Spring provides the perfect excuse to round up friends and neighbors for a celebration. If you missed Kerrie Kelly Design Lab at West Elm in Roseville this Saturday, get inspired with these five creative ideas for your next party.
1. A color theme makes decorating a snap. If you want to make a big visual impact, try picking a color scheme early on and stick to it. Having everything coordinated creates a fresh, cohesive look, even if you’re using simple paper plates and cups.
2. Use what you have. No matching chairs? No time to buy flowers? Grab a few potted herbs or flowers from your yard to use as a centerpiece, and round up every mismatched chair and stool into service. Drape a colorful cloth on the table and you’re good to go.
3. Keep it flexible. Bar carts can set up as extra moveable surfaces for mimosas and mojitos or provide an additional stylish serving area. Stash napkins, straws, coasters and utensils on board for maximum functionality.
4. Make it personal. Use simple words like “joy”, “laughter” and “gratitude” on cards or assign seating through name placement. This detail adds a bit of thoughtfulness to your place settings and makes the event feel more personal. A simple nest with a written name or an egg decorated to say “happiness” can do just the trick to make guests feel at home.
5. Create a favor. If you want to leave a lasting impression, give your guests a goodie to go home with. Homemade cupcakes with Spring-like decorated papers and flags not only dress up your table, they make your guests stay sweet!