Deciding what’s on the menu is probably the most important part of planning a summer party, but it’s also a big part of the fun. Sometimes your food choice determines the entire theme of your party and sometimes it plays a side role, but it’s always the key to a good time! Whether you’re looking for simple grilling ideas or are out to impress, your party food should include plenty of cool refreshments, in keeping with the season. Here are some of our favorite summer party ideas for outdoor parties, from grilling ideas to fun finger foods.
Have you seen our birth announcement ideas lately? You might say it’s growing every day! We didn’t want you to miss some of the cutest items on our website, so here’s a peak at some of our favorites.
Everybody loves to receive birth announcements, don’t they? It’s so fun to see the new addition to the family, and try to determine which parent the baby resembles. Our birth announcement ideas are filled with photo options and on-trend design elements from traditional to whimsical to modern. Some have ribbons, or unusual shapes—we even have some that stand up like a picture frame! Our adoption announcements are every bit as adorable, and let you tell the story in your own way.
We’re excited to introduce some of our newest products, personalized gift ideas for everyone in the family! From personalized notepads to kids’ placemats, you can create your own gift, and make it personal by adding their name and, in some cases, photos and color choices!
We’ve taken some of our favorite card designs and turned them into personalized notepads that friends and relatives will love to use for just about anything, from grocery lists to writing letters back to you! Kids will love our kid-friendly designs, grads can take them to college to write home, and your friends will love our grown-up designs. Some notepads are a handy scratch-pad size (4 1/4″ W x 5 1/2″ H) and some are a bigger 5 5/16″ W x 8 1/4″ H size, which is perfect to use as stationery.
My nephew, Kevin, graduated from high school this year, and I had lots of fun helping out with the decorations at his graduation party. Given that his future plans are to become an auto mechanic, it was perfectly fitting that the party was going to be held in the family garage!
Outside, we set up a yard sign and lawn games to welcome the neighbors. Inside the garage, the challenge was to make the large space feel welcoming and to keep the focus on our graduate. The school colors of blue and gold were the easiest way to tie the decorations together, but we incorporated photos of Kevin—baby photos, sports and vacation photos, and of course, his senior photo—wherever we could to make our graduation party ideas more personal.
The tables were covered in blue and gold, and scattered with Pear Tree’s personalized Chevron Celebration Graduation Confetti. Pots of blue and white flowers wrapped in blue and gold tissue decorated the tables. We also personalized lots of our Congrats Photo Table Decor with photos, colors and messages of congratulations, and poked of few of them into each centerpiece using wire photo picks.
Owls are the latest craze in baby themes, and these owl baby shower ideas at celebrations.com take full advantage of the owl’s inherent cuteness. Inspired by our Whimsical Hoot Owl Baby Shower Invitations, this party borrows the owl motif and color palette to create a modern, gender neutral baby shower theme.
An orange and white floral fabric became the base layer of color on the guest table, with white, green and orange place settings. Napkin holders were created from card stock and ribbon, topped with our Whimsical Hoot Baby Shower Favor Stickers. A centerpiece of orange and yellow flowers with a white ceramic vase and thrift store owl tied the colors together, along with a green and orange candy filled baby bottle holding the invitation.