Saturday, May 24, 2014

Summer Garden Parties

Summer is a time for picnics and outdoor parties. And what better place to have these get-togethers than in your very own backyard, where you and your guests can enjoy your garden, shady trees, and pretty flowers? I found some wonderful outdoor party ideas at Country Living, and here are just a few...

A Victorian Garden Party–complete with hanging lanterns, outdoorsy place settings, and herbal decorations and centerpieces. The special invitations are a nice touch, too!

An ice cream party–or special dessert idea–dip waffle cones in melted white, milk, or dark chocolate and roll in different toppings like coconut flakes, chopped nuts, chocolate chips (or peanut butter or butterscotch chips), mini M&M's...even crushed cookies or candy bars. Serve with ice cream kept cool in a large tub of ice!

A Woodland-themed party–with botanical-inspired invitations and place settings is perfect for nature-lovers.

A French Country Fete, reminiscent of a relaxing lunch in Provence...with pretty patterned plates and rattan and wicker accents.

Or how about a Fish Fry...with a colorful camp blanket that doubles as a tablecloth and a vintage fishing creel that doubles as a planter centerpiece. The metal dishware place settings have the perfect rustic feel for this party theme, and laminated fishing maps work perfectly as place mats! And who can refuse an invitation like this that comes delivered in a fly-fishing tin? This would be a great party theme idea for Father's Day!

Are you planning on having any outdoor parties this summer?


  1. Thanks for sharing this great photos and ideas!
    Greetings from Serbia:)

  2. You're welcome, Mariana–so nice to hear from you! Glad you like the post! :)



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