STYLISH AND SIMPLE IDEAS FOR PARTIES & GATHERINGS

Decorate for A Party  Happy Tuesday – are you in the mood to party yet?! So many occasions coming up here in the UK, Autumn equinox ( September 22 – any excuse for a party here), Halloween, Guy Fawkes night, and then the unmentionable (this early anyway) festive season. So, I am super excited to share these beautiful photos and brilliant ideas from the new collaboration book Decorate For a Party – by Holly Becker of decor8 and photographer and product designer Leslie Shewring.Decorate for A Party  Still swooning daily over this image of chocolate gift wrapped in pretty paper and shimmering velvet ribbons! I have picked out some of my favourite projects – including this forest party below. I will definitely recreate something like this in our garden for our friend’s little girls, hopefully sometime soon. We have so many spare twigs and branches and of course that huge bag of Liberty fabric I treasure so much!Decorate for A Party  Decorate for A PartyVery in keeping with our ethos here – Decorate for a Party encourages you to make the most with what you might already have at home. To make things by hand and modify store bought party supplies to put your personality into your party. Hundreds of quick and beautiful ways to create a party that is meaningful, memorable, budget-friendly, and most importantly fun for all your guests. There are even lighting ideas and playlists too!Decorate for A Party  I will need to up my calligraphy game to make one of these. I do actually have a beautiful new nib, pen and paper from Quill London to try out – so wish me luck! The book has ten sections that cover different colour palettes and styles, from Brights to Moody, Evening Sparkle to Forest Picnic (my favourite). You can use the themes for birthday parties, bridal showers, dinner parties, crafting parties and a whole host of other occasions.Decorate for A Party  Whether you are planning a significant celebration or a simple dinner with friends, Holly and Leslie provide creative ideas for every occasion. From wrapping gifts to table settings, favours and decorations, this lovely book is a super fun and inspiring read and will surely make each of your guests feel special. Their mini film has also reminded me I need new wine glasses! Pop over and visit Holly here – for more blog book tour dates and decor dreaminess! Decorate for a Party by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring is published by Jacqui Small (£20).Decorate for A Party

  • Oh so many lovely ideas! I definitely want to recreate those wrapped chocolate bars for dinner parties :) What a fun sounding book- it’s gone on my birthday wish list (happily, in October – so yet more reason for me to be party-inspired this autumn!). xxx

    • Yes!! I hope you have a magical birthday, Miranda :)