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In the throes of Party Planning

I am a poor multi tasker. When I am working on an event I get pretty consumed until it is over. {It is similiar to giving birth.} Last year I worked on the event below for the church spring party. {See more pics here.} Well, it has been a year and the last few days my life has been taken over by the preparations for this year’s party. Mostly the making of lots and lots of little party hats. I’m not going to lie, they are pretty cute. The party is tonight, I’ll post pictures tomorrow.

  1. Bev

    March 27, 2008

    I see these tissue pom poms everywhere and I think they’re so festive. I’ve attempted to make some myself, but they never look quite as great as the ones shown on Martha’s website, or like your’s for that matter. Mine always look like a half-pom. Please, oh please, can you tell me the step-by-step directions on how to make these? If you can include pictures, that would be great.

  2. Chelsea

    March 27, 2008

    Yay! A new party. I can’t wait to see the pictures. Now, I want a party to throw.

  3. Kathryn

    March 27, 2008

    Oh so pretty!

  4. Kelly

    March 27, 2008

    Looks like the event turned out lovely!

  5. Jill

    March 27, 2008

    bev it’s all in the fluffing :) you have to seperate each individual sheet down to where you tied it

    i think martha’s site has a step-by-step

  6. Em

    March 27, 2008

    @ bev –
    also when it says to use at least 10-12 sheets of tissue paper, it really means use 12-20. That helps too.

  7. Nancy

    March 27, 2008

    Have a great party! I’m the worst multi-tasker. I like to think of it as being very focused!

  8. Colleen

    March 27, 2008

    Darling! I assume you’re involved in Enrichment? I’m a new Enrichment leader in my ward and we’re planning May’s meeting tonight. I just might have to do a little idea borrowing… :)

  9. angbrimwil

    March 27, 2008

    Your ward is pretty darn lucky to have a party planner like you. If ever I get called to activities commitee, I will be giving you a email. Can’t wait to see pictures of the party tonight!

  10. love.boxes

    March 27, 2008

    That’s stunning!

  11. Sarah

    March 27, 2008

    I so wish I was in your ward! I was so inspired by what you did with your Enrichment Meeting last year (I think that was how I originally stumbled across your blog) can’t wait to see what you get up to this year.

  12. Kara

    March 27, 2008

    Funny, I have been making these pom poms today for our RS birthday party coming up on Saturday. I had to search your blog for a picture to help figure out how to hang them in the church.

  13. brit.brit.brit

    March 28, 2008

    wow. you are one amazing girl. can we be pen pals?!so i must confess. i stalk your blog. can’t get enough. great ideas and so original. clown noses?? serious. i’m so using that.
    THANKS FOR all THE IDEAS.!

  14. eRiCa

    March 28, 2008

    I remember this post from last year and that is when I started checking your beautiful blog daily. Could you (when you find the time) post how you made the party hats? I would love to know how!

  15. Bev

    March 28, 2008

    Thanks for the guidance, fellow commenters.

  16. karla

    March 28, 2008

    I think this was one of the first things I ever saw on your blog. I still love it! And good job on another great RS B-day party!

  17. Trina

    October 3, 2008

    This picture makes me happy.

    I plan to attempt these pom poms for shower I am helping to host next weekend.

    Someone mentioned to double the amount of tissue it calls for. Is that true?

  18. NgocDzung Nguyen Smith

    May 6, 2009

    If you buy the Martha Stewart kits to make these tissue paper balls, each pom-pom takes 14 sheets I think. Part of it is using tissue paper that is the right size, because the sheets that are in the kit are 30″ long. I’ve found that if you use the tissue paper at Target, they are a good size at 20″ x 30″. Another important thing to do is to cut the pointed tips on the ends (or rounded ends if you want the other look). The tips transform the ball from a tissue pom-pom into the lovely balls you see above.

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