When it comes to planning my parties, I like to think of decorations more like different “stations”. And, then I arrange these “stations” around the room to make it look like more of a cohesive party. I usually only create 2 or 3 different decorated areas, but having them circling the room makes it feel a lot more planned out and special than just having a dessert table spread. This is one great tip for saving on money and not having to decorate your entire house.
So, for a long while I have been wanting to figure out how to create a party backdrop diy. I imagined that this backdrop would be the perfect party focal point in the room, a great photo backdrop (since I knew we weren’t going to have a dedicated photobooth), and the perfect place for the party kid to open all those exciting presents. All of those wishes came true and I am now hooked on the idea of creating a party backdrop diy for all of my future parties.
Luckily, this diy idea actually was very simple to put together. The hardest part I had was figuring out how to actually create a “wall” without using an existing wall in my house. But, if you have a pretty empty wall near a large window - use that! But, a wall like that just does not exist in my house. For this party, my backdrop actually sits right in front of the TV, and extends at an angle from the window to the mantel. It was the perfect framing for a party since it sat on the opposite corner of the room from the dessert table. (I learned that it is very important to think about the flow of a room when planning out the decorations. Now that I’ve figured out a great arrangement, I will probably be using the same ideas for all of my parties!)
Now you all are probably wondering how I made my faux wall and how I actually created the party backdrop diy. I will stop jumping on tangents and spell it out for you -
To create the faux wall you will need: 2 boards of 40 x 60 inch foam core, white duct tape, a PVC pipe frame in the shape of a rectangle (if you don’t have a wall to support you foam core.) I taped the two boards of foam core together along the 60 inch side. It created a “wall” that is 80 x 60 inches. I taped the foam core to the PVC pipe frame to give it a little more strength. Then, I slightly leaned the foam core against my tv stand to get it to stand up. If you were to prop it up against a flat wall (which would be so much easier), I would either tape it to the wall, or use the command’s Velcro strips to secure it.
Then, to decorate my party backdrop diy, I used: Paper Fans, Gold Glitter Mini Banner, Dollar Store flowers, and Small Letter Balloons from my local party store. Once I got the wall all arranged, the decorating party was really easy. I simply taped or glued everything on. The flowers were the hardest thing to get to stay, so I ended up just gluing them on.
It really was such a fabulous party! If you were wondering what other decorations I created, check out this coordinating $5 flower garland.