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There are a number of ways you can get ready for a party when living in a rental; however, one thing you need to remember is that it is not your house and thus you cannot make any decorations that will damage the walls or leave traces of the party. With that being said you can find easy decorations that will leave your house looking great without doing damage to your walls or risking your damage deposit.

Easy Party Decorations

Regardless of whether you are renting or owning balloons are always a big plus in the party decoration department, even for adult parties. You can find balloons in every color which means no matter what type of party you are throwing - a baby shower, a Halloween party, a thanksgiving dinner - you can find balloons to match the specific colors. Another good and inexpensive option for party decorations in rental apartments is streamers. Just make sure that when you are hanging them you do not attach them to the walls with heavy duty tape that may take the wall paint off when you are removing them.

Another good option for party decorations is peel and stick wall decals. You can find wall decals that say things like "Happy Birthday" and "Congratulations" for example if your child wins a tournament in a local sports league. The best things about these party decorations are that they are reusable. Furthermore, you simply peel and stick the decals anywhere you wish. When it's time to take them down you can easily remove them without taking the paint off the walls in your home.

There are some party decorations that need to be hung or stuck to the wall. Rather than use a thumb tack or any other tool that creates a permanent hole, why not stick to blue tack? Blue tack is a gum-like substance that can easily attach things to a wall but also can easily be removed. Blue tack is not going to hold heavy duty items but it can easily hold banners, streamers, pictures and other light weight objects for a short period of time. Furthermore, blue tack is quite cheap and can be purchased at any stationary store.

Decorating a Small Space

When you are hosting a party in your rental apartment you may wish to stick to keeping the decorations inside the house. That way, if your landlord does walk past you don't have to reassure him that everything is okay and that nothing will get out of hand. It can also reassure the neighbors that may get upset about you throwing a party. Furthermore, keeping the party decorations inside your apartment means less clean up after the party is over.

When it comes to party decorations in small spaces such as rental units, less is more. What this means is that you need to stick to a couple of different colors and a couple of different decorations ideas and leave it at that. You don't need to completely redo your apartment for a party - your guests are not there to look at decorations; they are there to socialize and have a good time.

You may also look into party decorations for rental apartments that serve a functional purpose as well. For example, you may wish to look into tea light candles which can set the mood for a party but also make a great thing to add to your emergency kit if there is ever a power outage. Things like centerpieces can be used at a later date as well as tablecloths. The more use you can get out of these items, the better for your budget.

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