Jenny Batt is a decorations designer, editor of Hank + Hunt, and a DIY maven who rejoices in every last drop of sunshine she can find in Seattle, Washington. She’s been to Reno and back with her husband, with two boys, Henry and Hunter, to show for it. She used to be a financial accountant, but ever since those two came along, she realized that every single day is worth celebrating, so she’s been doing just that. She has the crazy idea that homemade parties are better for the heart.
Summer is on our doorstep: are you ready? Backyard bashes abound in our sunny season, and I am ready to bust out the BBQ, kick up some polished tootsies and party. Entertaining should be simple and effortless – it shouldn’t be complicated. Pick one or more of the following entertaining styles and get ready to enjoy yourself. I’m putting together my go-to stashes now to get ready for summer!
[Clockwise from top left: Neon Gold Punch 5 Fancy Frill Fans Tissue Garland by EverlyLaneDesign; Vintage Parrot Trays from dottirosestudio; Small hot pink cake stand by afabulousfete; Custom "Party" doily by HooknAintEasy; 12 Bubble Gum flavored pink lollipops by ThisCharmingCandy; Pineapple wall hanging by nashpop.]
Warming trends in the weather lead straight to summer. Keep your party poppin’ with brights. Add a few of these neon colors to your fête and it will instantly scream summer.
[Clockwise from top left: Tin camping trays from moonbeamvintage; Vintage Swedish tablecloth from Scandivintage; Cake stand A in maple by sembeistudio; Metal faux bois vintage tray from TheOrangeCollective; “How to Draw Birds” cupcake toppers by BlueRaspberryDesigns; Hand printed organic cloth napkins by ohlittlerabbit; Classic vintage Coleman water jug from shopgoodgrace.]
Simple, easy, a little vintage and all outdoor. Bring these lovelies to your next backyard BBQ or on the big summer camping adventure. Yes, I just said you should bring this cake stand camping, and I am completely serious — it’s 100% portable. I would do it — and I will!
[Clockwise from top left: Hanging decorative folded paper bubble by tyART; Cake bunting: personalized mini fabric flags by twirlingbetty; Vintage camping cups from WhatsNewOnTheMantel; Big box of letterpress cocktail napkins by empire delicious; Cupcake stand by CupcakeSocial; Vintage industrial folding chairs by shopgoodgrace; Swizzle stick set by MysticPrismStudio.]
We’re coming up on impromptu get-together season. Be ready a few standard additions everyone should have on hand for celebrations at a moment’s notice.
[Clockwise from top left: South American camp blanket from HeritageAlliance; Fabric ombré chandelier by Adaura; Sailboat party cupcake toppers by lauri; vintage aquamarine teal blue bohemian glass bowl set from jarmfarm; 25 Aqua blue paper straws with custom printable flags by SofiesBigDay; Hard candy statement lollipop by andiespecialtysweets; Art pottery pitcher from OliveandFrances.]
Love the ocean, but don’t want to go full-steam nautical? Bring in beautiful aquas and bright sunny yellows to channel beachy chic.
Thanks for these amazing picks, Jenny!