8 DIY project ideas for an outdoor party

27 April 2021

With lockdown restrictions easing allowing you to invite friends and family into your garden, you’re going to want to pull out all the stops. In this round-up of DIY projects for outdoor parties, we’ll take the stress out of the party planning by taking you directly to the project in Design Space.

Sandwich fans

This simplest craft project could be the sweetest thing to adorn your picnic fare. Level up your cucumber sandwiches with these adorable fans. Click here to follow the tutorial in Design Space.

Party Banners

Instantly add a party vibe to your outdoor space with colourful banners. There are a few to choose from including these striking tassels cut with the wavy blade on the Cricut Maker to create a beautiful finish.

Click here to make the Celebration Tassel Garland.

Alternatively, opt for a more traditional style with shapes or letter banners like these examples:

Star banner project: https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/57929448212426ff3e6c47e8

Arrow banner: https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/57929422212426ff3e6c4737

Summer banner: https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/575644dbee508efa43324199

Up your game

Create games to keep your guests entertained. This tumbling tower game is perfect for all ages!

Or how about a matching game for the kids? Did you know you can cut the wood pieces on the Cricut Maker too?

Customised picnic cutlery

Customise your guest cutlery. This way they can keep the whole set for the duration of your party, which means less waste and less washing up!

Custom Picnic Cutlery: https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/57565ec5ee508efa43328d16

Picnic blanket

Jazz up a plain picnic blanket with tropical vibes using Iron-on. You’d also have the best picnic spot at the park or sun trap on the beach if you took this out and about with you.

Tropical Leaf Picnic Blanket: https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/58a63d6e719e813b7e2e25d7

Raise the bar

Create a stunning bar menu with vinyl, so that your guests know what drinks are available. Or label the bottles at the juice bar so that they look terrific and help your guests pick their favourite tipple too.

Glass markers

Add these cute glass markers to everyone’s glasses, so that there will be no confusion as to who’s cocktail is whose!

And if you don’t want a permanent addition to your glasses, or want to update them for your next party, choose window cling or removable vinyl for the decals.

Pick a theme

To create a truly memorable gathering, pick a theme and run it throughout your party.

Take this Mexican fiesta-inspired fare, which includes decals for the tableware, bright and colourful cutlery holders, cute cacti cupcake toppers, and even the clearing up is covered with this Taco Tea Towel!

There are many more ideas for DIY projects for an outdoor party on Design Space. There is even a category called Parties & Events where you can choose from a wide range of themes and projects.