We all know that the informal, let-your-hair-down parties are the best kind. You get to relax and socialize, and they can be organized even in a shoe-string budget. Unfortunately though, these kind of informal parties don’t suit all occasions. A dinner for your boss, for example, could be a disaster in an informal setting—unless you’ve been blessed to actually have a fun boss, that is! Whatever the case may be, you have to agree that formal parties tend to cost a little extra…at least more than the casual parties. The food, the decoration…these aren’t as easy to figure out as the other party food.

Fear not though! We’re here to help you out. We’ve assembled a few tips and ideas on how to decorate your formal party, cheap, fast and effectively. Interested? Keep reading…!

Balloons; the ultimate party deco
Who says balloons only fall under cheap party supplies Australia? Lies, lies! Balloons can look very elegant, depending on the colors you use, the quality of it, and of course, what you accompany it with. If you accompany your balloons with streamers, it gives that homey, laid back effect. This is perfect for those formal-yet-informal parties. Balloons with tulle for example, can end up looking more chic and elegant. You can even use balloons as your center piece…!

Select the correct light
Depending on the time of the day you plan on having your party, even lights could be turned into elegant yet cheap party decorations. By light, we of course mean both candles and fairy lights. Like balloons, fairy lights too can be turned formal by simply accompanying it with the right things. Fairy lights decorated tulle drapes and maybe even tissue pompoms can give a beautiful and chic backdrop for your dinner table. There are many tutorials online teaching you how to make these tissue pompoms, so you needn’t buy them; and they hardly take any time to make! Candles on the other hand can be used to both light up the room and even the table. Upturned wine glasses make the perfect candle stands, and can even be decorated. You can even have a few small pompoms inside the cup-part of the wine glass for additional decoration of party supplies Blacktown.

Elegance in another name; flowers
Truly, flowers are very elegant. Whether it’s fresh or dry, real or plastic, adding flowers to your decorations automatically makes it more “prettier” and definitely more elegant. You can use flowers as your center piece for the table, or even have it floating in little bowls around the room. You can add a touch of elegance to your napkins by simply tying a long stemmed flower on to the napkin using a pretty ribbon. The flower needn’t even be fresh (if they’re too expensive for you), as even plastic flowers come in very convincing reality these days.