Wow, I can’t believe the 4th of July is this Saturday, whaat; it just felt like summer has started.
Here are some great ideas: (click each pic for more in depth info)
American flag cake:
Patriotic Punch; 1/3 fruit punch, 1/3 blue Gatorade, and 1/3 lemon-lime soda:
Dip your ice cream sandwich in sprinkles:
Firecracker Hot Dogs:
In-N-Out Copycat Burger:
Cute and easy place setting. Put bandanas in your Mason jars, which can then be used for drinks:
A nice outdoor layout:
Give the kids their own parade wands:
A mason jar goody bag:
I’ve taken it upon myself to find the easiest party DIY’s for you:
Follow Aisha.’s board 4th of July Party Ideas on Pinterest.
Check out my Gossip Girl theme party if you wanna do that instead.
Since the season 7 premiere is on June 2nd, it’ll be nice to throw a little marathon party/sleepover and just rewatch a few seasons with your friends.
Decor is a big part of themed parties and here are a few ideas:
Scroll through these:
Chinese takeaway: Dirt and worms:
This snack is in reference to the 16th episode of Season 2, “Let Water Hold Me Down”, where the Liars ordered Chinese take away only to find that A had intervened and replaced their food with worms and dirt.
Don’t but real dirt and worms but this is an easy thing to replicate:
- Buy Chinese takeaway containers from the Dollar store.
- For the dirt use a cheap chocolate mud cake from the supermarket and crumbled it up with a fork.
- Pour this into the containers and bury gummy worms in the mix.
- Use a red sharpie to do the typical A sign off!
- Marathons duh. For those of you who don’t have Netflix, use this site to watch shows as much as your heart desires. (has more shows and all seasons) + you can use this on most devices as well.
- Tell horror stories like the girls were in the pilot.
- Play this game: (I literally made it up right now so if it doesn’t work out, sorry)
- What you need
- A red coat
- Glow-sticks (as many as the people coming) [buy a few more just in case]
- Before the guests arrive, make sure to get a head count of how many people are coming. Go around the house and randomly hide the glow stick. Don’t really hide, hide them but place them somewhere that’s a little hard to find but still visible without having to dig around. [For example on top of a microwave or something]
- After the guests come and you guys decide to start playing, you’ll be “red coat”/A.
- Turn off the lights and count to 100 or something [This is kind of like a PLL hide-and-seek]. While you’re counting, tell everyone to look around the house for a glow stick. If they find the glow stick they’re “safe” and if you spot them they just have to show you the stick.
- The goal is to find as many people as you can before they find a glow-stick
- Try playing this at night, I feel like it’ll be better & more fun.
– Matching merchandise
-If you’re rich enough, get a bunch of books from the series and give one to each person
– Jewelry or other pieces similiar to the ones the girls wore.
When throwing a party, the theme is the main thing the party revolves around. Decide what you want the color scheme to be, it’ll be easier to buy things and plan around.
If you like to DIY things (do things yourself) here are some cute ideas:
Get some plastic or wooden eggs and just paint them. You can add glitter or get some kids and have some fun with them. If you don’t want to wait for paint to dry you can just draw it on with Sharpie. You can also marble it with nail polish.
Make some “eggs” with yarn. These look so adorable. Here is a video tutorial and here are somethings you can make with them:
Other things you can do with eggs:
Plant Wheatgrass in them
Make a bouquet
If you’re too busy or just aren’t a creative person it’s ok. There are so many great places you can buy Easter decor:
- Your nearest Dollar store (Dollar tree and Family Dollar are great places to look)
- Oriental Trading (You know the one with a bunch of ads everywhere)
- Party City
Here are also some gorgeous party ideas:
- Spicy Roasted Bell Pepper Pimiento Cheese
- Easter Bunny Rolls
- Carrot Crescent Stuffed With Egg Salad
- Boiled Custard Eggs,Shortbread Soldiers & Coffee on a Stick
- Bread Roll Chicks
- Bunny Cake Pops
- Easter Egg Brownie Pops
- Brownie Pops
- Easter Egg Cake Pops
A cute pastel dress
A light romper
Flowy Maxi dress
A fitted shirt, shorts and wedges.
Enjoy. I hope these helped,
This was a requested tip from one of my readers and of course I said I would help because I LOVE planning parties and events.
1. First off decide on what kind of baby shower you want to hold. You may not know this but there are many different types of baby showers. Here are a few you might what to look into:
2. Use a check list. Since I know how stressed and confusing it can be to make one I have provided a step by step checklist to follow below:
Nine or 10 Weeks Before
- Determine who hosts.Will it be you alone or will you share duties with a co-host?
- Set a budget.Are you paying for it all, or are others contributing?
- Decide where to have the party.A restaurant or catering hall? Your home, or that of a friend or family member? If you need an outside venue, scout around and book it early. (For more on this, see “Planning a Home Baby Shower,” “Planning a Restaurant Baby Shower,” and “Planning a Destination Baby Shower.”)
- Pick a date.Consult with the honoree’s mother, sisters, and best friends—especially those who’ll be traveling long distances—to find a time when all can be present. Shoot for a month or two before the due date, or at least a month after the baby comes home.
- Make a guest list.Decide whether to invite women only or couples, then e-mail the honoree’s closest family members and friends for a list of people they think should be invited (with phone numbers and mailing addresses—as well as e-mail addresses, if you’ll be sending an Evite). Or, if the shower is not a surprise, consult with the guest of honor.
Six Weeks Before
Choose a theme, if you’d like.
It can be traditional (baby-related) or as simple as a garden theme, with baskets of flowers and pots of wheatgrass. Keep in mind the tastes of the expectant mother.
- Send out invitations.Provide a map or directions to the location and an RSVP deadline of no later than a week before the date. [I suggest Minted, the pictures above]
- Go shopping.Buy decorations and disposable tableware, plus party favors and goody bags (or order them online).
- Plan the menu.A brunch or tea party is traditional; a light dinner works for evening showers. Also consider finger foods, a potluck, or a dessert party. If you have a theme, the foods should reflect it. If you’ll be doing the cooking, try to choose dishes that can be made a week ahead and frozen, or at least the day before. (For more on this, see “Baby Shower Refreshments 101” and “Baby Shower Drinks.”)
A Month Before
- Line up some extra hands.Arrange for cooking, serving, or bartending help or entertainment, as needed.
- Order the cake.Also, the flowers, rental chairs, etc.
- Help with thank-you notes.Print out the invitation list, with complete addresses, to give to the honoree (now, if it’s not a surprise; later, if it is), or buy cards yourself and address them for her.
- Prepare some games.Stock up on whatever materials are needed to play, such as pencils.
A Week Before
- Follow up on RSVP stragglers.
- Put together the goody bags.And if you have prizes for the games, wrap those.
- Plan to get the gifts home.Lay in a store of handled shopping bags, and use discarded wrapping paper to cushion items. If the honoree lives a plane ride away, have labeled shipping boxes and packing materials ready.
- Assign a photographer.You’ll want your best shutterbug to take photos or videos.
- Clean up.If the party is at your home, give it a thorough cleaning.
- Shop and cook, if needed.If you’ll be doing the cooking, buy all the nonperishables, and prepare as much freezable food as possible.
Three Days Before
- Complete the grocery shopping.
- Finish up the food preparations.
The Day Before
- Do a quick cleaning sweep.Give your house the once-over.
- Set up the party space.Arrange the furniture. Put out the favors, prizes, and games, and check to make sure you have everything you need. Set out trash bags where the gifts will be opened. And decorate.
On Party Day
- Pick up the cake.Also the balloons, flowers, whatever.
- Designate someone to help the honree.She’ll need a hand to record the gifts and the givers.
Here are some great gifts you can give her:
Walmart Baby Box
Mommies first Box
Other subscription boxes
Here’s some inspiration:
Hope these helped, [&& request anything below]
Someone requested this and since planning parties is one of favorite things to do I decided to do it. Honestly I don’t watch the show so that’ll be the reason for some inaccurate things but if you watch the show you’ll know what I meant. So here are a few things you can do if you want to throw a Gossip Girl themed party:
When throwing a party thing is the main thing in which the party revolves around. Decide the color scheme and if you want to revolve around a certain scene, episode, season or just the whole thing in general. Once you’ve decided, you can look around a few episodes or here to see how the girls in Gossip Girl threw their parties.
Here are a few things that can give you inspiration on how to decorate your house:
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