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Décor Party & Event Ideas

5 Tips for Planning a Summer Party

June 22, 2017
Planning a Party

Be the hostess with the mostest fun – and the one who thought of everything – at your next summer party. We have more than a few ideas to help you plan and brighten up your space for day-into-night shindigs. From mealtime to splash time to cocktail time, let the good times (and good vibes) roll with new and smart party favors for revelers of all ages.

Keep It Chill

Ice tops the list of necessities you need to keep summer parties chill – and it’s not just for beverages. Veggies, fruit and other goodies need love, too! Use functional serveware from Gordmans to keep it crisp, presentable and lip-smacking good. Made of non-glass material, it’s safe to use. Just add ice and let the chill begin.

Serving Ware

Yard Games

Amp Up The Fun & Games

Lively guests are happy guests. Be sure to have lots of games on hand to spark some fun! Lawn darts, anyone? We suggest racquet games and classic lawn darts to serve up hours of enjoyment. Just a few key pieces, a little space and you’re good to go.

Float Their Boats

For wet and wild fun, pool floats are the perfect party favors! At 5- to 6-feet in length, these floats are big on fun – and large enough to keep up with (most) adults and kids. Pool not in your party plans? We think they’d make amazing, oversized party decorations. Hang ‘em high or place around your party space, they’re sure to delight summer guests!

Pool Rafts

Dinnerware Plate

 

Setting Pretty

You have great taste! Put it on display with dramatic dinnerware to create a table as bright and lively as your guests. Melamine dinnerware is break, scratch and chip resistant, so its a safe option for outdoor dining. With dishes this cheery, you’ll never go back to serving on humdrum paper plates and bowls. Yay!

 
 
 
 
 

String Lights

Lighten Up

With today’s creative take on party lights, nighttime never looked so… delicious! Light the way for guests in colorful, unexpected ways. Doughnuts? Pineapples? When they’re this sweet (and calorie-free!), we’re in. Prefer something more traditional? Vivid, tabletop lanterns shine where needed – on side tables, patios, steps and more.   

Above all, remember to keep party planning stress-free. It’s doesn’t have to be over-the-top to be great. A few essentials here and there, easy-prep meals, fun and games, and friends and family are all you need to make it one to remember. Happy planning!

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Bachelorette Party Planning

February 27, 2017

Bachelorette Party Planning

Attention bachelorette party planners! If your best friend forever, beloved sister or cherished cousin is planning her trip down the aisle, it’s time for you to start planning the bachelorette party. If the traditional night of bar-hopping isn’t exactly the bride’s style, choose from these alternatives to make it a night to remember.

 

SPA DAY

Does your guest of honor’s entourage span the ages from teen nieces to mothers and grandmothers of the bride? There’s nothing like a day at the spa to unite generations. Call ahead to your favorite local salon or day spa and book services of your choice, whether it be mani-pedis, facials or massages. As a parting gift to the bride, load up this beautiful tote with pampering gifts such as bath salts, candles and shower gel.

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Pack your bags (these Pucci floral cases will do!) and get out of town for a group trip. It doesn’t matter whether you go far or stay near—it’s the company that counts! For a lower-budget getaway, book a nearby hotel with an on-site pool and restaurant and stage a staycation. For a big splurge, pick a destination that’s special to the bride—maybe that’s a road trip to Vegas a la “The Hangover,” a pool party in Palm Springs or a ski trip to Boulder—and get outta town.

GO GOURMET

If your lady wolf pack tends toward the foodie side, sign up for a cooking class together. Check with your local community college, culinary school or kitchen store for options. Be sure to snap pics of everyone in action as well as your final culinary creations, then print your favorite photos to assemble in this Friends Forever album ($3.99) to give to the bride as a keepsake.

RETRO FUN

For a dose of nostalgia, recreate a childhood memory from the bride’s childhood. That might be spending a day at an amusement park, roller rink, laser tag arena or miniature golf course. Follow up the throwback fun with a group dinner or some decidedly grown-up fun, like a round of drinks at a wine bar or karaoke at your favorite local haunt. For a keepsake for the bride from the whole crew, have all each guest add a message or doodle on this autograph frame ($12.99).

Comment below and tell us what other fun ideas you have for a bachelorette party!