June 17, 2011 06:00 ET

2011 Summer Wedding & Party Tips & Must Have's

Make Every Event Sparkle

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 16, 2011) - Summer is here! It's the height of wedding season and we're all in the mood for garden parties, get togethers and general merrymaking.

Whether sipping Champagne during the evening reception on your big day surrounded by twinkling lanterns, or enjoying fruity, thirst quenching Pimms with the very best of friends, The Last Detail have the very best in hand picked, stylish finishing touches for every special occasion.

The hottest looks and simple tips to make a summer wedding sing

Sparkle and shine – Sparkling Table Crystals

No matter what your colour scheme, sparkling table gems continue to be one of the hottest table top choices for brides everywhere. Scattered across the table amongst your pretty wedding favours, watch the magic of the day come to life as the sun dances across the cut glass leaving a kaleidoscope of light in its wake.

What's your 'favourite'?

Your choice of wedding favours can set the scene for the whole table top. Luckily, you can now get almost any shape, colour or style wedding favour you can dream of. Want a 'classic look' wedding? Choose elegant, understated ivory or white favour boxes and add a little personality by adorning them with luxurious personalised satin ribbon in a colour of your choice. Try favour boxes in novelty shapes and fill them with delicious sweeties for the kids, or make a statement with dramatic wedding favours in red, black or hot pink – the opportunities are endless!

The Sweetest Thing…

Solid chocolate hearts, stylish after dinner neopolitan chocolates, sugared almonds and sweets – give in to your sweet tooth and treat guests to delicious delicacies. Exchange the usual wedding favours for pretty organza bags stuffed full of scrumptious confectionery.

Grown up dinner party, laid-back BBQ or family get together – add party decorations and games for the crème de la crème in entertaining…

Beautiful bunting

Strung between trees or along fences, bunting are theparty decorations of summer 2011. For an instant party atmosphere choose from pretty heart designs or personalise your party with rainbow bright letters. Looks like rain? No problem, bring the outside in by draping bunting along cupboards or around bannisters.

Entertain in style – tantalising trivia with added style and wit!

Planning how to keep your guests entertained can be a little tricky, especially if not everyone knows each other. Break the ice between guests by placing a selection of our wonderful games and trivia on the table, ensuring they'll be chattering and laughing together all night long!

From wonderfully bright trivia and activity books to keep the kids amused at a family party, through to stylish & chic conversation starters and classy added extras such as party poppers and bubbles, these party decorations will be the perfect finishing touches to any lovely group gathering.

Party decorations to lighten it up!

What is it they say about lighting being the most important way to set the mood? Create a tranquil, romantic atmosphere when the sun goes down by setting out flickering lanterns to light walkways and decking areas. Why not end the night by releasing beautiful eco sky lanterns, kids will love them with a little help from adults and they're the ideal way to make sure guests remember your evening for a long time to come.

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