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. 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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