party crafts would be great for decorating OR for doing at the party. Warning: there’s a lot of glitter and confetti involved. But hey, I feel celebrations call for both of those, right?
Note: Speaking of glitter, if you use any Mod Podge in these projects, check out the Sparkle or Extreme Glitter formulas. Trust me on this.
Take a peek at the party crafts below and let me know what you think – which one is your favorite? Keep in mind they aren’t just for birthday parties. You can make any of these unique ideas for graduation, wedding, baby shower, anniversary, holiday, Christmas, and more. There are no limits! Keep on reading.
Tissue paper flowers make a gorgeous event decor with a big impact - think weddings, baby showers, bridal showers and more! Learn how to make easy tissue paper flowers, as well as different methods for cutting the petals to create four unique styles.
No matter what the theme is at your next bash, these colorful straws will make perfect party favors! Your guests will leave with sparkly reminders of all the fun they had. Or if you want these sticks all to yourself, set them up in a cute display anywhere in your house.
Make this pretty party hats in any color combination! I have decided that a pom pom party hat is making an appearance at my next shindig, otherwise I'll probably be wearing these around the house. They're that fun!
Looking for an awesome DIY garland? I'm obsessed with this super easy and affordable ruffled tissue paper garland! It is the perfect addition to any party, shower or holiday decor! Just make it in whatever colors fit your occasion!
These mini pinatas are made out of paper plates (no papier-mâché required) and are so fun to fill with candy, messages, or other treats as a festive favor or invitation! These were made to look like little fruit slices, but you can get creative with other designs to match your theme.
Unicorns are magical, but fill them with fun little treats and gifts and you've got one spectacular surprise ball! These are perfect to have on hand for birthday gifts, or would make darling party decorations that could be given out as party favors at the end of the celebration.
This DIY colorful summer place card holder also doubles as a favor! Once dinner is over, you can give your friend their place card which doubles as a holder for photos, cards, notes, fortune cookie fortunes- whatever they desire! Best of all, they are easy to make and super affordable.