Amazing Birthday Decor: Fun Backdrop Ideas for a Party

Amazing Birthday Decor: Fun Backdrop Ideas for a Party

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Right now I'm obsessed with all kinds of backdrop ideas for a party. From balloons to streamers, foliage, garlands and installations! This fun Birthday decor can be so versatile. They're a fantastic focal point and often used as photo backdrops or for photo booths, buffet tables or simply to add to the party theme and atmosphere. Sometimes these displays can be great to hide something you don't want your guests to see.

For this post, I've also created a new Birthday bunting download. Party buntings are one of my most popular free printables in the Library. This new bunting however is definitely the best one so far, in a gold foil effect with some gorgeous coordinating patterns. You can download it direct from the link above or scroll further to see exactly what I'm talking about.

Below I've listed some of my favourite backdrop ideas for parties. I've focused mostly on DIY backdrops or those that can easily be reproduced. I love maximum impact with minimum effort because let's face it… there are so many things that go into a party. There's absolutely no time to waste. Scroll on for more, you'll also find links to those that have a tutorial.


Yay Rainbow Balloon Streamer Installation

How can you not love the colour in this fun backdrop? Yay Rainbow Balloon Streamer Installation from Feeling Floaty Balloons

Zig Zag Balloon Garland

A great use of simple balloons to create some fun party decor. Zig Zag Balloon Garland from Oh Happy Day

handing colourful long balloons

Eucalyptus Birthday Balloon Arch

The use of stands in backdrops has really extended the things you can do with balloons, dried flowers and more. The colours in this garland are gorgeous, you can get the kit and instructions from Inspired by Alma

1st Birthday balloon installation and dried flower stand

Balloon Heart Wall Display

This is a nice simple foil balloon backdrop idea that I featured in another of my posts. You can get the supplies for your heart wall display from Blush Bazaar.

heart balloons against wall with buffet table

Rainbow Streamer with Clouds

I'm not sure if that's a clear or silver ribbon running through the rainbow but I love it! Rainbow Streamer with Clouds from Big Ass Balloons

colourful streamer rainbow under balloon cloud


Boho Disco Tassel Backdrop

In love with the shine and fullness of this amazing backdrop. From Jump the Broom

Fringed tassel backdrop with disco balls on floor
happy birthday banner and vase of flowers

Chevron Foil Fringe Backdrop

Create simple party decor by trimming different colour foil backdrops to make your own custom backdrop! From I Spy DIY.

girl standing with balloon in front of chevron foil party backdrop

Shimmer Backdrop Wall

This sparkle backdrop would look amazing behind just about anything! You could also add your own balloon installation or something similar to it. I found these kits in a range of colours over on Etsy from Decor and Boutique

Shiny pink metallic photo wall display


Floral Embroidery Hoop Backdrop Idea for a Party

There are so many hoop tutorials out there (yup, I have one also!). I've seen them made from hula hoops too which are a great idea on a large scale. These hoops were decorated with eucalyptus and flowers then attached to the wall. You could also hang them. Can you see the sweet subtle theme of this party? Courtney from 12th and White created this Mini Mouse party for her daughter (hence the wreaths in the shape of mouse ears).

Embroidered hoops decorated with foliage and flowers for backdrop idea

Beach Ball Inflatable Party Garland

I love the uniqueness of this inflatable party garland. Created for a “Party Like it's 1999” 21st Birthday (awesome party theme too!). Some great party decor for those summer soirees. Beach Ball Inflatable Party Garland from Posh Party Bebes

Inflatable beachballs hanging on grass wall photo backdrop

Tropical Leaf Hibiscus Party Backdrop

What an impressive summer backdrop! The House that Lars Built have the template and tutorial on how to create this show stopper! Tropical Leaf Hibiscus Party Backdrop

Paper leaf and flower tropical party backdrop

Boho Streamer Dried Flower Backdrop

Dried flowers are everywhere right now, this is an easy and subtle way to incorporate them into your next party. From Oh How Charming.

streamer backdrop and balloons with dried flower arrangements and drinks


Paper Plate Backdrop

This is one of my favourite backdrop ideas for a party. So easy to assemble but very effective. Paper Plate Backdrop from Oh Happy Day

Girl standing in front of paper plates stuck to wall

Basketweave Photo Booth Paper Backdrop

My absolute favourite material to use, paper! It's so easy to come up with simple (seemingly endless) ways to decorate. From Paper and Stitch

Coloured paper stuck to wall for backdrop idea for party

Paper Chain Mural

Have some childhood fun with this backdrop idea for your next party. Making paper chains was always so much fun when I was young. Get the tutorial from The House that Lars Built.

colourful paper chain hanging party backdrop

Paper Streamer Backdrop

I created this DIY for a unicorn party, it was so easy. It's also one of the most visited party DIYs on my blog and Youtube channel. Get the full tutorial for a Crepe Paper Streamer Backdrop.


And there you have it, amazing Birthday decor with these 16 super fun backdrop ideas for a party. Many of these options can be used for baby shower decor, bridal showers, wedding photo backdrops and more. Don't forget to grab your gold foil Birthday bunting printable. I'd love to see them in use! Tag me @avisualmerriment on Instagram or Facebook.

Other article/s you may like:

How to Make a Crepe Paper Streamer Backdrop
Romantic Decorations + DIYS
Boho Bachelorette Party Decor

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Hello! I’m Lauren, a graphic designer, blogger and mother here at A Visual Merriment. I have a passion for interiors, design, crafts and making parties come to life!

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