There’s always a wonderful seasonal celebration on the horizon, whether it’s Easter, Halloween, a birthday or even Christmas and part of the fun is making things yourself.
The great thing about homemade celebrations is that you can get the whole family involved or even team up with friends to get things done if you’re celebrating together. This makes everything so much easier and makes the preparation a part of the celebration too!
People are always impressed by handmade decorations like bunting and they can be so easy and much cheaper to create yourself. Help save the planet by upcycling or recycling things that you already have in your house. Check out Pinterest as it has so many ideas to suit all occasions!
Make your own invites
If you’re having a soiree then you will need guests! Create your invites online by checking out this handwritten script font site for beautiful design bundles to really make them pop.
Bake up a storm
Everyone loves cakes and they can be customised depending on the occasion. It’s something that kids love to be involved with so you’re guaranteed to get some offers of a helping hand once you get your baking ingredients out. Check out the BBC Good Food website for some delicious and free recipe ideas to suit all tastes.
Support local businesses
If you need anything for your party that you don’t already own then consider frequenting a local business to get it. This can be anything from snacks to flowers and it will be a great talking point when people ask about them.
Find ways to save money
One way to save money is to borrow things from toy libraries, friends or neighbours or you could even find things on freecycle or freebie Facebook groups. This works especially well for things like outdoor toys for kids or large decorations that people either don’t need or are happy for people to borrow.
Cut back on plastics
It’s easy to waste single-use plastics when having a celebration so make sure to offer reusable water bottles, cups, plates and other tableware. This will have the added bonus that there won’t be too much waste to throw away at the end! It will also save you money as you can use the same tableware for every celebration.
Create cute costume accessories
It can be time-consuming and complicated to create an entire outfit for an occasion, so it’s much easier to craft certain accessories instead. Cute ideas that you can wear or that kids will love are cat ears, dinosaur tails, fairy wings, witches hats and capes or dog ears. If you’re feeling really creative then you could do face painting to complete the look as well!
Prepare fun non-alcoholic cocktails
Both kids and adults will love creating their own cocktails if you have a selection of juices, other drinks and crushed ice along with a shaker to mix them in! You can make classics like virgin piña colada or mojitos or just let your imagination go wild. Add some in some coloured syrup to make some wild colour combinations!
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