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23 Gorgeous Birthday Party Decorations You Can Buy

Throw a beautiful event for a friend or family member with some of these birthday party decorations you can buy online.

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Happy Birthday Garland

No matter your party theme, this garland from The Bees Knees Shoppe is sure to brighten up your wall. The “happy birthday” garland is made of stiffened felt letters that come in two rainbow shades and four fonts. You can also create a customized garland with whichever colors, font and message you’d like. Host the tastiest birthday bash by learning how to make homemade birthday cake.

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Personalized Birthday Confetti

Add a personal touch to a snack table, gift table or anywhere that needs a little sparkle with this customized confetti from Pretty Party Company GB. The Etsy shop lets you choose between 10 colors for a confetti pack with the birthday boy or girl’s name, age and circle fillers. You can even decide how much confetti you’d like to get in one order! Fill out the rest of the snack table with some of these kid-friendly birthday party recipes.

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Birthday Chalkboard Sign

Welcome guests to a first birthday party with a chalkboard-style poster filled with the little one’s milestones. Mila Design has a wide range of themes available to be filled out by yourself or by the shop. Check out these other neat first birthday party ideas you’ll want to steal.

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Party Balloon Bouquet Set

Kick plain balloons to the side and pick up this fun set of tropical-themed balloons from Walmart. For just under $20, you’ll get 15 balloons, including a cute flamingo foil balloon and gold printed latex balloons. Plus, this set comes with two gold printed signs for the gift and snack table. Get more decor and party ideas with this tiki-themed party guide.

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Pirate Ship Pinata

Say, “Ahoy!” to this adorable pirate ship-shaped pinata! Before it’s torn to bits by party goers, use the pinata to dress up a bare corner or as a centerpiece for a table. Please parents, too, by filling the pinata with these old-fashioned candy brands.

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Custom Birthday Yard Sign

For those celebrating their special day during quarantine, this custom yard sign is perfect for a birthday parade. Simply upload the birthday boy or girl’s photo, name and age to Party City’s website, view the proof and place the order. In about 5 days of processing, plus time for shipping, you’ll have a gorgeous sign to add to your front yard. Take a look at more ways people are celebrating their birthday during quarantine.

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Comic Superhero Cupcake Toppers

Add the finishing touch to a batch of birthday cupcakes with these bright cake toppers. Coming in a pack of 20, the toppers have either “hero,” “pow!” or a lightning bolt for a decorative touch that packs a punch. If you have some extra time, try some of these DIY birthday decorations.

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Birthday in a Bag

Wish a friend or family member “happy birthday” from afar with this Birthday in a Bag from Knot and Bow. The compact kit comes with a birthday card, cake candles, 6 balloons, confetti and a party horn. Just fill out the card, then send the kit to your loved one for a surprise party through the mail! Send along one of these desserts that ship well, too.

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Dinosaur Balloon Arch

Go over-the-top for a Jurassic-themed bash with this 150-piece balloon arch set. In addition to the balloons for the arch, this set comes with a happy birthday banner, five large dinosaur-shaped balloons plus the arch chain and glue dots to put it all together. Just make sure you pick up a couple of helium tanks to help blow all the balloons up!

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Pirate Octopus Lanterns

How sweet are these pirate octopus lanterns? Simply hang these cuties around your party space to feel like you’re in the wide-open ocean. You can even remove the pirate hats and reuse the lanterns for a mermaid or under the sea-themed celebration. Here are some mermaid birthday party ideas and mermaid birthday party foods that could also be used for a pirate or under the sea event.

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First Birthday Photo Banner

Put your one-year-old’s monthly photoshoot pictures on display with a photo banner. Hang the banner, which has a photo spot for newborn to 12 months, behind your food or dessert table, or as a backdrop for a photo booth.

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Donut Wall

This adorable donut wall is just the ticket for those who aren’t crazy about birthday cake. To set it up, just slip the stand pieces and pegs into place and pop the doughnuts onto the pegs. That’s it! The best part is, this donut wall can be reused for brunches, showers or anytime the need for doughnuts arises. Don’t forget to make a batch of homemade doughnuts to go with the wall.

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Fan Wall Decorations

Liven up bare walls with this set of five rose gold fans. The fans, which come in a variety of sizes and patterns, can also be used as the backdrop for a photo booth or to decorate the bar table. Check out these extra-special cocktail recipes that’ll help you cheers to the 21-year-old or older birthday girl or boy.

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Crepe Paper Streamers

Streamers are a party decoration staple for a reason; they’re incredibly versatile, easy to hang and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. This pack of paper streamers comes with 15 colors, two of which are metallic, so they’re suitable no matter the party theme or occasion.

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Little Monsters Cutouts

For an event that’s spooky, but still sweet, these monster cutouts are a must. The package comes with eight monsters in three sizes as a digital download, so you can print off as many or as few as you’d like. If you have some extra time on your hands, try a few of these DIY birthday decorations.

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50th Birthday Centerpiece

Let the adults in on the birthday fun with these customized centerpieces. Simply add in the birthday boy or girl’s name, age, the party date and then choose between physical items or a downloadable version. Use the centerpieces in beer or wine bottles to decorate snack, beverage and gift tables. Be sure to play a couple of these adult party games at your next grown-up celebration, too!

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Table Signs

Snack and beverage signs can be cute, too. These acrylic signs are available in clear or colored, in two sizes, with or without a stand and can be customized with any text in looped calligraphy. Plan your whole menu in advance with some help from these easy birthday party food ideas.

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Large Round Lantern Lights

Brighten a backyard party with this string of large lantern lights. The five lanterns are eight inches in diameter and stretch across 11-feet of cord to light up a good amount of space. Read up on these helpful tips for backyard bashes.

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Paper Door Banners

Everyone will know which is the party house thanks to these festive door banners. Each banner is six-foot by one-foot and can be hung on each side of your front door, off your porch or even inside as a photo booth backdrop. Here’s some more info on getting your porch party-ready.

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60th Birthday Straws

Small details can make a big difference, and these 60th birthday straws are a great finishing touch. Available in a range of colors and straw patterns, you can mix-and-match the glitter number and paper straw to your exact preference. With straws this pretty, you’ll want to make an extra batch or two of these simple party punch recipes.

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Jumbo Confetti Balloon

Perfect for sprucing up a hallway or empty corner, this giant balloon is filled with black, white, yellow and orange confetti for a fun, yet simple, pop of color. In addition to the jumbo balloon, you can get a four-foot-long tissue tassel tail to help keep the balloon in one spot.

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Custom Welcome Sign

If your birthday celebration is being thrown at a banquet hall, restaurant or other location that’s a bit more public, this custom welcome sign should be on your must-get list. This sign, which is a digital download available in four sizes, is particularly fitting for a party at a park, brewery or in a tailgate parking lot. Speaking of tailgating, here are the best tailgating supplies for game day.

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Birthday Decorating Kit

Get the biggest bang for your buck with this 118-piece birthday decorations kit that’s less than $40! With everything from mylar, latex and confetti-filled balloons to a photo booth backdrop and props, this kit is an entire party in a box. Next, check out these awesome gifts for her.

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Caroline Stanko
As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.