Decorating Ideas for Mom's Birthday Party

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Decorating Ideas for Mom's Birthday Party
Mom will appreciate floral centrepieces if she loves to garden. (tulips on a vase image by spectator from

Show your mom how much you care by throwing her a birthday celebration full of her family and close friends. Even if you host the party in your home, you can turn it into a festive venue with decorations just for Mom. Consider the party's theme and her interests when selecting decorations; rather than using store-bought invitations, combine classic birthday decorating ideas with a bit of personalisation. Your mom will appreciate the thoughtful gesture--not to mention the attractive decorations.

Wall Decorations

Rather than a store-bought "Happy Birthday" banner, make one that matches your birthday party colour scheme. Choose a patterned cardstock that includes your party colours, and cut each sheet into a triangle. Write one letter on each triangle to spell out "Happy Birthday Mom" or a similar celebratory phrase. Attach the letters by looping ribbon through holes punched in the top of each piece of cardstock. Hang this homemade banner in a prominent location in your home. You can also use notice boards or poster board to make a collage of pictures of Mom. Hang them around the room, offering Mom an opportunity to take a walk down memory lane.

Table Decorations

Personalise your birthday party decorations to suit Mom's tastes. If she loves to garden, then fresh flowers are a must. Plant her favourite flowers in small terracotta flowerpots, and paint the pots in a colour to match the party. Collect pictures of your mom, her friends and family through the years, and place them in sterling silver frames. Scatter these framed photographs around the room---on buffet tables, on the bar or in between the table centrepieces. Guests will enjoy checking out these old photographs of the guest of honour. If you're hosting a cocktail party and Mom's drink of choice is a martini, then use martini glasses as centrepieces. Filled with coloured pebbles or sand and a votive candle, the martini glass will sparkle in the warm glow.

Room Setup

The way you set up your room adds to the decorative element for Mom's birthday party. If you have a bar set up, rent high-top cocktail tables, and set them up near the bar area. Top these tables with colourful linens that match your colour scheme and votive candles. Guests will appreciate relaxing in lounge areas created by moving sofas and comfortable chairs into separate areas in the room. Floral centrepieces in glass vases add fresh appeal to low coffee tables. Creating a comfortable but elegant set-up for your mom's birthday party gives the event the adult appeal she'll appreciate.

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