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Theme Parties 03.11.08

Seaside Ambiance

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Even if you can’t afford that dreamy ocean-front home with the fabulous beach-side patio for entertaining (sigh…) , that doesn’t mean you can’t at least bring the beach to you! The trend in ocean/beach themed housewares this season is a breath of fresh air as we head into the warmer months, not to mention a great theme to work with for parties! (Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!) Here are a few cool products & ideas for creating your own personal seaside ambiance…

beach & ocean theme party Pictured above: Sea Urchin Bud Vases – LOVE THESE! ($24.95/set of 3); Vanilla Starfish & Seahorse Soap Set – great for guest bathrooms or as party favors ($14.95/set of 3); Embroidered Coral Beach Guest Towels ($13.95/set of 2)

beach & ocean theme party Pictured above: Level Glass Hurricanes . I absolutely adore these candleholder/vases, because in addition to looking seriously cool and being equally affordable, they’re incredibly versatile! The beach-themed setting above would also look great with decorative sand in place of the vase gems – and the possibilities for incorporating these into any tablescape – using everything from florals to shells to candies – are endless! ($8.95 /small, $9.95 /medium, and $11.95/large)

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

16 responses to “Seaside Ambiance”

  1. lisa says:

    The candleholders are great!! I could see them filled with colored rocks or sand for a super contemporary look!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love all of this!

  3. TraceyGZDZ says:

    These hurricanes are fabulous! Hurricanes are the most versatile accessory you can own. Right now I have mine filled with assorted artificial bird eggs with forsythia(branchy, yellow flowers) spiking out of the top of it. A touch of spring in a minute!

  4. beachgrl says:

    Love the bud vases!

  5. Kristy Lanteigne says:

    I love all the fun things you find. How did you get your job?

  6. Heather at Outstanding Occasions says:

    I love the sea urchin bud vases. These could be so great for a beach side wedding:) As always, fabulous:)

  7. hiphostess says:

    hi Kristy –
    Your comment made me smile :) I founded HWTM and do all the writing & design myself, so I guess you could say I “created” my job – that’s how I got it ;)

  8. Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall says:

    Well, u r definitely good at your job. I always love hurricanes with candles!

  9. Melissa DiStefano says:

    So chic and fun! I love them!

  10. Sharp Lily says:

    Um, these are fabulous! I especially love the sea urchin vases. A perfect hostess gift for my lucky friends who have a home on Nantucket. Thanks!

  11. Fanfan says:

    What a creative and interesting job. You are always surrended by beautiful items.
    And thank you to share,

  12. AprilDawn says:

    Well aren’t you just fantastic!
    With my beach wedding just a month and a bit away, I was looking for a few more beachy items. THESE are all perfect!

    Thanks so much!


  13. Ashley L. says:

    thank you for these fun beachy ideas! i’m really big into coral right now but mixing that in with some of your ideas is a beach party luncheon waiting to happen! :)

  14. Ana says:

    those towels and bud vases are perfect…not too theme-y not too cute. just right. thanks for sharing!

  15. Connie says:

    at, they have the clear sea urchin vases, as well as in white too.

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