Decorating a table for a child’s birthday is one of the stages in preparing for a festive event. Here it is important not only to show imagination, but also to take into account a lot of nuances, such as the age and gender of the birthday person, his interests and hobbies. What creative ideas can you use to beautifully decorate the table for a children’s birthday? What should be considered?
In the process of decorating a festive children’s table, it is necessary to pay maximum attention to every detail. Value is attached to everything — both the decor and the design of dishes, and the design of dishes.
Tablecloths and napkins, if possible, it is recommended to use those that are combined with each other in terms of color, texture, and design.
Stylish store decor or original DIY crafts are usually used as design elements for a festive table for a children’s birthday. It is worth noting that children of preschool and primary school age are very interested in bright and unusual crafts and willingly participate in their creation. Therefore, if the design of the festive table is not planned to be kept secret, the future birthday boy can also be involved in the manufacture of table decorations. Independent creation of decor together with adults will significantly increase the child’s interest in the upcoming event.
To decorate the table for a children’s birthday, decorating elements such as:
- LED garlands and lamps on batteries;
- serpentine, garlands of gilded or silver paper (foil);
- beads (with large beads);
- balloons filled with helium;
- figurines from balls (horses, men);
- small wicker baskets for sets and cookies;
- origami figurines — planes, ships;
- shiny voluminous stars;
- multi-colored flags and ribbons;
- paper and LED lanterns;
- crafts from colored paper, cardboard, felt;
- small toys;
- Natural flors.
An excellent decoration for any, including children’s, festive table can be fruits cut using the “carving” technique. With the help of carving, you can beautifully arrange and serve a variety of fruits that children like: apples, pears, pineapples, mangoes, watermelon. The most ordinary banana with the help of carving can be easily turned into a dolphin or a dachshund, and a simple apple into a fabulous bird or a non-existent animal.
Choosing the most original and unusual idea for decorating a children’s holiday table, you should focus primarily on the gender and age of the child. It is logical that a table decorated, for example, in a cartoon style, will not particularly interest a baby who is 1–2 years old, but will certainly attract the attention of a child aged 4–7 years.
A set table decorated in a pirate style will best fit into the atmosphere of a children’s holiday. The idea of such a table decoration should be used on the eve of the birthday of a boy of preschool, primary and secondary school age.
The main elements of the pirate-style table decor are Jolly Roger flags, flag garlands, baskets with sets in the form of ships.
Cocktail straws can be decorated with “sails” made of colored paper, and small canapé sandwiches can be decorated with skers in the form of sabers or daggers. An excellent addition to the rest of the decor of the “pirate” table will be cardboard chests filled with chocolate coins in gilded foil.
Most often, black, white and red colors are used to design a pirate-style children’s table. Green or blue colors will also be appropriate within this theme.
You can decorate the holiday table in Disney cartoon style on the occasion of the birthday of both a girl and a boy. So, to decorate a set table for a birthday girl and her guests, you can use the theme of any Disney cartoons, in which the main role is played by a female character (Little Mermaid, Snow White, Belle). And vice versa: to decorate a table for a boy, you can use the theme of cartoons with male main characters — for example, Aladdin, The Lion King, Peter Pan.
The universal design elements of the holiday table in the style of “Disney” include the following options:
- “Hidden Mickey” — one of the legendary symbols of the Disney company, which is the outline of the head of Mickey Mouse (in the form of a figure consisting of three black circles);
- striped caramel in the form of a curved cane or its imitation from colored cardboard;
- “Aladdin’s lamps” for sets (you can do it yourself from foam, papier-mâché or cardboard);
- LED “fireworks”;
- decorative figurines in the form of famous Disney characters.
The color scheme in the design of the festive table in the style of “Disney” can be very diverse.
When choosing a suitable color palette, it is advisable to give preference to pure, but in no case “acid” colors. Recommended colors for decorating a children’s table in Disney style: black, white, deep blue, red, gold, sand, light blue, purple, purple, emerald green, bright yellow.
Such an idea for decorating a festive table will certainly be appreciated by young fans of cartoons and comics about Superman, Spider-Man, Hulk, Catwoman, Batman. To decorate the festive table within the framework of this theme, you can use the symbols, accessories and paraphernalia of your favorite characters.
Emblems and images of superheroes can decorate children’s dishes, coasters, baskets and boxes with sets. Treats and festive dishes, located against the background of “night skyscrapers” cut out of black cardboard, will look original. In America, home to most famous superheroes, holiday tables are often decorated with brightly colored balloons, flags, and table cards that say “Boom!” or “Bang!” (translated as “explosion”). Furniture is most often draped with bright fabric or capes with lush tails.
The color scheme used to decorate the festive “superhero” table should be very bright and cheerful. Usually it includes a rich red (ruby), ultramarine, sunny yellow. Be sure to use calm basic colors — black and white.
The use of natural decor in the design of the festive table should be considered a universal idea that can be used on the eve of the birthday of both a preschool child and a teenager, and even a high school student. The table, decorated with decor of natural origin, looks elegant and natural.
As elements of decoration of the festive table within the framework of natural themes, the following are usually used:
- live plants and flors;
- oak branches with leaves and acorns;
- Maple leaves;
- branches with clusters of berries (mountain ash, viburnum);
- pieces of bark of an unusual shape;
- small snags, whimsically curved branches without sharp ends.
Instead of decorative lanterns, when decorating such a festive table, you can use physalis branches with bright orange voluminous fruits of an unusual shape. Do not refuse the opportunity to create table decor at home from natural materials with your child on the eve of the holiday.
In the design of a festive table in a natural style, it is advisable to resort to a range of simple and natural shades. These include white, gray, blue and black, as ll as all shades of green and brown.
This idea of u200bu200bdecorating a festive table is as versatile as the previous one. It can be safely used when organizing the birthday of both a girl and a boy. As table decorations within the framework of this topic, decor such as:
- sea stars;
- fossilized corals or their imitations;
- figurines in the form of fish, octopuses, whales;
- miniature ships, brigantines, yachts;
- large beads imitating pearls;
- garlands decorated with colorful flags;
- origami paper boats;
- decorative figurines in the form of lighthouses, anchors, life buoys and other marine paraphernalia.
The table can be covered with a textured tablecloth in blue and white stripes (cage), and the chairs can be decorated with bows or capes made of the same color material. A festive table covered with a light and flowing sea-green tablecloth will look no less impressive.
The most suitable colors for decorating a children’s holiday table in a marine style are white, black, blue, green.
To dilute the neutrality and calmness of this palette, it is allod to supplement it with any one bright color — for example, bright red, lemon yellow.
A festive table for a children’s birthday should be decorated in the same style and colors as the surrounding interior. When choosing a palette and decor for decorating a festive table and decorating a room, it is strongly recommended to observe moderation. You should not act on the principle of “all at once”, trying to place a maximum of decorative elements on the surface of the table.
If the table is located along the wall, then it is advisable to place the tallest objects (vases with sets, fruit bowls) in the background (near the wall) so that they do not block smaller objects.
In the foreground, on the contrary, small serving items and decorative elements should be placed.
For those who have difficulty choosing the right color palette for decorating a festive table, designers recommend following a ll-known rule. It consists in the use of three colors, of which two are basic and one is accent. As an example, here can cite the palette already mentioned above, consisting of white, black and red colors. White and black are the base colors in this example, and red is the accent.
Do not use gloomy colors (black, dark gray, brown-green, dirty red) in the design of the festive table, as ll as too many colors and shades to avoid dissonance. Besides, it is important to consider that the abundance of bright colors in the environment can not only tire the child, but also cause him irritation or even a headache.
It is important to note that decorative candles are often used in the design of holiday tables “for adults”. It is absolutely impossible to use them to decorate children’s tables.
As one of the fairly simple, but very effective examples of decorating a children’s holiday table at home, you can cite the sample shown in the photo. In this design, lavender-lilac and cream shades are used organically combined with each other. The thoughtful arrangement of decor and dishes on the table allows any child to easily reach the right treat.
The combination of white, pink-red and pale blue colors is another successful range suitable for decorating a children’s set table. Such decor will successfully fit into the festive atmosphere and become its most striking decoration. In this example, the symmetry of the arrangement of decor and treats on the table top deserves special attention, thanks to which the whole composition looks neat and elegant.
To decorate the table for the birthday of a boy of preschool or primary school age, you can use the cartoon theme “Minions”. The photo shows the design of the festive table, made in the characteristic white-yellow-blue color scheme for this cartoon. Figures, cards and stickers depicting favorite children’s characters re used as decor. It should be noted that the color scheme and decor of the birthday cake in this example also correspond to the chosen theme.
How to make decor for a children’s birthday, see the video.