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Learn How to Craft the Prettiest Summer Crab Boil with Chinet

Pretty and Crab Boil aren’t typically synonymous but this gorgeous party is about to flip that theory on its head. Think peonies and alfresco dining with the ease of Chinet® Classic White™ products for effortless entertaining. We’re going to show you just how to pull off such a party. With a few key decor ingredients, delicious food and a simple DIY, you’ll be well on your way to Crab Boilin!

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On the Menu

For this Crab Boil packed with pretty we kept the main focus on the food. On the menu was that delicious traditional one pot meal coupled with homemade mini pie ice cream sandwiches for a sweet ending. To accent this casual get-together, we paired subtle blue and white stripes with lush, feminine blooms that give it that pop of pink we so adore. The end result is classic, casual with a fresh twist.

Keeping things Fuss Free

This is easy yet chic summer entertaining at its finest! To keep things fuss free, we opted for a simple newspaper runner (no serveware required at this shindig) and durable Chinet® Classic White™ plates that make cleanup a snap. That’s every hostesses dream, right? Pretty decor and little to no cleanup allowing you to enjoy the festivities with your guests.

Adding a Personal Touch

Simple decor additions are an easy way to let your personality shine through. To give our floral centerpieces a lovely upgrade, we went for the look of vintage tin cans as vases but without spending a small fortune. Instead we bought vintage can labels on Etsy for a fraction of the cost and taped them around inexpensive cans from the grocery store.

We also added a personal touch by packing up each placesetting into a mini bucket labeled with each guest’s name in paint marker. Another easy addition? DIY citronella candles which anyone can make. An we mean anyone. We have a simple DIY for those coming up in just a bit!

And there you have it. Summer is the perfect time to take your party outside, enjoy the warm weather with friends and family and throw a classic, fuss-free get-together.  And with the help of Chinet® brand products, that party will be as effortless as they come. Let the Crab Boil festivities begin!

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Videography: Elysium Productions | Plates: Chinet Classic White Plates | Table & Chairs: Abby’s personal collection | Striped Napkins: Williams Sonoma | Glasses: Amazon | Flatware: Pier 1 | Galvanized Chargers: Pottery Barn  | Flowers: Fifty Flowers | Navy Striped Throw: Target | Blue & White Striped Throw: Pine Cone Hill | DIY Candles: SMP Living | Mini Buckets: Amazon | Mini Tabasco: Amazon
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10 Things You Need for the Cutest Ever Fourth of July Picnic

July is my jam. I might be a little biased (hello, birthday month!), but really, who doesn’t love July? It’s filled with sunny beach days, family vacations and of course, Independence Day—my very favorite holiday. Not to mention, it’s an opp for al fresco entertaining at it’s best. This year, I’m loving the idea of a daytime picnic followed by sunset sparklers and a sweet scene like this one from Minted. See all the ingredients you need to get the party started below!

10 Things You Need for the Cutest Ever Fourth of July Picnic
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Photography: Morgan Blake | Stationery: Minted | Home Decor: Minted | Stylist: Kelli Hall

Give Your Living Room a Summer Revamp in 5 Easy Steps

Summer isn’t just for beach lounging and vacationing; it’s also the perfect time to give your space a fresh revamp. Something as little as switching out your drink coasters or adding a bright, happy pillow can totally transform your home vibe from season to season. And the lovely ladies of Beijos Events + Megan Welker are filling us in on 5 magic making ways to infuse your coffee table with a little summertime.

Always have new fun coasters! This is something that can always be switched out if you have a neutral palate either seasonally or just when you feel like it. Little fun changes like this can totally change the look of your coffee table.

Always have a yummy smelling candle. This is important seasonally as well! Pick out your favorite scents for each time of the year and let it permeate through your home.

A tray is so useful at your coffee table. To keep all the small things together an organized. The pad of paper and pens for that quick note or thought on your mind, a place to keep your coasters and cell phone.

Fresh flowers are key! They brighten up the space and also have the power to change up the room a little adding some flair if bright, or softness if neutral.

Using succulents for your pictures, pillows and accessories is timeless. They go with EVERYTHING and they are so pretty to look at.

For more summer entertaining ideas with Beijos Events, click here!

Sources: Pillows, Phone Case, Art Prints, Coasters, Note Pad: Shutterfly | Pillows: Boho Pillow | Tray, Candle, Pencil Bag: The Little Market | Pens: Pigment

Photography: Megan Welker Photography | Design and Styling: Beijos Events | Florals: Flowers By Mae Mae