If you are stuck on how to decorate for a party on a low budget, look no further than your local paper store. There are so many ways you can decorate for an event using paper and some standard craft supplies. The following are a few examples to consider: 

Images Printed On Card Stock

One easy an inexpensive way to decorate for a party is to print out color images on card stock, cut them out, and use them for decorations for your party. You can use these images on the walls, in the windows, or adding them to table centerpieces. This is especially useful for children’s parties if the party decoration theme you want to use is not easily found in stores. You can find the images of a character or theme that match your party design, print them out at home or at a copy store, and use them in your decorating.

Tissue Flowers

Tissue flowers are ideal for beautiful party decorations, especially if your budget is limited. You only need some tissue paper in various colors to make pretty tissue flowers. You can also make flowers in just one color if you prefer.

Lay the tissue paper flat on a surface. If you are using multiple colors, lay one sheet of each color on top of each other. If you want smaller flowers, cut the paper in half so that you have two long, narrow sections. You do not need to cut the paper for larger flowers.

Using one of the short ends of the paper, begin folding the paper accordion style. Fold in small sections back and forth until you have folded all of the tissue. Next, use a pipe cleaner to secure the accordion in the center. Fold the accordion in half.

Begin unfolding each side of the accordion. Fluff each side of it until it is full enough for your liking. If you want rounded petals, take some scissors and round the corners of each petal. You can then display your flowers in a vase, on tables, or even hang them from the ceiling using monofilament. 

Party Backdrop

A very simple yet bold statement for any party is a beautiful backdrop. You can very easily make one with some paper that is normally used for school bulletin boards. You can purchase this in a variety of lengths at a school supply store or paper supply business.

For your backdrop, you will need some bulletin board paper in your chosen length and width, based on how tall and wide you want your backdrop. You may also want to use a variety of colors. Cut the paper into thin strips for the entire length of the paper except for the very top edge. You will then have a cascade of paper strips. You can leave them as is or you can fold them accordion style. This will result in a crinkling effect that will provide you with more dimensions in your backdrop.

Using paper to make your own party decorations is a very inexpensive and creative way to decorate for a party. With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can have the best party on the block!