There’s no shame in planning a birthday party on a budget! You can find everything you need for your next party at The Dollar Tree. From decorations to party supplies here is everything you need to make your party a success!
Planning a birthday party- or any party- for that matter can be a little stressful. There is so much to think about and do. And sometimes that can take the fun out of it.
Purchasing decorations, paper plates, cups, party favors, serving dishes, treats- it’s enough to make my own head spin just thinking about it!
But let me tell you a secret. It doesn’t have to be complicated- or even expensive to still be an amazing party!
Here’s another secret- The Dollar Tree is a wonderful resource for party supplies. They literally have everything you need for a successful birthday party. I’m always pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety that they offer.
I’ll start off by sharing some of the best party items that you can find at most Dollar Tree stores. And while gathering all your supplies takes a lot of work- nothing is harder than coming up with a theme for your party! So keep reading to learn more!
The Dollar Tree Party Supplies
- Table Cloths
- Paper Plates, Bowls, Utensils
- Crepe Paper
- Serving Dishes
- Trinkets and Toys\Party Favors
- Unicorn lip gloss
- Colorful building block boxes
- Colorful cups
- Assorted party favors
- Paper Cups
- Center Pieces
- Most stores have helium balloons that you can get blown up in the store for just one dollar!
- They also have a huge variety of latex balloons that you can blow up – you might want to grab their balloon pump!
- Their balloons are GREAT for making a DIY balloon arch with!
- Balloon Glue Dots
- Party Hats
- Birthday Bags
- Tissue Paper
- Birthday Banners
- Wrapping Paper
- Birthday Crowns
- Birthday Hats
- Fringed Squawalkers
- Tissues Pom Pom Garlands
- Treat Bags
The Craft Aisle
Be sure to hit up the craft aisle while you are at the Dollar Tree. They have everything you would ever need for any craft. Adding a craft to your birthday party is a great way to pass the time and keep everyone occupied. They have TONS of supplies that you can create an easy craft project with. Many stores are even stocking paint and paint brushes!
Here are a few items that you can use:
- Craft Sticks
- Plastic Craft Caddies
- Craft Chalk
- Adhesive Spray
- Craft Pom Poms
- Tacky Glue
- Crafting Dough
- DIY Paint Boards
- Foam Blocks
- Craft Cubes
- Character Packs
- Wooden crafts
DIY Dollar Tree Decor For Parties
You don’t have to spend tons of money to make your party look beautiful. And you don’t have to shop at the expensive party stores either! You can create so many of your own decorations using items from The Dollar Tree.
Party Background Using Table Cloths
All you’ll need to pull this off is three rectangles, plastic table cloths from The Dollar Tree, thumbtacks and scissors! It is so easy and simple and you can get the full tutorial from Rain On A Tin Roof
Make your party balloons extra special by making them sparkle with glitter. All you’ll need from The Dollar Tree is balloons, mod podge, glitter, and a paintbrush!
It is as easy as rolling glue on one half of the balloon and then rolling it around on a plate of glitter.
Multi-Tiered Cake Stand
Buy a few plates from The Dollar Tree and find some candlesticks from your local thrift store and you are halfway done with making your own cake stand.
You can use this to display cupcakes or cookies! Choose whatever color you wish to spray paint it so it is a perfect match with all your party decor!
These adorable flower centerpieces can be customized for any party theme or color scheme. You can find the tissue paper, ribbon and paint at The Dollar Tree which will leave you with only needing a couple more items that can be found easily for cheap other places.
Pool Noodle Firecracker
These festive pool noodle firecracker centerpieces are adorable and you could use them for the 4th of July, Memorial Day or even Labor Day!
The Dollar Tree sells pool noodles, ribbon, and pipe cleaners which you will need for this project making it super easy and affordable!
A carnival-themed party is always a hit and you can find all these items at The Dollar Tree! Your guests will feel like they have been transformed straight into a carnival tent with these fun decorations.
Check out pictures and more at thedollartree.com
Make every little girl’s unicorn dreams come true with these adorable unicorn balloons! So simple and easy to make with items straight from The Dollar Tree.
If you are hosting a Moana or beach-themed party than you can make this Moana pinata in under $5!
Most of the cardboard can be found at home from old boxes but then you’ll just have to supply tissue paper and paint that can be scored at your local Dollar Tree.
You literally only need napkins, ribbon, twine, and scissors to pull off this beautiful tassel garland. The Dollar Tree has so many colors of napkins, too so you will have so many options when it comes to which colors you want to use!
Tissue Paper Pom Poms
It doesn’t get easier than this! Tissue paper, fishing line and scissors is all you really need to create beautiful, fun pom pom decorations for your party.
Find your tissue paper at The Dollar Tree- and because it’s so cheap you can afford to make as many pom poms as you’d like!
Dollar Tree Birthday Party Themes
Lego Block Party
You can find colored paper, block-themed plates or table cloths and much more to finish off your Lego-themed party. Grab balloons, block toys and you have yourself a party that any kid would love.
More fun LEGO ideas:
- DIY LEGO Costume – Great Last Minute Idea!
- Easy DIY Beyblade Made with LEGO
- DIY IKEA LEGO Table with Free Labels
- 40+ LEGO Boredom Buster Activities
- Easy DIY Drawstring Bag for Toys – Perfect for LEGO, Toys, and Play and Go!
- Lego Crayon Valentine
Get everything you need to give your football lover the party of their dreams. You can find all the supplies for the back drop, centerpieces and bags at the Dollar Tree. This would be perfect for a birthday party OR a Super Bowl Party.
Did you know you can find cute little animal figurines at the Dollar Tree? They would perfect to add to your Safari theme.
Find table cloths, paper goods and centerpieces at The Dollar Tree, too. If you print out pictures you can also find photo frames there that would be so cute!
S’mores Station Party
You can find graham crackers, marshmallow and chocolate at The Dollar Tree making your camping or s’more party complete.
Legally Crafty Blog shares a fun idea where you make your own little fire pit- with most suppliese found at The Dollar Tree.
You can find a terra cotta pot, paint, and aluminum foil at The Dollar Tree- although the pots may be a seasonal item so be on the look out for it!
This Flamingo party could be for a baby, bridal or birthday party!
Find everything you need to create the banner, decorations and table centerpieces all at The Dollar Tree. Who knew they have so many tropical and flamingo-themed items?
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Cindy Maudsley lives in Utah with her husband and three young daughters. Aside from writing, her passions include her family, faith, and spreading infertility awareness. She also loves a good book, Netflix binge, diet Coke and Target run