Now that Summer is just about here, you can start planning that patio party or backyard BBQ. There is just something relaxing about a Summertime get together that I cannot resist! Perhaps it is the clear skies, the relaxed atmosphere, or the cold cocktails…….yeah most likely that last one. Regardless of why you enjoy a summer shin dig- I found these adorable summertime party favors and just love them!
These favors are a perfect summer touch for your next party! Loving these mini barbecue place card holders. You could also use them as a way to label your dishes at the next potluck you have, they’d look adorable on any picnic table! Fill them with candy or tealights. Be sure to add a personal touch and wrap your water bottles in these personalized labels. You could even order generic personalization (like your last name or “Summer 2009″) to keep the on hand for your next impromptu party. Oh and check out these crab wine bottle holders and personalized hot sauces, these are my favorite summer favor ideas yet!
Have fun with party favors! They are not just for baby showers and weddings- thank your guests for coming to your next Summer party! Start planning, because Favor Affair is generously giving one reader a $50.00 gift certificate to their fabulous site http://www.favoraffair.com/, how awesome is that?!
WINNER! Sandra with comment #2- Congrats!
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With the nice weather, it quickly becoming barbequing season. If your barbeque’s skills are anything like mine then grilling veggies is a huge fiasco. If I manage to prevent the veggies from clipping through the grates and into the flames, they are more often than not burnt to a crisp. Not very appetizing.
So, when I came across Delish’s guide to grilling vegetables, I was very excited. Here are just a few how-to’s when it comes to tossing your favorite veggies onto the grill!
To grill one pint of cherry tomatoes
Serving Size: 4 Preparation: Thread onto skewers Seasoning: Brush with 2 teaspoons oil Grilling Time: 5 to 7 minutes, turning several times
8 Ears of Corn
Serving Size: 4 Preparation: Soak 15 minutes, then remove silk (leave husks on) or remove husks and silk Seasoning: Brush with 1 tablespoon oil Grilling Time: 45 minutes with husks on or 20 minutes, turning occasionally, if husks and silk have been removed
For 2 Bunches of Small Green Onions
Serving Size: 4 Preparation: Trim Seasoning: Toss with 4 teaspoons oil Grilling Time: 2 to 4 minutes, turning several times
Decorate your party table top with diamonds! Place these diamond paperweights at place setting or scattered around your table top. Light candles atop these chic diamond candle holders for the perfect bling centerpiece!
I am loving these cocktails! Perfect for your diamond themed shower, the love in bloom cocktail. Elegant and luxurious as well.
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This is the perfect refreshing drink for your summer entertaining or backyard BBQ get together!
What You’ll Need
-2 cup(s) watermelon, cubed and seeded
-1 container(s) (6 ounces) red raspberries
-2 tablespoon(s) superfine sugar, use 3 tablespoons if too tart
-Cold brut champagne or prosecco (dry Italian sparkling wine)
What You Do
1. Puree watermelon and raspberries in a blender. Scrape mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard seeds. Stir sugar into puree (adding more if too tart). Puree can be made up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated.
For sparklers, pour 2 tbsp puree into each champagne glass and top with 4 oz cold brut champagne or prosecco. For a nonalcoholic version, use club soda or seltzer instead.
I totally think that 1st birthdays are attention hoggers. Sure they are important milestones– but come on, how often does the 2nd birthday get complete attention and an awesome theme? Time for a change parents because Michelle from The Creativity Room is sharing this spectacular Tiny Two Party theme that will have you looking forward to that #2 milestone year.
Of course this “tiny” party theme idea can be used for birthdays other than the 2nd, however like Michelle says “everything is cuter tiny” and I think that goes for kids to :). At two they are like tiny big people and I think this theme is so fitting.
Michelle designed her own “Tiny Two” party invite, sharing how she did this over on her blog. You can easily make your invite in any format, just as long as it is tiny! I love the pink and teal color scheme she used throughout this tiny event, however you can select any colors that suite your desires.
For decor, the color scheme was carried through in every detail. From the hanging paper lanterns (not so tiny- but really cute), to the mini water bottle labels.
This tiny food is perhaps my favorite party theme detail! Adorable mini hot dogs and hamburgers (the tiny buns were homemade) are perfect for a tiny toddler’s hands! You can serve up any menu you fancy, just be sure to shrink it.
Tiny party favors were made up of mini activity pads, coloring books, crayons, and tiny candies.
Sweet birthday treats in tiny party fashion! Mini cupcakes baked using mini baking cups and bite size ice cream cups. The birthday girl had her own special birthday cake… a tiny one of course!
Check out all the tiny party details I left out over at The Creativity Room where Michelle is coming up with new fabulous ideas on a regular basis!