If you’re looking for optimal decorating bang for the buck, crepe streamers are a great way to create a fabulous look without blowing the budget. Solid-color crepe streamers also a great way to supplement patterned decorations for other themes. Buy a great Mardi Gras centerpiece then suspend purple, gold and green streamers from the ceiling and food tables. The inexpensive streamers leave you more money to spend on that fabulous centerpiece.
Sheer versatility makes crepe streamers a decorating MacGyver. Use one color or several, alternating hues along a post or column or twisting two streamers together for yet another look. Forego the expensive backdrop and create a wall of twisted streamers behind the head table or along a bare wall at home. Use streamers to decorate an entrance, hallway or arch, taping them to the top then securing them at the sides like you would a tie-back curtain. Punctuate with balloons at the top. Create a room-dividing arch where none exists by draping streamers from floor to ceiling to separate food or gift tables. Hang poms or paper lanterns from streamers of varying lengths to add depth to party decor. Crepe streamers also let nonprofits and schools optimize their decorating budgets by buying great reusable decorations such as arches or columns, with an eye toward redecorating with streamers the following year.