Friday, June 28, 2013
Everything Old is New Again in Summer Parties!
It's summertime! Are you planning a backyard cookout, pool party or summer gathering? My motto, "everything old is new again" applies to summer parties as well. Using and incorporating vintage elements can be a fun and inexpensive way to create the perfect summer party. Here are some ideas to get you started:
-mason jars to hold silverware, vintage table clothes, vintage punch bowls, vintage coca cola boxes to hold drinks, vintage metal trays, etc.
-handmade cards with retro paper coasters, vintage post cards, new (old stock) invitations, etc.
-vintage fabric bows tied to chairs, vintage chalkboards to label foods, vintage handkerchiefs for garland, etc.
-Get recipes for appetizers and drinks from 1950's cookbooks, make a table containing vintage (new) candies such as baby Ruth, Mary Jane, Cracker Jacks, pick a specific era that your food will represent, etc.
Here are some neat retro items I found on Etsy that would be useful for summer party!