I buy most of my party planning supplies and decor from Amazon! Usually, I have a theme and it makes it a little easier to look for decor, but today I’m talking about some general staple items that would work for a lot of different parties and themes. These items are great for a wedding, shower, gender reveal, birthday party or really anything. All of these are great items to keep in your supply closet. I’m sharing the items below with a description and a few ideas of how you can use them for your party or event.
Clear acrylic sign holders: These are the BEST! They are 4×6 sign holders. You can use them for a mimosa bar to share a menu, table numbers for a wedding, or hashtags you would like the guests to use on social media.
Artificial roses: these are beautiful faux roses that come in so many colors. They are high-quality, almost foam roses. You can use them in centerpieces, embroidery hoops or wreaths, but my favorite idea is a flower wall! These flowers are so sturdy that you can stab them into a large piece of foam in either an ombre or sporadic pattern and make an incredible backdrop.
Confetti Poppers: I love these because they are empty! So you can fill them yourself and use them over and over again. You can use them for a Bachelorette party, a gender reveal (they are clear so let your friends place their vote), or a birthday party.
Confetti: Speaking of confetti poppers, you can also buy confetti to fill your poppers on Amazon!
Silver dollar eucalyptus garland: I love silver dollar eucalyptus and this garland is so classy. You can use this on a buffet table, as aisle markers, or across a welcome sign. We did this with the welcome sign at our wedding, and it was beautiful.
Mercury votive candle holders: Mercury glass is so pretty and will compliment a lot of different themes! This is a set of 48 and comes in gold and silver. These hold tea light candles and are great to use at the end of an aisle, one a food table, or on tables at the event to compliment a centerpiece. You can also purchase a case of votive candles on Amazon.
Paper Straws: Pretty paper straws that match the theme of the party are always a nice touch. I love these because they have such an assortment while all being in the same color. You can use these for a mimosa bar, in a signature drink, or put a paper decal like a flamingo on the end.
Plastic Champagne Flutes: I like these because they are sturdier and look much higher quality than the champagne flutes with the screw-on bottoms. These are stemless and come in a pack of 24. You can again use these for a mimosa bar or with a signature drink.
Set of 2 cake stands: I love these because they are white and neutral and come in two different sizes. Since they are different heights it will create a more dynamic tablescape. You can use these for so many things. You can use them as an actual cake stand or simply to create height on a buffet table. I also love the idea of using these for decor and displaying something of prominence. You can also use these to display your signature drink with two levels.
Floral Hoop set: I love a floral embroidery hoop, but I really love this set of three floral hoops. They come in different shapes rather than just a circle. You can hang these on the wall behind a dessert table or lay them down flat to place a candlestick in the center.
Fresh Succulents: I think this is so awesome, you can have live succulents delivered to your home! I’ve linked the pastel pallet, but they have other options. These come in a set of 20 so you can put them throughout your home, or on each table. You can even use them for favors from a party.
Balloon arch kit: Balloon arches are a little complicated, but Amazon provides kits that make it so easy. You can use a balloon arch as part of a photo booth, to frame the food table, or over the entrance to your party.
Rock Candy: Rock candy is such a good staple for a party. It’s pretty so it can be used as decor for the food table, it can be used as a favor, or in a folded napkin pouch. You can check out how to fold that here.
Faux florals: Amazon has some incredible faux florals like tulips, eucalyptus and lavender. All of these are great in centerpieces, wreaths, or floral garlands.
Cotton Candy: Cotton candy is always a fun touch at a party. You can put it on the rim of your champagne glass for a fun signature drink. Check out this color-changing cocktail.
Do you have an upcoming event? What items do you need for your event?