Entertaining, Tips & Trends

Kid-Friendly Party Centerpieces

Party planning for little ones can be fun and stressful all at the same time.  How do you create party decorations and centerpieces that style-wise appeal to both the kids and adults?!  This is a question that I get asked constantly!  So, I’ve compiled a list of some of my go-to centerpiece ideas for kids parties.

images: candy vase (hostessblog.com), lollipop urn (josevillablog.com), lollipop pots (rachaelraymag.com)

A centerpiece made of candy is sure to please the little ones!  Flower pots, vases, or urns make great containers and you can typically find inexpensive ones at your local craft store or IKEA.  A couple coats of spray paint can instantly coordinate your container to any color palette.

images: jello/flower vases and colored pencil trees (rachaelraymag.com), ribbon loop topiary tree and modern train blumebox centerpiece  (thepartydress.net)

Whether you are planning a party for the girliest of girls, or a macho little guy, think outside of the box when it comes to materials.  Or rather, think of different ways to re-purpose them!  Take Jello for instance!  Fill vases with color-coordinated jello, and float flowers in it for a whimsical, sunny centerpiece.  Or cover a styrofoam ball with loops of patterned ribbon to create a sweet topiary tree.  For an art party, stick colored pencils or crayons into styrofoam balls  for a colorful centerpiece.  And for a very simple, yet stylized look – use a colored blumebox container, fill it with shredded paper, insert a centerpiece stick and/or a balloon bunch.

images: grass plants with daisies (nancyluichin.com), goldfish centerpiece (detailsdetails.com), ladybug centerpieces (thepartydress.net)

One of my favorite types of parties to plan is a first birthday celebration that is geared primarily to adults.  You can add a whimsical touch here and there, but keep the decorations and centerpieces sophisticated.  I love using grass plants – they look great alone, or dressed up with some flowers or a centerpiece stick.  Any flower arrangement can look festive by adding a touch of whimsy- such as this charming bowl of goldfish!


  1. 1

    I sooooo love that colored pencil tree. I have a question, does the water color detach from the tree so that our little guests could use these?

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    I agree with your idea to look for out of the box materials when it comes to centerpieces. I think that would make the centerpiece even more interesting, not just for kids, but for us adults as well.

  3. 4

    Thank you, because of your post, I’ve come up with the perfect masterpiece there is: grass with lollypop flowers :)

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