Confessions from a Boho Fashionista: Your Sunny Summer Block Party How-To

9415521c46abac9873fbfb9631bb19e0Hey Boho Beauties,

As summer begins to close, I’m planning my annual August block party. It’s always the most memorable and it’s a celebration of all the special times we’ve had under the sun and the stars this summer. I can’t wait to have all of my special friends from the block come over and enjoy one of the last warm evenings with me! Block parties are so fun to plan, especially when they’re bohemian. Here are my top tips to make your block party a success.

My Sunny Summer Block Party How-To

 Organic RSVP’S and Sweet Bohemian Flyers: Every gal and guy love a little something catching to the eye that gets their soul excited for a big block party. There’s no need to waste precious paper on your RSVP’S and flyers, so take time to find beautiful paper at a low cost. Organic paper can be purchased online from e stores like ecopaper.com or thepapermillstore.com.  Once you’ve got your organic goods, it’s time to go nuts with your creative self. Invent a theme for your block party and create magic on your beautiful eco friendly paper! Your guests will love what they receive in the mail and they’ll get so excited when they see that special flyer hanging on the birch tree down the street.

 A Whimsical Back Yard Set-Up: You’re a social butterfly and everyone on the block is a soul friend of yours, so you’ll be expecting several guests. This means you’ll need a whimsical yet functional back yard set-up. Find large, foldable and functional tables on which you can place soft, earthy table clothes. You can also grab foldable chairs that can be easily stored for your guests to sit and socialize on. Now is your chance to get really boho! Feel free to go wild with scarves, throw pillows, blankets and the like. Your summer boho block party should feel like a whimsical dream so go all out with whatever fantastical ideas which you may have rolled up your gypsy sleeve and have fun with it.

 f7ae51d7c3f77190dec6b339ea63ba18Watermelon Mint Mojitos: I found a special mojito recipe this season and have used it non-stop at all of my summertime affairs so far. Two words: Watermelon Mint. These two ingredients blend so perfectly together that the moment you serve up this cocktail (or mock-tail if you choose), your guests will be begging you for the recipe! I’ll let you in on this unforgettable treat.

  • Sliced and diced watermelon
  • Muddled mint
  • Agave or Stevia
  • Lime Juice and Sliced Lime
  • Soda Water
  • Ice, Ice and More Ice (Baby 😉
  • Rum (Optional)

Trust me, this mojito is the best summer cocktail of all time and boho babes and boys go nuts for it!

 Games, Games and More Games: The best part about block parties (aside from the amazing company) is the games! Pull out some colorful chalk, skipping ropes, hula hoops, taboo, you name it! Have you ever heard that you get to know friends and soul mates best when you’re playing? Well, it’s true! A yogi fashionista never truly grows up, so get your inner child on and grab all your fave games.

A Special Guest Book: Remembering every sweet moment and friend from your block party can sometimes be tough. This is why a beautiful guest book is so important. Have a guest book laid out near your treats where friends can write thank you’s and memories. I just love a memorable summer block party and hosting one is half of the fun! These are my tips for the most epic party of August, but what are yours, bella? Write to me in the pink comments below so that I can make my next block party the best one yet!

libpicPeace, Love and Magic from,

Your Resident Boho Fashionista, Libby xx