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!


  1. Pues es una idea genial.

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

  2. That's a very good idea, and paper can be re-used too 😉

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

  4. such a simple and pretty backdrop!

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

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

  7. So cute and simple!! Love it!!

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

  9. Its really awesome. Adds so much to the picture.

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

  11. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  19. 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)

  20. Wow – easy, cheap, colorful and fun! Love it!!! 🙂

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

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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?

  25. Amazing I’m totally going to do the strawberry party

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

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

  33. 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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