For the "3 Under the Sea Party" I wanted something to create BIG impact behind the main buffet table. Last year I hung a bunch of items (paper lanterns, butterflies, letters) from the drop paneled ceiling at our church parish hall and each item required a separate trip up and down the ladder to hang it and then up and down again to clean up. This year, between the power being out for 4 days prior to the party and my leaving for a mission trip 12 hours after the party, I needed something simple to make, simple to hang, and simple to take down.... but it still needed to look SUPER.
First, I rolled out about a 3 foot length of masking take, sticky side UP, and did NOT tear the tape from the roll. I did my set up on the floor, right in front of the buffet table so I knew exactly how long my streamers needed to be. I attached one end of one streamer to the sticky side of the tape and then measured that streamer to my desired length, cut the streamer (I just tore it because the ends were going to be behind the table), and then attached the end of the next length of streamer next to the first. I kept adding streamers and unrolling more tape as I went along.
The fellowship hall where we had the party has a drop tile ceiling, so I just used paper clips to hold up the banner in about 5 places. It did take 2 people to lift the banner and walk it around the table to hang it. It only took one taller person to pull out the paper clips at at the end of the night. Super Simple Streamers, super easy clean up, super big impact.
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