FREE SEASONAL PARTY PLAN
HOW TO PLAN THE PERFECT PARTY FOR THE SEASON
SUMMER SEASONAL PARTY PLAN
Plan a picnic...life needs a few more polka dots ....... after all.
...and picnics, and pansies on the porch!
Our FREE seasonal party plans give you the little bits you need to plan the perfect gathering for the season.
PIECE OF THE PARTY PLAN
Try our teamwork concept. Assign a piece of the party to each guest. Send your guests a copy of the "To Do List" with their invitation and highlight the project you want them to complete for the party.
Or, you might choose to do it yourself ;-)
TO DO LIST
DRESS FOR THE OCCASION
Sun hats - Sunglasses - Bandanas - Personal Fan Necklaces
Ring Tip -- check your local dollar store. You'll be surprised what you can find!
SET THE MOOD WITH MUSIC
Teddy Bear Picnic - Anne Murray
Picnic - Andy Williams
Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys
DRESS THE TABLE OR
THROW A QUILT UNDER A SHADE TREE!
For tablecloth & napkins, go for lots of polka dots. Joann Fabric has a multi-colored dot selection. Cut your tablecloth to size or you could do a runner. Figure yardage for napkins & remnant for basket stuffer. Mix the colors up!
Spread a blanket under a shade tree or crank up the AC and picnic indoors. If grandma gifted you with a quilt, now is the time to celebrate it. Or, shop the resale & thrift shops.
Ring Tip: To restore your quilt, soak overnight in Biz or Oxi and launder on delicate. You can even use it on the buffet counter!
ADD YOUR BUFFET CENTERPIECES
Get a big wicker or tin picnic basket > vintage or not? Stuff the basket with more fabric or bandanas. Use a big mason jar to hold colorful paper straws. Accent with a fly swatter and add a colorful bow tie. Use wicker chargers for plates and colorful salad plates.
For your dining table centerpiece, scoop out a large oval watermelon. Fill with scooped out melon. Or cheat -- buy chunks of melon and a variety of grapes, pineapple, mango, & papaya. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Serve lemonade in a beverage cooler with spigot for easy serving.
Use our Ring Around a Recipe Picnic Lemonade!
-1 cup sugar
-1 cup fresh lemon juice, no seeds
-2 qt. cold water
-Buy an extra lemon for floating slices
You can also offer fresh brewed iced tea with lemon wedges and a sprig of mint.
Your Ring Around a Recipe invite could be your table favor, standing on an upright wooden snap clothes pin.
Ring Tip: Guess what, you can find these at your local dollar store as well :-)
Make it easy and use our suggestions from
Ring Around a Recipe!
☀️ Picnic Pasta from Oodles of Noodles
☀️ Honey Dill Jalapeno Pickles from Molly's Munchies
☀️ Black Bean Salsa with Tortilla Chips from Molly's Munchies
☀️ German Potato Salad from Salads Are Sprouting
☀️ Poppy Seed Coleslaw from Salads Are Sprouting
☀️ Slow BBQ Beef from Sunday Suppers
☀️ Smokey Parm Corn Cobs from Sunday Suppers
☀️ Chocolate Chip Pie from You Deserve It
☀️ 1 Cup Cobbler from This 'n That
☀️ Pocket Pies from This 'n That
☀️ Monster Cookies from Baking Memories
Find it at a resale shop -- or that unexplored corner of your basement.
Give the winners(s) a mini fan necklace prize!
Give everyone a butterfly net and see who comes back with the best catch!
Give the winners a butterfly house.
Ring Tip: find 'em at your local dollar store!
PLAN THE NEXT PARTY
Thank your guests for doing a Piece of the Party! Be sure to take pics of everyone and put the next party on the calendar...time to make your next memories.
P.S. Come back soon to see our Autumn Seasonal Party Plan.