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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!

 

Watermelon Utensil Holder Tutorial

WATERMELON UTENSIL HOLDER TUTORIAL

Easy DIY Tutorial Craft Project

  Today I am sharing a tutorial for a diy painted watermelon utensil holder made from a glass mason jar.  I love creative ideas for displaying my utensils and cutlery at a summer barbecue or party.  This easy to make watermelon utensil holder is perfect for a summer get together or if you are planning a watermelon themed party!  Be sure to check out all my previous posts here on the blog for  – WATERMELON PARTIES!

Feel free to stop by and browse my Etsy shop for all your summertime party decorations too – The Party Fetti Shop

Let’s get started with making these fun utensil holders.  Gather your supplies.  I’ve made it easy for you to order online- simply click on the supplies below.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00CNHCDR6″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Mason jar[/easyazon_link]
[amazon_textlink asin=’B0018N6IPY’ text=’Red paint’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ymazonffiliac-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’da0446d6-8421-11e7-83f9-a528f843cdde’] (use multi-surface or glass paint)
[easyazon_link identifier=”B0018NBUPC” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Black paint[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B001145964″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Light green paint[/easyazon_link]
[amazon_textlink asin=’B000XZXPT0′ text=’Darker green paint’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ymazonffiliac-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’275362d9-8422-11e7-8119-d7f0964284b9′]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B000XZVP24″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]White paint[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B017M01UFE” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Paint brushes[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00WHXQIJA” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Jute twine[/easyazon_link]

Once you have everything you need to get started, lay down some newspaper to protect your table or work area where you will be painting.

First, wipe down your jar or jars with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from fingerprints and any dirt.  Allow to dry for about ten minutes.

Start by painting the lower part or the bottom of the jar with your lighter green paint and allow to dry. Add a second coat when dry.

Paint the top of the jar with red paint. Paint a second coat of red when dry.

After your initial two coats in each color are dry, paint snake-like curvy lines in a vertical direction on your lower green section to create the appearance of the watermelon rind.  Don’t be concerned with how even these two colors are at the middle because you are going to paint over the meetup point of the two colors on the jar which will therefore clean it up.

Next, divide your red and green painted sections on the jar by painting a nice even and straight line with your white paint.

Add a few watermelon seeds to the top red area in a random pattern.  TIP: Rather than painting the seeds by hand, I prefer to use the bottom handle of my paint brush to make the seeds. Just dip the pointed end of your brush into the black paint and simply add a round dot.  Then, immediately, before your dot dries, flip your brush and pull the dot out to a teardrop shape with the tip of your brush.  As a result, this is much easier than trying paint on a perfect seed shape.

Finally, allow your painted jar to dry for a few hours.  Add your jute twine bow at the neck of your jar. Next, fill it up with your forks, spoons and knives.  Now you are ready to serve your guests.

These are so adorable for any summertime gathering!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

How To Fix Photobucket Images On Website

PHOTOBUCKET FIX UPDATE & MERMAID PARTY IDEAS

After living with the Photobucket images all over my blog last week, I can finally leave this little headache in the blog archives and get back to featuring amazing party planning ideas,  like the above adorable mermaid party.  If you have tried everything to get the Photobucket images and the hijack malware coding off your blog or website with no luck and need a fix- you can visit my previous updated Photobucket post – HERE

Otherwise, if you are planning a birthday party, be sure to search my blog for party inspiration – you can use the search bar on my right hand sidebar or just scroll page by page to see all my inspiring party themes and ideas from previous blog posts.

If you need balloons, party decorations or party favors, pinwheels, or anything for your upcoming celebration, be sure to stop by my Etsy shops by clicking on the links below-

The Party Fetti Shop

Pinwheel Pretties

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Ready Set Craft Kits

Today I am featuring a few mermaid parties, which are an ideal theme for a summer birthday party, like this one below-

All that shimmer and sparkle goes perfect with the mermaid themed party.  What a creative use of balloons too for creating the appearance of bubbles!

Speaking of balloons – I love the background at this mermaid party made very easily by securing the net to the wall and filling it up with balloons. Stunning backdrop and easy to diy this party tablescape.

Last is a more traditional Disney Little Mermaid party.  I love the giant cut out of the mermaid on the front of the table.

Come back and visit my blog every week for more party inspiration!

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