Today I’m posting an article written by Jenna Lowe, Lifestyle expert for Karen Neuburger. But first I wanted to take a moment to give a big THANK YOU to all my followers and readers out there! I’ve been doing this blog thing for about 6 months now and it is amazing how connected you can feel to your “cyber friends.” Thank You All for reading each day! To you fellow bloggers, you give me a world of inspiration!
Now to our regularly scheduled party post:
Stylish Summer Entertaining
TOUCH: Invitations “Picking the right invitation and themes for the party is very important as it sets a tone and keeps party guests on the same page of what to expect,” Jenna explains. “One of my favorite summer themes is High Tea at High Noon. It’s a great chance to bring girlfriends together to sample light hors d’oeuvres and enjoy one another’s company.”
“A great resource for invitations is http://www.beforeyourparty.com/, a design-your-own invitation website. Hosts and hostesses can personalize everything on the invite from the color scheme to the font, artwork, and layout($100-$300 for 50 invitations). Or, to save on cost, try sending ivitations from a gree online invitation website like http://www.evite.com/.”
SIGHT: Setting the Table “The table setting should be the main focal point to any party and take center stage. Create something whimsical and fun, and don’t make anything too formal. One way to do this is to mix and match tabletop pieces to create different looks. I’m obsessed with KN Luxury Home’s Willow tabletop line ($8-$32, http://www.bonton.com/). The ruffled design is feminine and whimsical and all pieces in the cellection are microwave and dishwasher save. I also love KN’s Rattan Charger($12) new Thicket 20-piece Flatware Set($86), which is adorned with a nature-like design, perfect for summer.”