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July 16, 2013 1:29 pm

Party Planning Décor Ideas

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With summer upon us, backyards, BBQs, and cottages come a calling. It’s a perfect time to throw a bash for friends and family! Whether it’s a few people over for a Friday night soiree or something bigger, it’s always fun to throw in a few nice touches that make the event a little more special.

Here are some easy suggestions that won’t take you hours of planning or prepping:

Instead of setting up a basic dessert or food table, dress it up a little. Add some balloons – you can tie them from a piece of string above, stick them with tape to a wall behind the table, or have them filled with helium.

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Like balloons, streamers can be a really inexpensive decoration but don’t have to look juvenile. Choose a few colors and twist them for a backdrop, or use them to line tables.

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Pick up some colorful serving dishes or trays (plastic ones are a great a buy!), and use glass vessels to hold small snacks. Even chopped veggies can look special if you lay them out nicely! You can even add little notecards to identify what food is what – making everything look a little more formal.

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These sweet striped straws make any drink seem a little sweeter. You can find them online (try etsy), or at some craft stores.

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Adding some flowers to your tables will make it feel more special. Buy some loose flowers (no need to buy expensive pre-made bouquets!), and put a few stems in a bunch of small vases. Don’t have many vases on hand? Use mason jars, old tea tins or food tins, wine bottles, mugs, or grab some small glass jars from the thrift store before your do.

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Happy party planning!

Gemma Bonham-CarterWritten by Gemma Bonham-Carter
The Sweetest Digs

Gemma Bonham-Carter has made it her mission to DIY her house into a stylishly decorated home, one project at a time. She believes that good design doesn’t have to break the bank. You’ll find her posts focus on reusing pre-loved items in surprising ways to create something new and exciting.

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