Hawaiian Luau Party Decorations

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 A few weeks ago, I shared my Ann’s Cheer Party. It took me a year to share that party, but as promised… here is her luau birthday party.  Only a few weeks this time! Aren’t you proud? You are going to love these hawaiian luau party decorations so much!! We decided to do a late evening pool party and just serve dessert.  The pool party is always

Dress Up Your Tiki Torch

Dress up your tiki torches. These floral tiki torches would be gorgeous for a wedding or garden party. Add a few faux flowers and some striped ribbon and you are done! by Uncommon Designs

Sometimes my favorite  projects are a result of a totally last minute decision.  This was definitely case with these floral tiki torches. I ran to Wal-Mart the day of my daughter’s birthday party and spotted that gorgeous striped ribbon and the rest was history! Isn’t it amazing how things come together so easily some times?  I try to carefully map out each and every detail when party

Patriotic Flag Mason Jar Lanterns

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Nothing says  summer is here more than evenings outside enjoying the warmth and breezes with family and friends. For your Fourth of July celebrations, these adorable and simple American Flag Mason Jar Lanterns are a perfect way to add a subtle glow and patriotic touch to your porch and party. Patriotic Flag Mason Jar Lanterns I made these quite a few years ago and they

DIY Faux Rattan Beverage Coozies

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These DIY Faux Rattan Beverage Coozies are one of my favorite projects. They add both a bit of nostalgia and warmth to our outdoor dining and entertaining. I know how much our readers love a simple and quick project and this one is just that. Read on to learn how to create your own… I am a girl born in the 70’s. Yep…bell bottoms and

Lit Floral DIY Photo Backdrop

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So, my daughter just turned eleven a few weeks ago and I have noticed one major thing.  These tween girls love to get their picture taken!  So different from my youth, when I literally ran away from my mom when she came at me with a camera.  All that being said, for Ann’s 11th birthday party, I knew we needed a spot for pictures of

Printable Summer Bucket List

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Who is ready for summer? Making a summer bucket list is a long time family tradition in our family. A few summers ago,  my daughter made her own bucket list and loved it. So our sweet contributor Jennifer is here today with a fabulous Printable Summer Bucket List …

Summer Tablescape Ideas

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Summer and outdoor entertaining go hand and hand, don’t you think? The sounds of crickets and the warm breezes set a wonderful mood! Our family enjoys lazy evenings on the porch, after a family meal outdoors. Weekends are filled with friends and family, hanging out and having fun. Part of all of the fun, is setting an inviting summer table. It is a perfect way

DIY Faux Fern Wreath

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My favorite way to add instant curb appeal and charm to our home is hanging a beautiful wreath on the front door.  It really is just that simple.  I have no issue creating a pretty Easter, Halloween or Christmas wreath, but I struggle to find something I love for spring and summer.  Well folks, I am struggling no longer!  Meet my pretty faux fern wreath… isn’t

Summer Party Ideas for Kids

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Do you love to throw parties during the summer?  I sure do! Do you have a birthday party to plan for the summer months? I love to throw a fun soiree for the little ones.  Here at Uncommon Designs, you will always find us throwing some type of gathering and today I am going to show you some great summer party ideas for kids! This

10 Summer Decor Ideas | Monday Funday

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Well hello friends! We are happy to have you stop by Uncommon Designs! Each Sunday evening we partner up with 7 of our favorite blogs to host the Monday Funday link party. We love seeing all the crazy clever crafts, projects, and recipes you guys have been up to. Helping to share your projects is one of the highlights of our week. We have a