The more I party plan, the more I learn. I have accumulated a lot of tools in the past year or so and I listed some of my favorites from last year. Get ready for part dos…because if you’re planning a party, you will need some or ALL of these items 🙂
Okay, this may sound weird…but my absolute favorite scissors to use for paper are my KitchenAid Kitchen Scissors. I know, right? They’re super sharp and they’re easy to use on heavy card stock.
And your scissor collection wouldn’t be complete without a set of detail scissors. I use these a lot for fine cutting…like straw flags (like above) or my treat boxes (pictured below in my Easter Party).
More Hole Punchers
I use hole punches more than any other party tool. You can see my suggestions for hole punches in Part One of my Must Have Party Tools…and now I have more!
My very favorite hole punch is the Flourish Punch by EK Success. It makes printables look so beautiful and elegant. Take a look at how they turned out for my Easter Party this year:
And this is kind of lame, but you should really invest in a regular old hole punch. I use this to hang banners.
And I found this lovely lace border punch from Martha Stewart…really, you can never have too many hole punchers.
I am constantly trying to find ways to stick things together. I still love my glue dots, but sometimes I need something heavy duty. I could not survive without my Glue Gun. I have the cheapest, most ghetto glue gun ever. If you see any of my tutorials, please don’t look at my glittery, sticky glue gun in the pictures. It’s been through the wringer, but it still works like a charm. I have been dreaming of this super power glue gun…but if you’re like me, you can work with a cheap mini 🙂
I am always looking for a way to hang things without damaging my walls or backdrops. I really love these Damage-Free Adhesives from Command. I used these to hang my chalkboard art picture for my Fourth of July Party and it worked superbly. Really easy to put on and take off.
These come in handy when you want to cut out the middle of a piece of paper. I use the Swivel X-Acto Knife a lot for cutting out stencils and rounded print items. I use the Straight X-Acto Knife for cutting straight lines (obviously).