Pretty Party Backdrop

I have one more detail from my daughter’s recent Cake Decorating Party I’d like to share… the pretty rainbow backdrop.  I like experimenting with a variety of props and backgrounds for my party/dessert tables, and in the past I’ve used banners, fabric, and paper lanterns to accent my displays.  For my daughter’s birthday this year,  I wanted something that was colorful and fun, yet easy and inexpensive.  I’ve seen pretty fabric and ribbon backdrops and thought I could get a similar look with inexpensive crepe paper.  I bought 5 colors of crepe paper (at Hobby Lobby) for around $1 each, hung them on a ribbon “line” behind the dessert table, and I love the way it looked!  I’m sure I’ll play around with this idea again.  It’s a great way to bring in the colors of a party and fill a blank wall, for very little money.

To set up the crepe paper streamers, I attached two Command Adhesive hooks to the wall (they come off easily after the party) and tied a ribbon (in this case hot pink) between the two wall hooks.  Then I tied strips of crepe paper to the ribbon using a piece of twine.  To keep the crepe paper from moving too much, I also taped the end of each strip of crepe paper to the wall, just below the table height.

Happy Party Decorating!

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34 Responses to “Pretty Party Backdrop”

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    La cocina de Camilni — May 2, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Pues es una idea genial.

    tomo nota.
    Tu blog es una maravilla!!!!

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    AleyPili_Bakeandfun — May 2, 2012 at 12:19 am

    That's a very good idea, and paper can be re-used too ;-)

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    Happier Than a Pig in Mud — May 2, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Such a fun and colorful idea-love it:@)

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    cookies and cups — May 2, 2012 at 4:51 am

    such a simple and pretty backdrop!

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    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more — May 2, 2012 at 5:18 am

    it looks so much more complicated than that you know, so great job!

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    Susie — May 2, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Clever…I was sure it was wide fabric ribbon, the colors are so bright!

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    Cookbook Queen — May 2, 2012 at 6:07 am

    So cute and simple!! Love it!!

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    SnuggleBunnie — May 2, 2012 at 6:10 am

    I love your awesome idea..Thanks I will certainly be using this idea sometime in the near future.

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    MarlaQuack — May 2, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Its really awesome. Adds so much to the picture.

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    triciaz — May 2, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Such a simple idea, yet so beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Glory. You're amazing :)

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    Pink Patisserie — May 2, 2012 at 7:39 am

    I simply love this idea. I love especially that it's affordable. Will definitely be doing this for our Teacher Appreciation dessert table next week!

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    Jaclyn's Cookies — May 2, 2012 at 7:53 am

    So pretty! love it.

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    Festive Party Girl - Angie — May 2, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I love when the simplest things turn into something so fabulous. I really love this back drop.

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    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} — May 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Love this!! ♥

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    Christina @ Oven Adventures — May 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

    i'm planning on doing this for my Little Man's birthday party this weekend. Awesome idea.

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    Julie Stottmann — May 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for showing the whole picture of your backdrop! I see so many adorable sweet tables but no one ever shows a full length picture of how everything is attached! Thanks so much :-)

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    tobecontinued — May 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I gave your blog a shout-out in my post today! I love your cookie recipe and tips so I wanted to share the love ;) Come by and take a peek, and promise note to laugh at my inferior cookies, haha!
    Catherine
    http://tbc-tobecontinued.blogspot.com/2012/05/spring-y-decorated-sugar-cookies.html

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    Cherry's Prairie Primitives — May 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I love the backdrop how simple inexpensive and beautiful it is!!

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    Carmeta — May 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    thanks for share with us¡ simple and so cute¡¡

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    Leah — May 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    this is sooo pretty! I want to do this for my daughters birthday. Thank you for posting this :)

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    Ema — May 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Glory ~ how do you do it? You come up with such clever, simple but impressive ideas! It always looks so pretty! (and you don't spend a fortune either)

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    Yours Truly - Events By You! — May 3, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Wow – easy, cheap, colorful and fun! Love it!!! :)

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    Mima — May 4, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I love it !!!
    Awesomw idea :O) Thank you

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    Macaroni and Cheesecake — May 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    This is so pretty! I am definitely keeping this idea for future use! And all your desserts are displayed beautifully!

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    Anonymous — May 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I used this backdrop for the photo area at our annual mothers' brunch. The rain caused us to move the photos indoors and this was the perfect last minute rain plan!

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    Enne — July 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    SO pretty and SO much easier than fussing with those bunting flags! I wish I had seen this post before I did my son’s 3rd bday party. Will def be using this idea for my daughter’s birthday.
    oddly enough, i found this post when i searched for ‘strawberry’ on your blog.
    looking for a cupcake recipe that uses fresh strawberries in the cake. canything you can suggest?

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    Meccan — August 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Amazing I’m totally going to do the strawberry party

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    Linda — April 27, 2013 at 1:06 am

    What a pretty little backdrop. And so simple to make. Love it!

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