30+ DIY Garden Party Decoration Ideas

How about throwing a garden party? With these awesome low-budget DIY garden party decoration ideas, you’ll be the hostess of the season without breaking the bank.

I looove outdoor parties. There’s just something about getting together outside, enjoying the warmer weather while having something good to eat (and drink).


Sure, it takes some prep work and some time to put it all together, but that’s part of the fun! And better yet, all of the garden party decoration can be done even on a small budget. (Better save the cash for some good food and drinks, am I right?)


If you’re looking for some inspo, read on to find more than 30 awesome DIY garden party decoration ideas. Whether you are looking for simple decoration you can make from things you already have at home or you’re up for some serious DIYing, there’s something for you on our list!


Ready? Summer party, here we go!



Printable Fruity Invitations for your Summer Parties by Make and Tell for Curbly

Invite your guests to your garden party in style with these summery fruity invitations.

Photo by Make and Tell


Printable Lemon Invitation by The House that Lars Built

Or, if you’re in a more lemony mood, consider these fresh lemon invites.

Photo by The House That Lars Built


Ballon Garland Welcome Arch

Impress your guests the moment they arrive. Make a long ballon garland and set up a welcome arch to greet your guests when they arrive.


Tin can lanterns

Take empty tin cans, drill as many tiny holes in them as you like and put a tea candle in each can. These look lovely in the evening with the candlelight shining through the tiny holes.


Upcycled Bottles Hanging Flower Arrangements

Take some glass bottles and put fresh flowers in them. Then, tie them onto tree branches for chic flower arrangements.


Glowing Balloons

Put glowing sticks inside white balloons, fill them with air and lay them around your garden.


Mini Ice Cream Cone Ballon Sticks by Oh Happy Day

Make these adorable ice cream cone ballon sticks and set them up as centerpieces. They also make cute party favors for the kids (and adults, really).

Photo by Oh Happy Day


Spinning Paper Pinwheels

Make simple paper pinwheels, attach them to a wooden stick and arrange them around your garden. The more the better!


3D Paper Circle Garland by yes! we made this

These paper circle garland are so easy to make, but make such an impact. Hang them from the trees or from your pergola.

Photo by Tanja Pečenko


Paper Chains

Remember those from when we were kids? Well if you choose the right colors paper chains can be an amazing decoration piece!


Fabric Scraps Garland

Tie small pieces of fabric scraps onto a string to make a colorful fabric garland. Make sure you use coordinating colors.


DIY Fiesta Balloons by Design Improvised

If you’re in a rush, you can make these fiesta ballons in no time!


Watermelon Medallion Banner by Kim from Crafting Cheerfully

For a fresh summer vibe try this watermelon medallion banner. So cute!

Photo by Crafting Cheerfully


Hanging Paper Pom-poms

It doesn’t get much easier than hanging some paper pom poms from the trees or your pergola.


Outdoor Paper Streamer Photo Backdrop

Hang colorful paper streamers on a high tree branch, so they form a colorful outdoor photo backdrop. Add some photo props and take some quirky photos with your guests!


Giant Popsicle Piñata by Oh Happy Day

A piñata is always a good idea, and a giant popsicle piñata os a great idea! Have fun with it.

Photo by Oh Happy Day


DIY Confetti Sticks by Best Friends For Frosting

For some added sparkle, make these confetti sticks. Kids and adults alike will love them.

Photo by Best Friends For Frosting


Picture Frame Message Board

Transform an old frame into a fun message board. Put a piece of plywood in it and cover it with chalkboard contact paper. Add some sidewalk chalk and invite your guest to leave a fun party message!


Summer X-mas Lights

Use your x-mas light to make a magical garden atmosphere. Hang them on trees or on your terrace and enjoy the magical feel.


DIY Paper Cube String Lights by Wit & Whistle

If you wanna up your game, add these origami lanterns on your x-mas lights. 

Photo by Wit & Whistle


Plants and Flowers

Make use of the plants you’ve got around the house. For example, if you’re an orchid lover, gather all of them in one place (make sure your pots match) and create a fresh flower arrangement.


Picnic Blanket Seating

For a relaxed garden party maybe try a different kind of seating. Lay picnic blankets around your backyard and add picnic basket ‘centerpieces’ to create multiple seating areas.


DIY Outdoor Silverware Caddy by Fun365

Make this simple silverware caddy, so your guests can find everything they need in one place.

Photo by Fun365


Paper Palm Leaf Table Runner

Cut out palm leaves out of different shades of green paper and lay them along the center of the table. A fun and easy table decoration.


DIY Geometric Himmeli Party Decor by Bird’s Party

For a more modern feel try this geometric party decor. Consider pairing it with some geometric garlands (like our 3D paper circle garlands).

Photo by Bird’s Party


Easy Floating Floral Arrengement by A Beautiful Mess

Add some freshness to your table with this beautiful floating floral arrangement.

Photo by A Beautiful Mess


Cocktail Umbrella Cake Toppers

For a true summer vibe, use cocktail umbrellas as your cake topper. If you don’t plan on serving a cake, put the umbrellas on your appetizers or your desserts.


Tutti Frutti Cocktail Umbrella by WLKMNDYS

Or, if you’re up to it make your own fruit umbrellas. Nothing says summer like fresh (paper) fruit.



Flower Planter Drink Cooler

Take a big flower planter, wash it, if there’s dirt in it, put some ice in and you’ve got a lovely drink cooler.


DIY Fruity Balloon Straws by A Joyful Riot

Add some fun to your sodas with these adorable fruity balloon straws.

Photo by A Joyful Riot


DIY Drink Name Tags by yes! we made this

Name tags are such a good idea when you have a bigger group coming over. These are super fun and super simple!

Photo by yes! we made this


DIY Patterned Champagne Flutes by Lovely Indeed for The Spruce Crafts

If you’re planning a more elegant garden party, you’ll need thes patterned champagne flutes. So chic!

Photo by Lovely Indeed via The Spruce Crafts

What do you think of these awesome DIY garden party decoration ideas? 


There are so many easy ways to spruce up your party without having to prepare days in advance. Make use of things you already have at home or things that you can get for cheap! Add in some DIYing and you’re ready for your awesome DIY garden party!!

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