DIY Decoration Ideas For 6 Popular Birthday Themes!

Published by Rekha Sanil on

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Planning a birthday party at home does not necessarily have to be exhaustive. Choosing an appropriate theme is half the battle won. But once you find inspiration for your theme you will have to put your thoughts together to set up the party stage! For a theme-oriented party, you will have to design the decor, invitation and birthday cake according to the theme. We have compiled some creative and easy DIY birthday decoration ideas that you can use for a  party at home. You will not only be able to create a personalized and unique decoration but also save a little money along the way.

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All these ideas are simple and you need not be a creative champion to pull off these ideas.  Though some may look really detailed, in reality, they are pretty easy to achieve. And they can be tweaked to work for any type of celebration!

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Here are some decoration ideas for birthdays that you can do in your home all by yourself:

Rainbow Theme Birthday Decorations

A rainbow birthday party theme is fun, easy and colourful to host! It is a general yet unique party theme. For kids, rainbows are not only a natures wonder but an inspirational sight too. Children especially find rainbow birthday decorations very attractive as the set-up is vibrant and full of colours.

No wonder birthday decorations with this theme are quite popular with children of all ages. And the best part is it is one of the easy birthday decoration ideas.  Read on for ways to turn an ordinary room into a rainbow spectacular!

A simple and elegant backdrop for a rainbow theme birthday decoration would be to align balloons and paper streamers of different colours as below.

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And if you have enough time, you can make the decor more creative by using fluffy clouds, coloured balloons, pom poms flowing drapes instead of paper streamers etc!

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The complete party area from the cake table to favour table can be colour-coordinated to create a vibrant atmosphere for the kids. Using paper streamers to decorate the cake take like below is a quite affordable and cute decor trick.

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Candyland Theme Birthday Decorations

If your child is obsessed with the idea of candy rain-showers and trees with low hanging chocolates then you should definitely opt for a Candyland birthday party! This is yet another generic theme which kids love. And when you pick a theme so much fun and bright, there is a lot of scope for your creativity to run wild. There are so many creative things you can do for this theme to excite the little ones at the party.

For this theme, you could use bubblegum pastel colours or rich bright colours like yellow, red, fuschia pink. Like below you can either use paper buntings or a printed board to highlight the theme. Having the cake table full of candies and goodies will not only complete the look but also get the kids excited.

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Make super large balloons wrapped candies and chang them from the ceiling or stick to the wall. The sight of mouth-watering giant goodies will be fun for the kids.

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And the theme need not be restricted to candies alone. You can include large ice-cream, doughnuts, cakes etc to the theme and make it a Sweetland!

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Mickey-Minie Theme Birthday Decorations

Who doesn’t love the worlds most famous mouse? Mickey and Minnie mouse theme birthday parties are a hit with children of most age-groups. Wow, your guests with these simple and adorable Mickey/Minnie theme birthday decoration ideas.

Party supplies and accessories for this theme are easily available in the market. This particular theme is associated with specific colours like red, royal blue, yellow and black for Mickey and pink and black for Minnie.

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Pep up the place with life-size images or foil balloons of the Mickey/Minnie Mouse. Use stickers, posters, face masks, etc wherever necessary but make sure not to overuse it! You can also make easy DIY invitation cards for this theme.

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Twinkling Star Theme

A “twinkle twinkle little star” birthday party is ideal for toddlers. Most likely it is their favourite rhyme. The enchanting twinkling stars always tend to amuse little children. Whether you keep the theme as “twinkle twinkle little star” or just “twinkling stars” this is a cute birthday party theme.

As below, you can use a blue backdrop as your canvas to create a starry night using star and clouds. If you wish to dazzle up the decor, use strip lights to deck up the place. Select a colour scheme of your choice and use it everywhere in the party space. Place star-cut-outs on the backdrop, cake-table etc.

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This is another easy birthday decoration idea using balloons and danglers for a star theme party. Unlike the earlier example, the colour combination used here is great for a little girls birthday. It’s pretty in pink, white and gold!

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Hot Air Balloon Theme Birthday Decorations

Hot Air Balloons are loved not only by kids but also adults. Probably that’s why it’s on most of our “things to do once in a lifetime” list. Then why not throw a hot air balloon theme birthday party? The best part is it is very easy to set up. And the end results will be nothing less than amazing.

This theme birthday decoration will include hot air balloons, fluffy clouds, blue sky and fancy colours! Below are two examples of simple yet effective birthday decoration ideas for this theme. It can be achieved using balloons or paper lanterns, basket, bunting and cut-outs!

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Using the hot air balloons to pack the return gifts and goodies is a great way to set up the favour table. hot-air-blog-2-1024x536 DIY Decoration Ideas For 6 Popular Birthday Themes! Birthday Parties

Animals Theme Birthday Decorations

An animal themed birthday party is a fantastic way to get the imagination of the kids moving. Most kids love animals and the theme is gender neutral. It can be a jungle safari, farm, or zoo animals theme.

It is one such theme that can a huge impact on the decorations to make your guests feel like they are on for a jungle safari. This wild ride will fill your heart with joy and mind with ideas!

Complete the look with an animal themed birthday cake!

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Set the jungle stage with greens using balloons, cardboard cut-outs, real green foliages and loads of treats and favours. Decorate the party scene with animal foil balloons and table-ware which are readily available in various online shops.

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Hope we have given you enough ideas to draw inspiration for your child’s birthday party decorations. Happy birthday, planning!!

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About the Author

A marketer by profession, fashion enthusiast by heart and blogger by choice. When I am not writing, I love reading, travelling around exotic destinations and exploring new cuisines.


Rekha Sanil

A marketer by profession, fashion enthusiast by heart and blogger by choice. When I am not writing, I love reading, travelling around exotic destinations and exploring new cuisines.

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