My oldest turned 11 recently and a Zelda party was requested. So Mom delivered!
I rotate birthday parties between the years to help save me money, this year was the “off” year for my oldest. That means less money is spent on decor and we don’t have a lot of people over.
So to save additional money on costs I try to use things I already have at home and I DIY A LOT of stuff.
This is the main decor wall for the party, all this is is crepe paper (streamers) and construction paper cut into the Birthday banner. It made a huge statement and covered up my art which my son doesn’t care for.
I wasn’t planning on this DIY…. I use Publix for my cake, I ALWAYS use Publix because their cakes are DELICIOUS!!! Also, they do such an amazing job with their decorations. They let me down though and I had to improvise. This is a vanilla cake with icing I dyed green. The design is a Hylian shield. I cut out the inside myself with a razor blade. I placed the paper on the iced cake and I used black decorating icing to “color” in the design. The outside of the shield is just paper, it was my simple solution. It looked amazing and my bday kid was very happy!
I always have the kids do crafts or play games at the parties, it helps entertain them and it gives them something to take home. For the Zelda party I choose to have the kids paint stained glass pictures. They turned out really well!!
I used 8×10 dollar store frames and took them apart for their glass. It made a bit of a mess and I regret not keeping the frames to hang the glass up.
I found an image easy enough to trace with puffy paint
To make the paint that dries semi clear just take acrylic paint and add school glue. The kids really enjoyed painting them and they were a really easy and cheap craft!! Because I had most of the supplies I spent $10 on 5 of them; 5 for the frames and 5 for the puffy paint.