Once those long, warm summer days finally arrive, the thought of having a BBQ is incredibly appealing. With grilled burgers, salads, and refreshing drinks, a BBQ can be a wonderful way to host friends and family. But a good BBQ requires some planning to make sure everyone has the best time. Let’s explore how you can plan a fun and successful summer BBQ.
Going shopping in your closet: it is a thing. I have not had to buy a gift for anyone since the beginning of Covid life since I keep finding new shit I forgot I owned hiding inside bags in my closet. Just being serious.
Case in point: I was looking for something to re-gift for a friend’s upcoming Birthday when I discovered these awesome Flying Pig String Lights hiding at the bottom of a bag of old tights, of all places. I have a vague memory of receiving them from my sister for Christmas several years ago, and I can guess that the only reason they were not put up in the Chickpad immediately is that I already had a set of Pig String Lights (recently retired to storage) hanging over the exact book shelf where these now reside.
I love these little guys.
In the first week of December, I was invited to a fantastically fun Tree Trimming Party at The Norwood House, a private Arts and Culture club located in a multi-story townhouse on West 14th Street in Manhattan. The club is filled with beautiful contemporary artworks, rare collectibles and antiques, and eye-catching oddities throughout its many rooms. While I was exploring, I spotted this string of large, irregularly-shaped colored lights, which were draped around a bust nestled on a stairway landing, and they grabbed my attention right away. Because, colored lights.
A close examination revealed that the lights are made from a variety of empty plastic bottles, which have been dyed a spectrum of colors and fitted through the bottom with a single light in each. Crafty!
Is this a likeness of Rasputin? Who knows!
I did some Googling to see if I could find instructions on how to make this specific style of upcycled plastic bottle lights, but I was unsuccessful in my quest. Perhaps you can scrutinize these pictures to figure it out for yourself! Good luck!
Do Unicorns ever go off trend? I don’t think so, and certainly not as long as the amazing Flying Tiger Shop has these Pink Unicorn String Lights in stock!
These lights would be a great addition to a little girl’s bedroom (or any child’s room), but they would also be fun to light up the room of an adult who just loves Unicorns, or the color Pink!
Just $8 for a string of ten lights, while they last!