For summer, I wanted something laid back and easy (and not just because we were moving the next week!). We had a pool party complete with BBQ (hamburgers & hotdogs), otter pops & ice cream sandwiches and lawn games. It was so fun to just relax with our friends enjoying the beautiful weather.
Friend of ours graciously offered a family home that has an amazing backyard which overlooks a local lake:
Here is a look at our decor (my favorite part!):
For tablecloths for the food tables, I used cheap towels that coordinated with our color scheme:
I made two different styles of paper pinwheels and stuck them into sand pails filled with sand:
I also utilized the sand pails (from the Target $1 section!) to hold the plastic utensils (just stuck upright in sand):
I 100% stole this next idea from little tags I saw at a scrapbooking store:
I reworded them a bit to my liking :)
Mason jars for drinks (frozen margaritas, horchata and lemonade):
One of our good friends works for an up-and-coming upscale water company, Kiawii, and they graciously offered to sponsor our party:
It is really great water... and I'm not just saying that because we got it for free! And... get this- it even matched our decor!!!
Plates and napkins were all from Target:
I made these fruit kebob sticks by cutting out small circles with my cricut and taping them to the end of bamboo skewers. Not only was it cute, but it made a great holding spot.
Lots of delicious summer junk food:
And, finally, a cute frozen margarita (with umbrellas that I found on clearance at Pier One in december!):
All photos were taken by my good friend, Jenetta Penner Photography. Thanks so much Jenetta for always working a bit while attending our parties!
So, my question for you: now that you have seen all four seasons, which seasonal party was your favorite?