Grace turned 8 last year, and we celebrated with an adorable and affordable owl birthday party. (I am a little behind on sharing our birthday party fun here on the blog.) Birthday parties in our house are always land somewhere in between “Pinterest Perfect” and “Minimalist Fun.”
I want our parties to have fun decorations, but I don’t want them to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. This party definitely took more work than other parties I have put together. There were a few time consuming decorations that I made, but they were not hard to create. They just required some time. Thankfully, the decorations were still very affordable. For more cheap birthday inspiration, check out the links at the end of this post.
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Adorable and Affordable Owl Birthday Party
For Grace’s owl birthday party, I spent some time browsing Pinterest for inspiration. I found some great ideas here, here, and here. Then I went shopping at Walmart, did some prep by cutting out construction paper shapes I needed, and decorated the day of the party.
- owl shaped veggie tray with dip
- fruit salad with pineapple owl sitting in a nest – grapevine wreath from Walmart
- paper products from Walmart
- pink lemonade with owl cups – regular paper cups with an added owl sticker
- homemade chocolate cupcakes
- Pillsbury purple & blue icing
- Oreo eyes – I twisted apart Oreos, and kept only the sides with the white icing. This turned out to be much harder than expected because most of my Oreos were broken. I went through two packages of Oreos just to get enough eyeballs for this platter.
- Reese’s Pieces eyes (brown) and beak (orange)
- I kept things simple by using the cupcakes as the main table decorations.
- blue plastic table cloth from Walmart
- Owl Lantern – I made an owl out of construction paper and a paper lantern. I hung this from the light over our table.
- I created several owls out of balloons to hang around the room. This was the most time consuming part of my owl birthday party decorating prep because of all the cutting.
- They were made out of balloons and construction paper.
- For each balloon you need two white circles, two smaller black circles, one orange triangle, and two long wing shapes.
- Add the details to an upside down balloon, so the owls have fat bottoms. The owl details were attached to the balloons with tape.
Happy Birthday, Grace!!
Want more birthday party inspiration?
- An Awesome and Affordable Dinner Party Menu
- Our Little Girl’s Wedding Birthday Party
- Easy and Simple Baseball Birthday Party
- Easy and Simple Dinosaur Birthday Party
- Cheap & Easy Construction Paper Birthday Party Decorations
- Cheap Birthday Party Decorations
- $5 for Pink Birthday Party Decorations
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