Event Planning | Back to School Style

With July coming to an end we see summer washing away like waves on the beach leaving us with nothing but sun-kissed skin and warm memories of Summer 2013!  But let’s be honest no summer can be complete without some kind of  end of the season bash, bonfire, or for the classier folk, soirée!! We decided to focus on the kids this time around since this season is really more about them celebrating their freedom before they head back to school, kicking and screaming along the way!!

With Pinterest being everyone’s go source for creative ideas we took a look and found some great ideas for your own “Back to School” Function.  Check out the photos below to get inspired!

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Love the black backdrop makes you feel like your in a classroom! No to mention all the fun school supply inspired snacks!! So creative!!!

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An “I scream for Ice Cream” Bar is a great spin on the classic summer treat!

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Chalk paint table top for kids to write on, practical and creative!

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Having your own library were kids can bring an old book to the party and leave with a new one they might enjoy! Helps get them in that school spirit and keeps your party expenses low!

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This table setting was just too cute for words, we had to add it in the mix! Push pin name tag settings, tape roll napkin holders, cork board placemats….all great ways to incorporate school supplies as decor and they can take with them as party favors to use for the year!!

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Apples, milk bottles, and blocks great ideas for maybe a younger age group!

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And of course we couldn’t leave out the people who mold our young minds, the teachers deserve a last hooray all their own before the craziness begins!!

Event planning can be just as fun as actually attending it, but for those of who don’t get the same thrills as we do, why not let us take over?!! Call us for your next event and let us save you the headache that sometimes comes along with it!

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same day loans Take a step outside, like what you see?!

As we welcome the second week of May, here at A.Clore Interiors we notice it’s about that time of year where the sun is shining and the coals are hot! Cinco De Mayo is nothing but a memory now so we turn our focus to a summer filled with backyard BBQ’s!! Now we know the name says “Interiors” but it is important to remember that in 2013 blurring the line between indoors and outdoors is ideal. So here are a few design tips to keep in mind for the next time your walking around your local Lowe’s or Home Depot.

 

 

#1: Add Lighting

By adding light to your patio you increase the amount of time you are able to enjoy your new space.  You should keep in mind where guests will be after dark in order to illuminate key spots.  Below you can see that by just adding a little light you can change the feeling of your space drastically!!

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#2: Consider Privacy

This is important, everyone wants a place to retreat and relax without worrying about your neighbors sneaking a peek. This can be achieved with illuminated screens, wooden screens, tall bushes, or even draperies !

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#3: Use Color and Play with Patterns

Outdoors is a great place to have fun with colors and patterns without worrying about being “too loud or too bold”.  You can brighten any space with upholstery, pillows, accessories, or even flowers!!

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#4: Add Texture

By mixing textures like stone, wood, and concrete are pretty typical for many patio designs and is very important but by adding a rug and plants you can make your outdoors warm and inviting!

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#5: Add a Water Feature

Not only does this add visual interest to your backyard but, it can also be very soothing.

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#6: Add a Fan

Being in Florida, the sunshine state, people tend to gather in the shady areas. While the shade keeps the sun away it also blocks the summer breeze. A fan will circulate the air around so you and your guests can keep cool even when the sun goes down and that humidity rises. Take a look at a few different styles.

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#7: Add a Fire Pit

Fit pits are great because their are a variety of styles and layouts to chose from.  Also most of the fire pits pictured below are a weekend do it yourself projects!! Great for conversational seating, s’more making, and entertainment for all ages!

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What are your summer plans this year?! Wether you’re planning on reuniting with family, getting together with old friends, or looking to make some new ones, we hope you’re enjoying the great outdoors!! Test out some of these tips and send us the before and after photos of your patio.