Summer Beer Tasting Party

This summer there seem to be more shandy’s, specialty pilsners, and craft IPA’s than ever before. What better reason, to fire up the grill and have friends bring their old favorites and new discoveries over for a beer tasting party.

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Super simple to plan and execute, you will set the pace for this and the rest of the summer nights! A few quick supplies from your local hardware store will add an element that’s low on work and high and high on style.

Beer Tasting Setup

The Set-up:

DIY chalkboard table runner

Beer tasting set up

Natural fiber drop cloth with DIY checkerboard pattern as a tablecloth

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DIY green and white beer and lobster pails

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Succulents and herbs placed sparingly around the table create no-fuss pops of color.

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Lots of craft and artisan beer!

Pail DIY:

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3 aluminum pails

painters tape

neon green spray paint

white spray paint

1 – Spray pails with 2 coats of white paint

2 – once completely dry, apply tape one inch apart

3 – spray with neon green paint and allow to dry

4 – remove tape and voila!

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Chalkboard Table Runner DIY

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1 roll of craft paper

chalkboard spray paint

1 – cut sheet of craft paper the length of your table

2 – spray with chalkboard spray paint

3 – allow to dry completely, then set on table

*fun tip: use different color chalk for each different beer*

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Small but hearty bites, pair well with beer and conversation

Cheese, tomato, and bacon puffs

Small but hearty bites, pair well with beer and conversation

A summertime beer tasting is just the sort of fun and casual gathering summer was made for.

Cheers!

ps: take a look at more ideas on hosting a couples shower with a beer tasting in our feature for DIY Network

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Taking the time to style, fuss with details, adds to the joy of hosting friends and family and as you probably know – is a great conversation starter. Here’s an eclectic mix of fabulously styled tables that are filled with great ideas. Each of them has something that instantly draws your eye and makes you feel right at home. Hope they get you excited about the coming months and give you inspiration for your holiday get togethers.

via: sweetpaulmag, decor 8, stylefiles, eddie ross, kelly wearstler and HGTV,

happy fathers day

Happy Father’s Day. To all fathers, and especially to my loving dad. It is hard being far away from you and mom and i miss you very much. if you lived closer, this is how i imagine we would celebrate the day.

How did you all celebrate? I am jealous of those who live close to their family, so I hope you  make your fathers feel special today.

For those who are separated, do you find it hard to be away from loved ones and family? How do you celebrate holidays like this?

image: sweetpaul

inspired by; love – tabletop

Originally from a wedding, this tabletop would make a pretty table for two on Valentine’s day. Peachy pastels in combination with whites and creams makes the decor soft and romantic. Floating flowers in water is one of my fav go-to ideas for centerpieces. With the warm glow of candlelights you have a dreamy setting for v-day dinner.

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