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Whimsical Summer Tea Parties

We’ve been a fan of tea parties since we were young. This may have a little something to do with watching Alice in Wonderland on repeat, but who knows! Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to host a tea party in the outdoors with all the flowers in bloom.

Since we still have a month left of summer, we’re going to share some of our favorite tea party ideas to inspire you to have your own before fall begins. Get ready for whimsy and pretty overload!


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If these pictures don’t make you want to host a tea party in the near future, we really don’t know what will! We sneaked in a cute Mad Hatter tea party idea for a fun surprise. If you are hosting a tea party this summer, let us know how it turned out!

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End of Summer Outdoor Movie Night Ideas

While heading out of the house this morning, we noticed that a nearby school is back to its lively self. That only means one thing: the kids are back to school! Though the official last day of summer is September 21, 2013, we like to celebrate the kids going back to school with a fun end of summer activity.

One thing we had a lot of fun doing in the summer is having a movie night, so to celebrate the end of summer, how about one last late night movie session for the year! Keep reading for ideas to turn a regular movie night into an event to remember for the rest of the school year!


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Via Cake Events Blog


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These ideas would be perfect for one last movie night of the summer! Grab a fuzzy blanket and pillow, and head outside to enjoy your favorite movies in the summer breeze. Let us know what movies you’d be playing at your movie night, and recommend your favorites below!

 

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DIY Teddy Beach Party Treat in a Cup

We came across a lot of cute ideas this summer while we were blogging and Pinterest-ing (check out our Pinterest for holiday ideas year round!), and one idea that caught our eye time and time again is a fun treat that we personally like to call a teddy beach party in a cup!

We know what you all are wondering: “Beach teddy?!” Isn’t it beach bunny??” Well, these treats are made with yummy teddy crackers and gummies, made to look like they’re lounging on a beach! Keep reading to get inspired to make your own before the end of summer!


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Ingredients & Supplies (inspired by images above!)

  • blue jello mix + water
  • whipped cream
  • graham crackers crumbs
  • plastic clear cup

Decorative

  • teddy bear crackers or gummy bears
  • peppermint swirl candies
  • candy roll up
  • gummy rings
  • paper umbrella

Prepare the blue jello mix as instructed on the box. Let mixture cool slightly before filling into 2/3 of the clear cup. Refrigerate until solid. Put a dollop of whipped cream on top, and sprinkle on a thick layer of graham cracker crumbs to one side for the beach scene.

Here comes the fun part–decorating the beach scene! Here are some ideas to try:

  • Put a teddy in a gummy ring for a floating teddy in the water
  • Use an inch of candy roll up for a teddy lounging on the beach under an umbrella
  • Peppermint swirl candies make perfect beach balls for playful beach teddies

The teddy beach party in a cup is perfect for end of summer parties by the beach and pool, or just a beach themed party anytime of the year! Prepare the cup ahead of time and let your guests decorate their own beach teddy scene. If you make some, share with us your creations below!

 

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Camping Party Ideas for End of Summer

Summer is soon coming to an end, and it’s time to relive all our favorite summer memories! For many, it has to be from summer camp. Summer camp is all about meeting new friends, singing beside the campfire, and drinking bug juice!

Today’s blog post is all about ideas and inspiration for a camping themed party for end of summer. For those of you who have had gone to summer camp, this post will be reminiscent of all the fun times! For those of you who haven’t, this will be a fun new experience!


Via Kara’s Party Ideas


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Via Celebrations at the Home

Are any of these reminiscent of your summer camp days? We think a camping party is perfect for an end of summer celebration– one last hurrah to hang out with friends and family before the busy fall season is upon us. Share with us your favorite summer camp memories below!

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Pastel Dream – Party Decor Ideas

We know this  summer we’ve been all about the bright colors (flashback to: Lemon Themed Summer Party & Home Decor, Summer Neon Trend – Home, Fashion, and Party Ideas, and Rainbow Party Decor Ideas for Summer just to name a few)! But if bright colors aren’t your cup of tea, don’t fret! Today’s post is just for you!

We also love our pastels for summer. Honestly, we love pastel all year long, but there’s just something about pastel in the summer that makes you feel like you’re floating through a cotton candy cloud. So with no further ado, we’re sharing our favorite pastel party decor ideas for inspiration today!


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Though pastels are all about muted shades, it can still be colorful. We’re especially loving all the different shades of blue and orange from the picture inspirations above. Pastels are perfect for tea, birthday, and summer parties! Let us know which one you like more, pastels or brights, in the comments below!

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Cool Party Decor Ideas Using Balloons

As long as we can remember, balloons were one of our favorite parts about decorating for a party. Not only are they easy to find in every color imaginable, but they’re also fun for the kids to play with (or even us adults, too)!

Though balloons only require helium and a string, there are so many ways out there to that can take regular balloons to the next level. We’re going to share some cool (and different) balloon decorating ideas in today’s blog today, perfect for any summer party (or birthday party)!


Via The Berry

Turn an ordinary balloon into a mini hot air balloon with a basket and netting.


Via So Beautiful Things

Balloons make fun bubble looking decorations for a refreshments bar.


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Make floating ice cream cones for a summer ice cream party with pastel balloons.


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Tie a party invitation or a note onto a small helium filled balloon for a surprise!


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Different colored balloons can make fun fruit decorations for summer.

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If you need balloons, we carry a party pack of balloons on HomeSeasons.com perfect for decorating!

Aren’t these ideas fun? We especially love the whimsical hot air balloon decoration! Let us know which of these ideas are your favorite!

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Decorating for Summer with DIY Vase Ideas

We love our colorful flowers, and we’re always looking for more ways to creatively display them in our home. But as much as we love flowers, we were getting a little tired of displaying them in our old glass vase.

This is what set us on an online search for fun new vase ideas this summer. Turns out, there are so many out there that are DIY-able! We’re sharing our favorite DIY vase ideas today that can amp up an old vase (or glass jar) you may have on hand too. Check them out!


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Vase within vase via Awesome Home Pins


Lace print via Cute Pinky


Washi tape via Homedit

We’re definitely DIY-ing our tired vase with one of these ideas. Let us know which one we should try in the comments below! We might try all of them if we can find enough vases! Try one of these ideas for home decor this summer!

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