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-

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FREE PRINTABLE ART

FREE ART PRINT

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Happy May!

Today I was inspired to create this subway art print from the enduring quote by Saint Basil.  I was traveling last week and encountered the absolute rudest person on the airplane.  Apparently, he was clearly upset that I had to sit next to him because the airplane was full.  Really . . . it was the last seat on the plane- where was I going to sit?  On the wing?  Holy smokes?! I am the one who had to sit in the middle,  sandwiched in between two strangers (and I have a serious personal space need and claustrophobia). . . no window to look out or lean my head against and no aisle space to kick my leg out in.  Yet, he was huffing and puffing about having to get up to let me get seated.  I really had to remember to be KIND and not go all ‘Negan’ on him!

So, I thought this might help to remind myself and others to take a deep breath and try to be more polite to strangers.  If you are traveling this summer, please be polite and patient – none of us truly want to be squirreled in so close together on an airplane ride with complete strangers- but it is the nature of flying, so smile and hold your tongue. Soon you will be landing at your destination and back to your comfort zone.

I printed my design and added it to a frame in my home- so I wanted to share it with you for FREE.

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Click HERE – GOOD DEEDS PRINTABLE to download the FREE printable pdf version

Also, since I am back from vacation- my shops are all back open!  Swing on by to browse if you are planning a party, a wedding or just need a little decor for the home-

 THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

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Hope you have a wonderful week, filled with good deeds, courtesy, and love.

Jill Signature

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorating Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Roundup

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and today I wanted to share a roundup of amazing tablescapes & party decorating ideas perfect for the holiday.

First, a quick reminder that all my shops are CLOSING for a week for a brief vacation to get all my new spring and summer party decor ready to add to the shops!  So, if you are planning a party coming up in the near future. . . hurry by to browse as I’m only taking ready to ship orders until the end of this week and all custom orders are scheduled out three to four weeks.

These bright designs I’m featuring today are also perfect for a fiesta party, a cumpleaños or a quinceañera too. 

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I love the stripes of colorful ribbon laid over this table. So easy to make this table design by just laying a solid color tablecloth down and cutting stripes of wide colorful ribbon and laying over the tablecloth.   And don’t forget the PAPEL PICADO BANNER, seen in this photo above, which is a lacey cut banner often found exclusive to Mexican parties and fiestas. The designs often feature intricate cut flowers, cactus, suns, or starburst and medallion motifs.

Sombrero

 This is a simple table design so easy to create with a single sombrero and a few RAINBOW colors of crepe paper.

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This is a super easy table backdrop as well.  Use either oversized flowers in bright colors or tissue pom poms attached to your wall or flat surface behind your table.  I love the floral tablecloth too as a nice diversion from the usual rainbow or solid bright colors at most fiesta parties.

Paper pinwheels

Add some PINWHEELS in any size for a pop of color and whimsy too!  Create some height by adding them to the back of your table or put them all in one vase for a table centerpiece display.

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Add some inexpensive live cactus to the table too!  Such an easy way to add height and a traditional plant.  If you can find some flowering, even better!  This is an easy way to display and wrap up your plastic utensils too.  Use inexpensive different mixed colors of napkins and add some bright fancy paper STRAWS!

hanging fans

Of course you can never go wrong with bright and colorful live flowers.  Pair them with a background of colorful FANS and bright lanterns for a layered effect.

This is actually a birdbath, but if the top small dish is left off, it would be perfect for displaying a tiered cake at a Cinco de Mayo party.  Or fill up the top saucer with candy or place your punch bowl on top.  So many ideas and easy to make this pedestal too.

If you are buying now to receive by May 5th- be sure to select PRIORITY from my shops shipping options to receive in time!

Come visit our shops too by clicking any of the links below for so many perfect colorful and bright party decorations, banners, and favors for your next party!

 THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you in a week!