Sunday, June 13, 2010

Beach Wedding or party Centerpieces

Beautiful Centerpieces for your tables with a Beach theme.

Surround your
custom candles with the look of the beach. Seashells and starfish are going to make your guests remember your beautiful tables.
Easy & inexpensive to make yourself.

Custom Beach theme Candles with the Bride & Groom's name works the best for these.

Materials: Alot of these I have found at the Dollar Store & bags of starfish & misc. seashells at Craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

•STYROFOAM* Brand Foam:
Wreath, 6" x 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
•Seashells, 2" or smaller, about nine assorted pair
•Sea glass, 1" or smaller, pale blue/green/white assortment
•Shells: Misc. small, about 50
•Starfish small... 5 or 6 per centerpiece
•Votive or pillar candle
•Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
•Thick, white craft glue
•Small starfish, five
•Optional: Matte-finish white spray paint

Shell w/ Sea Glass Rings:
1.Wash and dry shells and sea glass if needed.

2.For formal look (front), glue pairs of shells to foam wreath, opposite one another. Begin with largest shells, moving to smallest. Fill spaces between shells with sea glass.

3.For more casual, natural look (left center), glue a favorite large shell to wreath, then surround with smaller shells and sea glass. Continue until entire top of wreath is covered. Glue sea glass to inner and outer foam edges.

Shell/Starfish Ring:
1.For starfish ring (top), paint turrid shells white if desired; let dry. Glue shells around wreath edge, close together with points up; let dry.

2.Glue large shells to top of wreath, facing one direction and slightly overlapped. Glue starfish to top of shells as shown. Let dry.

Instructions from

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer Time Pool Party or BBQ!

Plan a backyard BBQ or a pool party to cool off your friends & family.

Plan it in your backyard.... Park... Pool /Party room at your condo/apt or at the beach
First plan on the day, make any reservations for pool or picnic area.

Order your invitations. Stay in the theme of your party. Flip flop invitations are a GREAT touch.
Beach Decorations can be bought at Dollar Stores ... Oriental Trading or
Some ideas... have plenty of beach balls, sand buckets to serve chips ... fruit salads etc.
Custom Smartie Favors can be in the Sand Molds used as candy dishes.

Or put in Adorable Treasure Chest Favor boxes at a Child's Birthday Party.

Having a Weenie Roast right on the beach &
Fruit Salads in hollowed out Watermelon or in colorful sand buckets & use the plastic sand shovels as serving spoons. OR serve pasta or potato salad in the pales as well.

If you are serving a punch... freeze some JUICE that you are using in the punch so as it melts, it won't water down the punch.

Add Gummy fish or candy fish into the "ice cubes". Do NOT use plastic fish because as the cubes melt... someone could choke on them.
Small blowup pools or small plastic pool filled with Ice makes a GREAT soda, beer or wine coolers "ice chest".

Sea shells available at Dollar stores.... Hobby/Craft stores.... toss small ones on the tables for decorations & serve dips & candies in the large seashells.

For adult evening pool parties, add clear bowls of clear or colored water & add floating candles on each table.

CUSTOM LIP BALM should be a must at any outdoor party as a great party favor!
So there are a few ideas for your next Pool... beash or BBQ Party! Simply use your imagination & have fun!