Choosing colors for your beach wedding or beach themed event is a piece of cake! You do not have to correspond colors with a photo of a wreath, bouquet, or socks. Look to nature for your palette. Natural hues, only nature can create. Take a few moments to notice the clouds, the sky color, the sunrise, and sunset right in front of you. Be grateful, for today is another gift. Another day full of delight.
Have a SPARKLING day full of color and inspiration my friend.
We thought sending save the date cards with flip flops was such a great idea, we designed it TEN YEARS AGO! Yes, in 2001.
What a creative and truly unique way to give your guests a taste of your tropical beach wedding!
Today, this is a super easy D.I.Y. project! Yes, trust me YOU CAN DO IT! Because, as we know, everyone can buy flip flops and tie a bow! As we suggested on our website in 2006, you can find them at Old Navy or Target. Of course now-a-days you can go online to buy them. Piece of cake.
To create your own save the dates with REAL flip flops: Just layout and print out a tag on your home computer, tear the edging for a beachy look. Hole punch the corner with 2 holes using an 1/8″ hole punch and attach to the flip flops with wraphia. Insert your flip flops into a bubble envelope and mail to your guest! THEN wait for the phone calls regarding how creative YOU are!
At our annual lakeside July 4th party our neighbor/friend broke out his guitar and started playing and singing. What a surprise! And our guests just sat in awe of his talent. Smiling. Enjoying. No matter the size of your party or event, live music is a must. Even if you have a smaller budget, you can find a lovely acoustic guitarist and set an amazing mood for your celebration! If you are having a Christmas open house have the guitarist seated at your entrance on the right side for a WOW factor! You will set the mood and your guests will be thrilled and truly impressed.
I asked our friends on Facebook what they thought made a perfect party. Here’s the list and can you guess what topped it?
1. Wonderful friends.
2. Background music.
3. Delicious food. Creative dishes to start conversations.
4. Gorgeous flowers.
5. A party planner to make the party fabulous!
6. Good wine.
7. A “token” gift / favor for your guests, as they leave.
8. Cocktail hour at the start.
9. Lovely dinner.
Years ago, I threw what people said was the BEST party they have ever been to. A Hawaiian Luau. They still talk about the Luau today!! Several keep their Bottle Invitations displayed in their homes as a reminder of the fun they had. The highlight of the party was the entertainment. I had professional Hawaiian Luau hula dancers and an amazing fire dancer! Not only did they dance. They inspired our guests to learn the hula and dance as well!!
I *HIGHLY* recommend them to EVERYONE who wants to share the very best Hawaiian entertainment for their guests. Visit their website now HAWAIIAN SHOWS / ENTERTAINMENT or watch a small sample of them in action…
Pineapple, Coconut! Pineapple, Coconut! Pineapple, Coconut! So much fun!
Michelle Mospens \ Illustrator and Graphic Designer in Ohio. Creating cheerful watercolor illustrations and designing custom invitations for weddings and life's great celebrations. Available to design personalized stationery cards, save the dates, and handmade invites. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org