How to Make Birthday Party Decorations


There are a wide variety of things you can make to decorate a room or a hall for a birthday party. This article will explain to you how to make your own piñata, birthday fliers and a birthday banner. These are all activities, which can be done at home and are easy enough for small children. They are fairly inexpensive and don't require a lot of supplies.

Things You'll Need

  • Large round latex balloon Flour and water Newspaper Colored tissue paper Elmer's glue Pencil Poster board Markers Scissors

Making the Piñata

  • Inflate a large round latex balloon. Prepare some paper mache paste and paper mache over the entire balloon. Create a thick layer of paper over the balloon and let it dry over night. After it is dry, use your X-acto knife to cut a flap in the top of the piñata.

  • Cut your tissue paper into small squares. Paint an area of the piñata with watered down white Elmer's glue.

  • Wrap each square of paper around a pencil eraser and use the eraser to push the tissue paper into the glue. This will cause the tissue paper to stick to the piñata, and the edges of the tissue paper to stick up so the piñata has a raised surface.

  • Use the different colors of tissue paper to create any kind of design you would like for the birthday party.

  • Fill the piñata with candy using the flap you cut out of the top.

  • Poke a hole in the top of the piñata. Pull a sturdy piece of string through the hole, and hang the piñata a safe and clear distance away from the party.

Wanted Signs


  • Draw block letters onto poster board to spell out " Happy Birthday" and the name of the birthday person.

  • Color the letters in with bright bold colors.

  • Cut out all the individual letters.

  • Use the brads to attach the letters to each other at the top.

  • Hang the banner high on a wall for everyone to see.

Tips & Warnings

  • Give your self plenty of time. Don't try to make all the party decorations the night before the party.
  • When you make the piñata, make sure the paper mache is thick enough that it won't break when you cut into the top of the balloon. When breaking the piñata, make sure everybody stays at a safe distance so no one gets seriously injured.

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