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Design Lab: Party Style

My son recently turned six and wanted a airplane-themed party. I was happy to deliver. I quickly realized that the Atlas collection would be perfect for creating the party decor. I got to work making favor suitcases, airplane garland, and ticket bunting. We held the party at a local park on a very blustery (and eventually rainy!) late afternoon.

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Pardon my messy tablecloths and swinging garlands – the wind made things, let’s say, exciting! We had three tables set up – one for food, one for a craft/activity, and this one for decor and gifts. I placed vintage suitcases on either end, one of which served to hold the suitcase-shaped favor boxes. I used a Silhouette Cameo file to cut the suitcases from several Atlas patterned papers, and then I tied a tag trimmed from the ___ patterned paper to each one.

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This darling ticket bunting was great for party decor and now spruces up his bedroom decor. I simply trimmed out the Atlas journaling cards, then sewed them together. The sayings, designs and colors were the perfect touch!

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I also made an airplane garland. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut airplanes out of several Atlas patterned papers. I sewed them together, alternating patterns. My favorite paper to use was the silver foil vellum. The garland was so light that it literally took flight in the wind!

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I paired the airplane garland with tissue paper tassel bunting. I was able to find several colors of tissue paper that coordinated with the Atlas color palette. When the wind was calm (which was only a few seconds here and there), the airplanes looked to be flying through the tassels. I thought it was a fun, colorful addition to the front of the table.

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Even though I’m fairly certain the guests didn’t notice the decor (’cause they were too busy building paper airplane launchers and flying their planes through the hula hoop obstacle course!)  the Atlas collection really came through for me! The colors and patterns were great for a little boy’s birthday party and really drove home the airplane/travel feel.

Thanks to Pink Paislee and the Atlas collection for making my little man’s birthday special! Next time you have a special occasion, take a look through your Pink Paislee stash – the perfect supplies for a DIY party are ready and waiting!

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