DIY Party Decorations

Nov 21, 2012

Very Hungry Caterpillar Party

For my son's first birthday we had a Very Hungry Caterpillar Party.

These decorations would be perfect for that but you can also use them for tons of different parties. 
Just choose your own colours.


Very Hungry Caterpillar Party

A "pop holder" is really easy to make and is a cute way to display your lolly pops, cake pops and anything else you can think of on a stick :)

Here is how we made ours:

Materials: Foam block (we used flower foam this time as I already had it at home and they were wrapped sweets and no food was touching it.. but to make another, I'd use a normal foam block), Glue, Bento grass dividers (you can buy them on ebay very inexpensively)

Starting at the top, put a layer of grass dividers around your foam block. Once you have gone all the way around, start a new layer, slightly lower down so that it overlaps the top layer and so on until it is covered.

On top I stuck down some more of the grass dividers, leaving gaps for the pop sticks to push easily into

Very Hungry Caterpillar Party

Very Hungry Caterpillar Party
Poke in your pops and you're ready to go.

Paper Lantern Table Display/Paper Lantern Caterpillar

Materials: Paper lanterns (can be bought cheaply on ebay or at many discount variety shops), Fishing line, Hooks (I used Command Clear Decorating Clips).

This was such a simple yet effective way to frame our cake and you could do the same for any other party using different coloured lanterns (without the eyes etc lol)

We popped some stick-on wall hooks on the ceiling. Tied fishing line to the paper lanterns and then hung them on the hooks at the desired lengths.

Total cost of lantern caterpillar was $12. 
(I already had the other stuff at home so only had to purchase the lanterns)

Twisted Streamer Wall

Behind our table we used a simple streamer wall in the party colours.
Materials: Streamers, sticky tape.

Cut all your streamers to the right length. Stick the streamer at the top, twist and the stick at the bottom.
Repeat! :)

These would look fabulous in all kinds of colours and only cost about $4 in total.

Balloon Door-frame/ Balloon Caterpillar

Want something even more basic? Try trimming your door frames with balloons stuck around them. We made a quick little caterpillar but you could use any colours you like.
These are just stuck to the wall with stickytape. Quick and easy!

You can see the rest of our Very Hungry Caterpillar Party here.

Happy creating,
Debs :)

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  1. the streamer wall must've taken sooooo long! it's so perfect and makes the best background. it's the best right up with the lantern caterpillar.

    1. Thanks Andie. The streamer wall is actually so simple! Cut to length, stick at the top, twist, stick at bottom. Really easy! :D

  2. I was looking for some creative decorations like this for my kids b’day. Think I found the best.

    1. That's kind of you to say. All the best with the party :)

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  4. how many streamer packs did you buy?? you covered alot for only $4!!

    1. Just 2 rolls. 1 roll of dark green and 1 roll of light green. The rolls were $2 each at Spotlight (in Australia) :)

  5. Do you remember what size lanterns you bought? 8" 10" 12"??

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