Fourth of July is this Sunday. Even though it seems like we just got done celebrating the beginning of spring and transitioning into the warmer months, the middle of summer is already upon us. Perhaps with all the goings-on of early 2010, you haven’t even realized it’s already the middle of the year. Fourth of July is a three day weekend for most people, and the perfect opportunity to take a second and slow down your faced paced lifestyle with some outdoor activities or parties. Here are some quick ideas for the whole family.
As summer offers us yet another reason to throw a party, Canada Day is tomorrow, July 1st. Invite some people over after work to celebrate the anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in your island-themed oasis and fire up the grill. As there is no one way to observe Canada Day, do as the Canadians do and be original, decentralized and independent. Put that tiki bar to good use and take advantage of the warm summer months in your backyard or on the patio. Bamboo and Tiki’s offers all Canadians and those wishing to celebrate Canada’s history a Happy Canada Day.
Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift, here are some last minute ideas that Dad will love no matter what your budget.
Give Dad the ultimate in outdoor luxury with a full-scale Tiki bar. Just in time for summer, the Tiki bar can be enjoyed by all. If Dad loves to have people over for BBQ’s on the weekends or just a casual happy hour after work, the Tiki bar is a perfect gathering spot.
We all know that Memorial Day is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends and family. The three day weekend allows us that extra time to alleviate the guilt we all feel when we don’t spend enough time with the people we love. There is no better way to gather all our loved ones together than throwing a fabulous party to renew the bonds of friendship. Here are some easy-to-plan party ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Outdoor Rooms, is a special interest publication for Better Homes and Gardens, and their theme for this summer is "Take a Vacation in Your Own Backyard." In their summer issue they provided a "Passport to Style" for creating themed backyards that are serene, have that Polynesian pop, and of course all things tropical and tiki-fied.
Here's what the editor Jane Austin McKeon had to say:
"My favorite time of year to entertain is summer. A barefoot and blue jeans sort of girl, I would much rather wave the neighbors over for a spur-of-the-moment glass of wine on the front porch or serve a picnic-style supper for my family on the deck than put a lot of planning and primping into a fancy dining room affair. Backyards cater to impromptu entertaining."
Although we adore our moms all year long, it's almost that time again for that special day where it's all about mom and reminding her how special she is. For this May 9th, we've put together the perfect list of 5 last minute gift ideas for mom.
5) Tasty Arrangements
Rather than opting for flowers which only appeal to our sight and smell senses, consider picking up a delectible Edible Arrangement of fruits, chocolate and many other things delicious. Creatively arranged like a bundle of flowers, you can select the size of arrangement, what types of tasty goodies and the type of vase or container used.