Well, Summer is here. But unfortunately it hasn’t felt much like summer here.
I had all these grand ideas that I would “Welcome Summer” by either greeting my kids on their last day of school and taking them home to a little mini “bash” to celebrate the new out of school season. Or I had thought that the day after might be fun for this too! But amid dreams of water balloon and hose fights, running through the sprinkle and (not yet pool since we haven’t opened it yet) other various summery activities, our weather here locally has decided that it would be rainy and colder for this time of year. Not exactly the mood to set for the entrance to a season of all things warm and beach-y!
So, we have put off our little shindig in hopes of a warmer climate coming next week – though so far my phone app tells me rain all week long :(.
I decided I could, however, go ahead and make a banner to usher in this warmer season and to have hung up in our living room for now – to brighten our spirits until we can make official plans. I also made a small page of graphic toppers that can be used as cupcake toppers and various other items to accent. And I am offering my adorable “Welcome Summer” banner here FREE to you for your own personal use.*
I found the net, the paper lanterns, and the bucket – that I used here – last year at Dollar Tree. This year I also found all of the cute hard backer graphics (seahorse, seashell, star fish, dolphin, fish) all at Dollar Tree as well. The seashell necklaces were purchased several years ago from oriental trading and we still use them from year to year. And the sea life trays atop the mantle. were purchased from our local Old Time Pottery last year.
The mini knee foam board we have had for several year. But we also purchased an Elsa/Anna Frozen one this year at Party City and I noticed that they carried several different styles and themes.
Once we get around to having our little mini bash, we will probably just do small things like:
Water Balloon Fights
Shaving Cream Fights / or Silly String Fights
Hose / Sprinkler Play
And various outdoor games.
We will probably have a few treats such as snocones, cupcakes and maybe some gummy candy kabobs.
But if we get the chance to squeeze in a little fun, I’ll be sure to share that with you then!
Until then, enjoy these FREE printables and here is to wishing you warmer climates and better weather wherever you may be bringing in the new season!
Click here to download:
Just click on the “Welcome Summer Banner” link above and it will lead you to download a pdf file of this banner and the topper printable.
If you cannot open the file, you simply need to download a copy of Adobe Reader which is usually found as a free download on Adobe’s website.
Also, please note the following:
Please note that this particular arrangement of artwork is copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016. You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces. You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital. The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher. Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link. If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me. If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page. If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files. Please do not take credit and/or charge for my artwork or my files.
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