Lamp Shade Frame Party Lights

Lamp Shade Frame Party Lights

Thrift Store Party Inspiration

I was totally inspired by my last trip to a local thrift shop. There was a collection of abandoned lamp shade frames that had seen better days but were structurally perfect. Talk about a bargain! There was a 50% off sale day and each shade cost me $2.25! I immediately knew they would be the focal point of my upcoming party in a nutshell. By hanging over the bar cart, they elegantly establish a bubbly champagne nook.

Strike Gold

Keep it budget friendly. Use gold spray paint and gold sticker seals from the office supply store for extra shimmer.  The gold stickers add instant drama to the frames without having to use pesky glue or tape.  The look can also easily swapped out for the next party.

Close Up Gold Sticker Dots on Party Light

Instant Votive Holders

Two of the lamp shades came with what is called a “slip uno fitter,” the internal ring that sits underneath the bulb and holds the shade in place on the lamp. As it turns out the ring cradles a votive candleholder securely.  Brilliant!

Bubbly Paper Banner

My color scheme for the cocktail bash is pale pink and gold, and this paper banner has the perfect vintage pink hue and letter font I was searching for. I found it at a favorite spot, Paper Source.


Because every storage inch counts, I made sure these three lamp shades stack compactly on top of each other before I brought them into my space.

Have fun and give a lamp shade frame chandelier a whirl at your next fabulous fête!!