A pink birthday cake with a colourful birthday decoration.

10 Birthday Decoration Ideas You and Your Guests Will Love

At-home birthday celebrations offer a safe environment for both guests and hosts and are extremely affordable and convenient. However, what most people often forget is that they also call for an at-home birthday decoration that brings all the good, celebratory vibes and sets the mood. If this is your first time decorating with flowers and foliage, you may not even know where to begin to create stunning, well-rounded displays and arrangements for your party.

Floral decorations have become very popular in recent years because they add beauty and liveliness to events and complement birthdays really well. We’ve created a list of ideas that not only offer that “wow” factor but are also extremely easy to incorporate into a decoration for a birthday.

So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it and help you find the inspiration you’re looking for to create birthday party decor that’ll turn into the talk of the town.

Birthday Decoration With Flowers and Foliage

1. Flower Poms

If you don’t want to incorporate real flowers, we recommend buying flower poms or creating them yourself with the help of your family and friends. They’re very easy to make and you can utilise different colours of tissue paper to bring some vibrancy into your decor. Alternatively, you can also buy poms in monotone or multicoloured shades. 

Hang the store-bought or DIY flower poms from the ceilings or create a cascading flower effect by styling them as chandeliers. We love to shroud the entire ceiling with these flower poms to create a magical effect, especially for 18th birthday decorations.

2. Flower Woodboards

You can use a trellis, board, or other wooden structures as a backdrop or decor pieces around the space. Decorate the structure with florals and foliage following the same colour scheme as your birthday party. 

We also recommend adding the name of the birthday person along with their age on the wooden structure with gold or silver tones and adding flowers with subtle tones and greens to the borders. This idea works best for an outdoor birthday decoration, such as those planned in your garden.

3. Flower Bouquets

Birthday party ideas wouldn’t be complete without the incorporation of bouquets. Your birthday bouquets don’t need to be boring. You can create elaborate bouquets in the shape of the birthday person’s initials or age or add some cute messages and props. Place your birthday bouquets in front of a wall so you and your guests can also use them as props for birthday pictures.

4. Mixing Flowers with Balloons

In addition to flower boards, metallic backdrops are also a trendy choice for birthday decorations. You can utilise varying textures in gold and silver and decorate your backdrop with a mix of florals and balloons. If you’re unsure about real flowers, you can incorporate faux flower arrangements in muted colours and add matching balloons.

To take your decor game a step further, consider colour-coordinating your furniture, drapery, and cutlery.

5. Tablescaping

If your birthday party includes a lavish dinner or a buffet theme after the cake-cutting ceremony, you’ll also need to consider the tablescape and centrepieces. We love adorning the dinner table with glass vases with beautiful hues and lush florals. You can also consider adding candles and other decor elements to bring in the party vibes and add levels to your table decoration.

Pink flowers in a white vase for birthday decoration.
You don’t have to create an enormous display. Simplistic arrangements can also make a statement if strategically placed and highlighted.

6. Floral Cake Table

Your cake table will feature a cake in the centre and other baked goods, such as cupcakes, macarons, doughnuts, candies, and chocolates. You can also use this cake table as an opportunity to showcase your distinct style and aesthetic preferences. 

In addition to the tablecloth, add a backdrop, which will look great in pictures and cover it with florals and foliage. You can use faux or paper flower poms for this purpose in a creative pattern. Moreover, if you’re going for an outdoor, garden theme, then consider adding butterflies and ribbons to the birthday decor.

7. Floral Monograms

Monograms featuring fresh flowers have also become quite popular. You can use bright and showy flowers for this specific decor element. If you’re not going for a pre-made floral monogram, you can easily create one with a thick material and generously cover it with foliage and blooms.

You can place this monogram in the centre of the room or stick it on the wall to use as a backdrop or a stand-alone focal point for pictures.

8. Select Your Flowers and Palette

One of the most important first steps for birthday decorations is narrowing down the specific type and colours of flowers you want to incorporate. Daisies are a great choice because they’re easy to use, easily identifiable, and easily available. They offer an explosion of colours, so you can have plenty of options for your colour palette.

9. Luminous Centrepieces

If you want to keep things simple around the house, consider using a luminous vase as a focal point on your dinner table and cake table. You can utilise one type of flower that matches your overall colour palette for this vase. Place a single flower or a bunch of them with no additional foliage or decor to keep things simple and elegant.

10. Additional Tips To Remember

  • Whether using a backdrop, a food table, or a kids’ table, it’s essential to have a focal point. Add something fun and big that can help you set the tone or theme for your birthday party.
  • Consider adding floral cake toppers for your cake or mini toppers if your menu includes cupcakes.
  • Create activities for the birthday party that matches the floral theme.
  • Add a giant marquee number featuring florals and foliage, especially if it’s a youngling’s birthday.
  • GO ALL OUT. This doesn’t mean that you have to spend lavishly. You’ll find plenty of budget-friendly options that you can use or mix and match to create a customised look for your party. You’ll most likely find many items lying around in your house that you can use.

Concluding Remarks

Do you have plenty of ideas for your birthday decoration arrangements but don’t have enough time to execute them? Don’t worry. Expert stylists and florists at Distinctive Elegance can work with you and around your budget to style your birthday party and bring your creative vision to life. We can help create as elaborate or simplistic decor elements as you prefer and even help pick a suitable theme or colour palette for your event. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us now!

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