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Inspiring Party Backdrops

Since beginning my blog and studying endless pictures of parties, I have noticed the importance of backdrops in party styling.  I don’t know when party backdrops became de rigueur, but they obviously have become an important part of a well-designed party.  This is one of my favorite backdrops I have seen, and I plan to use this idea sometime myself.  This was designed by Katie and Alice of Kalice Events.  They used over 50 handmade paper rosettes in designing this backdrop.  This makes an incredible impression as guests enter the party.

Grey and white or gray and white and yellow, paper background, paper backdrop.

Catch My Party offers a great tutorial on how to make a paper rosette backdrop here.

Do it yourself party backdrop of paper rosettes in gray and white and yellow.

Let’s face facts, your walls or wallpaper is not necessarily themed to whatever party you are throwing at the moment.  If you need to create a frame to use for party backdrops, Anders Ruff offers a great tutorial on building a frame you can use again and again right here.

Fourth of July party backdrop.  Red, white and blue

A totally different take on a party backdrop that could be used on the same frame as created above is this pretty in pink backdrop that would be perfect for any little girl’s party.

Party backdrop in pink tulle, like a tutu.

The above was made by attaching the tulle onto a curtain rod which was hung on the wall with Command hooks.  I can’t emphasize the importance of the use of Command strips in creating a backdrop without damaging walls.  Command strips can help you create a backdrop anywhere!  If you have not discovered these little wonders, you need to add these to your party decorating tool box!

Command strips for party decor without harming walls or paint.

This is a backdrop I absolutely love and would like to create myself someday.  Click on the picture for a link to the tutorial on how to make this backdrop yourself.

White on white backdrop for a party, wedding or bridal shower.

This rainbow backdrop is fun, bright and very easy, using strips of different colored crepe paper streamers.

Rainbow backdrop created from crepe paper streamers.

Another take on a backdrop that was created using strips of ripped fabric and burlap.

Tutorial for creating this ripped fabric party backdrop.

Although mostly a white design with just a red envelop tucked in here and there, this is one of my favorite party backdrops.  This backdrop is inspiring enough to me me make me want to have a Valentine’s Party.

Valentine's day party, hearts and flowers, hearts and love, engagement party or bridal shower

I just ‘LOVE’ how the envelopes are reminiscent of all of those Valentines we exchanged as children!  Check out the whole party at catch my party!

Lastly, for a really quick and easy backdrop….

White balloons, and using balloons as a backdrop or background for a party or reception.Tape the strings of the balloons at varying heights ~ instant backdrop!

Have you created a backdrop for one of your parties? Let me know in the comments!

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    1. Heather, Thanks for the link! That is a beautiful backdrop, and certainly those ruffled ribbons could be stored and used over and over again, unlike a lot of paper backdrops! I loved the whole post, of course, one of the twins has such a great name! (teehee) Thanks for checking in! Stay tuned for the pictures of the “clock” themed party I threw last night!

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