Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for: Summer. And with it, longer days, warmer weather, and more excuses to party!
Summer is here, and with summer comes parties... lots and lots of parties! Whether it's a backyard barbecue, pool party, birthday, wedding, or just another excuse to hang out with friends with some delicious food and cocktails, your schedule is probably filling up quickly. But you don't need to stress because Smarty have you covered. We put together some summer party inspiration that is sure to impress your friends and family.
The first thing first. When you are planning your next party, think about the venue. The ambiance will help you decide on a color palette that will complement the party environment. For our summer bash, we chose yellow, gray, white, and green. These colors are great for a summer party because of the crisp, vibrant, contemporary, fresh look they bring to events. The ambiance will help you decide on a color palette that will complement the party environment. For our summer bash, we chose yellow, gray, white, and green. These colors are great for a summer party because of the crisp, vibrant, contemporary, fresh look they bring to events.
Part of our color palette inspiration came from fresh fruit. Using fruit as part of your event decor is a great way to add natural, inexpensive, reusable elements to your party while enhancing your color scheme. We used lemons and limes. For a simple, pretty place card, put a pick in a piece of fruit. Then cut a shape out of card stock, add a decorative border, and the name of one of your guests. We chose to make square place cards to mimic the shape of our plates. Pair the pick place cards with our cocktail napkins, yellow dinner napkins, clear and silver beaded napkin rings, square cups, and the glimmer forks, knives, and spoons to wow your guests.
Continue to use your key colors and elements throughout your party. We reused lemons and limes to create a drink station. This drink dispenser is stackable, and its hollow space at the bottom is perfect for decorating.
Hard lemonade and mojitos are great drinks to add to any summer drink station. Display accessible, elegant cocktail glasses for your guests to serve themselves. Add fun yellow straws and an array of lemons, limes, and mint to garnish the delicious cocktails.
For centerpieces, remember that you want to be able to see and talk to the guests that sit across the table from you. Thus, it is sometimes best to use a low centerpiece. We used a square vase with yellow and white calla lilies. We made sure to show off the beautiful green stems of the flowers to give the table a balanced and fresh look.