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.

VENDORS

Photographer Kristina Staal Photography www.kristinastaalphotography.com

Dress Store Lilly Pulitzer

Other The Mrs Box themrsbox.com

Event Designer Carrie Wilcox Floral Design www.carriewilcoxfloraldesign.com

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 www.borrowedvintagestyle..com Equipment Rentals Gather and Lounge www.gatherandlounge.com

Calligrapher Opaline Lettering (and Invitations too!) www.opalinelettering.com

Caterer On The Marc onthemarcevents.com

Dress Designer Marina Semone Marinasemone.com

Floral Designer Carrie Wilcox Floral Design Www.carriewilcoxfloraldesign.com

Cake Designer Kristina Staal Photography

Event Venue Mill Stone Farm www.millstonefarm.org

PHOTOGRAPHY BY:

Kristina Staal Photography

www.kristinastaalphotography.com

@kristinastaalphotography

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