Must-have kids birthday party supplies provided by Oriental Trading. Opinions are my own.
My kids birthdays are one week apart, which means that we do everything in our power to combine their parties but still make them both feel like they aren’t missing out on anything by having to share their special day. And overall, they are both really good sports about the whole thing. So it’s important to make sure we have some must-have kids birthday party supplies to help them celebrate.
This year we took this party sharing to a new level and invited their three cousins, who all have birthdays within a few weeks, to share in the party. Which meant celebrating five kids and inviting a lot of family and in-laws to the party. We knew we needed to raise the bar so that it was memorable enough for all of the kids. When it comes to party supplies, there is one place I usually go first.
Oriental Trading has crafting, school, and party supplies at great prices. They have so many different themes and different types of products! I had to find supplies that would appeal to five different kids with ages ranging from thirteen down to four-years-old. That’s a pretty big age range to accommodate. Thankfully Oriental Trading made it easy.
Must-Have Kids Birthday Party Supplies
I don’t go overboard with decorations, but I did want to have something fun to hang up. I needed something gender neutral and with mass appeal. I ended up choose these Solid Color Balloon Hanging Paper Lanterns. You get a dozen of them, and they really make the room look festive with just a little bit of effort.
At some point during the party we cut them down and the kids enjoyed playing with them too. They played catch and keep-away, and each one took one took a couple of them home. Don’t forget to take some pictures of your decorations!
A tablecloth is a super easy way to add some party fun, and matching plates are a great touch too. I went with a balloon covered tablecloth to complement the hanging lanterns. I also chose Birthday Fun Dinner Plates and Birthday Fun Dessert Plates.
Photo Booth Props
I ordered some of these on a whim. I’d seen kids enjoying them at another function and thought it would be fun to see how the family enjoyed using them. I chose a couple of different packs or photo booth props including, Jumbo Facial Features Photo Stick Props, Big Hair Photo Stick Props, Realistic Fun Mouth Photo Stick Props and Glitter Photo Stick Props.
They were a huge hit! Every kid tried every different combination of props and wanted their picture taken.
The expressions were hysterical!
And every single prop got used and re-used.
Boys, girls, even most of the adults got in on the fun!
If you can only get one thing for a birthday party, definitely get the photo booth props before anything else. They really were the hit of the party.
Photo Booth Backdrop
You don’t need a photo booth backdrop, but it certainly makes the photo booth props even more fun. I went with the Bright Polka Dot Backdrop because I felt like it tied in with the balloons and lanterns and was gender and age neutral. it came in two pieces that you just tape on the wall. Super fun!
No kid’s party is complete without some goodies to take home. I always avoid candy in the goodie bags, but Oriental Trading does have candy or little items that make great goodie bag gifts. I opted for Bright Polka Dot Favor Boxes because I thought they tied in nicely.
Oriental Trading is my go-to for must-have kids birthday party supplies, classroom gifts for the holidays, crafts projects and more.