My Favorite Party Decor Items

Decorating and entertaining are two of my passions and one of the key components to a festive and stylish party is the decor.  No matter what type of party you’re hosting, there are a few decorative elements that are guaranteed to add a touch of cheer and a pop of party fun.

Today I’m sharing my favorite party decor pieces, some party inspiration and my go-to sources for shopping party goods.

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Party Pinwheel Decor –when you want to make a big impact at your party, pinwheel paper fans will do the trick.  Hang them free-floating or anchor them against a wall to create a fun photo backdrop.  Layering different sizes and patterns is the key to a lavish look.

Paper Fan Party Decor

My Wedding

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Tissue Tassel Garland –tassel garland is a great way to infuse color and texture into your decor.  And the garland can be draped just about anywhere, adding a festive accent to furniture, walls, doors or hanging over the party table.

Tassel Garland

Ruby May Designs

Tassel Garland Bar Cart

Flowers and Folk

Confetti Balloons–when you want to add an unexpected touch to your party try confetti balloons.  These oversized balloons will look great floating around the party space and when its time to make a toast or celebrate the birthday girl, pop the balloons and let the confetti fall.

Confetti Balloons

Knot and Bow

Confetti Balloon Decor

B. Lovely Events

Striped Washi Tape –I’m a big fan of washi tape and use it all the time when crafting and wrapping gifts.  It can also be used to create fun party decorations like festive vases, pennant flag cake topper, wall decor and you can even dress up table linens.

Washi Tape Party Decor

Good Housekeeping

Washi Tape Flags

100 Layer Cakelet
Washi Tape Wall Decor
Wedding Chicks

Washi Tape Table Runner

Wedding Chicks

Circle Garland –another way to create a dynamic backdrop for a party is with paper circle garland.  Drape it around a table, hang it over head or cascade it along a wall.  

Circel Garland

Colin Cowie Weddings

Circle Bunting

Pink Pistachio

Circle Garland Drape


Decorative Balloons–along with confetti balloons, I’m also a big fan of decorative mylar balloons in party themed shapes and designs.

Mylar Balloons


Honeycomb Decor –I’ve shared my love for paper honeycomb decor here on the blog before so it’s should be not surprise that they made my list of favorite decor pieces.  With so many shapes to choose from, the ideas for decorating with paper honeycombs are endless but I love when there’s a mix of design and colors.

Honeycomb Decor


Honeycomb Balls

Sweet Lulu

Honeycomb Paper Decor

The Tomkat Studio

Crepe Paper Flowers–I remember making paper flowers when I was in grade school.  These days the technique has been refined and you can find some amazing flowers that are ideal for decorating.

Paper Flower Party Decor

Style Me Pretty

Paper Flower Chair Decor

Wedding Chicks

Paper Flower Decor

Catch My Party




Knot & Bow–confetti balloons, loose confetti, gift tags, decorative candles, paper goods and a great selection of stickers.

Geronimo Balloons–giant balloons, tassel garland, party kits.

Cute Tape–the most amazing selection of decorative washi tape ever!  They also have a project gallery full of washi tape decor ideas. 

Save-on-Crafts–vases and glassware, paper fans, pennant garland, silk flowers and so much more.

Pomtree–decorative mylar balloons, decorative straws, tissue paper pom poms, honeycomb shapes.

Pom Love–confetti, streamers, tissue paper pom poms, paper fans, garland.

Shop Sweet LuLu–a mega shop filed with every type of entertaining decor you can imagine including paper crafts, serving pieces,  kits and picnic party items.

Party Decor

Sugar and Cloth


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Gift Wrap Inspiration: Washi Tape Ribbon

Washi Tape Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle5

Over the weekend I shared a photo on Instagram of items I’m sending in a care package to a good friend.  As I do with all the gifts I give, I wanted to created a special wrap for the gift.

I looked through my wrapping paper stash but didn’t see anything I wanted to use so out came the washi tape and in no time flat I had my box wrapped.

Washi Tape Gift Wrap

Washi Tape Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle3

I’ve professed my love of washi tape on the blog before but I have to tell you again, it is one of the best crafting supplies you can own.

The beauty of washi tape is that it can be used in so many different ways and it’s perfect for gift wrapping.  To keep things simple, I used the tape instead of ribbon and layered different patterns together to fancy up the box a bit.

Washi Tape Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

I also made a cute gift tag accented with washi tape.  I folded lengths of washi tape together to create flags and then angle cut the ends.  Using double-sided tape, I attached the washi flags to the gift tap and finished it off with a silk flower.

Washi Tape Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle6

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Washi Tape Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle5

Happy wrapping!


p.s.  the white gift box was part of a box set I purchased from Michael’s.  I love that the lids and bottom are separate and that the boxes are thick and sturdy.  There are 4 different size boxes in the set and they are on clearance right now at 70% off, so the set only cost me $2.99, less a 20% coupon I had.

Make A Monogrammed Dish in five easy steps!

DIY Monogram Dish by ConfettiStyle2

So you all know I love a good craft project especially one that can be done in three easy steps and takes less than 10 minutes to make.

Step 1:  Buy a couple of white ceramic candle plates from Ikea

note:  standing in line at Ikea will definitely require more time than it takes to make this project

DIY Monorgram Dish by ConfettiStyle8

Step 2:  Print vinyl monograms on your Cricut Explore 

disclaimer:  my friend Tina just so happens to own a Cricut Explore and gifted me with a couple of monograms for my birthday

DIY Monorgram Dish by ConfettiStyle7

Step 3:  Apply vinyl decal to ceramic plate

DIY Monorgram Dish by ConfettiStyle4

Step 4:  Add decorative washi tape to the plate

tip:  if you don’t own any washi tape you need to buy some because it can be used to decorate anything

DIY Monorgram Dish by ConfettiStyle3

Step 5:  Coat the top of the plate with Mod Podge to seal the monogram and create a protective surface

tip #2:  mod podge is another diy staple you should own

DIY Monogram Dish by ConfettiStyle

In less than 10 minutes (plus the drying time for the mod podge)  you can make yourself a set of these adorable dishes.

There’s nothing better than a crafting session that results in a decorative accessory that can be used in so many ways:

♦  jewelry dish

♦  candle tray

♦ desk accessory

♦  coaster

♦ key and sunglasses dish

♦  nightstand catchall

Happy crafting!


Paper Love: Creative Ways to UpStyle Your Envelope


I love paper products and one of my goals each year is to step away from the computer or cell phone and sends notes and cards to my friends the old fashion way.  The cards I send are always decorative but rarely do I do anything special to the envelope.


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Decorating with Washi Tape

I am a crafter and have tried just about every crafting tool and material out there.  One of my favorite crafting supplies these days is Washi Tape.  This pretty little tape comes in lots of different designs, widths and colors and it can be used in so many creative ways.  While many crafters use Washi Tape for paper projects, I’m in awe of some of the home décor projects I’ve seen using the tape.


Who knew tape could be so stylish!


 What an easy and inexpensive way to create a gallery wall!


Accenting an arched doorway with washi tape is simply a brilliant idea.


What a great way to add style to a simple white door.


This window treatment is really cool but way to much work.



 I love the ombre look created in these images with Washi Tape.


 Creating a stunning party table runner doesn’t get any easier than this….a roll of white wrapping paper and washi tape.


 Fun but maybe not so practical!


If I had kids I would definitely let them decorate with washi tape.  This would also be a great idea for a dorm room.
Pretty cool huh?
 My go to sources for Washi Tape are
Cute Tape
Pretty Tape
The Washi Shop
and I recently discovered Washi Tape at Costco too!
XO Shellyfor even more creative ideas using washi tape, check out my Washi Tape Love pinterest board!

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