Host a tie dye party for kids with these easy diy party ideas. This party includes lots of fun ways to incorporate the tie dye theme including a cute invitation idea, easy tie dye cupcakes, and a party decor.
Tie Dye Party Ideas
Are you looking for ideas to keep the kids busy for a birthday celebration or for the summer break? Well here’s an idea, host a tie dye party!
Plan a tie dye party for a child’s birthday or for a summer neighborhood gathering. It should be colorful and bright and incorporate fun details to follow the theme.
Follow our tutorial on how to tie dye your own t-shirts and let them make their own.
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Best Ideas for a Tie Dye Party
- Find tie dye or painterly fabric at the fabric store and use it for a table cloth. It’s a great base to help set the scene. Use it right off the bolt; no sewing required.
- Use the same fabric to hang as a backdrop to the snack table. This visually connects the two areas of the party together.
- Search Etsy to find party printables with a tie dye design. I had these custom made by a graphic designer friend. Use printables in frames to decorate the table, and as food markers.
Party Decoration Ideas
- If you’re creating a seated table, make sure you use colorful plates and napkins that coordinate with the tie dye fabric cover.
- Place mini framed signs from the custom printables.
- Give kids their own drink bottle with their name attached. Use squeeze bottles to serve colorful punch in, and add a straw. Cut the pointed lid down so the opening is wide enough for a straw to slide through.
PARTY TIP: Use different colors of punch or Kool aid in the squeeze bottles. They will emulate the look of the tie dye used to make the t-shirts.
Tie Dye Party Invitations
Send guests a custom invitation that’s designed in the shape of a garment hang tag. Pin it to a solid white t-shirt and tell the invitees to bring the shirt with them to tie dye it at the party.
Set up a treats table for the kids to munch on, and serve colorful sweets.
- Make diy tie dye cupcakes by dragging a skewer through colorful gel or icing.
- Fruit strips make fantastic themed candy treats.
- Fill jars with layers of colorful toffee.
- Send guests home with their newly dyed tee shirts, of course. You’ll need plastic or paper bags to carry them in. And make sure they know to wash the shirts once or twice before wearing them.
- Fill mini paint cans with colorful gumballs and add a printable sticker on top. The kids can take them home and reuse the cans for storing crayons or other small trinkets.
Happy Party Planning!