I originally featured this party in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine in May 2011 and is making a reappearance on the blog to help get your creative energy flowing for your upcoming Mother’s Day brunch!!!
“When it comes to party planning, I say it’s better to make it than to buy it. Digging into your own creativity allows for personal details sure to impress – and fun to pass along to others. This Mother’s Day lunch is the collective effort of several inventive minds. It’s designed to help keep your expenses down, but also present a polished, pretty and – most of all – memorable celebration. So grab your scissors and get to work!!!”
Crafty Party Planning Tips:
- Begin by creating a theme and color palette based on your location, your creative personality, and your guest list.
- Consider the creative talents of those around you to help pull it all together. My sister is a very talented seamstress, so she was quickly called in to make fabric napkins to pull together the color scheme and theme of this Spring Garden luncheon.
- Take inventory of the items around your house that can be incorporated into your party. This not only cuts down on the costs, but it is an inventive way to repurpose items you already have on hand. Once an empty flower pot, now a utensil holder. Potting bench by weekend, bar by party time.
- Utilize sites such as Etsy for creative ideas and inexpensive handmade items that can add to your party such as the printable designs from The TomKat Studio. If you have a few extra minutes, hop over to the craft store and just peruse the aisles to get your creativity flowing. Click here for free Mother’s Day Printables from The TomKat Studio.
- Get creative with your location. If weather permits, bring your indoor furniture outside and create a comfortable party while enjoying the beauty of nature.
- You don’t have to spend a fortune on arrangements when you have the resources right out your front door. Grab your pruning shears and cut branches from your spring-blooming trees or flower garden.
- Remember that every personal detail is not only thoughtful; it also creates a wonderful memory for your guests
– 1 ¼ oz Ciroc vodka
– ¼ oz lime juice
– ¼ oz triple sec
– ¼ oz cranberry juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Strain into glass. Garnish with kumquats.
Vendor Credits & Resources:
– Party Styling – Amanda Hardin, AH Designs
– Photography – Taylor Cooper Photography
– Party Printables – Kim, The Tomkat Studio
– Napkins – Sweet B Creations
– Fabric – Stitchers’ Playhouse
– Crown materials – Hobby Lobby
– Recipes – Allrecipes.com, Food.com
– Asian umbrellas and other craft supplies – Hobby Lobby
– Bar – Pal’s Package Store, Clarksville, TN
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