Here at Perch, we love to celebrate! Next on the calendar? Mardi Gras!
Every holiday or special event provides the perfect opportunity to bring together all that I love…family, friends, food, flowers, fun and always a bit of fantasy. Reimagining a space for a party or a special occasion is the best way I know to breathe life into a room and to let your imagination run a little wild. I’m fairly certain that half of my house is dedicated to storing seasonal decor. But, oh how I love opening those plastic bins up and finding handmade Valentine’s cards, Easter crafts or Christmas ornaments made long ago by now grown kids. It’s like a walk down memory lane and always reminds me of how fast time flies!
Be Thrifty | Get Creative
Mixing my old seasonal decor with fun new finds always helps to keep things fresh and different from year to year. Shopping for seasonal goodies truly makes my heart skip a beat. Favorite stores like Target, Home Goods, and Michael’s seem to get better and better each year at stocking their shelves with fabulous accessories for every holiday. Another plus? Seasonal decor is one of the least expensive ways freshen up your home. The Dollar Spot at Target is the perfect place to load up on items $5 dollars or less!
Celebrations also provide the perfect opportunity to allow your creative DIY juices to really flow. In fact, I try to create something new for every holiday. I’ll take those dollar spot goodies and use them in an imaginative and outside of the box way. Maybe I will jazz up the bar cart or play around with an outrageous tablescape. I like to try a new recipe or floral arrangement using only food or flowers that are in season. And I always like to host a party and make up a holiday-themed quiz or game to toss in as an icebreaker.
We can’t wait to celebrate with you, and we will be sharing lots of holidays and parties along the way. Here are a few of our Mardi Gras photos!