Sunday, June 5, 2011

{Real Party} Summer Kick-off

I'm Back!!  I know I have been MIA way to long. I just seem to have so much to do and not enough time to blog it all! You may remember in a previous post here, that I had a Summer Kick-Off party for my Husbands work, celebrating 2 Engagements, & 2 babies on the way! That's a whole bunch of celebration packed into one event.  I wanted to keep things super simple, but throw in some nice special touches. I stuck with a theme of Yellow and Aqua.  My hubby grilled up his famous Chicken and Rice, and everyone else brought side dishes, drinks, or dessert.  It was low key and fabulous! I also made sure to have my special Orange-Vanilla infused water for the mommas to be to drink.  I craved the stuff while I was pregnant with both my girls, it tastes like a dreamsicle! 

Event Details 

1. I saw this cute idea to use lemon slices in vases with flowers (top left). You put a smaller vase inside the bigger one to hold the flowers. I have a very large lemon tree in my backyard and I am never short on lemons, so this was easy and cheap! I also found yellow and aqua glass juice tumblers in the $1 aisle at Target, I slipped some votives into them and put on the tables. I also found the very nice tablecloths at Walmart for $3! They were by Better Homes and Gardens.

2.  I made 2 Diaper Cakes! One for baby boy to be, and one for baby girl to be.  I LOVE making diaper cakes and after years of perfecting them I can whip them out fast. I will be posting a tutorial soon :) 

3. For the engaged couple I made the personalized wine bags from my tutorial a couple weeks ago, click here to go to that post.  

4. I found these great free printables (bottom right) at Gartner Studios.  You can buy their premade labels and such at Michaels and then go to their website and customize them.  I just actually printed these out on White cardstock paper.  The yellow circle design was free and then I edited in the text using my computer picture software.  I also just printed out blank ones, so people could write what they brought to share (See Below).

I am finding a happy medium to entertaining and providing unique touches.  You don't always have to go over the top. Little touches such as color coordinating tablecloths and dinnerware, flowers, and a few unique printables or decorations will make your party pop at a low cost! How about you? Have any great summer party planned? I would love to hear about them, leave a comment below.  Oh, and don't forget to "like" us on facebook, or become a follower if you dig my stuff!

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