Love tissue paper party poms? (Me too!) Make your own with Martha Stewart's step-by-step instructions!
Vintage-inspired pennant banners are sweet and fun, but it can be hard to find one that's cute and affordable. So instead...
Follow the tutorial on Pink Paper Peppermints to make your own with scrapbooking paper!
Tutus seem to be quite a trend for birthday girls right now. The really cute ones you can find on Etsy can cost more than $50! Even if you're not a seamstress, you'll be able to make your daughter (and her friends) tutus at a fraction of the price, following the instructions for a "No-Sew Tutu" from FamilyFun.
Cupcake picks are too cute, and can add a lot to your dessert table, but even the printable ones can cost a lot (because of ink). Instead, invest in a circle paper punch (I recommend one that goes straight down instead of using a lever) that will last you a long time and make your own. For the numbers/letters, either purchase a set of punches or stamps. Or buy a Cricut. Really, I love mine and it has saved me so much money. If you can, buy one!
For the tutorial, click here.
Almost every birthday party these days seems to have a candy buffet. The problem with this is that they are expensive! First of all, a nice jar, even a small one, is pricey. To fill it with candy...ouch! That will leave a major dent in your party budget. So...instead of trying to fill huge, fancy jars, fill mason jars! They are practical, relatively inexpensive, and take a lot less candy to fill. In addition, it will add some shabby chic flair to your party.