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July 18, 2010

Summer Party Ideas

With all of this hot weather, the most that anyone would like to do is kick back and relax. Summer is also the time to enjoy the sun and have fun with friends. This time of year brings about many opportunities to socialize around a meal.  Barbacues, Picnics, Pool Parties, Birthdays, Weddings and the list goes on! Lol! Whatever one you choose, I am sure that there is always preparation and even before that stage, there is presentation. Parties are always great but when you spruce them up to be something that folks can walk away from always remembering, than you know you have done your job! With this in mind, I want to share some projects that I completed with a Luau or Tropical Pool Party Theme. I hope you enjoy them and that you find these ideas useful.
All images used for these projects are from Deedee's Digital store and can be purchased by clicking the store button in my sidebar panel. With so many images to choose from I am sure you won't walk away dissapointed with your purchase!

This flower was attached by gluing a paperclip to the back of the flowers and then clipped to the glass! This digital image was from the Sweetest Flower set.

 Here are some more ideas using the Flamingo from the Fabulous Friends set

Close-up of Juice Bottles. These can be added to glasses as well.

This flamingo, was used for a name label to help guest identify their beverage. You can reuse these each year by covering them in proctector vinyl. (This is the same item that is used to cover your kids school text books each year. I found this at my local Dollar Store and can be purchased at Walmart as well.) To write each guest name, you should use a draw erase marker, so that after the party you can just erase the name, remove name label/tag from bottle and use again for next year.!

You can use any image you want to add these little touches. For a kids birthday party the options are endless. A boy's party you could use images of trucks and place them on cups or for girls, maybe a princess crown. Along with these tropical projects seen above, you can add patio latern lights or just plain white mini lights around your deck or eating area. Have everyone wear a lei and hang or place leis at different locations to add that tropical feel!  Use fruit like lime and lemons (any kind, maybe tropical ones) in a clear glass vase to create table center pieces. Also if you grow your own flowers and have plenty in bloom, cut some for flower arrangements or to place overtop of folded napkins! (Be sure it is small in size and free of any loose pollen! Lol! You want guest, not bees at your party! Lol! ) You could use tiki lights and place in the ground or in a bucket of sand.to provide you with a soft glow. I could go on and on!  The ideas are countless! Hopefully the ones I have shared with you today will help give your party that little touch of something special.

Here is wishing you many warm summer nights to get together with family and friends. Nights to reminse about days gone buy, to share a laugh or too and to just enjoy the beauty of Summer. Whatever the case I trust that it will be an opportunity to take lots of pictures and make many memories. Maybe when you look back on this summer, there might just be something special that will help you have a better summer next year.

Be Safe & Enjoy The Summer!

Hugs & Blessings

1 comment:

Dorcas said...

Wow! great job, Dana! And your photography is tops! Looks like a load of fun. :-)

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