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:

Serving ware:

-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!

Vintage Tupperware 4 Multi Pastel Color Tumblers / 12 ounce Plastic Cups

Vintage Invitations, Cookout Invitations, Party Invitations, BBQ Invites, Barbecue Invites, Party Supply, New Old Stock

1 James Crates/Wooden Apple Crate- Home Decor, Fireplace Box, Planter, Gift,Outdoor Decor, Wedding Decor, Storage Basket

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