Decorating Ideas for Mom's Birthday Party


Show your mom how much you care by throwing her a birthday celebration full of her family and close friends. Even if you host the party in your home, you can turn it into a festive venue with decorations just for Mom. Consider the party's theme and her interests when selecting decorations; rather than using store-bought invitations, combine classic birthday decorating ideas with a bit of personalization. Your mom will appreciate the thoughtful gesture--not to mention the attractive decorations.

Wall Decorations

  • Rather than a store-bought "Happy Birthday" banner, make one that matches your birthday party color scheme. Choose a patterned cardstock that includes your party colors, and cut each sheet into a triangle. Write one letter on each triangle to spell out "Happy Birthday Mom" or a similar celebratory phrase. Attach the letters by looping ribbon through holes punched in the top of each piece of cardstock. Hang this homemade banner in a prominent location in your home. You can also use bulletin boards or poster board to make a collage of pictures of Mom. Hang them around the room, offering Mom an opportunity to take a walk down memory lane.

Table Decorations

  • Personalize your birthday party decorations to suit Mom's tastes. If she loves to garden, then fresh flowers are a must. Plant her favorite flowers in small terracotta flowerpots, and paint the pots in a color to match the party. Collect pictures of your mom, her friends and family through the years, and place them in sterling silver frames. Scatter these framed photographs around the room---on buffet tables, on the bar or in between the table centerpieces. Guests will enjoy checking out these old photographs of the guest of honor. If you're hosting a cocktail party and Mom's drink of choice is a martini, then use martini glasses as centerpieces. Filled with colored pebbles or sand and a votive candle, the martini glass will sparkle in the warm glow.

Room Setup

  • The way you set up your room adds to the decorative element for Mom's birthday party. If you have a bar set up, rent high-top cocktail tables, and set them up near the bar area. Top these tables with colorful linens that match your color scheme and votive candles. Guests will appreciate relaxing in lounge areas created by moving sofas and comfortable chairs into separate areas in the room. Floral centerpieces in glass vases add fresh appeal to low coffee tables. Creating a comfortable but elegant setup for your mom's birthday party gives the event the adult appeal she'll appreciate.

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