these charming paper crafts for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday. These crafts can
be created with simple craft supplies, newspaper and crepe paper. Find all the
instructions and Victorian printouts at Country Living. Posted by Entertain
When bringing your family and friends together to
celebrate this Fourth of July, why not put a new twist on the classic red,
white, and blue? Rather than covering everything in sight with a patriotic
flag, take a step back and go for a more subtle approach. TheseBlueberry Cupcakesare easy to make and a great way to bring a natural blue to your
table. Martha Stewart inspires us with her Berry Spritzersand gorgeous centerpiece,
making a chic Fourth of July possible. Filling the table with bite size delicious treats like these Cherry Tomato Tartlets with Basil will keep your guests intrigued and impressed. Who said patriotism can't be stylish?
Here are some ideas we've come up with for the
Fourth of July at Modern Living Hawaii. These three simple ideas will have your
guests thinking you are blessed with great taste.Decorate your party with these beautiful red
paper lanterns for a modern Zen feel to any area. An easy combination of
gorgeous red ginger, stones, and a square vase will bring a natural element to
your table, while still keeping a stylish tone. Finally, to satisfy your inner
child, set up vases filled with an assortment of red, white, and blue candy
that is sure to have everyones taste buds patriotically pleased.
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"Any great ideas for a "casino" "Poker" theme party...centerpieces? I have 20 glass vases 14" high and 6" wide at the opening...I am at a loss and was hopingsomeone may have an idea of two to share. Thank you and I love your site! Robin"
This piece is so versatile. Put it right down the middle of your table and change it for your event or the season. Fill it with fruit, jellybeans, pinecones or candles - turn it over and display your cupcakes, what else can you dream up? $99 at 2Modern.comGus Modern Fruit Trough
I'm a new guest blogger here on createmyevent.com and so happy to be lifting the lid on my box full of goodies like: LookBooks, boards, swatches, JumbledJuice, trends, tips, and templates, all collected over the many years of building events! I'm completing my degree in wedding planning and events and no longer will my ideas be trapped inside my office --because I'm coming out of my shell to share them all with you! Before we get to the really good stuff, let me take the mic and spill some gossip about myself:
(yes, I belly laugh and break into dance party mode really randomly!)
I crave pizza and sushi in the middle of the night.
I play jetsetter as much as I possibly can...
but I fear flying worse than anyone I know.
I want to own a boutique event space.
I will talk to anyone and everyone about anything.
I wear my sunglasses no matter the weather.
I write with lots of alliterations.
I'm inspired by color but I'm always drawn to black and white.
I fall in Love too quickly and often.
I bore easily.
I love the smell of my upbringing fresh New England air.
I adore California.
I never drink before I toast.
I need my family and friends to help me throw a great party.
I blog about the celebrations that are featured in my book.
I laugh really really loudly and a lot.
I believe: Fight For What You Love...
and Always Keep In Good Company.
I hope to innovate the world of events.
I always insist ending everything on something sweet.
"the more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate" -oprah
may your life be filled with lots of love & laughter...
The northern solstice (also known as the June solstice or summer
solstice) is coming up soon, and it's the perfect time to throw a
party, without competing with the abundance of July 4th events that
will be filling your calendar. The solstice, which literally means "sun
standing," marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer, so
celebrate the seasons with a party influenced by the elements.
An obvious location for a solstice party is at the beach or a pool. If
neither of those are options, try a sprinkler! Kids will enjoy a water
balloon toss, and maybe some adults will as well. (These ideas are a
little wasteful, so be sure to conserve extra water for a few days
before and after to make up for it.) Finally, if you've ever tried to
make cocktail-inspired popsicles and couldn't get around the fact that
alcohol doesn't freeze well, try this clever method for Margarita Ice Pops.
Earth: Flowers and potted plants are all the decor you need
for a solstice party. And consider offering seeds as party favors -
June isn't too late for beans, summer squash, beets, carrots, or chard;
not to mention Fall crops like lettuce, spinach, kale, and radish. Or
go with flowers - sunflowers or zinnias would be a good choice.
There are many little
vintage details turning up in today's celebrations. Sometimes it is the smallest
details that catch your eye and make something a little more
special...especially when it is treasured keepsake. We all have a few heirloom
items around the house...some little treasure that reminds us of someone
special. In addition, those who like to search for little gems at flea markets
might rethink the purpose of their treasures. Here is a collection of ideas to
reinvent some old and treasured things that can add a little charm to your next
Mixing a few antique items with today's
modern pieces brings interest to any table.
1. & 2. Flea market crystals hung on simple bud vases with a
single bloom create this simple centerpiece and mix and match dishes to bring a
lot of visual interest and texture to the table. From Country
3. & 4. Fill a few vintage teacups with small bunches of
flowers as a charming centerpiece from Better
Homes and Gardens and use a vintage sugar bowl to hold mismatched teaspoons
on the buffet table from Country Living.
5. Napkin rings made of vintage
button cards from Country Living. Get the instructions here.
Add a little bit of vintage to your party
favors. Here are a few original ideas.
1. Boxes covered with decorative paper and trim, with a crepe
paper medallion and a shell button center. Inside the favor boxes is a pair of
vintage salt and pepper shakers. From Once
2. Create candle favors using copies of treasured photos and
vintage images from Country
3. Find these wall pockets from The Vintage Polka Dot at
ETSY. Vintage images on muslin, tucked with lavender, make up these lovely
pockets to hang around the house.
4. Vintage gloves filled with soaps
and lotions create this beautiful and unique party favor from Quill
Here a few ways to re-purpose those
vintage items that guests are sure to notice.
1. Vintage postcards made into garland can be found at ETSY. This one
is made by Cori Kindred
found at Once
2. Vintage typewriter key wine tags - Impress your guests with
this elegant solution to mismatched glasses. Find these great wine tags at QA Create at ETSY.
3. & 4. Here is an original idea...how about using a toothbrush
holder to hold the silverware and napkin at each place setting. Another
beautiful touch is adding a little tulle and a clip on earring to the stemware
on the table. These ideas come from Quill
Celebrate your special day with vintage
1. A wedding cake topper handmade with vintage sheet music at ETSY
2. Beautiful vintage hankies stamped as "Save the Date Card" for a
wedding. Every guest will receive something special and unique in the mail. From
3. White vases filled with simple flowers and a vintage camera
sit on top of old record albums give this table an eclectic feel. From Once
4. A Dapper couple sits atop a tiered finial. Handcrafted of
vintage sheet music and finished with organza ribbon. Bottom tier is lined box,
perfect to hold jewelry or mementos. From D Sharp.
DIY cake plate from Vintage
Flair - Decorated with vintage ledger paper and clip on earrings.