Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

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Early this year I did a series of posts on using Scotch® Expressions Tape around the home. It’s fabulous stuff, and what I like most about this tape is you can make simple things look funky and fun! This time, I’m sharing how to theme a pre-teen or teen birthday party.

Colour Scheme

The first thing is to pick a colour scheme from the large range of Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Scotch® Expressions Magic Tape or Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape. Pictured below is a selection of the available colours. The tape is easy to work with so you can position and reposition if you need to.

Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

I recommend picking 2-3 colours (but you can do whatever you like!). Adding different patterns provides interest, which always looks great.   I went with a colour pallet of orange, pink and purple.

Washi Tape Colours

Decorating Ideas

Once you have the colours sorted, there are many ways you can use the tape for party decorations, and I’ll show you eight:

  • Cake bunting
  • Cupcake flags
  • Straw flags
  • Invitations
  • Gift wrapping
  • Loot bags
  • Party craft
  • Party favour

Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

1. Cake Bunting

The cake is the centre of the party and bunting is an easy way to take a cake from lovely to absolutely gorgeous!

Materials

2 x Kebab Sticks

Twine – half a metre

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Washi Tape Cake Bunting.

Washi Tape Cake Bunting

Check out in this video to see just how easy it is! 

2. Cupcake Flags

Add a special touch to the cupcakes, fruit platters and other finger food.  You can make these flags in different shapes. I went with a simple rectangle but I’ve made them in different shapes before.

Materials

Toothpicks

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Cupcake Flag Toppers

Washi Tape Cupcake Flags

3. Straw Flags

Straw flags are uber-easy and add a bit of fun to the party drinks.

Materials

Straws

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Washi Tape Straw Flags

Washi Tape Straw Flags

4. Bunting Invitations

Introduce the bunting theme into these gorgeous and easy invitations.

Materials

Card stock (size of choice)

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Black permanent marker

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Birthday Party Invitations

Bunting Invitations

5. Wrapping

A few wrapped goodies on the table adds to the festive vibe.

Materials

Brown Kraft paper

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Twine (or you can use a permanent market instead)

Scissors 

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Washi Tape Bunting Wrapping Paper

Bunting Wrapping Paper

6. Loot Bags

Something special for the guests to take home. 

Materials

Small white (or other light coloured) bags

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Permanent Marker

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Washi Tape Party Bags

Washi Tape Loot Bags

7. Party Craft – Notebook

A simple craft is a fun icebreaker to start off a party as guests arrive. Children can take the craft home as part of their loot bags. 

Materials

Small notebook

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Scissors

Kids can decorate the books however they like!

Washi Tape Notebook

8. Party Favour

You can even use decorative tape to decorate your party favours. I used little plastic cylinders and decorated them with tape so they matched with the theme of the party.

Materials

Plastic party favour cylinders (found at discount & party stores)

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Lollies of choice to fill

Scissors 

Birthday Party Favour Idea

Simple and cute take-home pack: Bag, notebook & lollies

Birthday Party Favour Idea

These decoration ideas are easy to make and kids can pitch in and help. It’s all part of the fun.

PIN IT

Re-pin these ideas for later here.

Your Turn! Get Creative!

I hope you’re inspired! Grab some Scotch® Expressions Tape and show how you Get Creative for the chance to win a $500.00 AUD Westfield Giftcard. There’s also product and Instax Fuji 8 Camera instant wins. For loads more inspiration and details on how you can win, head over to the respective websites:

Australia: www.3mgetcreative.com.au

New Zealand: www.3mgetcreative.co.nz

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Links to Tutorials

Washi Tape Cake Bunting

Washi Tape Straw Flags

Washi Tape Bunting Wrapping Paper

Washi Tape Bunting Loot Bags

Washi Tape Bunting Invitations

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