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Article Hosts Simple Summer Soiree

I recently put my hosting hat back on and have been throwing a lot of parties! I used to be SO over the top with events that I got really worn out but now I’ve perfected the art of simplifying a party! Here are some tips I’ve come up with in partnership with Article. 

My yard still isn’t put in so I’ve been loving finding beautiful parks or borrowing friend’s backyards. Beautiful and mature landscaping is all the decoration you need – especially in this beautiful weather!

Having a beautiful set of table and chairs helps the aesthetic obviously too! I’ve ben loving this set from Article because it sits 6, is durable enough to be outside and is absolutely gorgeous. I find that often times patio and outdoor furniture gets the boot on design but Article seriously does such a stunning job at creating pieces that are just as unique for your outdoor living space.

Another thing I’ve been loving is ditching dishes for paper goods. They make such beautiful options now and it helps so much with your sanity!

I’ve been obsessing over these little white carry out boxes and serving party food in them. My kids get SO stoked about it like they’re opening a present – when really it’s just a sandwich 😉 Tie it with a ribbon and personalize it with a sticker and it seriously is the simplest way to add a special touch.

I also love adding touches like a bouquet of fresh flowers and a cake to party up even a simple family dinner. I think it all looked SO gorgeous against this wood table. A lot of local bakeries will sell pre-made white cakes which you can top with anything to fit your theme. For this lunch I just picked an apple and leaves for the top and it was perfect!

I think what’s most important about party throwing is you remember your intention behind it. If it’s to be extravagant or over the top it will totally stress you out. But if your intention is to create a special memory with your family than a little bit of extra work will go a long way!

Our family is so grateful for the opportunity to work with Article and look forward to all the many years, parties and memories to come around this table.

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Chairs

Bethany Menzel, Bethany Menzel

Jenna Rammell, Jenna‘s Kitchen

Bre Bertolini, Brepurposed

Amanda Holstein, Advice From A 20 Something

Leslie Musser, One Brass Fox

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Sprucing up our Rental Living Room

Before our big move we spruced up the living room with a couple incredible pieces from Home Depot. Yes you heard me right Home Depot! When they asked me to team up with them for a decor post I was truly blown away by the selection of modern beautiful pieces. I had no idea they even had interior styling and furniture offerings but now I know they do and I’ll never go back!! There is SO much to choose from!

I love to entertain so when I found this beautiful serving tray I was so excited! It’s a great place to have set up as an end table and then rearrange with drinks and snacks for when you have guests over. The tray inside it I loved too because it’s lined with a beautiful gold foil. 

I had a coffee table that I”d found on craigslist that wasn’t cutting it for me so I went on the search for the perfect one. I need it round so my kids don’t cut themselves open on it, softer material for that reason too, small enough to be functional in our space and easy to clean. When I found this coffee table, it knocked my socks off! I love the mid-century lines and we will be styling this piece in our new home because it’s THAT versatile! Also my kids drew on it (grrrr) shortly there after and it wiped up nicely which is always a selling point for me!! Our California living room served as a multi-functional place both for entertainment and snacking. Since I don’t love to have food on the couch I picked up this tray which is a great place to have food while watching a show, avoids too many messes!  

How incredible is this Root Bowl lined with Rose Gold?? FREAKING INCREDIBLE. 

A space fit for an 8 year old King!! These pictures make me sad because this rental while be it small was our home. We loved it and I loved finding new ways to decorate and style it!

Room Sources:

Coffee Table

Artistic Tray

3 Piece Tray Set

Crocodile & Rose Gold Serving Tray

Root Bowl

This post is brought to you by Home Depot. All opinions are my own.

 

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My name is Jenna + I hope you leave this little space on the internet feeling like the Queen you are. I am a business woman, wife and mamma to 3 and you could say I’m a huge fan of intentional chaos. I am shedding the guilt and shame of the life lived for others and embracing one lived for myself. I am excited about empowering women to love and believe in themselves, to find the power they already have inside.

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