This St. Patrick’s Day Backdrop was originally created for Shindigz.
Here at the PLG we love any and all holidays. I mean, a reason to celebrate is a reason to celebrate. National donut day? Yes, ma’am. Administrative Professionals Day? Great, let’s do it. But for some reason, we have a tiny blindspot when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not sure where it comes from, but I rarely do anything for it, have never been to a St. Patrick’s Day party, and don’t anticipate its arrival at all. However, this year, that is all changing. We have only one St. Patrick’s adjacent post on this blog and that is unacceptable for a couple of girls who claim to be party bloggers. So today, we are making a St. Patrick’s Day Backdrop that will blow the socks off any leprechaun, and make all of your party guests feel lucky. Here’s how you do it:
Supplies Needed to Make a DIY St. Patrick’s Day Backdrop
White Bright Tone Latex Balloons
Green Bright Tone Latex Balloons
Green 5-inch Latex Balloons
White 5-inch Latex Balloons
Giant Green Latex Balloons
Gold Mylar Balloons
Gold and White Fringe Backdrop
Shamrock Shaped Tissue Confetti Balloons
St. Patrick’s Day Dots Paper Garland
St. Patrick’s Day Paper Fan Decorations
St. Patrick’s Day Personalized Photo Props
6 ft. Lucky Leprechaun Standee
Removable hooks (if desired)
How to Make a DIY St. Patrick’s Day Backdrop
Make the Balloon Arch
1. Blow up the all of the balloons using a balloon pump. Set aside the 36-inch balloons and the gold Mylar balloons.
2. Tie the balloon necks together in clusters of 4 balloons.
3. Join the balloon clusters together by gently tying them together with string, to the desired length of your balloon garland. Make two of these larger clusters.
Set up the backdrop
1. Tape the fringe to the wall or attach to a backdrop stand.
2. Mount one of the balloon clusters to the top of the backdrop (horizontally) using removable hooks or tape. Attach one of the 36-inch balloons to the wall, next to the first cluster, using tape.
3. Attach the second balloon cluster to the wall, starting at the 36-inch balloon, going down the side of the backdrop vertically.
4. Attach the second 36-inch balloon to the bottom of the balloon garland, using tape or string.
5. Fill in empty spaces of the arch with the gold Mylar balloons, using tape.
6. Assemble the fans and attach to the backdrop, using tape.
7. Hang the circle garland across the top of the backdrop using tape.
8. Assemble the fan faces, photo props and leprechaun standee according to package directions and use where desired.
That’s it! Just pour the Lucky Charms, or eat some corned beef and hash (ok, admittedly I’m still foggy and the details of celebrating this holiday, but I’m getting there), and go party!
We found all of these fun St. Patrick’s Day party supplies over at Shindigz, one of the best destinations for every party them you can think of! Shindigz makes it so easy to head to one place and leave with everything you need to make a party magical.
Are you planning to throw a St. Patrick’s Day party this year? We’d love to hear your ideas!
ox. Sam and Liz
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