My Life

A Fan of Fans

My sister is getting married in September, and I’ll be co-hosting a bridal shower for her this weekend with her best friend. We’re having it here at the house! I married Brandon in 2004 and my shower was held in his sister’s home (my baby shower too), and now I get to do the same thing all these years later for my little sister. I’m honored, and I’m looking forward to it!

My favorite go-to for parties is always clusters of paper fans. I’ve used them for the kids’ birthdays

Paper Fans for Eleanor's First Birthday Party

I’ve worked them into photo shoots

Paper Lanterns and Pinwheels

And in one of my favorite styling gigs to date, a foxy baby shower theme

Crafty Like a Fox Party

Pink Party Decorations

I have a few other decorating tricks up my sleeve for the party this weekend, but the fans will be making an appearance too. All because I saw them on a blog six years ago. Funny how things get worked into your repertoire — I have a pretty good collection of them now!

I’m nervous (we’ve invited 40 people) and calm at the same time. I’ll know some of the guests that are coming, but there will be a lot of people I’ve never met before too, and I’m hoping everything will go smoothly. I want my sister to have an amazing time.

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  • Lilly
    July 21, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    You sound like a great sister! I hope everything turns out lovely.

  • Julie.
    July 22, 2015 at 6:38 am

    I love the paper fan/lantern look for parties and have for years! I always have trouble getting them attached to the ceiling in a way that won’t harm the paint… any tips?

    • Making it Lovely
      July 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Command hooks. I keep a bunch of different styles and sizes with my party decorations.

      • Julie
        July 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

        **smacks hand on forehead**

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  • Danni
    July 27, 2015 at 7:58 am

    A very lovely post and timely too! I’m getting married next year and I’m decorating the tepees with paper lanterns, I didn’t even think of using paper fans, after seeing your post I’m definitely going be using them too! Thanks x

  • Ashley S
    July 27, 2015 at 9:37 am

    BEST. SHOWER. EVER. Not that I’m biased or anything. :)

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