A great tutorial for fringed streamers can be found at A Subtle Reverly.
To create the banner canopy, I picked up 4 metal poles (electrical conduit) from the hardware store. I had the very nice men at the store cut my poles to size for me, then I used spray paint to add color to the poles.
I used a pre-made chalkboard label (available at Michael's for 2 for $1.50) to customize each basket for my guests. A simple paper pinwheel added the final touch of happiness to each basket.
Whether you're having a birthday party, a bridal shower, or just a fun summer gathering with friends, I hope these snippets of creativity will enhance your celebration. I had a delightful time enjoying this summer picnic with a few of my closest girlfriends! Happy summer!