Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rainy Days and Mondays

Today is anything but a rainy day but there's rain in the forecast and while everyone says "we need it", I can't help but dread the dark and gloomy days that accompany it. And so it seemed appropriate to think of a way instead to celebrate the drops that will be falling this weekend. My husband always tells me that life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass but about learning to dance in the rain. Here are my rainy day party ideas.

First of course, there's the decorations...
Sources: The Brides Cafe, Ideas by Krista, A Creative Project

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And the play list. Make sure you've got enough happy ones in there to prevent any rainy day blues from setting in. 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
Rain - Madonna
November Rain - Guns & Roses
Purple Rain - I love GB Leighton's cover of Prince's song
I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbit
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
She's My Kind of Rain - Tim McGraw
Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly
No Rain - Blind Melon
Rainy Days & Mondays - Carpenters
Early Morning Rain - Peter, Paul & Mary
Songs About Rain - Gary Allen
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Can You Stand the Rain? - Boyz II Men
Come Rain or Come Shine - B.B. King/Eric Clapton
Stormy Weather - Billie Holiday

Credit to Beliefnet for some of the great ideas above.

Be sure to dress the part.
Source: Babble
Sources: Etsy - Liz HutnickEtsy - Fleur AvenueEtsy - Lychee Kiss
Source: Marimekko 

Source: Etsy - Cabrera Creative

Then there are the pictures. Make the most of what Mother Nature provides. 

Sources: The Wedding Queen, Weddings by Georgia, Gotcha Covered Dublin, Amour Amour

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Make sure your guests part with a little "sunshine".
Source: Pool and Spa
I thought these sachets were really sweet as are the building blocks.
Sources: Etsy - Belle Coccinelle, Etsy - Beneath The Rowan Tree

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