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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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and today I have some stunning gift ideas that you can easily make yourself with paper flowers.  A few weeks ago, I shared some inspiring large scale flower backdrops and if you love these giant paper flowers, you can see that post – HERE

To make smaller paper flowers, you can use paper punches or metal dies to cut them in a cutting machine, such as a Sizzix Big Shot or a Cricut Cuttlebug.

However, if you don’t have a cutting machine and all the metal dies, paper and equipment – you can absolutely short cut some paper flower gifts by visiting my craft shop and order already cut flowers that you can easily assemble and add them to anything.

Stop by my shop for a variety of paper flowers here – READY SET CRAFT KITS

Below are several creative gift ideas you can make with paper flowers for your mother for Mother’s Day.

A beautiful handmade Mother’s Day card with 3-D flowers added on the front.

A paper flower wreath to hang on a door or wall inside the home.

A flower decorated birdhouse.

A flower monogram letter.

Instead of paper flowers, how about paper succulents as a table centerpiece.

A simple flower notebook and pin – perfect for a grocery list pad or a to do list notebook.

Framed wall art featuring handmade paper flowers will make your mother smile every day.

A flower bouquet that will never wilt would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift too!

Stop by all my shops for all your event decorating needs-

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

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Hot Party & Wedding Trends For 2018

Last week I talked about balloons in creative and big arrangements- see here, as the top party decorating trend in 2018 and how flower backdrops are on the rise and trending in 2018, as well.

  Today I am sharing some additional popular party and wedding decor ideas for this year.

Easy Balloon Backdrop DIY

However, first I wanted to recommend a balloon set up that is inexpensive and easy to create.  A simple layered row of balloons behind a table, like the two tablescapes above, that can easily be created with either a row of single giant balloons in 24 or 36 inch size with a few balloon weights like the set up below.

If you need to create a party table backdrop with a bit more dramatic height, use 15 to 25 smaller 12 inch size balloons in your party color scheme.  Secure the balloons by using plastic curling ribbon and tie them to a 2 x 4 foot, 6 foot or 8 foot lumber board with a few rows of either nails or hooks screwed into the board. Easy! Just lay your board behind your table and tie all your balloons at varying heights to the nails or hooks.

 Any decor with PANTONE color of the year

Ultra Violet has been selected as the color of the year, it is a guarantee to be all over events this year, especially weddings and bridal showers. This deep shade of purple will be popular for dresses, wedding invitations, and flower arrangements.

Marble AND Copper

Metallic tones have been popular for a few years now with gold and gold glitter dominating in 2014 to 2016 and rose gold was huge in the last two years. This year copper is the favored metallic color.  Marble and copper together is a timeless look that is all over the home decor scene this year.  It is perfect for any celebration too- not just at weddings.

Marble balloons, also called marbleized balloons or swirl balloons, look stunning at birthday parties.

Geometric Shapes & Translucent Designs

Clear signs and translucent decor are stunning at weddings and easily coordinate with any color scheme.

Edgy and pointed is hot this year too- especially in copper geometric style vases and candle holders.

Nature & Flower Backdrops

A few weeks ago, I featured how to design event backdrops with giant paper flowers – see it here

However,  solid greenery is popular as well.  Whether it is for your food and drink tables, photo backgrounds, elaborate backdrops are not going anywhere.  The trend is toward more natural elements like using boxwood and other greenery, floral drapes and swags. It has its roots in the French Baroque art period, which is called festooning.

All White Party & All White Bridal Shower

This theme is all about formal and getting all gussied up.  Heels and hats for the ladies and suits for the men all in white – all the way down to the food and tableware at an all white party.  These are huge for bridal showers or the ladies bachelorette party.  Think of it as – the Kentucky Derby meets prom with all the ladies in the bridal party for a fancy pants night out on the town!  However, this year, the ladies are bringing the men out with them.

Hygge & Cozy Inspired

If you find you are not a pro decorator and don’t have a large party budget, this is the event styling theme for you.  Pulled from the, the Danish word/concept hygge, pronounced hoo-ga and there really is no literal translation for it in English but comfort is the closest meaning.  It alludes to a feeling of cozy intimacy and contentment. It’s all about creating feelings of happiness, friendliness embracing every day, stay at home luxuries in order to foster a sense of familiarity, comfort and kinship. Translation for event styling –  simple and laid back.  Popular home events and themes are adult slumber party, potlucks, movie watch party, and game night. It is all about staying in with close friends.  This all equals hygge inspired.

Whatever your party style or inspiration is for this 2018 spring and summer, be sure to stop by any of my shops below for your party decorations.  Click on any of the links below to visit my Etsy shops-

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

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