Why You Should Sell Party Printables on Etsy

What’s the holy grail of printables? The rare combination of something that people will buy over and over again plus something that isn’t trendy and won’t go out of style quickly.

If that doesn’t describe party printables I don’t know what does!

According to a survey conducted by OnePoll for BJ’s Wholesale, the average American will end up spending over $1,400 on parties during the year and host about seven gatherings during that time. Around $58 of that will be spent on decorations.

Considering the high price of prepackaged decorations, many party hosts are looking for a less expensive and more creative alternative. Enter party printables!

These days, you can find a massive selection of printable party decorations, templates and other supplies on Etsy. Here are just a few examples.

Birthday Party Printables

You get the idea. You can search Etsy for printable party decorations and supplies related to:

  • Graduation parties
  • Retirement parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Quinceanera party
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Tailgate party signs and stickers
  • Back to school parties
  • Cocktail parties
  • Banners
  • Place cards
  • Water bottle labels
  • Paper cup templates
  • Cupcake toppers
  • Signs
  • Thank you notes
  • Labels
  • Menu templates
  • Chocolate bar wrappers
  • And a LOT more

The printable party decorations and supplies niche also gives you an abundance of room to repurpose the same ideas for your decorations and supplies. For example, if you make signs for a tailgate party, you can use that same template and make signs for a graduation party. Just quickly swap out the football images for graduation hats, change the colors and swap the background.

Or you could create wedding invitations using floral artwork then use those same flowery images for a girl’s graduation party invitations.

Such simple changes only take a few minutes and you’ve created an entirely new line of party printables to add to your shop.

What’s not to love?

Selling party printables offers the benefits of:

  • No website to create or maintain
  • No inventory to store
  • Nothing to ship
  • No returns or refunds to manage
  • Ease of creation
  • Ease of use for customers
  • Quick creation time
  • Affordable for customers to buy

Watch This Video About Party Printables

If you want to know more about printable party decorations and the benefits of making and selling party printables, watch this video. I interviewed Amy Harrop, creator of Easy Party Printables, who gives more examples and information about this unique and profitable niche.

Amy can help you get started and be successful on Etsy when selling printable party decorations, templates and supplies.

50 Popular Party Ideas People Need Printable Supplies For

What kinds of parties are we talking about? Sometimes they are major gatherings with dozens or even hundreds of people. Other times they are intimate occasions with just a few guests.

Traditional Evergreen Party Ideas

These are always going on because they deal with life’s events. People will forever have birthdays, students will always graduate, people will fall in love and get married, buy houses, want to socialize with their neighbors and so on. You can count on these traditional/evergreen party ideas forever and ever.

  • Birthday Party (Especially 1st, 16th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, etc.)
  • Graduation Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding Shower
  • Baby Shower
  • Housewarming Party
  • Retirement Party
  • Block / Street Party
  • Pool Party
  • Cocktail Party

Holiday Traditional Gathering / Party Ideas

These holiday party ideas are also a safe bet because these holidays will always be on the calendar.

  • New Year’s Eve
  • Valentine’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • April Fool’s Day
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Father’s Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Halloween
  • Yom Kippur
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Chanukah
  • Kwanza

Holiday Not-So-Traditional Festival & Party Ideas

  • Welcome Winter
  • Trivia Day
  • Opposite Day
  • Groundhog Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Welcome Spring
  • Earth Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Welcome Summer
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Welcome Fall
  • Sadie Hawkins Day
  • Boxing Day

Sports Party Ideas

  • Tailgate Party
  • After-Game Party
  • Sports-Themed Birthday Parties
  • Olympics Party
  • College Football Playoffs
  • Pro Football Playoffs
  • Superbowl Party
  • College Basketball Playoffs (Final Four)
  • Pro Basketball Playoffs
  • College Baseball Playoffs
  • Pro Baseball Playoffs