Sometimes, when I am planning a party, I run out of inspiration! Yes, I know that sounds shocking, but it is true. So when I need to get my creative juices flowing, sometimes I check out wedding blogs or Martha Stewart Weddings.
One of my favorite things at MSW is her ‘good things’ section. I went through her ‘spring’ ideas and found a few that I think can work for a regular party- not just a wedding! Check these out:
Aren’t these orchids gorgeous! I thought this would be a beautiful centerpiece for any dinner party. And the best part is, after the party is over you can just place the flowers around your home to enjoy for weeks to come.
Can’t you just smell these roses and peonies! I bet they fill the room with the sweet scent of heaven. These arrangements were made with latte cups. You can find these at Williams-Sonoma and other kitchen supply stores. Or you can troll your local Salvation Army and find used ones. Then fill the bowls with green floral foam, and stick large flowers into it.
These baskets of candies are supposed to be wedding favors, but wouldn’t it make a fun centerpiece for the kid’s table at Easter!
Talking about kid’s tables, I like this idea of using butche paper as a placemat. Martha wrote the utentil names down, but I think it would look cool if you did an outline of the knife, fork, and spoon using a sharpie. Then you can write each kid’s name above their place setting. Then, when they are done, all you have to do is throw everything away!
These are chocolate bars covered with photos of the happy bride and groom, but I thought this would be a perfect idea for an adult birthday party such as a 30th, or 40th birthday. You could also do the same thing as favors for a baby shower- just use pictures of the mommy to be when she was a baby! Wouldn’t that be cute?
So the next time you need an idea for a party, just check out some weddings and I bet you will come up with a million ideas!