I promise that this is the last you will hear of the Garden Party! There was so much to show – I thought it would be good to break it up into separate posts…but it seems to have dragged on! So – I’m sorry!!
But – here are the things I did to set up for the party:
At the entry I had this FABULOUS picture that I bought several years ago from, none other, than our FABULOUS Jodi Pfunder!! I’ve been harrassing her for a while to have her prints available in an online store for people to buy – maybe if you guys pester her – she will! This is only ONE of SEVERAL wonderful prints!! I thought it was just the right feel for the party…
Next – in the entry way I just did a simple photo I took of the birthday girl and some flowering branches I picked up at Trader Joe’s. I had these for her Baptism Luncheon – and so I just left them out for the party…cause it worked.
I also had this “candy bar” set up from the baptism luncheon. I bought all white candy – since she was being baptized – but you could go with anything. I have these apothocary jars out all year – and I just change out what’s in them with the season. Most people know not to eat what’s in them, because I reuse the candy every year. LOL But this time – there was fresh candy for them!
**NOTE: For the sign – I just picked up this awesome frame at home goods and sprayed chalkboard paint on the included glass. (oh – make sure to prime it first!!) To make it more secure – I hot glued the glass into the frame. I love it and use it all of the time for different things!
Remember the Giant Paper Flowers I was completely obsessed with? Well, the flower was super easy to make – in fact – my friends that helped me don’t consider themselves crafty (THEY ARE!) and they wanted you all to know that if THEY can make them, ANYONE can make them! Silly Girls. They really were very easy and took about 15 minutes to make all 6 with 3 of us.
I made the stems…but I didn’t use the stems because I hated them. I think it was because the only green tissue paper was a kelly green color – instead of a mossy green. I hated it. It clashed really bad with the flowers.
If you choose to make the stems I do have a tip though! Instead of making the cement cups that she mentions in the tutorial – just hot glue the chicken wire stem onto a weight.
Since I hated the stems – I tied mine to the back of the chairs – and was happy :0)
To Set the Table:
I found the glasses at Goodwill – so I didn’t worry about letting the 8 year olds use them – and trust me – they felt pretty darn cool using fancy glasses!
The plates I found at Home Goods. They are Peppertree and the pattern is called”Ruffle” (I did NOT buy them for this party!! I’ve had them awhile…LOL)
For the Place Card – since Bea loves flowers – I just got a gardener 6 pack and put them in peat containers. Don’t water them in these containers though!! It will soak through!!
For the Napkins & Rings:
I bought the napkins awhile ago at Pier 1 – and I love them!
The napkin rings were easy to make! Just use jump rings, or key rings, or any sturdy metal ring, and hot glue the paper butterflies onto them.
For the table flowers:
I used Daffodils and Creamy Yellow Tulips from Trader Joe’s. And I couldn’t help but stop on the side of the road again for the yellow pom-pom weeds. I just LOVE them! No idea what they are though…here is a close up:
Aren’t they fun?!?!?
Last was hanging some fun from the light above the table:
She has a glittered “O” in her room that I pulled out & hung in the center. (Super easy – just get the chipboard letter – paint on mod podge & glitter it. I used German Glass Glitter because it tarnishes nicely. Then just set the glitter with some aerosol hairspray.)
Then I hung curling ribbon, seam binding ribbon, vintage pink tinsel, and crepe paper that – wait for it – I put through the RUFFLER on the sewing machine!! My friend mentioned it to me the night before – and I couldn’t NOT do it!! She told me afterward that she had seen it done with 3 layers of paper – instead of just the one. It would look fuller and probably not tear as much. So FABULOUS!
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