So last night, my husband and I had what was probably our best party yet. Originally, we were going to have the party in the middle of January, but I was sick the week it was going to happen, so we post-phoned it to last night!
The first thing you should know about having a summer party in the middle of winter is that we CRANKED the heat! We literally put the heat all the way up, it was nice and toasty in there 🙂
To set the mood, I bought a couple of lei’s from the dollar store, and cut them up to make:
A Floral Garland!
I’ll probably leave it up for a while, too! I really love it.
We also had a photo booth, with props! We got the “sand” background from Party Stuff here in Winnipeg, as well as the grass skirt! We already had a pineapple because those are delicious.. then add the uke and some fun hats and you’ve got a summer photo booth!
I put some fun beach towels around the living room! One of the towels is from Old Navy, but it says Bahamas on it.. the other is from Cuba, and says Cuba on it!
We got a bunch of lei’s from the dollar store so that everyone at the party would “get lei’d” 😉
One of my favourite things:
We filled the bathtub with snow from outside for the drinks!
Since it was so hot in the apartment, we turned our bedroom into the cooling off room! We opened the window and put some pillows and extra blankets around. When people got too hot in the main room, they could come chill out in our bedroom:
What’s a summer party without summer food?
We got some fresh fruits and veggies!
For the veggies, we purchased an Avocado veggie dip, it was AMAZING!
We had two dips for the fruit.. the first one was a home made cream cheese icing! It tasted amazing with the strawberries
The second one was cool whip! Tastes great with every fruit 🙂
Our food table!
We got some Serpentine’s from the party store as well.. I thought they would be fun, but I didn’t really know how to decorate with them.. so, I wrapped them around our chairs for a pop of colour 🙂
And to be at a summer party, you have to dress the part:
Andrew’s Outfit Info:
Swim Trunks: Randy River
Dress: Paramix (on Osborne)
Belt: Wet Seal
All in all, I think it was a great party!