I love fabulous crafts that are fast and easy!!! Especially when they are party decorations.
This party banner for a Hello Kitty themed party, or any girly party, takes about 10 minutes to whip together. Or maybe less…. I love things that whip up in 10 miutes or less! Have I mentioned that I do all my party stuff quite last minute? It’s the planning and getting ideas that takes weeks and weeks and hours of pinning on Pinterest…..
The other great thing about this cute little banner is that it costs under $2 to make. Well, since I already had ribbon, it really only cost $0.99, but then add sales tax….so rounding up to $2 is fine. The tricky part is finding Hello Kitty playing cards. (I mean it might be tricky for you to find at your stores…) I just walked into The Party Store and peeked in the Hello Kitty party favors bin and there they were…the last pack. The possibilities for using them seemed endless and I had so many plans….but getting back to last minute party decorating….they became a fast and easy party banner.
What you need: Hello Kitty cards, tape and ribbon, like the kind you wrap presents with.
What to do: lay a long length of ribbon out on your workspace….slip a Kitty card, playing card side up, under the ribbon. Add a curled up piece of tape on top of the ribbon going over the card…see…. then set the next card, face up, on top. It’s impossible to match up the heads on the front and back of the banner, so alternate the heads…upsidedown for the back one, rightside up for the front one then rightside up for the next back one, upsidedown for the next top one…and so on 🙂Space them out a little or a lot, whatever you like. If you have more time, it would be cute to add something extra between the Hello Kitties, but if 10 minutes is all the time you have, it still looks…hello cute!Now all you have to do is hang it up! I had it hanging low over the dessert table at our recent Hello Kitty Party. Right above some Balloon Ice Cream Cones.
Hey….another fast and easy party decoration! Turn balloons into ice cream cones by adding a paper cone to the bottom (I happened to have some ceramic waffle-cone dessert holders, so used them), smear glue stick onto the balloons and add sprinkles…real ones!! Or you could add paper confetti for sprinkles. Make a cherry for on top with crunched up red tissue paper. The hardest part was figuring how to stick the “cherries” on top…in the end I used the glue stick.