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Say Goodbye to Plain Parties!

Paper bunting

My Top 3 Garland Picks

Question – How do you turn a plain and boring party setup into a room of delicate fancy with ANY budget?
Answer – Garlands!

Don’t be fooled by their dainty appearance, these babies are going to give your party the pop of colour and fun you need.

To save you from scouring the web for hours, here are my top 3 garlands for your party pleasure. If you are feeling crafty, they are easily made yourself or as a weekend project with the kids.

PAPER BUNTING FLAGS – Great for kids parties

A tried and true favourite on the party scene, paper bunting flags can be strung along the front of the main table or across the walls as a backdrop. If you are short on time you can buy these in your local party shop or online, otherwise you can make your own customised bunting. All you need is coloured card cut into triangles, a hole punch for the top corners and string cut to length. Try mixing and matching colours, patterns and textures for a truly unique look.

Paper bunting

Image via: Pink Frosting

TISSUE PAPER FLOWER GARLAND – Great for adult parties

This beautiful garland is the perfect backdrop to any dessert table. If you regularly channel your inner Martha Stewart and make tissue paper flowers, then creating your own will be a cost effective solution requiring only tissue paper in your favourite colour and string. If DIY is not your style then you can buy this garland on Etsy.

Tissue paper garland

Image via: Giddy For Paisley

GLITTER SCALLOP GARLAND – Great for special occasions

Add some real wow factor with a sprinkle of sparkles. This glam garland looks most effective strung across a section of a room in rows or as the cake table backdrop. You can get this dreamy gold and silver statement piece here but I kid you not, if you have the materials ready you can make your own version in less than 20 minutes. Yes, I just said 20 minutes!

Glam scallop garland

Image via: Le Petite Fest

What is your favourite party garland? Let me know in the comments below!

Jade McKenzie is a haze of event plans, out of the box ideas, overflowing favourite bars, excel spreadsheets, “yay’s!” and nappy changes. As the Chief Party Planner for party styling and hire service Event Head, she gets to indulge in some of the biggest loves of her life – tissue paper decorations and cake. Oh dear.




Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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