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  1. Cheap Party Decorating Ideas – Top 10 craft / DIY ideas to fill your party venue

    April 15, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    At Faffy Tea, we always try and keep the budgets for our parties as small as possible. Sometimes it’s very expensive to buy or make enough decorations to fill a large room or venue. Even balloons are expensive these days, typically £1-£3 for 10 balloons, especially if you need a certain colour scheme.

    Here are our top 10 tips for the cheapest DIY and craft decorating ideas – the best ways we have found for filling large party venues with low cost or free craft supplies.

    Paper Chains 1. Paper Chains – for covering lots of wall or ceiling space

    You would be surprised just how much little scraps of paper go a long way if they are made into paper chains.

    Use magazines, newspapers, bits and pieces from a craft box, brown paper, even printer paper!

    You can also buy bundles of cheap coloured paper from the children’s craft sections.

    DIY Giant Party Swirls2. Giant Spirals – for filling big empty spaces

    If you can find some cheap A3 card (or larger) from a pound store, cut out a circle, and then cut a spiral going inwards.

    Hang the swirl up from the centre of the circle and “ta-dah” a giant swirl decoration!

    The kids can help make these too.

    Fern Garland DIY Party3. Foliage – for free, rustic decorations

    If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, or a nearby outdoor space such as a woodland, go and see if there is anything you can use for indoor party decorations.

    • Twigs can be spray painted and used in a vase
    • Leaves or ferns can be tied on to twine for bunting
    • Branches, if pliable enough, can be bent into hearts or wreaths for hanging on walls


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    Book Pages for Party Decorations4. Book Pages – for shabby chic weddings, baby showers & hen parties!

    If you have books that you no longer want, the pages can be used in loads of ways to create vintage, shabby chic or literature themed party decorations

    Pages can be hung like bunting (as they are or cut into flag shapes), stuck together to create a collaged table runner, or even use as a wall backdrop for the buffet table. Very “Alice in Wonderland“!

    Cheap Party Decorations5. Drinking Straws – for the easiest and longest DIY garlands

    Thread string through cheap plastic drinking straws to create metres and metres of coloured garlands.

    Criss cross them when hanging up to create a luxurious and colourful effect.

    You can even used them to make shapes such as flags and stars. Take a look on Pinterest for some more inspiration.

    Picture © www.greenweddingshoes.com | LINK

    Wrapping Paper6. Wrapping Paper – for the cheapest papercrafts of all

    From a cheap card store (e.g. Card Factory) or supermarket, wrapping paper can be cheaper than rolls of white paper, and much more decorative.

    These thin, cheap wrapping papers can be used for as a very inexpensive table runner or wall backdrop for decorating your party.

    Pretty!

    Free Party Decorations7. Toys – for decorating with what you already have!

    Instead of spending money buying new decorations, why not use things that you already have?

    String up some toys that you or your kids already have to make a “temporary” garland or even a ‘chandelier’.

    Plastic toy soldiers, dinosaurs, action men, my little pony, cowboys… you can base the whole party theme around these toys too.

    Picture © www.tarawhitney.com | LINK

    DIY Cheap Party Decoration8. Junk – for ‘upcycled’ party decorations

    For a couple of months before a party, save some of the junk that you would otherwise throw away or recycle:

    • Egg carton can be used to make flower garlands
    • Any glass jars or jam jars can hold tea lights or paper flowers or foliage for a pretty display
    • Toilet rolls can be made into favour boxes (see here), garlands, crown party hats (see here)


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    Paper Plate Party Decorations9. Paper Plates – for getting creative

    For leftover paper plates from your last party, or for cheap Pound store plates, you can use the plates’ circle shape for some lovely easy DIY decorations.

    Make buttons for a shabby chic party (see example)
    Make jellyfish for a sea, mermaid or pirate party (see how)
    Make huge flowers for the wall (see how)
    Make a hungry caterpillar garland (see example)

    Picture © johnsonsfirstcomeslove.blogspot.co.uk | LINK

    Monsters Party Pack10. Printables – for everything else!

    There is a huge amount of party printables available on the web, including full party kits, bunting, games, photo booth props, gift boxes, buffet decorations and so on. You can find printables for all themes and colour schemes imaginable.

    For just the cost of printer paper and ink, you can have a beautiful themed party.

    Some printables are completely free, and some charge a small cost. Go explore on Etsy.com, or search ‘party printables’ on Pinterest.com. You could also visit Faffy Tea of course!

     

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  2. FREE Nautical Scavenger Hunt – Printable hunt sheets for an outdoor kids party

    February 6, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    A February Freebie!

    Free nautical scavenger huntOur free printable scavenger hunt (PDF) is perfect for a kids birthday, family party, or just a rainy day. It has a quirky nautical design, so definitely suited to pirate or sea-themed parties. The scavenger hunt has 14 items to collect, and needs to be played outdoors within a garden, park, woodland or outdoor attraction.

    The nautical theme matches our printable party pack that can be purchased from our Etsy shop, but this scavenger hunt printable is completely free to download and use.

    Print yourself at home on a normal inkjet or laser printer. Two hunt sheets fit on one sheet of A4 card or paper.

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  3. FREE printable “Chirp” birdie forfeit cards for kids birthday parties, pass the parcel etc

    January 20, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Another FREE printable by Faffy Tea!

    Free birdie forfeit cards18 x forfeit cards, with a cute birdie design, for a kid’s birthday party, entertainment for the family, or just on a rainy afternoon! The cards can also be used within another game e.g. Pass-the-Parcel.

    The forfeits are child friendly and family friendly (suitable for all ages). Also included in the download is a printable sheet of ‘blank’ cards (design without the text) so you can write in your own dares or tasks.

    The “Chirp” theme matches our printable party pack that can be purchased on our Etsy shop, but these cards are completely free.

    Print yourself at home on a normal inkjet or laser printer. The 18 cards fit on one sheet of A4 card or paper (they will print slightly smaller on US sized paper).

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  4. Game of Thrones-inspired Party Ideas! Decorations, Food, DIYs & Costumes

    January 15, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    We can’t wait until Game of Thrones is back on our screens in April!

    Are you throwing a Game of Thrones themed party this year? Over on Pinterest we’ve been searching for Westeros-inspired decorations, DIY crafts, party food, costumes and cool stuff! We will be adding to the board constantly so why not give us a follow?

    Follow Faffy Tea’s board Game of Thrones Birthday Party: Inspiration, Decorations & Food on Pinterest.

     

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  5. FREE Nautical forfeit cards – for Pass the Parcel or another sea, pirate or underwater birthday party game

    October 20, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    More free party printables! This time for a nautical party.

    Free Nautical Forfeits Cards

    Free Nautical Forfeits Cards - Free Download by Faffy Tea

    18 x forfeit cards, in two simple nautical / boat / sea / water or pirate themed designs. Perfect for a kid’s party (use in a Pass the Parcel game) or just for a rainy day.

    The forfeits are child friendly and family friendly (suitable for all ages). Also included in the download is a printable sheet of ‘blank’ cards (design without the text) so you can add your own.

    The “Nautical” theme matches our printable party pack that can be purchased on our Etsy shop, but these cards are completely free.

    Print yourself at home on a normal inkjet or laser printer. The 18 cards fit on one sheet of A4 card or paper.

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  6. Watch out for the Kraken! Nautical sea & boat-themed printable Party Pack

    September 15, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Ahoy landlubbers, watch out for the Kraken! A nautical themed printable party pack is available to purchase on our Etsy shop.

    Nautical Party Pack by Faffy TeaPrint your invitations, decorations and partyware from home from a very inexpensive, instant party (just add food and guests)!

    The pack contains lots of useful stuff to put on a nautical, sea, boat or pirate themed birthday party:-

    2-sided Invitations • Welcome sign • Large cake toppers • Small cake or food toppers • Name stickers/badges • Bunting • Thank you notes • Favour bag toppers

    You will also receive a step-by-step instruction guide for printing and crafting just in case!

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  7. Adult Scavenger Hunt ideas for birthdays, hen parties, celebrations – tried and tested!

    September 11, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    For an unusual and unique birthday or hen party activity, why not organise a scavenger hunt around your local town?

    Create a list of items to bring back, things to photograph and little tasks for the teams to complete (with photographic evidence). Jodi from Faffy Tea had a scavenger hunt for her 30th birthday around Bournemouth and it was tons of fun.

    Here are some of the tasks that are tried-and-tested!

    Scavenger Hunt Idea A Human Postcard
    “A Human Postcard!”
    Bring back:
    – A job application form (the funnier the better!)
    – A home-made gift for the birthday boy/girl or bride-to-be
    – Foreign currency

    Photograph:

    – A swear word spelled out creatively
    – Evidence of a kiss from someone over 65
    – A human postcard (*See the photo evidence!)

    Team Tasks (photograph):

    – Dress a team member in as many layers as you can
    – Find a look-a-like of one member of your team
    – Look lost in a lingerie department

    NEED MORE?

    If you can’t think of your own tasks, or don’t have time, we have the tried and tested printable scavenger hunts in two designs in our Etsy Shop: A steampunk scavenger hunt (for adult birthday parties) & a retro 1950s scavenger hunt (for a hen party). Both are £3. More designs will be added soon:

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  8. Weekend Flash Sale! 20% off all printable Party Packs until Sunday night

    September 5, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Sorry, the flash sale has now ended. We’ll have another one nearer to Christmas!

    Flash Sale Faffy Tea

    We have a Flash Sale this weekend!

    20% off all printable Party Packs (including the two hen party ranges) until Sunday 7th September at 8pm.

    This is your chance to get everything you need for an awesome party. For just £8 sale price, download and print as many invitations, bunting, signs and thank yous as you need.

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  9. Steampunk printable Party Invitations: Print as many as you like for just £2

    September 4, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Steampunk Party InvitationsAre you having a steampunk themed party?

    We have some Steampunk /Victoriana printable party invitations in our Etsy shop.

    These are A5 in size; download and print as many as you need for low-cost party organising!

    When you purchase the invitations, they won’t (of course) have the Faffy Tea watermark like the image.

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  10. FREE “Chirp” birdie printable Scavenger Hunt party game for children or families

    August 29, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Free Birdie Scavenger Hunt PrintableAnother freebie!

    A free printable scavenger hunt (PDF) for a kid’s birthday party in a cute bird themed design. The scavenger hunt has 14 items for the kids to collect, and needs to be outside within a garden, park, woodland or outdoor attraction.

    The “Chirp” birdie theme matches our printable party pack that can be purchased from our Etsy shop, but this scavenger hunt printable is completely free to download and use.

    Print yourself at home on a normal inkjet or laser printer. Two hunt sheets fit on one sheet of A4 card or paper.

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