School is out (or almost out depending on where you live) and summer is finally here! 4th of July is right around the corner along with birthdays, weddings, and showers so there will be lots of opportunities to get outside and celebrate this summer. You don’t even need a special occasion to throw an outdoor party, “It’s Saturday c’mon over” is reason enough in my book! Throwing an outdoor party also gives you an excuse to create DIY paper party decorations. From party perfect pinatas to fancy folded paper napkins, with a little creativity and a little time you can dress up your outdoor event in no time.
Table Decor-Instead of bringing items from your kitchen outside, why not create quick and easy paper crafted decor for your outdoor table. Start with a hand painted table runner and finish with fun candy colored candy dishes made from paper napkins.
Fruity Drink Umbrellas (needs to be translated from German but it’s worth it as these are super cute!)
Party Decor-Put the finishing touch on your outdoor party with fun and colorful decor. Create fun props for an outdoor photo booth (don’t forget to create a hashtag for your party so you can find your guests pictures on social media!). DIY paper lanterns can be hung from trees, under a deck, or over your outdoor table. During the day they add whimsy and a pop of color and when the sun goes down provide lighting so your event can continue into the night.
Do you have any outdoor parties planned this summer?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.