Everyone loves a good party. And no one loves one more than me. Decorations at a party are one of my favorite things to see upon arrival because each party is so unique. There are so many ways to decorate, themes to choose from and places you can take your vision. But somehow, when planning my overall vision for a party or get together, I always find my way back to my party planning roots. I like to think there are certain décor elements that are the foundation of putting together a party. One of those items for me is a banner….. yes, a good old fashion banner. It’s a great way to send the message of the party. I know what your thinking, of course in a literal sense, it says happy birthday! But a banner is so much more than that.
There are so many great ways to build a banner for your party. It can be clear, simple and classic or it can be far more detailed. You can go as far as using the banner as a place to tie together your printed materials used through out the party. I think of a banner like the summary of a story. It’s a great way to tie together all the different elements you have been working on and give a clear visual of the common theme. It’s like that moment when the skies open and the heavens sing, and you see a clear vision. Ok, Ok, that might seem a bit far-fetched for a banner, but you get the idea.
Below are a few different ways you can use banners to take your party to the next level. You can go the traditional route or the detailed route. You can even recycle old banners to make it easier…. The choice is yours!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Megan Araujo is an entertainment professional with over 10 years of experience on stage, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. A graduate of San Jose State University, Megan earned her degree in Creative Arts before moving to Los Angeles.
This Northern California native is daughter to a professional crafter and party planner, so design and event production has always been second nature to her. It's no surprise that she wants to be wherever the good times roll (with gold glitter on hand, of course!)