A confirmation party can be a formal affair or a more casual get together so how you decorate will depend on your party plans. Decorating in a style that will make the guest of honor happy is also very important. Keep in mind the party location and number of guests when coming up with a decorating plan.
Visit the party location ahead of time. You can decide on a theme or color scheme while at the location. Write down any dimensions you may need for decoration plans.
Use personalized decorations for the guest of honor. Banners with the guest of honor's name or photos are very popular. Create a unique touch by displaying family photos. Christian artwork or assignments completed in confirmation class.
Purchase crepe paper, balloons or other decorations at a party supply store. Helium balloons should be purchased the day of the party to keep them from deflating. Go to a local craft store and look for small cross and bible trinkets, instead of buying expensive confirmation party decorations.
Decorate the party location the night before the party, if possible. Ask family and friends to help decorate. Start with anything hanging from the ceilings first using ladders.
Place tables and chairs in their respective places. If you are having a buffet style meal, plan for enough chairs to serve half the number of guests at one sitting.
Decorate tables and chairs last using items such as confetti and centerpiece. A small vase of flowers is simple and beautiful. Place a vase with three to five small flowers of your choice on each table.
Give yourself plenty of time to decorate and make decisions that arise while preparing the confirmation party location. Mix and match a solid colored plate, napkin or cup with some of the more expensive confirmation decorated items to save money.
Don't put too many things on tables making it impossible for guests to have room for drinks and plates. Be sure to check with the confirmation party location to find out about decorating rules and restrictions.