Casual party tips

Cowboy’s 40th birthday was a chance for a little casual BBQ and Bonfire. I was determined to keep it simple, but I couldn’t help but add a little vintage panache and organization to the affair. I picked up a few pointers I thought I would share…
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A metal milk bucket is a genius way to have a huge stack of plates keep from falling over or blowing away - and you don’t have to wrestle with the plastic sack. Plus it’s kind of irresistible to look at.
Stop looking at the messy garage. It was casual.
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  A wooden tote for the napkins will be ready for all of our summer BBQs!
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Find me the person who can resist a mason jar --- even over the now infamous Red Solo Cup. Different color straws helps a little to keep track of your glass.
Most normal people won’t understand my love for this next trick…
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Hates a strong word we don’t use lightly but I really really don’t like when the packages of buns are all over and you can’t find the ketchup and mustard and so on. I told you – you’re normal. You don’t understand. For me though, having a neat box to stack the buns in and a can’t miss it place for the mustard and relish (notice the ketchup is still missing!) was a magic discovery!
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  And the man of the hour…
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4 comments:

Michelle James said...

Thanks for sharing these great tips! I am having a Graduation party for my daughter and will definitely be using your milk crate idea. I also hate the buns all over the table!

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

What an exciting time for you!! Good luck and Congrats on your graduate :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great party idea, and congrats on the graduate. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Alison Agnew said...

Great ideas for tidying up a serving table! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

Alison
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