Picnic Party Ideas {Romance For Two to Family Reunions}

It’s the season of picnics and these are some of my favorite ideas!

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From simple romantic picnics to family reunion picnics, my Entertaining {Outdoor Party Ideas} board on Pinterest will inspire you to pack a basket, grab a blanket and head out.

I’m off on a little business trip, but until I can share what I’m up to I wanted to leave you with a bit of summer inspiration. Remember, it doesn’t have to be big, complex or even really planned, just get out with your family and have fun!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!  

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Make Your Own Hot Dog Bar

Picnic tables, grilling, campfires for s’ mores, sparklers and laugh out loud jokes… {sigh} It makes me think of my childhood 4th of July gatherings with my mom’s huge family and “make your own” hot dog bars!

How To Make Your Own Hot Dog Bar | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

For summer entertaining I love setting up “make your own” and “serve yourself” options. And with grilling season upon us, everyone is craving an all-American hot dog! What makes a kosher hot dog different? It’s all about what makes the cut (and what doesn’t). Hebrew National is choosy about what goes into their franks – only 100% pure kosher beef so you know what you’re getting and they taste great.

Next to the cut of meat, a successful hot dog bar must be kept covered. When you’re gathering in an open space like your backyard, people to tend to wander and mingle and no one is eating at the same time so keeping your hot dogs and fixins fresh is essential.

You’ll also want to make sure your tableware is easy to manage while standing or sitting so there are no juggling acts. These little hot dog baskets are the perfect answer!

Summer Grilling & Make Your Own Hot Dog Bar | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

When it comes to your hot dog fixins, that’s the fun part. I set up my families favorites with red onion, yellow onion, Hunt’s Ketchup, Gulden’s Mustard and tomato. The hubby sometimes likes a little jalapeno too!

How To Make Your Own Hot Dog Bar | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Another important favorite for our hot dog bars…

Southern Potato Salad Recipe | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

my mom’s southern style potato salad. It is amazing! I’ll be posting a step-by-step pictorial of this yummy recipe using Gulden’s Yellow Mustard tomorrow, so stay tuned!

You can find more 


ideas and recipes by visiting Hebrew National or by following them on facebook

Make Your Own Hot Dog Bar | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! 

Compensation was provided by Hebrew National via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hebrew National.

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rustic chic autumn bridal shower

Rustic Chic Autumn Bridal Shower

Hi everyone! I’m Kristie and a new contributor to The Celebration Shoppe! So excited to be here!

One trend I’m loving now is the easy breezy style of rustic chic parties, showers and weddings. The decor and food can be so effortless, and an early autumn evening is the perfect time to take advantage of the lingering twilight and host this kind of relaxed soiree.

Pick a pretty party invitation to set the tone, like this one from my design collection on Minted, then pull a farm table into the back yard and dress it up with a bohemian mix of candlesticks, mismatched china and chairs. Add simple twinkling votives, a fall-inspired menu, and some easy DIY projects using natural elements like leaves, apples and artichokes. Enjoy a relaxed evening with your friends and celebrate the start of a beautiful season.

Want to create this autumn bridal shower look?

  1. Invitation from Minted
  2. Dinner party placesetting from Stock Room Vintage
  3. Dinner party table from Stock Room Vintage
  4. Dinner party chairs from Stock Room Vintage
  5. Plum tart recipe from Epicurious
  6. Apple votive DIY from Design Mom
  7. Artichoke hanging bud vases lining walkway from Ruffled Blog
  8. Washi tape wineglass name tags from jentertaining

Other DIY ideas: Metallic dried leaf garland and dip-dye fabric napkins from A Fabulous Fete Blog

Visit me on Minted for more invitation and stationery ideas. And as always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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