Tag Archives: Party Supplies

The party stylists blank canvas is a white linen tablecloth. While you might feel compelled to change tablecloth colors to coordinate with party themes, often the neutral colors of basic tablecloths provide a better foundation letting your party decor shine.

Basic Tablecloths for parties #tablecloths #charmingpartybasic

It’s best to invest in quality white and denim tablecloths. We’re convinced that with just these two options in your linen closet, you can coordinate with any party theme.

Three Essential Tablecloths for parties #tablecloths #charmingpartybasic

Another party stylists’ secret is to use a table pad underneath your tablecloth. Made from vinyl with felt backing, table pads help the tablecloth have better drape and a smoother appearance. They also muffle noise and provide protection for the table.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

Our list of Charming Party Basics just wouldn’t be complete without the perfect plastic party cups. You might be wondering how we could possibly argue that disposable partyware is charming, and while we’d normally agree, these clear tumblers are the exception. Their minimalist design is completely neutral, working seamlessly into a formal or informal partyscape and making them our favorite party cup.

The Perfect Plastic Cups for Parties #charmingpartybasic

Our Favorite Plastic Cups for Parties #charmingpartybasic

These tumblers are kid friendly: convenient, sturdy and their low profile makes them nearly impossible to knock over. Plus they can be more than cups — think jello boats, mini trifles and parfait bowls. Available at grocery stores and party supply shops. We find the 9-ounce size to be the most versatile.

Styling and photography by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

What is the first thing every good hostess offers her guest? Something to drink! Make things easy on yourself by filling a large glass drink dispenser with water ahead of time so guests can help themselves both as they arrive and throughout the party.

Best Drink Dispenser

Party Must Have Drink Dispenser

Look for a versatile dispenser that is understated and elegant so it can dress up or down and fit seamlessly with a variety of party themes. We promise a quality drink dispenser is a good investment — it’s like having a third arm and definitely no place to skimp since nobody likes a leaky spout.

Hostess Favorite Beverage Dispenser

Our pick is this gorgeous Glass Drink Dispenser from Pottery Barn. The sturdy metal construction and thick glass will be ready to celebrate with you again and again. Plus it comes carefully packaged in foam and double-layer cardboard, which you’ll want to save for securely storing and transporting.

For most events we like to set out two dispensers — a big one for water and another filled with a special drink that coordinates with the party theme. So we love that the drink dispensers from Pottery Barn come in a coordinating small and large size.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

Keep your cool with these summertime treats. Everyone screams for ice cream, and these adorable green polka dot nut cups hold the perfect, kid-sized portion. Pair them with miniature green ice cream spoons and they’re sure to be a crowd pleaser.

summertime treats kids

Tiny Ice Cream Cups and Spoons

Well it certainly can’t be a Summer Fun party without popsicles. Serve up a colorful array on a round platter. In between licks your little ones can exercise their math skills by decoding the secret message in our Popsicle Math Worksheet.

Its Not Summer Without POPSICLES!

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

Every party needs cute decorations. This is a garland made out of cupcake liner in two sizes, coffee filters, and mini doilies. A garland like this is easy to make and helps to instantly set the theme for your party.

Here is a cute mini happy birthday banner (included in the printables of this party) and an example of one of the tutorials that we used in the Baking Party diy party plan. We’re so excited about our new line of downloadable parties. Go check them out.

Photos by Nicole Hill. Graphic design ©One Charming Party.

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