June 26, 2012

Trendspotting: Party Time!

I find that when planning a party, the right accessories are key.  From tablecloths to the menu, there are countless options for creativity. 

  • Chevron patterns are huge right now.  Since we're fully into the Summer season, stay away from the neutrals & blacks and snap up a chevron piece in a bright, fun color.  A table cloth or table runner would be a lovely base to begin your decorating with.
  •  Bold colors are another way to liven up a party.  Happy colors like tangerine, sunflower, turquoise, and lime add a strong pop of color to your party decor.  Think about using 3-4 small vases full of bright flowers along the middle of your table.  The colors are eye pleasing and the flowers will add a pleasant aroma.
  • Choose a color scheme.  Try and pick three to four colors and accessorize that way.  Right now I'm loving turquoise, candy pink and neon green.  Use your chosen colors to create a tablescape, bunch up balloons, or divide foods by color.
  • You don't have to have a "reason" to throw a party.  Have a casual dinner party, or a sweets party simply because you feel like it.  Who says you can't have an anytime party?
  • Get creative and make party favors.  It could be something as simple as a small tote filled with beach items for a beach-style party, or a box of cookies or a candy basket for the ride home, or even something extravagant like personalized matchbooks.
  • Pay attention to detail.  For an example, mason jars as drinking glasses would add to the theme.  Top them off with a striped straw for a cute look.  Think about creating a special drink or dessert just for the event.  

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