Creative Living : Reusable Party Decoration Ideas

Before Christmas ideas really get going, I want to talk about reusable party decorations. How to choose them so they can be reused in different ways across the seasons, time and time again.

September is Birthday month with my children’s birthdays falling almost two weeks apart (bad planning!). As such, we finish summer and start autumn celebrating. It’s been a busy few months and these photos have been sitting on my laptop. Before we pull out the special Christmas decorations, I want to share how to decorate with essentials from my ‘party box’. These principles can easily be applied to Christmas if you like, just add a few more!

Over the years I have really made a conscious effort not to buy throw away items for birthdays. Celebrating and making my children’s day special means so much to me. But don’t want to be nor can afford to be wasteful. I’ve avoided anything with a fixed age and concentrated on collecting party decor associated with good times, that is woven into our family story. Over the years I’ve not only collected decorations but a few simple ways to turn ordinary days in to special ones.

Reusable Party Decoration Ideas - How to choose party decorations so they can be reused in different ways across the seasons, time and time again.
  • Reusable Party Decoration Ideas - How to choose party decorations so they can be reused in different ways across the seasons, time and time again.
  • Reusable Party Decoration Ideas - How to choose party decorations so they can be reused in different ways across the seasons, time and time again.
  • Reusable Party Decoration Ideas - How to choose party decorations so they can be reused in different ways across the seasons, time and time again.
Reusable Party Decoration Ideas - How to choose party decorations so they can be reused in different ways across the seasons, time and time again.

They are now at an age where I can no longer get away with sharing Birthday decorations.  To save a huge change over, I stick to a few simple birthday decorating tricks and ideas. Making our everyday feel beautiful, special and personal.

Clear the everyday stuff and add a tablecloth – Not the first time this has been said but clearing the homework and to do lists into a basket and put down a fresh tablecloth completely changes a space.

Gold bunting  – An essential for all occasions and all seasons. Once this is up you can use any colour decorations to go with.

Re-useable Honeycomb Decorations – These have been getting better and better over the years. Even before they came with magnets or paperclips I would fix them so they could be reused. Try and buy mixed colours and it gives more options as your supplies build.

Layer in pieces you loveOther Letters is a local gem , I don’t visit often but when I do I can never resist adding a few special bits to my collection like these gold stars which I love and use all year.

Collect colourful candle holders – Talking Tables candle holders are THE BEST. They can be used two ways and are gorgeously chunky so no worries about them tipping over.

Fresh flowers – It goes without saying that no table is complete without a bunch of fresh flowers. I cut mine to match the colour party colour palette. This table centrepiece using houseplants will maximise whatever is bloom.

Find a signature bake – This chocolate cake recipe is a firm favourite from my littlest niece to my Dad. Place on a cake stand, add berries and a few pretty candles to make it special.

Simple Reusable colourful Party Decoration Ideas

Want more? Here are some past projects and ideas for your own reusable party!

A Summer Celebration Table

Under the Sea Party Table 

Setting a Summer Table with Jam Jars

Washi Tape Unicorns with PaperMash

DIY : Pressed Flower Tea light Holders

DIY : Fabric Scrap Party Bags

A huge thanks to Talking Tables for gifting certain items. Items featured are from the Moroccan Souk Party Range. I was under no obligation to post, all thoughts and styling are my own.

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