Summer Party Ideas

SUMMER PARTIES, FREE SHIPPING & MORE!

Today, it is all about summer party ideas!

So is it HOT, HOT HOT out there where you are yet? If so, feel free to keep the celebration inside.  However, if you love the sunshine and don’t mind the heat, it is the perfect time of year to host an event outside.

First, I have a big announcement!  I have added FREE SHIPPING to most items in my craft shop-  Ready Set Craft Kits

 

Stop by the shop and get crafting!  I offer plenty of fun DIY party kits for creating your own decorations for your next party.

If crafty is not your thing, I’m happy to custom make you anything for your party too!  Visit my other Etsy shops for more party decorating inspiration-

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

Now for some stunning summer party ideas that you can pull off at your summer birthday celebration, barbecue, baby shower, fundraiser, corporate event, or just about any type of summer outdoor activity.  You can’t go wrong with what is trending right now: flamingos, pineapples, unicorns, and mermaids for popular themes but why not pick a party theme that pairs perfectly with the season.  Nothing says SUMMER like watermelons, cherries, strawberries, and lemons! So here we go.

Oh watermelons- the perfect healthy snack for a party and a wonderful theme for any birthday party in the summer.

Cherries on top- what a fabulous setup on a rolling cart for this cherry themed party.  This cart is the perfect size if you are hosting in a small space too.  I highly recommend using what you have- a small bar cart, a dining room buffet, china cabinet, even a fun painted dresser can be a fun piece of furniture and work as a serving table at your party.

You can’t go wrong with strawberries and ice cream in the summer and an ice cream sprinkles bar is so fun for the kids.  While Strawberry Shortcake is the commercial version, why not go with strawberries in general and at this time of year, it is easy to find an abundance of strawberry party decorations.  The ice cream party theme offers so many color options – bright rainbow or soft pastel colors pair well with this theme.

Finally, a lemonade stand at an outdoor event would be perfect for keeping guests refreshed and yellows, pinks and white are so easy to pull off.  I love lemonade themed events paired with daisies or sunflowers for even more pop at a summer outing.  Lemonade stands are a great addition to a big barbecue, a festival, corporate employee event, and they are also popular at outdoor wedding receptions. Both kids and adults love lemonade in the summer heat.

Thanks for stopping by The Party Fetti Blog for some summer party ideas!

 

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Mermaid Party DIY Project

DIY Project For A Mermaid Party

Today I am sharing an easy way to brighten up your Mermaid party and add some inexpensive colorful seashells!  While you could go with regular seashells straight out of the ocean- why not give your shells a color make over?  This project is super easy too!

Before we get to the how to tutorial on how to dye your seashells, feel free to stop by any of my Etsy Shops for all your mermaid decorations.

Browse my shops by clicking on the links below for all your party decor –

The Party Fetti Shop

Ready Set Craft Kits

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Pinwheel Pretties

How to Color Seashells
If you live near a beach or are vacationing at the beach this summer, fill up a bucket of shells and bring them home.  These would look great in a bucket at your mermaid party- or make something with them- add them to craft projects, wreaths, or a table centerpiece.  If you have no plans to go to the beach this year, no worries, you can purchase shells from most arts and crafts stores too.

Here’s What You’ll Need:
White Vinegar
White or Light-Colored Seashells
Food Coloring
Small Bowls
Spoon
Paper Towels
Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

1. Gather your shells and supplies.


2. Fill small bowls with a 5-6 drops of food coloring, one color per bowl.
Add about ⅓ cup of vinegar to each bowl.
Use a spoon to stir the vinegar and food coloring until combined.
Submerge your shells in your desired color and allow them to soak in the mixture for 1-3 hours.  This process is much like dying Easter eggs!


If you want lighter colors, shorten the soak time. If you want darker, more saturated color, leave the shells in longer.

3. Remove them from the dye and allow them to air dry on a paper towels, no blotting or rubbing is necessary.


Once completely air-dried, arrange your shells  anywhere at your mermaid party!

They look great in a clear glass vase, a bowl, glued to a wreath or party sign, or anywhere at the celebration!

You may notice that The Party Fetti Blog is not updated as often over the summer as I’ll be busy making many party decorations for summer birthdays, weddings, and other celebrations for my five Etsy shops.

This is my busiest time of year and so new blog posts and party inspiration only happens about once a month or so or when I have time in between my full-time graphic design work schedule and my weekly custom orders in my Etsy shops.

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Outdoor Party Ideas

The weather is warming up across the country here in the United States and finally in the Midwest. Today I am featuring a few stunning outdoor party ideas to inspire you to move your next event or birthday party to the outdoors.

First, if you need party favors, a banner, balloons or anything for your next event – stop by my Etsy shops below to get your party decorations ordered in for your upcoming celebration-

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFTY KITS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

Love all the real flowers, plants, and also PAPER FLOWERS at this stunning spring party!  The pastel colors are great for a baby shower or a birthday party!

Love the flower and butterfly garlands at this celebration too!  Perfect for a flower, butterfly or fairy themed party or any little girl’s birthday party!  Great for first birthday!

Finally, I love the colors of aqua blue and orange at this little boy’s kite party featuring giant balloons, tissue tassels and pinwheels!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Come back soon for more party inspiration!

 

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