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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37 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!

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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!!! :)

  23. #
    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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    Kathy — February 18, 2015 at 3:45 am

    How long was the ribbon that you hung the crepe paper on? Thanks

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    Williams — March 25, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I made this backdrop for my Granddaughter’s birthday party this past weekend. It was her first birthday and our theme was Pink Lemonade and the colors were very similar and it fit in so well. It took just a bit to get tbe hang of it but once I got started it was a piece of cake and was just beautiful!!! I will be doing this again. Thanks so much for sharing such a great, easy idea!!!!!


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