2015 Summer Party Trends

The summer sunshine calls for an outdoor barbecue or celebration! Below are some ideas that will help you spice up your next summer party.

Summer centerpieces

Lemon D.I.Y. Mason Jars: how to below (adapted from Emmaline Bride )

What you need:

  • Large vase or mason jar
  • Small vase (that fits inside larger vase)
  • Lemons
  • Bouquet (flowers of your choice)

How to:

  • Place the smaller vase inside the larger vase or mason jar.
  • Slice lemons.
  • Place the lemons between the two vases until you reach the top.
  • Fill the smaller vase with water and place in a bouquet.

Nautical D.I.Y. Rope Vase: how to below (adapted from Bayside Bride)


  • Coffee Cans with labels removed or spray painted to be a solid color
  • Rope (uncut)
  • Hot Glue
  • A glass jar to hold water for floral arrangements


  • Hot glue the end of your rope to the bottom of the can and begin wrapping the rope tightly around the can. I added a bit of hot glue every 4 inches or so and pressed the rope down.
  • Continue wrapping until you reach the top of the can.
  • Trim the rope and hot glue the edge of the rope to the can so it doesn’t stick out.
  • Place a jar in the can to keep it from rusting or leaking water. My cans didn’t feel sturdy enough to hold water. The vase also helps contain the flowers and allows you to use less flowers.

Summer DEcor:

Chic Balloons are an inexpensive and trendy way to make your food display, photo booth, or table settings more homey.

Personal Touch loves to use gold letter balloons or large ball balloons to help make their design plans more complete.

Shibori Textiles: Bring the ocean to your next summer party by incorporating shibori textiles in your design plan. These calming blues scream relaxation. 

Where you can use shibori textiles:

  • Table clothes
  • Place mats
  • Napkins
  • Center pieces
  • Tapestries 

Summer Food:

Water Melon on a Stick: 

An easy and cute way to serve your watermelon: Slice your fresh watermelon and serve it on a Popsicle stick.

Mini Angus Beef Sliders

Miniature Raspberry Cheesecake 

Happy Summer!