Hello sweet friends,
As you navigate through our site, you can see that we are passionate about MANY things. One being - - Throwing Parties!! Recently, I had the privilege of co-hosting a baby shower for one of the sweetest and most thoughtful friends. My co-host Kaylee (click her name for her instagram profile) and I, finalized the theme and direction and agreed to bring every cute dish we had and any decorations that may work and mix it all together. We somehow knew it would all magically fit together, and it literally did just that.
The theme was all things blush-pink (for a baby girl AND it's our friend's favorite color) and Cacti. We arrived at the house about an hour and a half before the time of the party and with the help of family and friends, pulled off a sweet time together.
Now since Beth Ann and I love to throw a good party and entertain, we wanted to share a few ways to quickly pull a party together. We hope it helps as Summer is approaching and all the brunches and parties commence.
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1. Easy - Choose your theme|direction.
You need to narrow in your focus as much as possible to know what decor and food you want to have.
Ideas: You could play it simple and center it around a color or colors, a blue party for a baby boy, or a pastel party and have all pastel decor.
Focus on a particular holiday and either throw it around that holiday OR how fun would it be to have Christmas in July or Halloween in spring just for the heck of it?
What about a floral themed brunch with loads of fresh flowers and edible floral tea lattes.. the possibilities are endless!
2. Collect decor
(when on sale) or even cute dishes, trays, etc. throughout the year, and start building a supply. We love interior decor so much that when we throw parties, we almost always use a lot of trays, vases, wall hangings.. that we have already up in our own homes. It can be that easy.
For instance: I've had that golden sequenced "Hooray" banner hanging in my kitchen for the longest time that I borrowed for this shower. I also used baskets I have hanging on my wall to place the cards from the game that we played in. I have a few chalkboards that I have quotes on hanging in my home, that I erased and put something that fit with the party on them. It gets easier, the more you build your inventory of banners, random decor you like and get in the mindset of "what do I already have that will be fun and useful?"
3. Have a CRAFT night
Make things for your party! Often, we won't find just what we're envisioning for our party, so we'll gather up some friends and supplies and have fun making our decor!
Ideas: The most common thing we'll make are bunting banners. Pinterest has a ton of cute ideas for how to make banners.
4. Prepare ahead of time.
I feel most confident and relaxed about a party when I know all of the main details are taken care of ahead of time.
Example - Make a checklist:
Did the balloons get ordered and who is picking them up?
Did I load the car with my haul of stuff I'm bringing?
Is the food good to go for tomorrow?
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Here are a few more high lights of the day:
My personal favorites were the French Press coffee bar and the waffle bar. What a dynamic duo!
All of the Banners we used are from Target, The sweet wood slab sign with baby's name on it is from our friend (sister of the Mama we celebrated over at: Grain and Whimsy, "Oh Baby" cake topper in the waffles is from: hernameismud, all the cute tiny chalkboards are from Target Dollar section!
We love our dear friend and her sweet baby girl on the way! It was a blast decorating and celebrating. Stay tuned for more party throwing blogs coming soon.
Let us know if you need anymore tips on planning your upcoming parties!!
Party on, friends