David’s birthday party is about a week away and so I’ve been gathering supplies. I have the pavilion reserved, the invites sent out, and the menu planned, all that’s left (aside from making the food) are the decorations!
I decided to make most of the decor for David’s First Birthday Bash partly because I feel like most store-bought decorations are not very cute and partly because I just don’t feel like it’s special enough–turning one is a big deal! Plus, when you make your own decorations you can really customize them to the party.
The theme for David’s birthday is confetti. I know, it’s not as cool as other people who do dinosaur parties or Frozen parties, etc. but it is more our style. I’m just not a big fan of the cute-sy parties where the names of all the food change to match the theme [ex.) donut holes become dino eggs]. But confetti is easy. Just add sprinkles to your the tops of your cookies or brownies and your set!
So here is a tutorial for David’s Birthday Banner! It’s easy, colorful, fun, and (I think) super cute!!
- computer paper
- 3 sheets silver glitter card stock ($1 ea at Michael’s)
- 1 pack multi-color cardstock ($4.99 at Michael’s)
- hole punch
- 25 ft string (or however long you need, mine needs to reach across 18′)
- Choose a font you like on your computer and type up your banner. You only need one of each letter so for “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” I only typed up “HAPYBIRTHD”
- I personally just used Word Art and picked the first option it gave me.
- Change the settings to make each letter 4″ x 2.5″ (with the exception of “I,” which is 4″x 1″)
- Print and cut out each letter
- Trace each letter onto the back of your glitter card stock
- Reverse your letters so you are tracing the mirror images, that way the glitter side will be facing the right way
- Cut out your letters and hole punch them
- I only had a three ring hole punch, so that’s what I used.
- Important!! punch two holes in each letter (even “I”). This will help stabilize your letters so they are laying flat and not sideways when you put them on the string
- Take your multi-colored card stock and trace a circle on it.
- I used a bowl I had in my cabinet for the stencil, it is about 5″ in diameter.
- If you use a 5″ bowl, you can fit 2 circles per page
- Now that you have your circles traced, cut them out
- The card stock I bought had 5 different colors, I cut out 20 circles, so 4 of each color
- After you cut them, hole punch 2 holes at the top of each circle
- Center everything on the string and you’re done!