For the girls' birthday party I used pinterest quite a bit! One of the popular pins is making your own tissue paper pom poms. It's supper easy, but does take a little bit of patience so that you don't rip the paper as you are fluffing them. I used this link for guidance.
I liked doing them so much that I made a total of 5 pom poms. 3 large ones and 2 small. Because our ceilings are so high and our light fixtures are too low, I didn't hang any of them from the ceiling, but instead chose to put them on the door, wall and on a wooden dowel.
The first ones I made were for the entry way. I bought several packs of variety colored tissue paper and decided I wanted to make rainbow pom poms.
After completing those pom poms I decided to make a small pom pom with the rainbow colors of the party. I only used 6 sheets for these, but since they are smaller, they fill out just fine.
I just used the "tail" of the ball to tie it to the pom pom and voila, I had my door pom pom!
So, I highly recommend using paper pom poms for party decorations! They are fairly inexpensive and you can customize them to fit your needs - multicolor, solid, small, big, rounded edges, sharp edges...whatever you want. Go make one now! ;)