Enjoy some awesome party ideas from SNAP conference. These dinner party and lunch party ideas show that it's easy to throw an amazing party if you think outside the box and use simple and beautiful table scape ideas. Companies like Chinet, Micheals, Oriental Trading and Get Away Today show you how.Last month, I was able to attend SNAP Conference out in Salt Lake City. While I learned a lot, about blogging and social media, one of my favorite parts of the conference was the parties and meals. Maybe it's the fact that I'm a party lover, with a special love of intimate dinner parties, but I loved each meal that we were able to enjoy at SNAP.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all sponsored by different companies who all went out of their way to throw some amazing meals with fun decorations to keep the conference fun and engaging.
I wanted to share with you my favorite dinner party ideas (and lunch too) from the parties of SNAP so hopefully you can see that you don't have to spend a fortune to make a great party, just a little bit of creativity and fun.
The first night, dinner was sponsored by Chinet. They used their beautiful plastic plates, silverware, and cups to create a simple and elegant table scape. What I love is that the clear plates allowed them to add simple touches that created big wow.
The center of their plate had a plate printable, much like what I have been creating for my Dollar Tree plates. It was a simple circle with the theme of their dinner party "invite" on the center. Underneath the plate they used black and white striped paper and a pink napkin to add a bit of pop.
Chinet also added a little bit of pizzaz to their silverware by dipping them in paint or spray painting the silverware bottoms. I really liked the look, but we all ended up with colored fingers after using the silverware. So maybe try adding a sealer if you're going to do this at your next dinner party.
One of the lunches was a travel theme with the company Get Away Today. I loved how fun and simple their centerpiece was.
The center of the table had a beach pail with several mini beach balls. Surrounding the balls were luggage tags in a palm tree theme. This was super cool since it combined both their party favor take away with their table scape. Even the beach balls had a simple sticker with the party theme on it to remind guests to get away and enjoy the meal.
It wouldn't take much to replicate this party idea for a beach party or summer picnic using your local Dollar store. It's simple, but remarkable with a fun take away.
Oriental Trading Company also put together a fun lunch for the conference attendies. Being a party company, they had a fun idea with pops of color using paper streamers and paper balls of different sizes. All of this was sitting on a black and white striped fabric table runner.
The plates were sitting on the table in matching colors of pink and blue. The napkins matched the stripe of the table runner and the party favor flamingo suckers were sitting in the center of the plate to add a little more pop of color and sweetness.
Micheals Craft Store crafted the last dinner party of the conference. The theme was very elegant with golds and pinks. The center of the table was understated and elegant.
The centerpiece had a simple mason jar painted gold, with a taller glass vase holding a small arrangement of flowers. All of this was sitting on a spray painted picture frame to keep the centerpiece together and arranged.
The table setting each had a different piece of scrap book paper for the white plate and silverware to sit on. I think using the scrap book paper for place settings may be an upcoming trend in the party world. That's such a simple but fun idea since it's easy to replicate for just about any theme.
I am so thrilled that I was able to attend SNAP conference. The parties alone where worth being away from my family for those few days. I'll try and share them with you this week, so you can see why and get some great ideas for your next get together.