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Just Chill Out Summer Flamingo Party

Hi! I’m Jen Evans,  a member of the Heidi Swapp Media Team. I’m thrilled to share my “Just Chill Out Summer Flamingo  Party” with you today! Invite your friends to bring their suits and appetite and make this bash the best one yet!

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Party prep has never been easier with the Heidi Swapp Lightbox! Let the regular and mini Lightbox make the statement on your table! Just add your sentiment or quote and let it do all the talking!

Just Chill Out Summer Flamingo Party

This snack ‘n’ play table is the perfect place to add party treats, drinks, bubbles, and water balloons! It sets the stage for all the fun!

Need a fun cake stand to add height to your table? Take a fun patterned bowl and glue two glass candlesticks together with E6000 adhesive and then glue them to the bowl. Let it sit overnight to seal and you will have a stylish platter by morning!

Add a ‘pop’ of color without helium! Make a bold statement with balloon clusters on either side of the table. Blow them up and tie three of them together. After you have four groups of three, place them on a stake in the ground. Twist twine around the balloons and stake to keep from blowing in the wind. Repeat for the other side.

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A party wouldn’t be a party without a few selfies in the mix! Use the new Instax Mini 9 to get that perfect selfie with your friends!

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The new Mini 9 has a convenient mirror on the front of the camera so you can get that perfect selfie! Customize it with a new Heidi Swapp Instax Tropical Camera Cozy!

Display the photos right away while snapping them with the Heidi Swapp Wood Photo Stand. You can give the stand a summer look by painting it a bright color!

Have guests decorate their photos with an Instax frame or clear sticker from the Heidi Swapp Cards Pack.

Now that all the photos are finished it is time to “chill out” and get wet! Whether your guests are floating in a pool or enjoying their water balloon fight, take few more pictures!

Then, as your guests are about to leave, let them put together a fun Instax book to take with them! They will love adding to it with more summer memories!

Have guests add cards from the Instax Card Packs too. It is so much fun to swap and share cards with friends!

Whether you and your friends are chilling out by the pool or cooling down with a water balloon fight make the memories last with a fun party! Capture it all with the new Heidi Swapp Instax collection!



How to Make an Easy Americana Tablescape

Hi! I’m Jen, a member of the Heidi Swapp media team and the creator and party-planner behind the Create Often blog. I’m thrilled to be sharing this DIY patriotic party décor idea with you today.

Outdoor dining is number one on my list for the upcoming summer holidays. While my husband is planning his BBQ menu, I love creating a tablescape that guests will remember. This Americana tablescape is easy to pull together, in just a few simple steps!

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I picked up a table runner, chargers and candleholders from my local Michaels. Their new Summer Heritage Décor collection is versatile enough to style any patriotic holiday this summer. Keeping the color scheme with white, blue, and gold will allow me to use the décor later in the year, but adding touches of red pulls Memorial Day and 4th of July in nicely.


I love a centerpiece I can use anytime of the year! These beautiful succulent photo holders are customized for the summer holidays but the flag and photo can be changed out for other summer occasions like graduation, a wedding, or even a baby shower. The best part is you can make it in minutes and you don’t have to have a green thumb!

Here’s how to make them:

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Start off using the Heidi Swapp Instax Photo Frame Kit. The kit comes unfinished, which makes it easy to customize each shadow box to match your color scheme.

  1. Paint the wooden frames.
  2. Add floral foam to the frame box with hot glue. Here, I cut 1 block in half to use in both boxes.
  3. Gather a variety of faux succulents, cacti or even small floral stems to add a little glam to the centerpiece.

Maker Tip: Look for florals that have a touch of red to tie in the colors of the summer holidays.

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5. Cut gold floral wire to 12” long with wire cutters. Use your finger to wrap the wire twice and press together to make a photo holder. Measure it to stand 7” tall and snip off excess. Then just poke the wire into the foam and add your photo.

The best part of this center display is the custom Instax photo! When using the Fujifilm Instax Share™ Wireless Printer, you can print image from your phone into an Instax print!

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Fun prints with sayings and sentiments are the latest trend in home décor and adding these to your tablescape is a fun way to foster feelings of nostalgia for your guests. I created these patriotic images that you can download for free!


Click here to download these free printables! 

I saved the files to my phone and added more holiday stickers to them using a photo-editing app. Then I printed them using the Fujifilm Instax Share™ Wireless Printer. Watch how easy it is!

 You could easily swap out your favorite photos on this centerpiece to go with any event.


 Add a couple of American flags and just like that, your patriotic centerpiece is ready to party! Celebrate the summer holidays with a beautiful tablescape, good food, family and friends. Memories are sure to be made.

What are you making this summer? Share your projects with us on Instagram using #MakeItWithMichaels!