Creative Happy Birthday Sign Ideas

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Creative Happy Birthday Sign Ideas
Traditional birthday party decorations include banners, streamers and balloons. (Goodshoot RF/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Birthday celebrations are an important part of our culture. Birthday cakes, gifts and decorations are all predictable elements at a birthday party. A colourful, cardboard "Happy Birthday" banner is also a standard birthday party feature. A hostess who wants maintain tradition, but infuse some creativity into her party, should consider creative alternatives to the standard, mass-produced, "Happy Birthday" banner for her next celebration.

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Photo Frame Banner

A sophisticated and creative "Happy Birthday" banner can be created by taking a series of framed photos. Prior to the birthday celebration, take pictures of the birthday boy holding up large cardboard letters (cut the letters out of cardboard and spray-paint them in party theme colours). For photo No. 1, the birthday boy holds a large "H" and an "a" sign and smiles. In photo No. 2, the child holds up two "P" signs and makes a funny face. The birthday boy can hold up a cut-out "Y" and "B" with his face between the two letters to indicate a space. Repeat the process for the entire phrase. The birthday boy may choose to wear a funny hat or put on sunglasses in various photos. Print and frame each of the photos, and display on a table at the birthday location.

Many Languages

Add international flair to your celebration by wishing the birthday girl a "Happy Birthday" in several different languages. Take a sheet of poster board, and write "Happy Birthday" across the centre. Look up how to spell "Happy Birthday" in several different languages. You can get his information from the website Shabbir.com and other similar sites. Use different colours of pens, and vary the writing style for visual appeal.

Natural Birthday Sign

An environmentally sensitive birthday boy will appreciate a "Happy Birthday" banner created with natural, organic elements. Prior to the birthday party, hike around your yard or a nearby wooded area, and gather groups of items such as pine cones, rocks, twigs and wildflowers. At the party venue, form the letters of the words "Happy Birthday" with the items you gathered. For example, create the letter "H" out of twigs and the letter "A" out of rocks. Write the entire phrase using natural, found items. If limited space does not allow you to write the letters on a table, create the phrase outside, and take photos of the letters, print the photos, and string thing them into a banner to hang on the wall.

Whiteboard Birthday

If your birthday celebration is in a school or workplace, create a "Happy Birthday" sign on the whiteboard. Use colourful, dry-erase markers to write "Happy Birthday" across the centre. Allow guests to write their own personal messages to the birthday girl on the board. Be sure to take a photo of this temporary birthday banner/card.

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