Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Outdoor ideas for summer!

Please check the previous post for the giveaway winners!

As I was looking for ideas for our annual summer cocktail party I came across these on the Martha site.  They are all very easy and inexpensive to make!  The links to the instructions for each project are in pink!

You could make these in any colours you want! 
The dollar store always has lots of silk flowers which makes this a budget friendly idea!

Perfect for a beach themed party!

I can see these at a garden wedding with a green colour scheme!

My personal favourite!  I think these are just so whimsical!

So easy to make!  I think I will make these for my summer cocktail party!

How cute is this?  You could make these in any colours you want to go with any theme!  It reminds me of the Barefoot Contessa episode when she took lunch to the boat!  I tried to find a video of that episode but sadly it isn't online.


Have a fabulous day!

21 comments:

Galaxy Girl said...

I love the leaf candles. I'll totally do that for my next summer dinner party. These are great ideas! Thanks!

KatiePerk said...

The shell candles are so cool! Great post.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I love the boat garland!
We use our signal flags on the boat but for a dock party these are stellar!
Thanks for the inspirational ideas!

High Heeled Life said...

What fantastic ideas!!! I especialy like the Origami Lanterns!

Cn't wait to see pictures from your cocktail party. Happy Monday ..HHL

M.A said...

THANX! I was just looking for those Origami Lanterns for my little diner party next weekend.

Jules said...

I think I will try the silk flower lights. They look so pretty.

New England Girl said...

Ah! I love all of these, but especially the shell lights and velum shields. They're absolutely gorgeous and perfect for any summer occasion.

Town and Country Mom said...

Great ideas--thanks for posting! I love the pink and orange lanterns, and the shells are great, too!

EntertainingMom said...

It's party time! I need to have a party now!

knitwit said...

All of it looks so cool! Usually, when I have a party, it's all I can do to get drinks and food put out and direct everyone to the buffet table!!

PinkPolkadotAA said...

Such great ideas! I want to come to your summer cocktail party :) Have a good week!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

The origami lanterns are my all-time favorite outdoor decorating item! They are so fun and so inexpensive!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Ooh, all of these make me want to throw a summer party! I really love the silk flower lights idea - imagine the possibilities!

Thanks for your comment on my return to blogging! I'm so looking forward to getting caught up with your blog again!

Beth Dunn said...

Those shell lights are too cute!
xoxo
SC

MCW said...

I think the nautical flags are my favorite...I would love to have an outside party just to decorate!

Snooty Primadona said...

All lovely ideas! We're having a cocktail party in a couple of weeks, so I have some work to get done...

Thanks!

;-)

Mommy Mayhem said...

I have to say I love the velum shields and the silk flowers lights so beautiful!! I hope I can get back to entertaining soon!!

Candy said...

They're all great ideas but I especially love the origami lanterns!!

Henley on the Horn said...

Thank you for sharing!!!!

Miss Janice said...

I love all these ideas, especially the garland. My wheels are turning...thinking of the print possibilities!

Pink Martini said...

Love the nautical flag look as I am helping to decorate my niece's wedding with a nautical theme. :) xoxo