How to Decorate an Entire Party With a Circle Punch

Posted by Natalie Wright
Prep an entire party with your favorite paper and a simple circle punch!

Hello creative friends! My youngest daughter has a birthday coming up, and I wanted to share how I am creating a really fun family party for her, with just a few supplies. Did you know you can create an entire party with just a simple circle punch?? Pair it with your favorite paper, and you can create everything you need for the perfect party.

Here are the supplies you need:

Your favorite 6x6 paper pad

1.5" Circle Punch

Paper Straws

Adhesive Foam Dots

Glue gun and glue sticks

Paper Trimmer

Bakers Twine


Fabric Treat Sacks

Glass bottles

To get started, choose your favorite patterned paper, and punch about 30-40 circles.

You are going to first make the garland by adhering the circles to your bakers twine using a hot glue gun. Make your banner as long as you want!

To make your cupcake toppers, cut your paper straws in half, and glue them to punched circles.

Insert them in your cupcakes right before the party is about to start!

For the soda bottles, just trim a 3"x9" piece of paper, wrap it around your bottle, and adhere a punched circle to the front using an adhesive foam dot. I like to tie my drinking straws to the outside of my bottles with baker's twine so they are easy for party guests to find!

I also like to purchase glass bottles that I can easily fill myself with a funnel, but if it's easier for you, just purchase glass soda bottles at your local grocery store that area ready to drink!

To make the treats sacks, glue a few punched circles to the font of the bag, and then embellish it with ephemera, or left over patterned paper. I love these fabric bags, but any paper sacks will do too! You can even make your own with leftover patterned paper.

If you have additional time, you can always punch extra circles to use as confetti on your table. Invitations with punched circles would be easy to make too!

See, it's so easy to throw a whole party together inspired by a single shape! Maybe I need to try a triangle party next... Or hexagons! Yup. I am definitely going with hexagons at my next party. :)