When you start searching online for the perfect party supplies, are you immediately taken by the chevron cups or the pink polka dotted plates? It can be easy to fall in love with patterns, but solids are generally cheaper. Parties with a color as a theme can often be even more fun than patterns – and as a bonus, they invite your guests to bring their own creativity into the mix. Here are 3 fun party ideas where solids take the spotlight.
Most kids rejoice when the school bell rings for the final time in May or June, because they know they have 3 months of playtime before they have to be back in that classroom again. Not every parent shares this sentiment, though. 3 months of kids’ playtime likely means 3 months of activities for parents to think up! Crafts are a time-tested way to keep kids busy, so here are a few for you and the kids to try out!
How to Keep Your Partygoers Safe and Comfortable
Planning a barbeque or outdoor party is a great way to keep up with all your family and friends this summer. Many areas experience beautiful weather that can make your guests want to chat outside all day. However, the summer heat can go from nice and warm to oppressive in a very short time. A pool is a great way for guests to cool off, but not everyone is lucky enough to have one. So here are some ideas to keep your partygoers happy and safe when the summer heat turns nasty.
When The Sun Goes Down, The Fun Is Just Beginning!
With summer now upon us and the rays from the hot sun beating down, it can be a daunting task to put together an outdoor party. Even with cold drinks and a pool, sometimes the heat is just too much for guests to stay comfortable. However, you do have other options. A great way to keep your guests cool and happy is to host your party at night. A late evening start time when the sun is just setting will make sure that your guests are arriving just as the oppressive heat from the day is receding. A cool summer night will have you wanting to stay up until the sunrise, and here are some ideas for how to make it happen.
One of the very best things about summertime is all the fresh produce available. Grocery stores are suddenly overflowing with piles of delectable-looking fruit, farmer’s markets attract crowds of shoppers hungry for seasonal, locally grown veggies, and “pick-your-own-produce” farm visits are in full swing, with more treats ripening every day.
If you have a backyard garden, you’re probably harvesting your own fresh fruits and veggies, as well, and enjoying that unbeatable homegrown flavor. But even if you don’t have a garden, why not celebrate this season of fresh fruits and veggies with a garden-themed party?
One of the most unique and fun aspects of holiday food is the seasonal color palette we use when making our festive spreads – St. Patrick’s Day has us eating and drinking green, Halloween calls for black and orange, and of course, for the 4th of July, we bring out the red, white, and blue.
So how can you incorporate these patriotic colors into your 4th of July party feast? With a little bit of creativity, it’s easy to wow your guests with tasty treats that show off your holiday spirit.
Who doesn’t love a good 4th of July celebration? The food, the fun, the patriotism, the friends and family…and of course, the fireworks! The 4th of July is the perfect holiday for getting together and having a blast outdoors. But rather than hosting the same old backyard barbecue this Independence Day, why not spice things up a bit with one of these unique takes on the 4th of July party? They’ll make this year’s celebration of our nation’s birthday one to remember.
Need an excuse to throw a party this summer? Here are seven of them!
One of the best parts of summer is all of the long, stretching warm weekends that you have to hang out with your friends and family by the pool, at the beach, or even in your own backyard. However, you do not have to wait until the 4th of July or Labor Day to get all of your friends together to celebrate the season. There are a number of fun excuses for a summer siesta this month and all month long!
If you are looking for an excuse to have friends over and break out your fancy party supplies this summer, here are seven party ideas to liven up your schedule.
The summer will fly by when your children play these fun summer games!
It is no secret that summer is a favorite season for kids all over the country. No school, no homework— just long afternoons full of fun in the sun and play dates with their friends! However, once the excitement and the freedom from school has lost its freshness, it’s easy for kids to fall into a summer rut of playing video games and watching TV all day long.
However, why not break up the boredom and repetitiveness of long summer days by crafting up some fun backyard games with your kids? Not only do outdoor games get your children outside in the sun and away from the dull TV, but it also is a great chance for your entire family to bond and make summer memories. You can even set up these games at your next backyard BBQ or summer party as a way to entertain the kids while the adults chat it up!
Therefore, without further ado, here are our favorite outdoor summer games that you can craft up in your own backyard this season!
When you were young, your dad was always there when you needed him. If your bike had a flat tire, or you needed advice about life’s problems, he always had wisdom to share or a shoulder to cry on. He’s a rock, the classic strong and silent type… which makes it hard to find a gift for him!
If you ask him what he wants, he’ll probably say he doesn’t want anything at all. If espionage won’t work (asking mom), you can always fall back on the tried-and-true tie. But this Father’s Day, instead of opting for the same-old, try out something new. Here are a few ways you can make your dad’s special day one to remember.