Party and Wedding Tutorials show ways that you can have a
great-looking party or wedding but not spend a lot of money.
Hand-Tied Bouquets details how you can make bouquets
for weddings, presentations, or hostess gifts. They are
very expensive to buy but not that hard to make yourself.
Another blog post about wedding flowers shows how to make
Flowers For A Small Wedding for about $40.
Table Runners Add Pizazz shows how effective simple
table runners (with an easy tutorial) can be to
add color and even carry out a theme at
a party or wedding.
Fun Party and Vignette Ideas shows photos of a
relatively inexpensive cocktail buffet done by one of
the premier caterers/floral designers in
Birmingham, Alabama. Although this company
ususally stages extravagant events for it's clients,
this smaller event shows how to get fun, classy looks
that are within the reach of any of us.
Steal-Worthy Party Ideas is a blog post that shows photos
of an after-rehearsal party, a post-toast party, and a
wedding reception that all had creative and lovely decor.
It has some ideas that you might like to try at your next party.
If you already have some glass containers (or can
borrow some) Submerging Flowers in water makes
your party/wedding flower budget go a long way.
Another blog post done on submerging flowers
(in which I try to make the "sinkers" for the flowers
easier to prepare) has more ideas on this unique and
economical way to use flowers at parties or weddings.
One of the least expensive and fun centerpieces for a
party or wedding reception table is to grow real grass.
Here are several posts on that subject:
Growing Grass For Decorating is more of a "how to" post
showing the grass growing process and tips.
More Grass Centerpieces shows creative ways to use the
grass after you have grown it.
Dr. Woody's Party shows ways that grass was used as the
main decorations at a party when a guy is the guest of honor.
Grass is a unique decoration that folks don't see everyday and
is an alternative to flowers when you don't want a "girly" look.
Pushing Up Daisies shows how you can combine hardy
flowers in with the grass in containers.
In the blog post Is Her Grass Greener Than My Grass? I
show you the difference between growing wheat grass and
rye grass. There are also more ideas on using the grass at
parties and cute pictures of the grass growing.
Pretty Poms For Pennies shows how to make poms for
party or wedding decorations for only pennies a piece
using paper napkins. Using napkins helps not only you be
able to tie your party colors together but you can find much
richer shades of napkins than the traditional tissue paper
way of making poms.
When faced with decorating a party on a small budget you
can make really cute pennants and other party items with
scrapbook paper. Paper Party Pennants blog post shows
how to make not only pennants but printed signs, etc. to
match your party theme colors.
Pennants can also be made into eye-catching but
inexpensive party invitations to be displayed in an work
situation or be mailed to party guests. See how easy it is
to make them in Pennant Party Invitations.