Summer is the best. The season just says FUN in all the ways. For every pool, popsicle, alfresco dinner, drive-in movie, outdoor concert or star-filled night, there’s an excuse to celebrate.
Summer 2020 definitely looks different yet there are still SO many ways to get outside and celebrate the season. Below are a few favorites while sharing how we’re Zoom’ing, Drive-by ‘ing and helping our Clients gather with their smaller list of friends and family.
THE VIRTUAL SUMMER PARTY
What I love about all of these ideas is they can be adapted to be mailed OR Hand-delivered locally to the Chicagoland area by our team. Often our Clients do a hybrid, having us work with our catering, entertainment and CJDE design team to help “bring this to life” further. Options are endless, based on you and your guest’s comfort level (and zip code!).
Flower Arranging Class
We send you and your guests treats, entertainment, something to sip on – even DIY decor for you to setup yourself!
(Plus who doesn’t want to make this pineapple pal…)
THE DRIVE-BY PARTY
Our recipe for the perfect drive-by party is as follows:
THE INTIMATE GATHERING
Putting a pause on all of the beautiful things we’re doing for weddings (we have an entirely separate post and “mantra” for this extra special celebration!) From graduation parties to pool parties, birthdays – below are just a few of our favorites that keep staff count down (so your numbers can go towards your guests) and allow for an array of involvement from our team.
Kid Birthday Party
Simple & Sweet was how we created this Sesame Street Themed Birthday Party. With easy to setup decor to still customize details, hand made cookie favors by Amy Beck Cake Design, a bouncy house with distanced tables outside for the adults – and a sweet custom Elmo “1” shirt for our birthday boy.
GRADUATION PARTY & SUMMER GET TOGETHER’S (JUST BECAUSE!)
Keeping numbers small while allowing plenty of space for comfortable, more distanced gatherings is essential. An open-air tent is PERFECT for this.
Looking to throw a dinner party Al Fresco style? Our favorites shared here!