Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Party In January

Are you all partied out after the holidays?  If not, I find that after the hustle and bustle of the holidays have calmed down is a great time to entertain...everyone's calendars are freed up and the entertaining can be more playful.  All of these ideas are from a pinterest pinboard I created for party inspirations, and I thought they were too great not to pass on!   

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A hot cocoa bar:  ideal after a snowball fight or snowman-building session!

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SUCH a cute way to serve home-made ice cream for an afternoon BBQ.

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An elegant Mother's Day brunch, wedding shower or just a beautiful luncheon!

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A beautiful way to serve breakfast in bed - maybe for just a party of two. :)

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A bloody mary station:  great for a pre-football game brunch...

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A cute idea for a slumber party.

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An Italian al fresco buffet - lovely!

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I love this idea for a salad bar - perfect for a girl's lunch!

Depending on your climate, not all of these will work right now, but you can file them away for future reference. 
Or, you could also bring a summer party inside and just pretend the sun is shining. :)

15 comments:

The Salvage Snob said...

Absolutely LOVE all these party ideas!!! And your absolutely right about entertaining after the holidays, it's the perfect time!!

Acquired Objects said...

Ok I am loving these ideas too and going to file all of them away! We have a party the beginning of February, gives me enough time to recoup.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Great ideas, Barbara! I love the Mother's Day drink bar, and the ice cream looks fabulous.
Have a nice evening.
Teresa
xoxo

MS Design Maven Marilyn Storey said...

Yes, A relief party after the pressure of holidays. I am loving that bloody mary bar! Perfect for the Super Bowl, the BCS championship, or any game!

designchic said...

Love these party ideas and the slumber party cereal is adorable...wish I'd had that idea a few years ago!!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What great ideas. I'm definitely going to try that ice cream idea - we are going into the hottest month of our year soon so it will go down a treat! x Sharon

The enchanted home said...

Barbara I am suddenly feeling very party ready and........quite hungry!!!! That last picture, the adorable ice cream in mason jars, the bloody mary station...all superb ideas! Love this idea for a post!

Inge said...

The Italian al fresco buffet is looking absolutely yummy! :-) And I'm in love with the romantic Mother's Day brunch. All these glass jars filled with lemonade and water... I would love to have one myself for my own kitchen. :-)
Love, Inge x

I Dream Of said...

I always feel a little let down after all the holiday festivities are over, so love the thought of a January fete! And these ideas a fantastic. I'm ready to send out invitations! Happy Weekend, Barbara!

eclecticrevisited.com said...

yea, I think it's still time to party..and good point that people's schedules are a little freer, too...
love these ideas..I think it's just too fun to set a pretty buffet table up to treat your guest to some apres NYE delights...
best,
maureen

The Vintique Object said...

I'm hosting a baby shower this spring and love that salad bar set up. So pretty!
Camille

Stacy Curran said...

LOVE the bloody Mary station! I don't drink them, but I'm so having a brunch so I can have the station :)
Stacy

pve design said...

Fantastic ideas for so many fun ways to celebrate in January. As I dismantled the holiday decor, I began to think how I must still feel the spirit - with a celebration this month.
pve

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Great ideas...although, I'm through entertaining for a short while. XO, Mona

michelle said...

Some really great party ideas here! Lovely blog :)

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