How To Cover Garage Walls For A Party

How To Cover Garage Walls For A Party: Explained

Last Updated on April 22, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

Creating an unforgettable party involves more than just curating the perfect playlist and offering delicious snacks.

Turning a boring garage into an exciting party place can improve the whole experience. But how to cover garage walls for a party?

As someone who has thrown many parties, I discovered that creatively decorating garage walls makes the party feel better and starts things off right.

Today, I’ll share the cool ways to decorate garage walls to make the space feel alive and the party awesome.

5 Simple Tips To Cover Garage Walls For A Party

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1. Prepare The Space

Before setting up, clear out any large items from the garage. This will create more space for your guests.

Additionally, sweep and mop the floor to remove dust and dirt, ensuring a clean environment for the party.

But how do you stick balloons to the wall?

2. Use A Garage Door Screen 

Consider using a garage door screen if you plan to keep the garage door open.

“A piece of wall can be visually disintegrated from the whole into a separate triangle by plunging a diagonal of light from edge to edge on the wall; that is, side to floor, for instance.”

Dan Flavin, American Artist

This will prevent unwanted elements like wind and bugs from entering the space while maintaining ventilation.

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3. Paint Or Wall Coverings

You can paint the garage walls [1] or use various wall coverings for a more permanent transformation.

Start by cleaning the walls thoroughly, and remember to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) like goggles and a mask.

If you want the best outcome when painting, use a primer beforehand.

You can select a more long-lasting solution if you work with materials like drywall, plastic or fiberglass panels, plywood, or OSB.

4. Setting Up Temporary Wall Coverings

Temporary options like drapes and wallpaper can add a touch of style to your garage party space.

These coverings are easy to install and provide various designs, allowing you to match the theme of your party.

5. Hanging Drapes & Add Lighting

If you choose drapes as your wall covering, follow these steps for effective installation. Measure the height of your garage walls accurately to ensure the drapes hang properly.

Select suitable rods for hanging the drapes, and consider using clips or rings to attach the drapes securely to the rods.

Lighting does not only provide illumination, but it can also be used to create a unique and visually appealing atmosphere.

You can use string lights to create a warm and inviting ambiance or install uplights to highlight certain areas of the garage.

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7 Great Ideas For A Garage Party Theme

1. Retro Garage

Bring back the nostalgia of the 1950s and 60s with a retro garage party theme. 

Decorate with vintage car posters, neon signs, and classic cars. Serve up classic cocktails and diner-style food.

2. Brewmaster’s Bash

Host a beer-tasting party in the garage. It is perfect for adults who enjoy craft beer [2] and want to try something new. 

The garage can be decorated with beer-themed decorations, such as hops, barley, and beer bottles. 

“From dusty garage to vibrant gala – walls clad in celebration turn ordinary spaces into extraordinary memories.”

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Or you can have guests bring their homemade brews to share and sample. There will be various games and activities, such as beer tasting, pong, and trivia. 

3. 80s Arcade 

Retro 80s 90s Arcade Party

80s Arcade is a fun and nostalgic idea for a garage party theme. 

It is not only suitable for adults because kids can enjoy it, especially those who love the nostalgia of the 80s and the arcade games of that era. 

The garage can be decorated with neon lights, posters of popular movies and video games of that time, and colorful streamers. 

Guests can play classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Donkey Kong. 

4. Country Hoedown 

This party theme idea is tailored to people who love country music and want to enjoy a night of dancing and fun. 

You can decorate the garage with hay bales, bandanas, and cowboy hats and have guests dress in their best western attire. 

There will be various games and activities, such as line dancing, two-step, and square dancing. 

Guests can also enjoy food typical of the country, such as BBQ, corn on the cob, and apple pie.

5. Rock & Roll 

Set up your garage with a classic rock and roll theme for those who love the rock genre and want to enjoy a night of dancing and singing. 

The garage can be decorated with rock-themed decorations, such as posters of famous rock bands and musicians and strings of lights. 

Guests can wear their leather jackets and dance to their favorite rock songs played by a live band. 

There will be various games and activities such as guitar hero, rock trivia, and rock karaoke. 

6. Halloween Spooktacular

Want to take your garage to the next level this coming Halloween? Try to decorate the garage with Halloween decorations such as cobwebs, pumpkins, and spooky lighting. 

Guests can dress up in their favorite costumes and participate in Halloween-themed games and activities such as pumpkin carving, a haunted house, and a Halloween scavenger hunt. 

There will be a variety of spooky foods, such as Halloween-themed cupcakes, cookies, and candy apples. 

7. Art Studio 

For children and grown-ups who love arts and crafts, set up art stations for everyone to create and showcase their masterpieces. 

Guests can participate in art activities such as painting, drawing, and sculpture. There will be a variety of art supplies available for guests to use, and they can make their art pieces. 

Plus, they can enjoy food that pairs well with art, such as cheese and crackers, fruit, and wine. 

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Can I cover my garage walls with beadboard instead of drywall?

It is possible to cover garage walls with beadboard. 

However, you must consider the potential for moisture damage and ensure that the beadboard is properly sealed and painted to protect it from humidity and potential water exposure.

What’s the ideal material for garage walls?

Drywall is a common and practical choice for garage walls because it is affordable, easy to install, and fire-resistant. 

Is there a particular paint for garage walls?

Yes, interior latex paint is a popular choice for garage walls because it is easy to clean, dries quickly, and can resist mildew and fading.

Key Takeaways

So there you have it. Making your garage party-ready is manageable. I’ve thrown my share of bashes, and jazzing up those garage walls works like a charm.

Step one: Get the place ready. Then think about colors or cool stuff to put on the walls, even big sheets with patterns.

And remember to hang some nice curtains – like the final touch.

Besides, it’s your party kingdom, so go on and make it rock. Your friends will be amazed, and you’ll be the party legend.


Kimberlee Johnson
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