I’m excited to share some colorful, kitchen-inspired party ideas AND free printables with you today! This fresh + modern look is perfect for everyday entertaining, a fun girlie brunch, or a contemporary kitchen-themed bridal shower.
In order to keep this theme budget-friendly, I utilized some of my regular home decor & stuck with inexpensive DIY projects like paper garlands and tile coasters. (You can purchase plain white tiles at Home Depot for around 13 cents each!)
1. *Produce* Paper Garland
I wanted fruit & veggies to be a key element in this theme! We hand-cut produce silhouettes and glued them to baker’s twine for a fun paper banner that has a kind of a retro-modern feel. (Download the printable produce silhouettes here.)
2. DIY Tile Table Runner
This project (pictured above) is surprisingly simple, inexpensive, and packs a big, colorful punch! It’s made from washi tape, colored masking tape, and simple white bathroom tiles. I’m going to post a separate DIY on this later.
3. Color-Blocked Utensils
I found 5-packs of these wooden Bamboo Utensils at Kohl’s for only $5 each, and was inspired by this DIY tutorial to give them this fun color-blocked look.
4. Modern Kitchen Centerpiece
Who would’ve guessed that “bunches” of wooden utensils could be just as fun as flowers?! 😉 To recreate this centerpiece, pour a couple of inches of dry Lima beans into a mason jar, add painted bamboo utensils, and embellish the jar with baker’s twine + a paper silhouette. Done!
5. Details, Details
It’s all about them, you know. ;) Use more colored masking tape and paper silhouettes to dress up any ol’ vase! This plain glass cylinder is suddenly so much fun with the addition of a simple stripe pattern and playful apple silhouette.
6. Simple Chic Flowers
No fancy arranging necessary here! Just bright vessels (like this $7 tea pot from HomeGoods) paired with tight bunches of pretty flowers.
7. Transform Your Home Decor
This yellow vase is part of my regular home decor, but it’s suddenly “on theme” when embellished with a few colorful (& cheap) measuring spoons. Don’t ever be afraid to incorporate themed details in unexpected ways! 🤩
8. Colorful Signature Drink
What’s a party without a fun signature drink, right?! Whether a cocktail or a mocktail, every drink looks cuter with a festive straw + party flag. (Download these party flags here.) You can also use extra tiles from the DIY table runner as coasters for individual drinks.
Hope you enjoyed these simple-yet-impactful party tips! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to chime in below.