Summer Parties – Classic Themes

SUMMER PARTY THEMES

Summer is almost here and its time to start planning that outdoor party!  Today I am sharing a roundup of ideal go-to themed parties for your next celebration.  While most of these are kids birthday parties, they are great summer themes for any event too – a Memorial Day family gathering, a barbacue, an adult backyard party, or an employee corporate event.

So grab your sunhat and cocktail and let’s get going to the party!

First up is the classic Lemonade party.  Nothing says summer like lemons!  This party was complete with an actual lemonade stand too.

Oh you know I love these two parties because both feature big PINWHEELS and the one above with a TISSUE TASSEL GARLAND!

Of course strawberries are synonymous with summer too so they make for the perfect theme at this Strawberry Shortcake party.  Love those PAPER FLOWERS on the candy baskets too.

There is no shortage of fruit at any of these parties- next is a watermelon party complete with little hand cut black seeds added to the pink GLOBES– so clever!

 The spread at this watermelon party tablescape is stunning too.

A cherry party is perfect in the summer.  Love all the printed cherry images and the matching striped STRAWS.

Last is a picnic party at a public park- but this could be easily done in a backyard too.  That over the top cake decorated with miniature ants is adorable.  Anything GINGHAM or red and white checks is absolutely necessary at a picnic themed party- but looks great at any summer party too.

Feel free to browse my shops by clicking on the links below if you are planning an upcoming summer wedding or birthday party-

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

Pinwheels At A Summer Party Or Wedding

PINWHEEL PARTY FAVORS FOR SUMMER OUTDOOR PARTIES

Happy Friday! I’ve had a whirlwind week, after coming back from vacation.  I opened all my Etsy shops back up and the floodgates opened!  Suddenly, everyone was planning a summer party. Somewhere in between getting my custom orders out the door, I had time to make and add several new sets of pinwheels to the Pinwheel Pretties shop too.  Here are some of the new designs-

I have added several sets of ready to ship mini pinwheels, which are also great as cake toppers or cupcake toppers – but I offer my pinwheels in many different wheel sizes. Oh, and I have boxes of more pinwheels to add to the shop, so more designs are coming soon!  Keep in mind my production time during this busy spring and summer season is 2 weeks but I do offer lots of pinwheels that are ready to ship and can go out in the mail within a few days- Ready To Ship Pinwheels

I just added these today. Perfect for a My Little Pony party!

I’m now offering unicorn pinwheels in pastels and also bright colors.

These are great for a Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse party.

Some adorable prints in little elephants, tiny feet, and onesies – perfect for a gender reveal baby shower!

Any little girl would love these at her Disney Princess party- these feature princess crowns, dresses, and castles.

These will be coming soon in my wedding shop too – I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Beautiful flowers and damask designs perfect at any wedding ceremony or a great activity for the kids table at the wedding reception to keep them busy.

Finally, some extra large size pinwheels that I custom created this last week for a bride for her adorable two flower girls to carry down the aisle at her wedding ceremony.  Each one features their names in cursive cut in the center. Love these!  This bride actually shipped this lovely Quartz color cardstock to me to make her pinwheels – since this unusual color is part of her wedding color scheme and I could not find it locally. I was happy to create these for her- they came out stunning!

Be sure to stop by any of my shops for all your party decorating needs or if you are planning a summer wedding-

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

 

10 Easy & Cheap Party Table Backgrounds

10 DIY EASY & CHEAP TABLE BACKDROPS

Today I am excited to share the easiest party table backdrop you can create- even if you have no crafty skills.  Plus, its CHEAP!  Who does not love cheap and stunning?  If you can open a package of paper plates and roll out some tape- you can do this! Literally, that is all you need- plates and tape.  No need for instructions here, I think you will get the gist of how to put these backgrounds together, simply from the photos. So, here are ten amazingly easy paper plate backgrounds to install at your next party-

Let’s start with super easy!  These two backdrops above only required a few plates.  They kept it simple by arranging them randomly and spreading them out on the wall. I love the simplicity of this party backdrop but also how fast it would be to put up.

Next up are easy rows of square plates – start with your lowest row, just above your table first, and line them up in perfect rows above. Bam! Simple and fast. Use all the same color or mix it up with alternating colors of square plates.

Same concept as with the square plates, but instead, use round plates.  This one above has overlapped each silver plate slightly to give it a more scalloped and 3D appearance. I could so see this in green and blue for a Little Mermaid themed party- doesn’t that remind you of ocean waves and mermaid scales?! It’s whatever your theme is- go with it!

This white plate background really makes a statement and the use of different alternating colors of paper behind it (use small 8″ x 8″ squares of paper) or you could buy a cheap large vinyl polka dot tablecloth and simply cover the large dots with plates to get the same backdrop of multi colors behind your plates. Plus you won’t have to peel tape off your wall- just tape your plates to the tablecloth and toss it when the party is over!

I’ll leave you with some sunshine.  This one took a bit longer as each plate has been fringed around the edges.  Yes, this can be done easily with fringe scissors. . . you can actually buy these fancy scissors at a local craft store.  They are amazing and you can diy so many other creative party decorations with them.  The added paper plate banner on the front of the table really pulls this whole setup together for a cheerful summer party!

So, what are you waiting for- go get some bright paper plates and design your own party table backdrop!

And if you need additional party decorations, stop by any of my Etsy shops below by clicking on the links-

 THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

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