Parties at home, both large and small, are made special and memorable by the right kind of decorations. If you’re looking for inspiring ideas to help you decorate for all kinds of parties, then here’s a must-have book to have on hand.
Decorate for a Party: Stylish and Simple Ideas for Meaningful Gatherings by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring is packed with ideas practical ideas and step-by-step projects that make decorating a breeze.
The book covers all the essential aspects of planning a party, from choosing a colour scheme, deciding on the right kind of lighting, what to eat and music playlists.
A wide variety of colour palette ideas are included, plus there are ideas for each of the seasons too. Whether your style is white and minimal, boho eclectic, bright and cheery or dark and moody, there’s a colour palette in here for you. There are some fun ideas for children’s parties and useful tips and ideas throughout.
If you love creating and crafting, then the projects will definitely appeal. Everything is easily achievable and not too expensive to do, as Holly and Leslie promote the benefits of using things you already have and of modifying items.
The hardback book is sure to provide hours of inspiration and, even if you’re not currently planning a party, it’s the perfect book to have on a coffee table and browse at your leisure.
Decorate For a Party is published by Jacqui Small and retails for £20.
Christmas project ideas
Fancy trying some Christmas Projects? Check out these two fun and easy craft ideas from Decorate for a Party.
TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
Create star ornaments for your tree, branches or to tie to a gift.
You can string beads onto copper wire (we used 58), then snip the wire at the end, leaving enough to twist and shape into a loop for hanging.
Shape into a star and add a small piece of black-and-white striped ribbon to finish.
(Twinkle Little Star – Image Credit: Holly Marder)
LIGHT BULB ORNAMENTS
Recycle light bulbs by turning them into ornaments for your tree.
Some of you may choose to spray paint (we used matte black on some of ours) and others you may opt to keep as is, especially if they are frosted.
Use a glue stick and apply sequins, glitter or beads.
Allow to dry overnight and then twist copper wire around the base several times and create a loop for hanging.
Extracted from Decorate for a Party by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring, published by Jacqui Small (£20).1