Ahh, birthday parties. My daughters insist on them every year (after all, all their classmates have them), and of course, I gladly oblige. I do love me a good party, but birthday parties can be so hard on us as moms sometimes, can’t they? Weeks before, I’m running around hunting and gathering supplies and tracking down RSVPs. It’s exhausting, and I’ll take any help I can get. Got shortcuts? Well, bring ’em on…I need them!

These genius party hacks will save you time, money, and headache—and your kiddo’s birthday party will still be amazingly awesome. Also, being less stressed out makes any birthday party better, doesn’t it. Try one (or all!) of these party decorating hacks for a picture-perfect birthday party.

11 Genius Kids’ Birthday Party Decorating Hacks