Bring in the Spring and Banish Winter with Bright Parasols!

Posted by on 01/12/2012

 

I walked outside this morning and I was hit with the icy realization that winter has arrived! The change of season is here in full force. It may be bone chilling outside, but why not invite Spring in a bit early at your next party? Paper parasols in red and yellow send an unmistakable message of “Spring”!

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I found inspiring Spring wake-up colors at Hostess With the Mostest. Her “Sunshine & Love Bridal Shower” party colors melt the winter freeze. I won’t begin to try to describe all of the DIY ideas in Jennifer Sbranti’s post – it is too choc full! You must see for yourself at Hostess With the Mostest. I’m just going to tell you about the parasol centerpiece she cleverly put together.

I had gotten a
request from one of our customers for an example of a parasol centerpiece and I
immediately fell in love with what Hostess with the Mostess did for this photo
shoot.

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Two vases glued together make a perfect base for this parasol centerpiece!

 

 

A 28″ paper parasol has the perfect handle size for holding the parasol overhead at indoor or outdoor weddings. However, it is not long enough to work as a table centerpiece. To get around this dilemma, Jennifer glued 2 vases together, one right-side-up, the other upside-down, and wrapped decorative paper around the middle.

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Vase Gems can be purchased at most crafts stores.

To keep the parasol and vase from tipping over, our Hostess drops vase gems into the top vase.

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The Spring color theme is continued above the table by hanging paper lanterns. Jennifer uses red and yellow lanterns with parallel ribbing, and a white eyelet lace lantern.

You can check out these colors at the Luna Bazaar store. No need to limit yourself – we have more than 60 exclusive designer colors!

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A Spring Palette: basic red, orange, and yellow…
Plus our exclusive Luna Bazaar designer colors!
Begonia and Lemonade.
Eyelet paper lanterns are available in a variety of styles and colors.

So until Spring returns again, get a few of our paper parasols and lanterns in bright yellows and reds to liven things up! Set up your table and gather your friends together to
have dinner and drinks and forget the cold!

– Bethany
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