Summer inspiration

July 18, 2013

It’s time for another Minted inspiration board, this one playing off the Watercolor Strokes Party Invitations by Shari Margolin.

Inspired by the bright, warm colors and casual style in the invite, I imagined an easy, fun summer brunch or afternoon party for all ages with paletas and gourmet donuts, papel picados, casual flower arrangements with dahlias and succulents, and cheery bubbles. (The embedded board gets chopped off by my layout here, but click on it to see the whole thing.) Planning a virtual party is fun — way less work than a real party. :)

Sweet Summer Party by Jeni Paltiel, see more Minted

Sweet Summer Party board by Jeni Paltiel. See more Minted

Featured above (clockwise from top left):

  1. Watercolor Strokes Party Invitations by Shari Margolin
  2. Paletas from Las Paletas in Nashville, TN (photo from Tennessee Home & Farm)
  3. Blowing bubbles by Always Anne
  4. Donuts by Tiny Water Photography via Inspired by This
  5. Fabric bunting by Accidental Vix
  6. Succulent centerpieces by Flora Grubb

Here are a few more things I didn’t have room for in the inspiration board, but thought would go well with the party:

  1. Another great book about gourmet ice pops
  2. A make-your-own mimosa bar for a morning party or sangria for the afternoon — or go with strawberry lemonade
  3. Martha Stewart’s over-the-top giant paper flowers and lanterns
  4. How About Orange’s fun Compliment Bunting
  5. Perky orange stripe and dot paper straws from Delish General Store
  6. These pretty little grapefruit cookies from Une Gamine dans la Cuisine – perfect take-home favors

Hmmm…I may have to throw a party!