Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Decorations You Can Reuse Every Year

When it comes to eco-friendly birthday party decorations, there are plenty of cute and festive options that are good for the planet too. From handmade fabric banners and garlands to birthday crowns and chalkboard signs, I’m sharing my favorite sustainable party decor you can reuse every year!

Eco Friendly Birthday Party Decorations

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5 Festive & Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Decorations You Can Reuse Every Year

Instead of buying new party supplies each year, try these versatile birthday decorations to save time and money when another birthday rolls around.

Plus, using the same special birthday items again and again creates family traditions – with cherished memories and photographs featuring those favorite reusable decorations.

Fabric birthday bunting image from StarlitNestBunting, available on Etsy

1. Fabric Garland and Bunting Banners

If you are crafty, try making your own fabric bunting banner repurposing old garments. Or, take the easy route and support some of these talented small businesses on Etsy:

Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Decorations - Flowerlane Birthday Crown
Birthday crown image from Flowerlane, available on Etsy

2. Birthday Crown

Give the royal treatment with a birthday crown! Perfect for children or anyone who is young at heart.

3. Chalkboard Sign

If you have an artistic side, a chalkboard sign is a wonderful way to add some creative designs to your birthday decor.

Scope out your local thrift store or Facebook Marketplace for a new-to-you chalkboard sign. If you can’t find a secondhand one, check out these online options:

Need some inspiration for drawing a chalkboard birthday message? I’ve saved lots of chalkboard art ideas to a Pinterest board.

BBCeramic Happy Birthday Plate
Birthday plate image from BBCeramic, available on Etsy

4. Happy Birthday Plate

A reusable ceramic birthday plate makes that birthday cake and ice cream extra festive!

If you have a local pottery studio nearby, another fun idea would be making and decorating your own birthday plate.

Eco-friendly birthday decorations - sprinkles table runner
Birthday table runner image from WinslowAndBrady, available on Etsy

5. Linen Birthday Tablecloth or Table Runner

Add some cozy vibes to your birthday party with a linen tablecloth or table runner. Below are lots of cheery options with either specific birthday designs or festive patterns for any celebration.

Disposable & Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Decorations

While reusable birthday party decorations are the most eco-friendly route, sometimes you need some disposable supplies as well. Here are a few ideas that are a little more sustainable than regular disposables.

Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Decorations

Happy Eco-Friendly Partying!

I hope you make some wonderful new traditions this year by adding in some special, reusable birthday decor to your celebrations.

Any other favorite eco-friendly birthday party decorations you would add to this list? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

For more eco-friendly birthday ideas, check out 15 Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Favors Kids Will Love.

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