Hostess with the Mostess part quatre

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Ahh Monday, you always coming rolling around again just like clockwork, after Sunday is Monday, it never changes. I have enjoyed Mondays a bit more with the Hostess with the Mostess series because I like to entertain, I love to have people come to my house and have a great meal and just be surrounded by good people. God has definitely given me the gift of hospitality and I have loved sharing with you all. 

In this series so far, there have been drinks, appetizers, and last week a Fourth of July edition. Today I will be discussing the theme for your party. 
To help set the mood when you are hosting, it helps to have a particular theme in mind along with the place where the party is being held, whether at a country club, in your background or a park. 
If you are going for an up-scale party, you might want to consider wine, cheese and fancy appetizers.


You could use a color or a combination of a few colors as the theme to your party.
Such as red, turquoise and white
Source: via Kathy on Pinterest

Or purple

You could use just an initial as the theme for your party.

There are an unlimited number of themes you could pick to plan a party. I am going to plan one for you with the theme of the color yellow in a backyard setting for a casual get together with friends.

These would be my centerpieces

A few of the yellow details you would find at my party.

Baby food jars with a tea light inside for a mini lantern
A fabric banner

A yellow tub to hold drinks

Speaking of drinks, I would have to serve lemonade at a yellow-themed party
Source: sheknows.com via Meg on Pinterest

And this very yummy sounding pineapple-lemonade punch

Which I would love to serve in these citrus-shaped lids on a mason jar

Corn would be a good side dish
Source: google.com via Mira on Pinterest

And grilled pineapple
Source: sheknows.com via Meg on Pinterest

This would be a cute dessert table set-up with decorations

Or this one with the Chinese lanterns stocked up on top of each other

Just an idea for you all if I was having a yellow-themed casual backyard party with some good friends.


Phil and Darby Hawley said...

So fun! Love those wine & cheese examples!
Hope you have a great start to your week girl!

Allison said...

Love your theme and ideas!!! Yellow is perfect for a spring or summer party.

Emily said...

Loving the lemon decor! Also the chalkboard table! Cute!

Sierra Penrod said...

I used to work at a restaurant that served grilled pineapple. The stuff is to die for, and people at a party would love it.

Jamie said...

Love the yellow!!! I've been dying to do a wine and cheese party like the above picture showing food/cheese pairings with different wine choices. Yellow is such a fun color, especially in the summer time. If only I lived closed so we could entertain each other :)

Samantha Shepherd said...

I especially love the yellow theme! Perfect for summer parties. That's wonderful that you naturally have the gift of hospitality...I have to work at it a little more.

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I absolutely LOVE the lemon and flower centerpiece!! You know that they are pinned to one of my boards :) Great ideas!

Shannon Marie said...

I am beyond obsessed with the chalk board platter. It would come in SUPER handy. Oh also, I just pinned the lemon vases the other day too! So fun & very summery!

Simply LKJ said...

What great ideas! I too am loving the chalkboard table runner.

Lauren said...

love the red, turquoise, & white color theme! so fun!

Madison Claire said...

I love all of these ideas! I really like the chalkboard platter and vases with lemon slices!


Morgan said...

Really cute! I love playing hostess as well, and may have to steal some of these fun ideas!

Mandee said...

I love all your yellow ideas. I would love to host but it will have to be one day because my tiny apartment isn't large enough for guests OR kitchen storage for the nice serving/kitchen stuff/glass jars/ ect!

Stesha said...

ohhh i love all these! i can never put together cute parties, i somehow become challenged when it comes to party planning! haha!


Lala said...

Cute blog, thanks for visiting mine! Want to follow each other?
I wish we had a good place in my town to buy nice cheese. Cheese and Wine party sounds fab!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

All fun ideas! I swear if money grew on trees I'd be throwing a themed party every weekend!

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Stephanie McCall said...

that yellow theme is too cute! and I need to make a huge chalkboard like that!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm really loving the yellow theme! Everything looks so pretty...and delish! :)

smk053078 said...

Love the chalkboard idea!! How cute is that!? And all this yellow made me want to throw some sort of shindig in my own backyard. I wish I could be as creative as Pinterest!! This was a fun post, Miss Hostess with the Mostess! ;)

Lisamarie said...

I would love to have a yellow-themed casual backyard party with some good friends!!!

Amanda C. said...

I love the wine and cheese pairings!

sherri lynn said...

Such cute party ideas! I love all of the yellow - it's such a bright color and everything looks so happy!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

such cute ideas! I really need to get on a house warming party at my new place... the yellow theme is perfect inspiration!

Hilliary@Brunch and Cupcakes said...

Such great ideas! I love the chalkboard on the table idea!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Love the yellow ideas...so summery!

Faith said...

Love this series! It's perfection!

Yellow is so perfect for Spring and Summer!

Kristin said...

I just started following your blog & i love it.
this year i am trying to make my dreams come true

follow back please & thank you <3
xo, kristin noel

Joanna said...

Yellow is one of my favorite colors. These themes are so fresh and simple. Perfect for summer.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Loving your posts on different inspirations. As for solving the issue of hubby wanting to wait and me wanting to know, I had to understand that I don't need to have full control of this. Everything will be beautiful. It's actually fun not knowing.

Alexa said...

First of all: love all of the yellow! Such a fan. And I love that cheese spread with the chalkboard writing.

Kristin said...

These are just darling ideas! I love party planning and hosting company (in fact we're having some friends for dinner tonight!) In the summer months we host Saturday brunches at our place, and I adore hosting and decorating for them :-) So fun to stumble upon your blog and this post. I enjoyed it so much! Nice to "meet" you!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Just love the wine pin! Such a cute way to pair your wine with a corresponding food. Love that!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

meghan said...

I love the chalkboard that tells what everything is and what it should be paired with, and I also really adore the purple. My wedding is eggplant, and I can't wait to see it all together!