Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How to Plan a Porch Party

While reading my latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens I found an article I was totally gushing over.  A Dallas author, Denise Gee, produced and hosted a feature all about having a Porch Party. I fell in love with the thought, even though I don't have a porch, of having all of my neighbors casually drop by for some drinks, apps and maybe a little gossip before all the craziness of Fall starts up.  I'm always getting inspired by the parties I read about in Southern Living and BHG, so today, I thought I'd share with you all some inspiration for this kind of party.  So take a look at the ideas I found and let me know if this looks like a party you may drop by....

I wish Denise Gee would come plan my party!

Dying over this Mojito bar!  How stinkin cute is this?

 Shop this Look

Water Caraf

 Craft Tags set of 25
The Container Store 
Use one of these vintage planters as an ice bucket.


Set of 4 bee glasses

Now for the mojito recipe from BHG
To make a mojito, drop a palmful of mint or basil in a glass. Instead of sugar, add a jigger of fruit-flavored simple syrup and rum. Add a couple of teaspoons of fresh lime juice and muddle the herbs. Fill the glass two-thirds full with ice and squeeze in two lime wedges. Top it off with club soda and stir.

Does this look like a porch party you would attend?

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  1. I just came across your blog and i'm loving your style! The name of your blog is my favorite! ;)

    XO- your newest follower.

  2. What a fun idea to have a porch party! I have a tiny porch :( Love that mojito bar, very cool! Definitely a great idea for a future party!

  3. Hi Shannon! Thanks for the sale shout out today. We really appreciate it. I love this post and am ready for a porch party. You need to check out the bar carts on my blog today. They would be perfect for a porch party :) Brandy

  4. love this post, my next door neighbor and one of my best friends and I have WOP night at least once a week, wine on porch. I will text her and tell her to come over for WOP and some apps it is always a fun night, sometimes too much fun!!

  5. I would definitely come to your porch party. Bring on the mojitos!

    Julie of Two Shopper Moms

  6. I love this! And I definitely wish I could host porch parties as cute as Denise's. ;)

  7. this is such a great idea! i have to try this :) cute blog




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