Creative Ideas for Your Next Garden Party
Food| | By Jason Owen
Throwing a backyard bash is one of the best ways to enjoy summer, but are you running out of creative ideas?
No need to worry, we’ve got some great ideas for your next summer shindig.
Dress up your straws by taking baking cups and adding them to your beverages. Fold the baking cups into halves, then into thirds. Cut shapes and curves, then punch a hole into the middle for the straw.
Personalize your treat containers with these DIY crafted paper bowls! With six-inch plates, trim ¼ inch from the circumference of the plate. Once all the cuts are completed, fold the flaps and wrap the bowls with a rubber band to keep the bowl in its form.
Keep your party stylish with these bright paper lanterns! Attach tissue-paper disks with squares of tape and overlap them onto one another. Continue covering the lantern until the entire lantern is completely covered.
Ring in Summer
Go preppy while dining this summer, with these cute napkin rings. Cut 9-inch lengths of the ribbons, snip the end of the ribbon at an angle, and wrap ribbon around the rings. Once the rings are wrapped with the ribbon, roll the napkin through the rings.
Protective Flower Pots
Pots perfectly accommodate your snacks for party crashing insects and bugs. All you have to do is flip your flower pot upside down!
Dress up your candles this summer with pleated shades. With colorful vellum and double-sided tape, create uniform creases in the vellum paper. Wrap the paper around the candles and there you go.
Personalize everything, even your spoons! Not a huge fan of DIY projects? Not a problem, because this is an easy and simple task to complete. All you need is a stamp set, food safe markers, and wooden spoons.
Looking for creative and unique place cards for your next dinner party? Do not fear, we have the perfect suggestion for you. Trim the sunflowers stem, cut out a paper petal, and attach it to the stem of the sunflower.
Ice Bowl for Punch
Ice cubes tend to melt from heat so why not just give your punch an ice bucket? It sounds strange, but it’s a good idea to place your punch in an ice bucket to keep it cold without it getting watered down.
Cover Your Cocktails
Similar to food, cocktails can get plants and unwelcome critters in them. A great way to keep your cocktails safe is with this DIY paper cover. Easy and stylish, top your glasses with upside down baking cups.