Party Themes for a Summer Bash to Remember

Create a Summer Bash to Remember

(BPT) – When summer party season arrives, your guests will be happy to eat the grilled food you serve and down gallons of iced tea, but will they recall your party after Labor Day? Every good host wants to throw a bash guests will talk about all summer and remember long after the first snowfall. A themed summer party can be just the ticket to ensure your summer celebration has everyone clamoring to be on the guest list for your next big event.

Here are tips for staging a summer celebration to remember:

Sporting fun

A summer without sports would be like a beach vacation with no water! A sports-themed party is sure to have broad appeal, whether you opt to focus on a single sport or incorporate several favorites. Sports-themed decorations are a good start, but to really make a statement, rent some bleachers from your local party rental store, add in some concession equipment like popcorn and cotton candy makers, and throw in some backyard-sized versions of your favorite sports games. You can rent basketball tosses, pitching games and more at your local rental store.

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Tips for hosting a better brunch

Host a Brunch

(BPT) – Love the idea of hosting a brunch, but begin to regret it the moment you’re toiling over a pan of bacon grease while your friends are chatting over mimosas? You’re not alone. Whether you’re planning a simple brunch for a small group or an Easter brunch to wow a crowd, these simple tips and ideas are guaranteed to get you out of the kitchen and into the action.

Prepare a game plan. Developing a checklist will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with to-do’s. Once you know how many people will be attending the brunch, start planning the menu, gather recipes and make a grocery list. Take inventory of your cooking supplies, serving dishes and tableware. While cleaning the house, identify what decorations are needed. Continue reading

Unique Wedding Cakes for the Big Day

I am blown away by the detail in wedding cakes.  They are amazing and very unique.  I never dreamed that the cake could steal the show at the Wedding Reception.  Dream big and come up with your very own unique design for your cake.

We have compiled some very unique cakes for your inspiration that we found on Pinterest:

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Borrow these wedding planner tricks for a polished event on a budget

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Plan a Wedding on a Budget

(BPT) – Planning your wedding is one of the most important management jobs you’ll ever take on. A professional wedding planner could help make the day go smoothly, but you can also achieve the same effect yourself for less money.

According to TheKnot.com, the average cost for a professional wedding planner is just under $2,000, but many couples don’t have that kind of wiggle room in their budgets. In fact, 74 percent of couples didn’t hire a wedding planner in 2015, the website says. You can still pull off a polished wedding if you borrow a few tactics from a wedding planner’s bag of tricks.

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Little Girl’s First Birthday Party

Antique high chair painted white

Antique high chair painted white

When planning our granddaughter’s first birthday party my daughter-in-law wanted it to be very special.  It was their first child and they were very excited to celebrate this milestone.

We had bought an antique high chair at a cute store in Kimmswick, MO before our granddaughter was born.  Our son painted the high chair white for this special occasion and it turned out very pretty.

First year of life photo banner

First year of life photo banner

A sign was hung behind the high chair for the party that said “Evelyn Turns One” along with some pretty pink paper flowers on the wall.  The tables were covered in dark and light pink table covers.  On the gift table there was a strand of photos of Evelyn from birth to 1 Year Old.  Pretty pink balloons were put on the tables.   Continue reading

Bridal Bouquet Bonanza

By Kathryn Lemmon, Wedding Zone Staff Writer

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Chances are, you’ll purchase more flowers for your wedding than for any other occasion in your life.

Among other factors, the choice of your wedding bouquet depends a great deal on the style of your gown. Season is another important consideration. Like many brides, you may decide to choose your bouquet based upon the time of year. Bouquets come in these principal types:

Cascade: The cascade is the most traditional and formal style of bridal bouquet. It’s a waterfall-like “spill” of blooms and greenery which is anchored in a hand-held base. As the name implies, it resembles a cascade or waterfall with the flowers flowing downward. Traditional wedding flowers used in the cascade bouquet are white and include roses, stephanotis, white or calla lilies, and mingled with greenery. The bouquet has the appearance of being loose and free flowing.

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St. Patrick’s Day Party

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St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning that perfect party.  This year St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday.  Put your “green” on and have a great time.  Here is what you will need:

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Movie Party

movie-party-2A movie party is a great idea for young and old alike.  Grab your favorite movie, invite over some friends and family and enjoy.

To make the movie experience fun outside you should get a big movie screen. 

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Valentine School Party Ideas

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Plan a Great School Valentine Party with ideas from eventandpartyideas.com

 

 

 

Are you in charge of your child’s class Valentine Party or having a party of your own for your kids?  Finding games and snacks to make the party a big hit is stressful.  We are here to help.  We have done the searching for you.  Relax and have fun!

 

 

 

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Share the sweetness of the holidays with a new kind of cookie exchange

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Have a Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

(BPT) – ‘Tis officially the holiday season, and what better way to get in the spirit than sharing sweet treats with family and friends. This year, we invite you to wow your loved ones by putting a twist on the traditional cookie exchange. Featuring delicious, no-bake treats and a gifting station for your guests, there will certainly be cause for celebration.

Here are some ideas for a new kind of cookie exchange:

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