It will cheer you up after the long winter nights.
YELLOW PARTY INVITATIONS
Use thin yellow card or paper as a basis for your invitation. Either design on the computer & print off as an A4 sheet or fold in half & hand-write the details. Alternatively, print out our daffodil invitation & write the details on the back.
YELLOW PARTY DECORATIONS
As with any theme, introduce it into as many aspects of the party as possible without going overboard but don’t feel you have to rush out and buy yellow plates & cutlery. Accessorize & add other colours to make life easier for you. Green & white can be included in the colour scheme & the yellow added using napkins, candles, flowers, place cards & balloons.
If including green in the colour scheme, foliage is very versatile & can be used as part of the centre piece or trailing over the table. Arrange around yellow candles for an attractive table decoration; just remember to keep an eye out that nothing catches fire! A small posy could also be laid on each guests napkin with place card attached.
Ribbon is another versatile material since it comes in such a range of colours. Opt for just one colour or maybe try 2 or 3 different shades of yellow tied to glasses, picture frames or foliage.
For larger gatherings, tie helium-filled balloons to a long length of ribbon & tie the other end of the ribbon to a purse of sand or salt. The balloons will then hover at the required height. Always group balloons in odd numbers for greater effect.
YELLOW PARTY FANCY DRESS
Ask guests to come wearing at least one item of yellow clothing so that they tie in with the theme. It’s amazing what you can find at the back of a wardrobe or cheaply at a charity shop if need be.
YELLIW PARTY FOOD
Individual corn & mushroom quiche served warm with lambs lettuce
Lemon sole in a lemon & creme fraiche sauce with spinach
Saffron rice with pine nuts
Roasted yellow peppers, onions & courgettes
Cheddar cheese (or any hard yellow cheese)
Bowl of lemon bonbons or yellow Smarties
Corn & mushroom quiche
White dips (tsatsiki, sour cream & chive, cheese) served with mini corn, yellow pepper & cucumber slices
Yellow pepper & cream cheese dip
Saffron rice salad with yellow squash & courgette
Roast mini potatoes
Egg mayonnaise with cherry tomatoes
Baked brie with corn chips
Lemon souffle with chocolate sauce
Cheese & biscuits
Bowl of lemon bonbons
YELLOW PARTY DRINKS
Lemon Vodka or Limoncello
Home made lemonade
YELLOW PARTY MUSIC
Spring – Vivaldi
Morning, Peer Gynt Suite – Grieg
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Yellow – Coldplay
Yellow River – Elton John
Big Yellow Taxi – Bob Dylan/Counting Crows
The Yellow Rose of Texas – Elvis Presley
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini – Brian Hyland/Timmy Mallett
Yellow Submarine – Beatles
They Call Me Mellow Yellow – Donovan
Yellow Brick Road – Eminem
Yellow Bird – Chris Isaak
Tie A Yellow Ribbon – Manfred Mann
Yellow Beach Umbrella – Bette Midler
Forever Yellow Skies – Cranberries
Mellow Yellow – Donovan