Thursday, June 18, 2009

Planning A Fourth of July Celebration?

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start gathering your picnic or party decorations.  

I found these festive tussie mussies at Paper Eclectiques etsy shop.  I love the retro colors tinsel handles and glitter stars.  Fill them with treats and hang them from a tree at your upcoming picnic.  If you don't have a tree or your party in indoors, you could hang a ribbon and clip them up in clothes line fashion.  Imagine how pretty these would look in the evening near fairy lights!

I came across this set of patriotic decorations on Paper and Cake's Etsy site.  For one very reasonable purchase, you can download a pdf file that allows you to print out Invitations, place mats, cupcake wrappers and picks, pinwheels and more.  I love that you can do this at home, for those of us that wait until the last minute.  Here you see the cupcake wrappers and snack boxes.

Here are the invites, some fun party picks and cupcake toppers.

These pinwheels would make a fun craft for the kids, or you could make them ahead and have them spinning in the wind.  (Perhaps in the garden, along a walkway or decorating a buffet?)  If you are working with a subdued palate, you can print on cream paper.  I just can't get over how many things you can make!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Oh my stars! An Abe Lincoln cupcake wrapper! Now I just have to have some of those for the Fourth!

And can I just tell you that I love your whole philosophy that everyday is an occasion. You are so right! Life should DEFINITELY be celebrated!