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Crafty décor and table setting ideas for a teen party

Are you planning a party and could use some decorating ideas to put a group of teenagers in the right mood? Fact is, you might already have what you need at home. From mixing old and new to create unique place settings, to easy DIY decorations, there is much you can accomplish by just applying a little creativity.

A table with a natural/beige tablecloth set with mixed dinnerware in different colours, POKAL glasses and artificial flowers.
A table with a natural/beige tablecloth set with mixed dinnerware in different colours, POKAL glasses and artificial flowers.
A pair of hands cutting paper on a table with a watercolour box, a paper roll, paint bottles and brushes in the MÅLA series.

DIY ideas to get creativity going

It’s always good to have coloured craft paper at home. It’s such a versatile material for making decorations like placement cards and garlands. That said, here’s a short step-by-step for a fun party table.


  • Make personal place settings with mixed tableware
  • Use odd tea towels as napkins
  • Colour some paper lamp shades and use as balloons
  • Decorate with reusable fake flowers
  • Finish off with your own DIY decorations
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Say goodbye to balloons

How about a creative alternative to balloons? Painting some paper lamp shades in different colours is an easy way to set a fun vibe. With dimmable LED bulbs inside, you can finetune the atmosphere. Plus, they’re reusable – perhaps with another splash of paint?

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Three hand-coloured REGOLIT pendant lamp shades over a dining table set with mixed dinnerware and artificial flowers.
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The beauty is real

Artificial flowers have come a long way in how real they look and feel. Having a selection in different colours at home is a smart way to get lots of options for setting the dining table with a fresh, colourful touch – again and again.

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SMYCKA artificial flowers and bouquets in clear glass vases beside a POKAL glass and a patterned/green ENTUSIASM bowl.
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Homey table setting creativity

Tea towels make great napkins and can be really decorative with a ribbon and a placement card. When setting the table, try mixing the colours and patterns of your dinnerware to make unique place settings for each guest. It’s a nice way of making everyone feel extra welcome.

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A pair of hands placing a folded dark grey/patterned RINNIG tea towel as a napkin on a place setting with pink dinnerware.
A table with a natural/beige tablecloth and place settings with various dinnerware and KEJSERLIG bowls in mixed colours.
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