Hosting a party this Summer? Be inspired by the gorgeous garden birthday that Vane Elliemae recently threw.A garden birthday party I put together. We met at 5 p.m. and enjoyed the night until the sun set. The theme was flower garden party. The flower arrangements were all done by myself, as well as the decorations and the sangria with some help from friends. The food was catered and the cake was provided by a friend. It was a very nice relaxing night. I hope you enjoy the photos!
That whimsical, ultrafeminine look that strolled down the D&G Spring runway is what's inspiring our shopping for a garden picnic this weekend. Think sweet gingham, eyelet details, quirky insect jewelry, and tons of florals. Preferably, you mix it altogether for a look that's perfect for a romantic picnic this weekend. Shop our widget to get the looks now.
One of the most economical and pretty ways that you can decorate your outside space is with colorful paper lanterns. Not only are they inexpensive, they also look great during every hour of your party. If you choose brightly colored lanterns, like the ones shown here, they'll create a huge color splash during the day. At night, once the lanterns are lit, they'll provide a more muted, yet still colorful, addition to the party decorations. I love the festive look of hanging lanterns at garden parties, and just a few strings of paper lanterns can take a party's look from boring to brilliant. Do you decorate with paper lanterns at your parties?
Paper parasols aren't just for keeping the sun out of your eyes. They'll also add some instant Summer Style to your garden party. Just stick a few in larger shrubs or low-hanging tree branches, and let the fun begin!
In honor of Fête Nationale, or Bastille Day, I created a festive look for a garden party celebrating the holiday.
I wasn't lying when I said a light bulb went off in my head when I watched the video of Stella McCartney's garden party. Hence, I'm hosting a fun garden party for some close friends to re-create the resort fun. But this isn't any old garden party; I'm asking guests to dress up, a la Stella's latest collection. I told you to think girly, sophisticated and ethereal.
I started you off with this Mesh Flower Headwrap ($16) because it's just the thing to get your creative juices flowing. Let's see what you all came up with!
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I wasn't lying when I said a light bulb went off in my head when I watched the video of Stella McCartney's garden party. Hence, I'm hosting a fun garden party for some close friends next weekend to recreate the resort fun. But this isn't any old garden party; I'm asking guests to dress up, a la Stella's latest collection. Think girly, sophisticated and ethereal.
I'll start you off with this Mesh Flower Headwrap ($16) because it's just the thing to get your creative juices flowing.
Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits, and you can use your Fab-Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab-Finding missions.
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There are so many parties leading up to a wedding, but they all need not be formal, sit-down affairs. I propose (pun intended!) a garden party to celebrate your upcoming marriage. This way you can play games instead of just standing around drinking glass of champagne after glass of champagne trying to make small talk with your future aunt-in-law's third husband.
These simple lawn games are a great way for guests from the different parts of both of your lives to mix and mingle.
- Bocce Ball: Lawn bowling fits in perfectly at a garden party. You can hone your aim and skill as you try to hit the pallina. Here are the rules to bocce ball, so you can be prepared for your next match.
- Badminton: Anyone can play badminton and it is sure to cause a bunch of belly laughs as folks hop around trying to hit the slow floating birdie.
- Croquet: One thing I love about croquet is that you can easily play the game wearing a skirt. Remember Heathers? Here are the rules of croquet if you need a refresher course.
- Volleyball: Kick the action up a notch or two with a volleyball game or tournament. Since volleyball is more athletic than the other games mentioned, you should definitely include information on your invites that the game will be played and the guests interested in playing should bring appropriate attire.
Do you have a favorite garden party game? Share it in the comments section below.
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I enjoy reading about parties and I love looking at party pics! I love it so much that I have created a group — Super Special Occasions — on TeamSugar where you can share all of your party pics with me. I plan on posting all of the pics from my upcoming half birthday party, but until then check out the amazing garden-themed retirement/birthday party that cravinsugar hosted! She served the food in planter's boxes and a vibrant green punch in a vintage punch bowl. This theme is perfect for Spring and would be wonderful for a baby or bridal shower. To be inspired check out her pics, just read more