Spring has sprung, so now what? The blooms may have just started popping in your neck of the woods, but the temperature is probably rising no matter where you are in the northern hemisphere. The seasons are changing and the frosty days have passed us by. It’s time to take your party outdoors and make use of the extra space. Back yards big and small can benefit from the ideas in this Blooming Garden Party guide. With explosions of floral color in every direction, this party’s secret is paper flowers so you don’t even need to visit the florist. We’ll show you how to make your outdoor space blossom, starting with this inspiring floral tableware and working our way through all of the colorful details.
So get out and enjoy the warmer weather and sunny skies. Kick off outdoor party season with a bright, bold and fresh take on the traditional Garden Party.
Invitations sent in thematic style stand out and will be sure to get guests’ attention. We tied ours with baker’s twine and placed it in a mini-watering can. Hand delivery will add a personal touch, but you could also place the invite in a box and send through the mail.
Everything looks better set against a natural backdrop, so if you can, find a wall of greenery to set your party next to.
Let this Fabric Garland inspire you for the color scheme and clean, modern look. We pulled the bold pink, sunny yellow and bright blue from the banner and used this tri-color scheme throughout all the party elements. Our DIY Hanging Flower Balls, constructed of beverage napkins and paper lanterns, make a huge impact for little cost and effort. Get the tutorial HERE.
These White Butterfly Card Boxes were designed to capture well wishes from wedding guests but make a stunning statement here used as art pieces. Gold ribbon bows add a touch of elegance and tie them to the party’s place settings.
Every garden party needs flowers. But florals can be expensive. Help curb the blossom cost by incorporating napkin flowers into the décor (get the how-to HERE.) Bunch them in a watering can for an instant centerpiece or glue them to a cake board for an easy and stunning cake topper.
Hexagonal 8” Plates serve as the starting point for this beautiful party place setting. Set them atop Cobalt Blue Dinner Plates to make them stand out even more then finish the layers with Gold Dinner Plates for that added elegant touch. Duo Napkins, Large Paper Cups and Gold Utensils complete the coordinated setting.
Before guests start devouring all the yummy party goodies, have them participate in a little crafting time. This DIY Napkin Flower Headband will not only give guests a fun wardrobe piece to wear during the party but will also teach them a new crafting technique they can use well after they’ve left the garden. Get the full DIY HERE.
Fresh strawberries and veggies on the menu are a must. We added pound cake cubes and whipped cream to our berries for a quick take on shortcake, but you could skip those and just serve plain berries. Chicken salad on mini-croissants provide guests with a dainty sandwich option and these crispy cereal bar treats are a sweet and colorful offering.
A floral topped vanilla cake is not only pretty to look at, but a yummy finish to the party’s savory items. Wrap bottled water with gold doilies then embellish with delicate napkin flowers. Guest will be sure to enjoy getting their “daily water requirement” when it’s decorated so cutely.
Fill watering cans with packaged cookies and send guests on their way with a sweet and functional party favor. Get the printable tags HERE.
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