Summer garden parties are just a little bit more magical, dining under the stars on a warm night, surrounding by good food and great friends. Every year, my parents host the Annual Summer Garden Party in the middle of summer for our friends that we call family. While I can't be in attendance this year, I love helping plan the menu, theme and (of course) create the invitations. This year, my mom was stumped on the theme, so I started digging around for inspiration. Target is always great at being on-trend and inspiring easy get-togethers with their affordable outdoor entertaining pieces. The trends popping up for this summer are giant palm leaves, indigo blue linens and bright pink accents. My mom also picked up a great set of chevron striped napkins with shades of tan, pink, blue and green that helped inspire this invitation design.
The result was a modern twist on a Hawaiian party, perfect for a menu filled with fresh fish, grilled veggies and refreshing cocktails. Accents will include those chevron napkins and some amazing flamingo mini lights (because why wouldn't you have flamingo mini lights??).
My parents and their friends look forward to the Summer Garden Party every year, and I can't wait to hear about the great conversations that inevitable form during an evening under the stars. A big shout-out to my parents for being my biggest fans, loyal customers, and for teaching me how to throw a great party!