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Beach Party at Home

Beach Party InviteWhile cruising the aisles of a home decor store for my artist date, the fun beach themed dishes inspired me to host a beach party for my good friend’s birthday. By mid-June, Arizona’s not a place for outdoor parties so I brought the decorations inside.

No party is complete without invitations. I stamped these cute postcard style beauties.

I took my budding ideas where all good party planners go – Pinterest. Time and money helped restrain me from going absolutely crazy and transforming my entire house to a beach look. Time and money also kept me from doing some great, reasonable ideas too. But I’m happy with what I was able to accomplish.

First up, I got crafty and made this cool welcome sign for my front door. The how-to will have to wait for an upcoming blog post.Beach Party Welcome

Next up was a creative excursion to Hobby Lobby where I found the perfect (and affordable) plates with a bonus sign to add to my travel themed front room.Beach Party Plates

Then I went crazy with free printables I also found on Pinterest. I lined a couple of empty walls, one in the entry way and the other in the kitchen. I also added another grouping in the family room.Beach Party Collage

Finally, I pulled it all together with couple of fishing nets and a few lanterns.Beach Party

We kept the menu simple with BBQ burgers and hot dogs, potato salad, grilled pineapple, chips and these cute cupcakes.Beach Party Cupcakes

We had fun and the birthday girl enjoyed her special day. The decorations were so fun, I decided to leave them up all summer long. I could think of worse things to look at for the rest of the summer. I’d love to hear about your summer celebrations!

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