I was at Disneyland on Tuesday (and, um, I’m going back tomorrow for a bachelorette party… no, I didn’t plan it that way) and walking down Main Street U.S.A. started getting my creative juices going. I created this inspiration board for an old-fashioned Fourth-of-July party that would also be appropriate for a summer birthday or wedding. I can imagine serving a beautiful picnic lunch and making homemade ice cream in a vintage hand-crank ice cream maker (ok, actually, that would be really difficult, as cool as it would look!), and listening to a Barbershop Quartet or an old-fashioned band. The perfect setting for this party would be a pretty green park – especially if there were a gazebo where you could hang the bunting!
Image credits (clockwise, from top left): Bliss Weddings Market, 4 In a Bar, Giggleberry Creations, Bouquet Bridal, Elizabeth Anne Designs, The Darling Bee, Jasperdo’s Flickr Stream, My Finer Consigner, North 60’s Flickr Stream, Events Wholesale, Pool and Patio.