Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Twist on Texas Tea

Summer is on the rise and the Texas heat can be a challenge. Hydrate your guests with a variety of everyone’s’ favorite Texas drink, iced tea!

Sweet tea is a “must” here is the south, but adding some fun flavors not only adds color to your beverage table, but also pizzazz to your next outdoor event.

Lemon mint iced tea, is refreshing and will definitely cool off your guests. Try some other fun flavors such as pineapple iced tea, raspberry iced tea or even almond iced tea for a new twist! All of these recipes and more can be found at http://www.allrecipes.com/ and are a perfect addition to pour over some ice.

Beverage containers and ladles can be rented through Details to serve the iced tea. Adding sliced fruits such as lemons, oranges, limes and a few sprigs of mint will add flavor and visual appeal.

Mason jars are a great way to serve beverages. Collect old jars around the house, give them a good wash and you have cute recycled glasses for your southern iced teas. If you are expecting a larger crowd, pint glasses or goblets can be rented through Details and look cute with a slice of lemon on the rim.


Beat the heat at your summer event with a delicious iced tea bar. Keep things fresh with more ideas from Victoria’s’ blog about summer iced tea. And don’t forget why you love Texas, enjoy the sunshine and stay hydrated!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Graduation Party Ideas - 2012

May is the month for graduation parties. Congrats to all of the 2012 graduates, including my cousin Nan (even if she is going to Texas Tech). If you are planning a graduation party, we hope these ideas come in handy.   

Martha Stewart’s graduation party section has tons of ideas. I love this “Good Luck” pennant banner. Napkins made to look like diplomas are also super fun and easy!

This classic graduation party can easily be adapted using different school colors.

Neon is all the rage this year and this neon-themed 2012 party makes the grade. Pencils and post-it notes give a high school or college feel. The pennant yard stakes can be downloaded for free at The Pretty Blog. The tassel banner looks a little more difficult to make, but looks awesome.
These yummy graduation caps look pretty easy to make!
These graduation flags, cupcake toppers and wrappers can be downloaded and printed for free at Bird Crafts and Simply Silhouette.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Let guests veg out during cocktail hour!

Don’t let guests go hungry between your ceremony and reception while they're waiting for you to finish taking pictures. Vegetables are fairly inexpensive and can be used to create a display that will wow and please any crowd!

All of these veggie stations can be created using clear glass vases or white serving ware. Check out our assortment of food display items and appetizer servers at http://www.detailspartyrental.com/Serving/Food_Service.html and http://www.detailspartyrental.com/Candy_Buffet/Menu.htm.
These veggies were displayed in votive holders with ranch dressing at the bottom. You can use wheat grass to add more color. You can get artificial wheat grass at Save-On-Crafts.com.

Use martini vases or smaller square vases for dips. Don’t forget to provide plates and small spoons for the dips.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Home run! Baseball Tailgate

We had so much fun designing this bases-loaded baseball tailgate last week! Across the street from the newly redesigned Blue Bell Park, guests were welcomed with themed table decor. We'd say we hit it out of the park!