When Kermit the Frog famously stated, “it isn’t easy being green,” he must not have accounted for the infinite party potential. We drew inspiration from the hue to create a monochromatic party theme, complete with a layered installation and our new paper plates! This party would be a great play on St. Patrick’s Day, or for any of you fellow green-lovers out there! Get the full details below!
Materials: Wintergreen 3’ balloons, wintergreen long balloons, small ceiling hooks, tape, fishing line, balloon hand pump, mint tissue paper fans, mint honeycomb balls, mint streamer garland, scissors
Step 1: Inflate a few 3’ balloons with air. Tie a string to the balloon, then attach to the hook. Remove the paper backing from the hook and attach it to the wall. Do this until you have a general arching pattern (we achieved this with 5 balloons).
Step 2: Prepare the balloons that are going to hang from the ceiling. Roll a small piece of paper napkin into a small ball. Drop the small paper ball into the 3’ balloon so it sits at the ‘top’. Hold the paper ball and then take a long balloon and tie it around the ball, making two tight knots. This will give you two ends of the balloons so that we can hang it from the ceiling and attach something at the bottom of the balloon.
Step 3: Tie a long piece of string to the new nob on the balloon, and attach them to the ceiling at varying lengths. Use the small ceiling hooks and fishing line so it looks like they are floating.
Step 4: Once all the balloons are in place, start to attach the fans, honeycombs, and streamer garlands with tape. To get a nice variation, attach some of the things to the bottom of the big balloons and continue adding by filling the rest of the visual ‘holes’.
Photos and styling by Sarah Kate Price
Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake and Ida Olmers