Posts Tagged ‘party planning’

17 Al Fresco Dining Ideas We Love

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Days are warming and nothing tastes better than meals outside! Plus, how fun is it to create your own cozy dining nook, countryside or cityscape? A rooftop, a hedged back yard, a patio or even a field of wheat can make a refreshing backdrop, just so long as it’s private and pretty.

Here’s a smorgasbord of tips for setting your outdoor eating style, so grab your design plate and create your own fare.

  1. Old oil lamps
  2. Benches with cushions or pillows complimenting your table runner
  3. Lanterns hung in the trees or arbor
  4. In the absence of an arbor or tent, banners of fabric draped overhead
  5. Wildflowers in urns
  6. Metal wire between two trees on which to hang votives, lanterns or lightweight candelabra
  7. A basket or bowl centerpiece piled with fresh fruit
  8. Tiny topiary or potted plant place favors
  9. Eclectic mix of dishes
  10. Floating fresh flowers
  11. Paper lanterns
  12. Citronella or incense sticks to keep bugs at bay
  13. Battery-operated candles for no fuss
  14. Cloth napkins and wholesale tablecloths to avoid fly-away paper goods
  15. The path to your table or the backdrop illuminated by floating candles or large pillar candles in huge hurricanes
  16. Upturned metal colanders or wire mesh baskets covering gnat-tempting platters
  17. Simple, light fare – salads, grilled meats, and fun, fruity drinks
  18. Eiffel tower vases to showcase fresh flowers on the tables.

The 5 Best Pinterest Pages For Party Ideas

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

How many hours per week do you spend on Pinterest? Without a doubt, Pinterest is the fastest growing social media platform right now. And it is no surprise that most of Pinterest’s users are women. It seems that women are trading in the world of Facebook gossip for a place where they can share ideas and things they find inspiring or beautiful. It seems that a picture is worth a thousand Facebook posts.

Last week we shared our five favorite Pinterest Pages for for wedding inspiration. This week we have picked our five favorite Pinterest pages for party ideas.

1. Jennifer Carver (Banner Events)

Banner Events on Pinterest
Jennifer Carver is a brilliant event planner from Puyallup, WA. Jennifer’s events have been featured many times online and in magazines like Hostess With the Mostess and Bird’s Party. Jennifer’s Pinterest page has 53 boards of pure party planning inspiration. From Harry Potter to Angry Birds to trains and Strawberry Shortcake, you will find all kinds of ideas here. Also, be sure to go and like the Banner Events Facebook page.

Our Favorite Board: Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. With over 100 pins, this is a great collection to get you started in this year’s Halloween planning.

2. Kara’s Party Ideas

Kara's Party Ideas on Pinterest

From KarasPartyIdeas.com, this page has 116 boards and almost 2,000 pins. How many themes can appear on one page? Camping Birthday Party, Cookie’s and Milk Party, Curious George, Alice In Wonderland, Candy Sweet Shoppe, and on and on. The themes are almost endless.

Our Favorite Board: 1st Birthday Party Ideas

What an event in your life as a parent! Your child’s first birthday is a monumental moment that you will want to remember. This board has some of the most precious ideas that you will see anywhere and most of them straight from their website.

3. Pretty My Party

Pretty My Party on Pinterest

This page belongs to the very popular website, PrettyMyParty.com. This party planning collection is pure awesomeness! It is very extensive, but very well organized.You will find several themes on this page including fashion runway, vintage tea party, pirate themed party, baby showers.

Our Favorite Board: General Party Cakes

These are some of the most adorable cakes that I have ever seen. This is one of the best cake collections on Pinterest hands down!

4. Stephanie @Couture Parties

Couture Parties on Pinterest

This page belongs to CoutureParties.com in Newport, RI. We could have easily included their Pinterest board in our last post for wedding inspiration. However, we decided to feature them here because of their versatility. While Couture Parties does have plenty of wedding inspiration on their page (tent weddings, Fiesta Engagement, wedding inspiration) many of the ideas in their Pinterest collection translate over to other events. Kid’s parties are also a specialty of Couture Parties. While their Kid’s party Pinterest Board only has 19 pins, their website is full of beautiful kid’s party photos. You should also pay a visit to their blog.

Our Favorite Board: Couture Parties Creations

This board is the reason we included them on this page. This board highlights the creativity of this company. I especially love the Sopranos themed dinner party.

5. Amy’s Party Ideas

Amy's Party Ideas on Pinterest

I just recently discovered this page on Pinterest, but I was instantly impressed and had to follow Amy’s boards right away. Amy’s page features over 70 boards of ideas including tailgating, Olivia the Pig, Skylanders, and Super Mario. If you are planning a kids party, then this page is a must see. Be sure you also visit her site at AmysPartyIdeas.com.

Our Favorite Board: Auburn Tailgating

Honestly, I did not want to pick this board. I am a Georgia Bulldog fan after all. But, there are some great tailgating ideas here. Of course, you can build on the ideas and substitute some red and black instead.

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