Gardening Tips for Spring Landscape Planning

GARDEN SPACES & OUTDOOR NOOKS

Stone Fire Pit

Who would not love to have that amazing firepit in their backyard?

 This is a little off-topic from my usual party tips here on The Party Fetti Blog but spring is just around the corner and if you love to entertain, its time to get that deck, patio,  and backyard area ready for the warmer weather for inviting guests to a barbecue or for a small summer gathering outside.  I also thought we could all use a little spring dreaming and inspiration since so many of us are under a blanket of white snow right now.

We are getting ready to begin some landscaping and backyard deck projects of our own, so I have been on Pinterest searching for some inspiration for gardening, landscaping, and general outdoor living space projects.  Here are some wonderful ideas I found that I plan to incorporate into our outdoor spaces around our home.

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I love the simplicity of this flat wood deck with just a pergola for some added shade over it.  I love this design but I would have some seating benches or two feet high rectangular wood potters around the outer edges of the deck, for safety reasons.  I am not sure what code is for a raised deck but I could see people taking a step backwards and accidentally falling off this deck.  The benches and potters on the edges would create a barrier to prevent falls.

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I love this idea of creating small space for two for a relaxing conversation space away from the party crowd, plus the dividing fence is ideal since we have two large dogs.  We decided we do not want to spend the money for a full privacy fence around our large backyard, but I would love to run a dividing fence like this to add some privacy near the house and to keep the dogs out in the backyard away from guests.

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I would love to have this custom build drop deck, but I am sure it is out of our budget.  Some day, maybe.

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I do love this open patio area with the semi covered roof.  Its not quite a full roof but a bit more coverage than a pergola offers.  Nice set up for entertaining too.

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This is perfect for adding some height to the garden and an unusual walking path.  We currently have what I like to call the ‘sink hole’ in one corner of our backyard.  It drops about two feet and would be quite costly to level with fill dirt.  Instead I have decided to make it our wild flower and butterfly garden area.  I’m just going to toss some sunflower seeds in the back and rows of wild flowers at varying heights in the front areas and let mother nature take hold.  We’ll see how that goes?  I think this would be idea in front of it with bird baths, birdhouses and a bench on either side of the rim of the slope for a relaxing area to sit and look at the flowers.

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Okay, maybe not this elaborate, but a girl can dream!  Maybe a bit more realistic like this-

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I will be incorporating some garden art like this into various areas of the backyard.  I love art and so of course the backyard will have some of my own DIY projects that I plan to share here on the blog along the way and throughout next spring and summer.

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An outdoor living space would not be complete without lighting.  If you recall from one of my previous posts discussing the importance of lighting, CLICK HERE FOR THAT POST, in the home- it is just as vital outdoors as well for creating ambiance and good lighting for guest to walk around at night at an outdoor event.

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 I hope all of you are staying warm and looking forward to the spring temperatures just around the corner.  I hope these ideas have inspired you to get outside this spring to start your gardening.

Be sure to visit our home decor shop, ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS, for decking out your home for spring!

We will be adding many new spring designs over the coming weeks, so be sure to stop by often to see all the new decor coming soon!

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Western Party – Cowgirl Cowboy It Up

WESTERN PARTY – COWGIRL & COWBOY THEME 

Yahoo!  Who doesn’t love a western themed party?  Especially since its getting warmer outside in most of the country- and this is the best themed outdoor party!  And who says little girls would not love this party too- we are all little cowboys and cowgirls at heart!  This themed party is fun for kids- because they get to dress up on their birthday!  The adults at the party will love putting on the hats too.  In fact, this is fun to encourage the adults to come dressed up as well!

Be sure to add in some cowboy style hats and bandannas for the kids to wear at the party!  It’s a great idea to add a note in your mailed or emailed birthday invitations that the kids are encouraged to wear cowboy themed attire and cowboy boots for the party too.

Any food is fine at this type of party- but be creative with your food labels and label them with cowboy catchy phrases.

This is great welcome set up- the kids can grab a hat and bandanna upon entering the party.

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Rainbow Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

RECIPE FOR RAINBOW ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

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Actually this easy sweet summer treat is more like a fast how to, rather than a recipe.  Seriously, it’s as simple as cutting your store bought ice cream sammies in half-

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. . . and then roll your edges of each ice cream bar in some rainbow sprinkles and add a lollipop stick. Done!

You can serve them immediately or put them back in the freezer to chill before serving. The rainbow sprinkles are great for coordinating to any theme but you can change up your colors of your sprinkles to match any party.  They look stunning standing up on display too.

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These are a perfect treat for kids and adults and ideal for summer to keep your guests cool at a barbeque or pool party.

If you are planning a birthday party or any celebration, check out my Pinterest board for more- Birthday Party Ideas

And stop by any of my shops below for decorations or pinwheels for your next event.

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