I love a good theme party and with the popularity of Pinterest, it seems like the inspiration is endless. Though, often times it can get quite pricey to purchase theme decor online or in stores. Or maybe you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. If you have a PicMonkey account (it’s free!) you can create your own theme decor at a fraction of the cost.
I’ll typically create in PicMonkey then print at an office supply store on a card stock weight paper. It’s huge money savings and custom-made to your liking!
For instructions on how to get started with a blank canvas you can reference this post. Adjust the size of the paper as needed. Really there’s not much else to know except for how to get started with a blank slate. I tend to just play around with the different functionalities until I find something that works.
To create an overall “theme,” stick with the same color scheme, fonts and images throughout. This particular party I worked on was a pirate theme party. I played around with different fonts until I found one that seemed pirate like. I then searched for free clip art images on google and Pinterest until I found one that I liked.
I created a variety of signs for the food and activities, a larger banner, as well as tags for the treat bags. Total cost to print was under $10 for everything and that included: four activity signs (8×10), four sheets of food label signs (two labels per sheet, 8×10), one sheet of treat bag labels (8×10) and one banner (11×14).
The party host provided the activities, food and fun, I just added a theme to the party! I did make the plank and it was a whole lot more fun painting it than I though it would be(!):
The next time you’re hosting a theme party take a stab at making it a custom party by creating the themed decor on your own. It’s truly not hard and shouldn’t be intimidating either. It’s actually fun (if you like creating) and satisfying knowing you created the decor yourself!
For other inspiration using PicMonkey for themed printables you can check these out:
If you’re interested in a custom themed party package created for you please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.