Party Supplies That Are Versatile and Fun!

| June 6, 2014 | 19 Comments

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I love planning and throwing parties. Since summer is just around the corner, there are so many chances to throw a party or plan an event! One of my favourite parts of throwing a party is choosing the party supplies needed for the type of party being thrown.

When I can, I like to use party supplies that are versatile, so it can either be used for another event in a different way. Some of these items may seem as those they only have one purpose, but I hope to give you some ideas as to how the items can be more than a one-trick pony as different kinds of supplies for a party!

If you are into sports, or wanted to have a sport-themed party or event, a hat or helmet is a great item to use to add to your party theme. Some of you might be thinking that using a hat or helmet is a bit far fetched, but it can be done! You can either use one or both of these items that has a particular colour scheme or favourite sports team to inspire how you decorate your event. You can even use more than one for specific ideas. Here are a few ways something as simple as a hat or a helmet can become a party supply to decorate your party:

• They can be used to decorate chairs or tables;

• You could buy some and create a garland out of them;

• With a bowl cleverly placed inside, they can be used to hold utensils and party favours;

• They could be used as a centerpieces for your event table; or

• Whether it was purchased by the host or if everyone brought their own,   they could adorn the heads of the guests at your party as party hats or helmets!

Hat Helmet

Sparkly garland or fun chains is another great party supply item to have that has a multitude of uses, and can help to decorate various party or event themes. Whether it is beaded or flat, sparkly garland or chain helps to tie your theme together better. These are some ways sparkly garland can be used to jazz up a party:

• It can used it to create a feature wall;

• It can accent or adorn chairs and/or tables;

• It can be hung above a table to entry way;

• It can be put into vases, bowls or other containers for decoration and an extra bit of bling; or

• You can add small pictures that would complement your theme at specific lengths onto it for more fun!

Garland Chain

When the occasion calls for it, I also like to use some form of stringed lighting as a party supply to make an event more decorative. They can be used to help decorate an elaborate affair, a children’s party, or a fun get-together, both indoors or outdoors. This is how I would use stringed lights to accomplish this:

• It can be used as garland to dress up a table;

• It can be hung above the table to act like stars or fairies;

• You can attach the lights to mason jars to create lanterns; or

• They can be put inside or around objects to decorate a table

Lights

Probably the most versatile of object I would use as party supply would be a bucket or pail. Dressed up or dressed down, patterned or plain, this item can be most useful while also being a part of your party or event’s decor! Here are just of the reasons why a pail or bucket is such a fabulous party supply:

• It can be used as part of your buffet service by holding utensils, supplies or certain food within it;

• With ice in it, it can keep your party drinks chilled;

• It can hold paper, markers, and other supplies if children are going to be colouring or drawing at a table;

• It can hold party favours in it;

• It could be a part of a centerpiece, or help support a centerpiece;

• It can be a vase; or

• It can be a centerpiece!

Bucket Pail

Putting together a party or an event can be a bit of a challenge. Having fun party supplies can add more amusement to your festivities, and tie your décor together, too!

Have fun celebrating this summer!

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Brenda A says:

    Great ideas! I love repurposing things. I feel so much better knowing that I did not buy MORE things to bring into the house that are used only once in a while!

  2. KD says:

    Stringed lights are a great plan for a festive touch. 🙂

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the look of the chair in the jar. I could totally see myself doing that.

  4. Laurie P says:

    great ideas here! Some will be put into use for the upcoming birthday party I have to plan.
    I especially love new ideas for the lights!

  5. Carlene R. says:

    Great ideas !! Pinning this for future reference !

  6. Julie Bolduc says:

    I love the idea of the lights around a vase

  7. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the ideas,these are cool

  8. Lian says:

    Hi, Kathy! Thanks for the thumbs up and the comment! These are some simple ideas I had. My favourite is the chain in the jar. 🙂

  9. DARLENE W says:

    Cute ideas to set the table with

    • Lian says:

      Thanks Darlene! Even though I love shopping for items to decorate for an event, there are times when I also like looking around my home to see if I can use something to add something fun to the party, too!

  10. kathy downey says:

    We done the lights around some vases on the bar for our New Years party they were very nice

  11. kathy downey says:

    I could totally see myself doing the lights

  12. kathy downey says:

    I love the idea of the lights around a vase!

  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Some very nice ideas here, I especially like the lights around the glass vase, I’ve never seen that done before.

  14. kathy downey says:

    Lights with a vase i used that a few times over the summer

  15. kathy downey says:

    I love repurposing things.

  16. Julie says:

    Some great ideas! Making old things new is one of my favourite hobbys!

  17. Debbie White Beattie says:

    You’ve got great ideas but my favorite is the use of the lights

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