06 May

Pinwheel Theme – Fun Party Decor Idea

pinwheel party ideas

Pinwheels have been a really popular party trend lately, and I love the idea of using one of these fun Pinwheel Mobiles as creative party decor for everything from baby & bridal showers to birthday parties.

They’d look great hanging over a table, a dessert buffet, or really any area in the party space... and if the celebration is a baby shower (like this Pinwheels and Pom Poms theme), this would also double as a fun gift for mom-to-be!

pinwheel party ideas

These particular mobiles are from Etsy shop mamax2, and there are so many colors & patterns available!

I’m especially loving this striped pink & black mobile for a lingerie or Paris-themed bridal shower (like this Flirty French Candy or Parisian theme)…

pinwheel party ideas

pinwheel party ideas

pinwheel party ideas

And a few more fun colors

pinwheel party ideas

pinwheel party ideas

…and this red, white, and blue version would even work for 4th of July parties!

pinwheel party ideas

Visit mamax2 to check out all of the available patterns!

P.S. If you’d like to try your hand at making these yourself, here’s a great tutorial on paper pinwheels from Ohdeedoh.com.

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Tasha SAYS:

I did a similar red, white, and blue pinwheel for a Dr. Suess, Thing 1 and Thing 2 first birthday party for twins. I must say, the pinwheels are SUCH a hit for people who haven’t seen them since childhood!


May 6, 2010 at 9:25 am


This is so cute..do you have a template on how to make these

May 6, 2010 at 9:54 am


A.M.D. –
Here’s a great paper pinwheel tutorial from Ohdeedoh!


May 6, 2010 at 10:11 am

Adriana Garcia SAYS:

I absolutely love pinwheels; there is something so fun and childlike about them. My favorite is the red, white and blue!

May 6, 2010 at 11:20 am

Kelley Moore SAYS:

How great! These are great for party decorations, indeed, but would also make for a fantastically whimsical playroom! Can you imagine how fun it would be to cover a ceiling in these things?

May 6, 2010 at 11:39 am

Vicky SAYS:

Seeing as how I have been in love with pinwheels lately, this post is great:) I love them on a mobile- so sweet for baby’s little eyes.

May 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm


Jenn, thank you so much, you have been a great inspiration for all my parties!

May 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Tanya SAYS:

I heart pinwheels

May 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Cheryl of Bliss! Weddings Market SAYS:

this is such a cute idea! perfect for a party!

May 6, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Jen @ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

Fun and whimsical! LOVE! :)

May 7, 2010 at 7:53 am

stella SAYS:

i always loved them! and these are so pretty :)

May 8, 2010 at 2:39 am

April~Living The Sweet & Crazi Life SAYS:

These are brilliant. What pretty colorful things to add to a mobile.

May 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Diapers and Divas SAYS:

This is a great idea! I’d even add a pinwheel mobile to my nursery!

May 10, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Sammy SAYS:

Pinwheels make such a great decoration. For more decor, I would love your feedback here. Thank you!

May 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Birthday Party Themes SAYS:

I really like pinwheels . You just pick the right idea for party theme .

May 18, 2010 at 8:51 am

Caroline @ youngDCliving SAYS:

I really like them with the polkadots! Both the 4th of July ones and the pink and black striped ones are really cute.

June 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Jamee Bryant SAYS:

This is soo cute!

June 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Jenni SAYS:

I’m LOVING the pinwheels right now! I recently did a pinwheel and purple party for my sister’s birthday. I ended up keeping a ton of pinwheels even after the party was over!

Photos are featured on my blog: awellcraftedparty.blogspot.com

July 30, 2010 at 4:10 pm

SugarFoot Designs SAYS:

I also created a pinwheel & pearls themed invitation. A DIY tutorial is posted on my blog at : http://www.sugarfootmomms.blogspot.com

September 12, 2010 at 11:23 am
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