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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Independence Day

Family Fun on the Fourth!
I used color with easy items to bring a cohesive and high spirited party together.

White Chair covers were a steal at a Big Lots find for $5 each and can be used for so many different events, I purchased and store 20.

Sometimes using food itself is the most effective way to dress up a serving table.  Here I use a flat frozen pack hidden with a decorative napkin from Walmart seasonal plate and napkin collection to keep the dip chilled on a warm day.

The simple white table cloth is embellished with a touch of color from scrap booking paper and a star shaped hole punch.

This Wilton cake serving stand was too plain as it stood itself, but with the addition of some dollar store ribbon and faux flowers it quickly became worthy of the decorative confections it held.

My centerpiece was a collaborative effort of items I already had and some inexpensive candies I had purchased with the intention of finding something to use them for.

Storing some simple items like dollar store vases and chinese lanterns that can be used time and time again always reinventing a new look is an easy way to have creative accents on hand. Adding a bit of blue food coloring to water really helped tie these simple colors together.

While out and about, I collect fun colorful items I know I can use...these playful cupcakes liners are readily available at Michaels craft stores.

My designer sugar cookies are always a staple at one of my events. You too can pick your signature confection or dessert.

1 comment:

  1. Awww that was the first day I met you! Your parties are the BEST to take pictures at, so many awesome creative details and beautiful things!