Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Party Ideas

We wanted to make an everyday BBQ a little more special so we decided to dress things up a bit and it was so fun to see the reaction from adults and kids alike. Most of the kids wanted to know if it was someones birthday. Everyone was just a little more excited to sit down, visit with each other and enjoy good food. Give it a try and see what kind of an experience you can make of . The decorating took us about 2 hours because we had to cut out several elements but now that it's done we can use the elements again and again! I love that you can customize everything to fit your color scheme and theme.

I purchased a roll of children's art paper on a roll at my local craft store and used that as my table cover. Then I used Doodlebug's 12x12 die-cut paper as our place mats. For anyone that hasn't tried Lifestyle Crafts (Quicktuz), it's time! There is a wide selection of die-cuts to create elements. decorations, and party favors. I have used Quickutz for years and I still love creating new projects. In this project I used the Epic Tool, LC Nesting Pennants L-CC-008, LC Trellis DC0122, and LC Rosettes DC0222. I also used Echo Park Dots and Stripes Soda Fountain and Hello Summer for the banner and paper embellishments. American Crafts Pool and Tangerine were the solid colored cardstock pieces. I also used fresh lemons, salt water taffy and orange candy slices I picked up at the local grocery store to fill the jars and add punches of color. (great budget savers!)

This summer is the perfect time to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day! You can purchase all of the paper and die-cut products at our retail website 

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