Party Planning 101: Decorations Part 2

Hello Party Planners!

I wanted to just take a moment and talk a little more about party decorations. If you read my post, Party Planning 101: Decorations, you know that I planned my older sister’s baby shower recently. I had so much fun and I made almost all of the decorations myself. In the other post, I talked about the tissue paper pom-poms. Which are super easy to make and really tie in the look of whatever party you are throwing. For my sister’s baby shower everything was pink and orange. So when I decided to make my own garland, of course it had to be shades of pink and orange!

As I was planning and looking for inspiration, I had seen these circle garland on etsy.

il_340x270_477536542_q51mI think these are sooo cute! However when I was making them, I did not have the patience or time to sew the circles together like that… So this is how I did it:

Supplies: Card Stock, White Thread, Scotch Tape, Poster Board, something round to trace and Scissors.

1st: Trace as many circles as you can fit on the card stock. My circles were around 2 1/2 inches.

2nd: Cut out the circles you traced.

3rd: Tape one strand of thread to the back of the circles. I did 9 circles per strand, with each circle about 2-3 inches apart.

I, for some reason, forgot to take any “real” pictures of the party decorations. (Don’t worry I am still kicking myself) So, I apologize for the horrible picture quality!

IMG_20141221_201743I really liked the idea of using the garland as a back drop. As you can see I used the circle garland along with party streamers and gift ribbons. I also made some heart shaped garland the same way I made the circle garland. I taped a top part of each line of garland to a strip of orange poster board, in a random pattern. It was a little hard to transport, and to keep them from tangling. But I was happy with how it turned out!

treat bar blurrySorry its so blurry!! this is the best pic I could find from a friend. This is the treat bar. All treats fit with the pink and orange theme.

I hope this was a bit helpful! I will be posting more about the treat bar and the fun Baby shower games we played soon!

Always,

m

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Party Planning 101: Decorations

I love throwing parties!! Like Seriously LOVE! A couple weeks ago I threw my older sister’s baby shower and just this last week I had a Sugar Bowl Party. Its so much fun planning the activities and decorations and getting everyone together!

Today we are just going to focus on the decorations.

For both parties I made floating Tissue Paper Pom Poms.

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These are super easy to make and add a lot to the atmosphere!

This is how I do them:

Supplies:

8 sheets of Tissue Paper

White Thread (you can use ribbon, but thread give the floating illusion)

1. make sure your tissue paper is the same size. Depending on the size on Pom Poms you want, you may want to cut the sheets of tissue paper. If I want smaller pom poms, I usually cut them in half and then in half again. So out of 8 sheets of regular sized Tissue, you get 4 pom poms. (I like this size best) If you want big ones just keep them the normal size.

2. line up your 8 sheets (cut or not) the Tissue will be rectangular. You want to be looking at the tissue like this:2x1-rectangleNow start at the bottom and make accordion folds all the way to the top.

3. Cut a long piece of tread and tie it around the center of the folded Tissue.

4. When your ready to hang them, carefully separate each layer of tissue. Make sure the thread stays in place.

5. Hang from the ceiling with a small piece of tape.

imagesCASRG0AMredI used Pink and Orange Tissue for My sister’s Shower and Red for the Sugar Bowl Party (We’re Ohio Sate fans!)

These Pom Poms were super easy to make and really cheap! I spent .88 on a pack of 20 sheets of tissue on sale at Target and I already had thread. I used about 4 packs for my sisters shower (the venue was kinda big) and I only used 8 sheets of tissue for the Sugar Bowl Party.

I will post more on decorations later this week!

Always,

M

photos found via google