Summer has finally arrived and with it the chance to organize a whole host of summer parties, for whatever reason. Whether it’s a party in the garden or a dinner with friends on the terrace or simply inside your home, decorations are essential: they really help to create the right atmosphere! So why not make them yourself?
We’ve put together a selection of simple ideas which will help you make an impact: your parties will be the most envied of the summer!
Ice-lolly shaped invitations
No summer party would be complete without an invitation, right? They will obviously need to be colourful, like these cardboard ice-lollies above. Alternatively, you could choose a tropical or Hawaiian theme, such as a monstera leaf (the iconic jungle style palm leaf), a coconut or a pineapple.
“Leftovers” as your table centre-piece
Have you just opened a watermelon, a pineapple or a coconut? Don’t throw away the peel! Clean it out as much as you can, fill it with water and voilà: you’ll have a brand new (disposable) pot.
It’s really easy to draw the cross-section of fruit such as watermelon, lemon and kiwi: so it’s simple to create colourful coasters. They’re great especially if you’re having your summer party indoors.
Flamingos, crabs, strawberries, bees… with origami and a bit of patience you can recreate almost anything. You can also use them as placeholders, gluing them to the classic wooden kebab skewers