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May 15, 2009 / April T.

Real Parties: Indoor Garden Party

 Our challenge for this event was to make a huge church fellowship hall feel small and intimate, and completely different than usual…all with a tiny budget.  Martha’s pom poms really gave the room a pop of color, and the string lights and fountain in the middle of the room made it feel as if we were in an outdoor courtyard. 

We created little garden vignettes throughout the room to fill up space, and create areas where people could congregate.

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The flowers were a lucky find from Trader Joe’s and the pots are from Ikea. We ordered the tissue paper for the pom poms in bulk from Oh, and the lights are from Target.



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  1. Lisa / May 15 2009 8:36 pm

    Beautiful! Love the color scheme.
    I have those lights from Target too. Wishing I would have bought more at their after Christmas sale. 🙂

  2. Carlene / May 18 2009 11:23 pm

    I love the pom poms! I kinda want to make them just to hang em round the house. 🙂

  3. Jessie / Jan 27 2010 5:05 pm

    Love the pom poms, how do you make those?

  4. April T. / Feb 12 2010 11:16 pm

    Jessie, Here are the directions for the Martha Stewart pom poms. The only thing we do differently is to use 10 sheets of tissue paper instead of 8.

  5. hetzel / Aug 4 2010 3:00 pm

    ah, nice one!

  6. Mara / Feb 28 2011 12:45 pm

    Another idea I got from Martha was to add some TickleMe Plants when there are kids coming to the garden party.
    TickleMe Plants will close their leaves and lower their branches when tickled. We grew some before the party and showed a video of the plant in action. Each guest got a kit for each kid (and adult) to plant their own. Everyone was so excited. See the video and supplies at

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