1. Scrapbooking. Celebrations always create great memories, so why not use some leftover supplies for scrapbooking?
2. Room décor. Repurpose some party supplies as decorations for a room. Hang a themed birthday banner in a child’s room, or display that graduation collage proudly.
3. Make a fort. Use two or three plastic party tablecloths draped over chairs to create a fort.
4. Make a mask. Turn paper plates, plastic spoons and forks into masks and let your children glue to their heart’s content.
5. Plate your gifts. Use leftover small paper plates to bring cookies or treats to a neighbor or friend.
6. Balloon toss. All those extra party balloons can be useful in the summertime. Just fill them with water and organize a balloon toss game. If you have any small trinkets left from a party, use them as prizes.
7. Picnic.Save extra plates, napkins and plastic utensils to use for picnics, camping or potlucks.
8. Re-sell. If you have lots of leftovers of a particular theme, sell them as a group. Someone else might be hosting a similar party and could use them.
9. Let someone else enjoy. Donate items to a church or local charity.
10. Prizes. Use your extras again. Keep all your leftover prizes from different parties, then separate them into different buckets – stickers, toys, pencils, etc. You can let children fill leftover goody bags at the end of a party with one thing from each bucket as a parting prize.