Summer Sendoff | Party with a Purpose

Updated: Sep 1

Summer, bonfires, lake days, and backyard cookouts. The muggy evenings are just right for gatherings of family and friends. Why not party with a purpose?

Here are 5 tips for a conscious, purposeful summer get together!

Send it Forward – Encourage guests to continue using their summer to give back by sending home a little gift that gives.

Take Action Together – Include a fun craft or activity that gives back. Plant milkweed for endangered butterflies, pack care packages for soldiers, craft cards for cancer patients ….

A Twist on Tradition – Who doesn’t love a great conversation starter? Instead of the usual random questions, use more purposeful, action-driven q’s that get guests thinking. You can even throw in some facts on current issues and ways to help.

Food for Thought – Put a spin on traditional BBQ fare and make it vegan. Support your local farmers and avoid sketchy supply chains by buying local – from the fruits to the florals. Even the food you eat can be food for thought!

Pretty and Purposeful Table Numbers – Get creative with your table numbers by letting each:

(a) correspond with a current issue and way to help

(b) feature a photo of an animal in need of adoption at a local shelter

or (c) correspond with a nonprofit organization.


Photographer Kristina Staal Photography

Dress Store Lilly Pulitzer

Other The Mrs Box

Event Designer Carrie Wilcox Floral Design

Event Planner Kristina Staal Photography

Hair Stylist Melissa Lynn Paterson Make Up Creations

Makeup Artist Melissa Lynn Paterson Make Up Creations

Event Planner Borrowed A Vintage Inspired Company Equipment Rentals Gather and Lounge

Calligrapher Opaline Lettering (and Invitations too!)

Caterer On The Marc

Dress Designer Marina Semone

Floral Designer Carrie Wilcox Floral Design

Cake Designer Kristina Staal Photography

Event Venue Mill Stone Farm


Kristina Staal Photography