In case you missed my previous posts and the explanation of the Focus on Your Innergram theme, you can find all of my other Focus on Your Innergram printables here:
- Focus on Your Innergram: Print & Cut Invites
- Focus on Your Innergram: Photo Invites
- Focus on Your Innergram: Handouts
- Focus on Your Innergram: Posters
- Focus on Your Innergram: Skit & Program Cover
Today I’m sharing some ideas for decorating your Focus on Your Innergram event as well as some favor and refreshment ideas.
For our Focus on Your Innergram New Beginnings, we wanted a cheerful, playful feel and decided to use easy-to-sew burlap bunting, tissue-paper pom-poms and burlap tablecloths. Burlap is a readily available and inexpensive fabric with a rustic feel. I purchased the burlap for our bunting and tablecloths from Hobby Lobby. To make the tablecloths, I didn’t bother hemming the burlap, I simply cut it to length and spread it on the tables.
For the bunting, I made my own pattern and sewed 60 flags which I attached to some twine. [Download my pattern and detailed instructions below.] My husband made some tall burlap-covered poles with stands. By stringing the bunting between the poles and hanging tissue-paper pom-poms on the wall, we created a cheerful backdrop for our event. Additional bunting flags were hung on burlap-covered tables, the podium and the piano. We used safety pins to pin the bunting to the burlap and then clipped a clothespin over the safety pin.
In addition to stringing the bunting between the poles, we also strung twine “clotheslines” on which we hung posters with “selfie” Innergram posters which featured all of the leaders making funny faces. [My next post will feature these and other posters and you can download them then.]
Here’s a link to a great tutorial for making your own tissue-paper pom-poms, which are so easy to make and give a big impact.
For our event, we found some cute metal buckets at Target and used clothespins to clip one of my handouts to each bucket. Since we had a popcorn bar, the buckets did double-duty because the girls could put popcorn into the buckets to take home.
I’ve searched around for other handout ideas and found these, which you can give along with one of my Focus on Your Innergram Handouts:
- DIY Wood necklaces
- Camera Charms #1
- Camera Charms #2
- Camera Charms #3
- Camera Necklace #1
- Camera Necklace #2
- Camera Necklace #3
- Camera Pendant
- Camera Keychains
Refreshments are an important part of any event, and you can add a special touch to your Focus on Your Innergram evening with one or more of these fun ideas:
- Popcorn Bar: We served a variety of candy-popcorn flavors in rainbow colors. You can have your guests scoop up their choice of popcorn into paper bags, metal buckets or popcorn boxes.
- Camera Chocolate Molds
- Camera Cookie Cutter Set
- Another Camera Cookie Cutter
- Instagrahams (alter design to match Innergram logos)
- Instagram Cupcakes
- Instagram Chocolace Mousse Cake
I hope these ideas help make your Focus on Your Innergram event a great success!
My final post in this series will feature posters and a skit for you to download. Don’t miss these or other upcoming posts and projects! Follow this blog via email (link in the right-hand column).