There’s been a lot of talk of April showers here lately, and while I’m not a fan of the wet weather, I am a big fan of the other kind of shower—the let’s-party-and-celebrate-baby variety, to be exact. Planning and decorating for an event might just be very favorite thing to do. (In my house, we sometimes just randomly decorate for dinner … there’s always a reason to break out the party supplies!) Here are a few must-haves for all my parties, no matter the reason for the celebration.
A cake topper. Lisa Leonard’s gorgeous silver toppers are currently at the top of my wish list (and after looking at that picture, those doughnuts are, too).
Washi tape and twine. Use them to create a quick and easy (and colorful!) banner, and they’re also great for dressing up gifts.
Table signs. Minted’s new line of party décor is pretty awesome. Sure, people could distinguish the sweets from the drinks without a marker, but signs make everything more fun.
A table runner. A pretty, simple, use-it-more-than-once way to dress up the table and bring in a little more color.
A cake stand. Whether you’re serving cookies, cake or some other sweet treat, elevating them on a stand somehow makes them more appealing. (As if they need the help.)
Paper straws. A table just isn’t complete without them. The striped ones are still my fave, but mint chevron is always awesome.
Paper chains. Inexpensive, easy to make, available in any color scheme you can think of … win, win, win. (Grab a kit like this one or just pick up a random assortment of scrapbook paper from your local craft store and DIY.)
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