It's truly a shame that more people don't throw garden parties. People grill out and have barbecues all of the time, but when do you hear, "Oh, I'm heading over to Lucille's for her garden party"...NEVER!
Think about it folks, you have the perfect setting with minimal decorations... the only items you need are mason jars to put a few flower clippings in for centerpieces, a table cloth and some yummy finger foods. Maybe throw in a large brim hat to get the mood just right and you are set!
Today we were fortunate enough to help with the Town and Country Garden Club, Garden Party. Their color scheme was all shades of purple! Which Lisa was particularly happy with since that is her favorite color! Hopefully, the rain will hold off for them to enjoy their luncheon.
A garden party would be a perfect way to have a bridesmaid luncheon or bridal shower with friends and family. A baby shower or birthday party would also be a great excuse to venture outside for tea and cakes.
Here are a few ideas on how to throw a successful garden party.
1. Not everything has to match perfectly, mix-matched can be really cute as long as you tie everything together. For example while searching Pinterest for more on Garden Parties... We found this table with different shorts of white chairs. They don't match but they work together for the overall look!
|Picture via Pinterest|
- 4 slices whole-wheat bread
- 8 teaspoons reduced-fat mayonnaise, divided
- 4 thick slices tomato
- 4 teaspoons sliced fresh basil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Cut bread into rounds slightly larger than your tomato. If you have a biscuit cutter, they work perfectly for this. Spread each slice with 2 teaspoons mayonnaise. Top with tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper.
- *For a change, try using spreadable cheese, like Laughing Cow instead of Mayo. It will change the flavor and add a kick!