I couldn’t let summer end without a fun little party with friends…50 of them! Sometimes I think I’m crazy! What was really crazy was that I had the party the day after I took my daughter to college! So along with getting a college freshman ready to go, I was preparing for my Crab Shack Summer Party! I couldn’t do my usual level of party details…just didn’t have it in me, but I did do a few fun things to make the party special.
For the bar area I made this fishnet sign – it was the “Sandbar” The sign was made using cardboard letters, paint and real sand. A final touch of starfish and shells were added to all the letters. It turned out very cute. I will post a tutorial on how I made it soon.
I hung a few nautical themed items around to set the mood! A quick and easy thing to do is to tie pretty ribbon around your glassware. I used a striped blue, cream and red ribbon from a dollar bin at Michael’s. Many of the nautical accents came from TJ Maxx home decorating depatment.
One of my favorite things I made were these adorable cupcakes. These are chocolate candy crabs I made using an ice cube tray and chocolate candy melts. They sit pretty on top of a little brown sugar…oh I mean sand! See the DIY here on how I made the chocolate candy crabs. For the tablecloth I bought a few yards of burlap and a yard of red and cream checked quilting fabric. I trimmed the checked fabric with pinking shears and layered it over the burlap. (I didn’t get and pictures of this) It all came together having a nautical, weather washed feel.
Hope your day is creative!
Linking to these wonderful parties!