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DIY Summer Party Invitations & Decor [FREE Download]

DIY Summer Party Invitations & Decor [FREE Download]

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and summer feels like it’s in full swing… there’s only one thing for it: summer party time! If you’re lucky enough to have a summer birthday, then you could start crafting for this year’s birthday party – however at Create and Craft, we are also firm believers that if you really want to party… there’s no need to wait for a reason to celebrate! Why not just celebrate summer itself? And with that in mind, we asked the lovely Sarah Jackman-Read to create a gorgeous selection of DIY summer party invitations and decor… and we think you’re going to love it!

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Check out Sarah’s gorgeous crafty creations below – and DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATES right here, so that you can create your own DIY summer party invitations and decor with ease!


So you’ve decided it’s party time… now it’s time to let everyone know! All the decorative elements you need to put together this pretty invitation are featured on your free downloadable sheets.

DIY Summer Party invitation

Not only could you create this pretty party stationery to send out to your guests, but you could also stand a couple out on the party food table on the day itself asĀ  awesome free-standing decorations!

DIY Summer Party invitation

Place Settings and Bunting…

Bunting and banners are a fantastic way to transform a room for a party – and we just love this totally tropical design, created by Sarah Jackman-Read!

DIY Summer Party decor

Download the free template, and cut the rectangular banners and large leaves in your party colours, then string them all together using party lights to create beautiful party decorations you can hang across windows, walls and more to add a summery vibe to any event!

DIY Summer Party decor

Planning a more formal event? Organise your tables and let your guests know exactly where the fun is at, with these pretty place settings!

DIY Summer Party place setting

Not only are they functional, but they help to add style to your party tables too! Add a touch of glamour with gold mirror card and stick-on gems… then sprinkle some coordinating sequins on each table to finish.

Food and Drink Decorations…

Of course, no party would be complete without party food, right? Which is why we’ve completed the set with some coordinated cupcake toppers and drink decor!

DIY Summer Party food decorations

It’s so easy to transform a plain and simple tumbler into something bright and summery in an instant. Use coloured card or craft foam to create a bright grass skirt around the bottom of the glass, then finish off with some pretty bakers twine and a die-cut flower!

DIY Summer Party drink decor

To turn your cupcakes into truly tropical treats, download the free template sheet, and cut a leaf from green card, and the smaller flamingo from pink card. Stick these together and attach to a cocktail stick to pop one into the centre of each cupcake. For added sparkle and flair, you could further embellish your cupcake toppers with sticky gems and pom poms!

DIY Summer Party cake topper

Now there’s nothing left to do but get out your diary, and pick a party date – who needs an excuse when the sun is shining?!

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