Kids birthday party decorations don't have to come from the party store and blow a hole your budget.

In their excited state, the kids barely look at the stuff anyways. Perfection NOT required.

Childrens party decorations that are Fun, Festive & Simple- find yours here

CheckMarkDecorating ideas from parents from all around the web collected here for your use. Not all are so simple, so remember...

CheckMarkThe PURPOSE of your decorations is to create a feeling of excitement and willingness to be engaged by the party's theme and games the minute they walk in your door.

CheckMark The simpler the decorations, the more involved your child can be in the party prep - and that takes some of the "I" out of b"I"rthday (and as I see it, that's a good thing)

CheckMarkThey've come to your birthday party to DO- not stand around and chit-chat and observe/compare/critique your hostess and decorating skills as adults do.

CheckMark Many parents just enjoy fooling around with the party decorations, and that's great. But if you're not one of them, just remember simple is good and it works with the kids.

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Or skim through the entire party decorations resources here, newest to oldest:
(We've got 45 ideas here for you)

arrow Crepe Paper Flowers   (05/08/2013)
What Mom Wouldn't Want To Get These Hand-Made Beauties For Mother's Day?
arrow How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers   (04/23/2013)
These Flowers Also Make Marvelous Party Decorations
arrow Mini Balloon Placecards   (04/17/2013)
These Are Entirely Too Easy To Be This Cute
arrow DIY Ice Luminaries   (01/25/2013)
Beautiful Winter Walkway Luminaries For Your Next Evening Party That The Kids Can Make
arrow Tissue Paper Butterflies   (01/14/2013)
So Very Simple For Little Ones To Make Or So Simply Elegant As Party Decorations
arrow Their Name In Lights   (11/14/2012)
Thrill your birthday child by putting their name up in lights
arrow Big Fringe Garland   (10/17/2012)
Make these great garlands for your next tween or teen party- make them together!
arrow Paper Pumpkins   (10/12/2012)
Paper pumpkins the kids can easily make to serve as their Halloween centerpiece or Halloween party decorations.
arrow Zig Zag Streamers   (08/14/2012)
Your birthday child can easily make these zig zag streamers for his or her own party decor
arrow Tin Can Favors   (05/10/2012)
Recycling your tin cans into these pretty party favors is certainly easy and inexpensive and they'll actually get used when they take it home.
arrow Tube Animals   (04/04/2012)
These farm animal tube crafts are engaging and adorable and girls 8 and up will love making them as your birthday party craft activity.
arrow Pirate Ship   (03/28/2012)
This pirate ship table is so much fun and so unique that you really don't need any other birthday party decorations at your pirate party.
arrow Casino Night Decorations   (03/08/2012)
Your teenage games casino party doesn't require a lot in party decorations, but here's some simple and inexpensive ideas
arrow Candy Buffet   (02/22/2012)
A birthday party candy buffet will serve you as game prizes, birthday party food (snack), birthday party decorations and kids party favors
arrow LEGO Kirigami Decorations   (02/13/2012)
Simple LEGO men paper chains as birthday party decorations- cure and simple to make.
arrow Angry Birds To Make   (02/02/2012)
It's a double shot to find a birthday party craft that then can double as your birthday party decorations once the kids have had the fun of making their own Angry Birds
arrow Heart Garland   (01/19/2012)
These are nice Do-It-Yourself birthday party decorations that look great and cost very little
arrow Luau Decor   (09/20/2011)
It's easy to turn your party venue into a tropical paradise with luau birthday party decorations for your luau party
arrow Door Decor   (09/08/2011)
Greet your guests with a themed door decoration and they'll be in the mood for your games and activities right when they cross the threshold
arrow String Chandeliers   (06/27/2011)
I can think of so many ways you can use this birthday party crafts activity

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Photo of me and my kids

Have a great party!