I like to call this edition of Friday Favorites, “Unexpected uses for everyday objects at parties and events, plus a fun-looking drink.” Enjoy!
(5) Giant Paper Flowers
So I’m not the biggest fan of paper flowers. Some people really love them, some people don’t and I fall into the latter category. But I can’t help but love this garden party display. At first you might think, paper flowers at a garden party? Why not use real flowers? These work because they are enormous oversize blooms that are especially whimsical for a child’s birthday party, but would work for any outdoor affair. Via The Hunted Interior.
(4) Pizza Slicer Invite
I thought this was such a cute idea – the blogger who shared this idea is hosting a Cutthroat Kitchen Viewing Party to see the episode where her brother-in-law will appear. The shenanigans on that show are pretty cutthroat and a pizza slicer is perhaps the most benign of cutting instruments used on the show, so it’s a clever idea. Also, I kind of love Alton Brown and try to watch Cutthroat Kitchen when I catch it, so I will definitely try to tune in on August 3rd. Via Jac o’lyn Murphy.
(3) Cucumber Margarita
Did you know that yesterday was National Tequila Day? Neither did I. What a shame! Regardless, this recipe for cucumber margaritas looks delicious (plus I need to start sharing recipes for more than just s’mores this summer). See the recipe at Cupcakes & Cutlery.
(2) DIY Centerpiece with Succulents
I love the idea of using green for centerpieces – green on it’s own can provide a lot of color without bright blooms, especially if the rest of the table will have some color through linen or specialty glassware. I love these succulents – called Sedium Tile – especially planted in these fun boxes. I’m not sure I have the patience to grow and nurture sedium tile, but I love the finished look here! It’s also the perfect centerpiece for a dinner party because it’s low and doesn’t block sight lines. Via The Reluctant Entertainer.
(1) Be Our Guest “Chandelier”
First of all, I love this entire party – mostly because Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie of all time and obviously Belle is the best Disney princess – but also because of all the clever ideas. My favorite detail is this glittery gold “chandelier” made of knives, forks and spoons. What a fun idea to incorporate the theme into the decor! I love it! See the rest of the party details at Sweetly Chic Events.
Have a great weekend!