“Picnic: Originally, a fashionable social entertainment in which each person present contributed a share of the provisions: no, a pleasure party including an excursion to some spot in the country where all partake of a repast out of doors.” – Oxford English Dictionary
My baby girl, Drew Elizabeth turned two on September 2nd. I started planning early on in the summer so that I'd have plenty of time to get all the details in that I wanted. The theme I chose was a "Pretty Picnic Party", with a little bit of a twist. No, there were no eating on picnic blankets or traditional picnic baskets, but we had a great time outside with our friends.
I ordered very simple invitations from Tiny Prints and lined the inside of the plain envelopes with this awesome pink ombre napkins from Target.
here. Once I had selected my fabrics, I glued them into Mason jars and used them as vases.
Some of my favorite flowers were available at the flower market before the party and I was so excited. Feverfew (mini daisies) and anemones! I put them in these adorable berry baskets from Sweet Lulu.
The drink station...
Sweet Lulu that I added chalkboard labels to.
Garnish. Below are the kids baskets which included a heart shaped PB&J, a fruit cup, and mac n cheese. Oh and a little Pocky on the side! The bags, fruit cups, and zig zag spoons are from Sweet Lulu. The chips bags were an easy DIY. I got the craft paper bags from Michael's, as well as the doiles. I found the "D" stamp in the $1 bin at Michael's and wah-la!
Drew's 1st Kitty Cat birthday, I thought I'd try something again. Thinking of hanging it in her room I love it so much! DIY instructions coming soon!
EscoGelato. If you live in San Diego County, you've got to check them out! The lemon cheesecake gelato was from Bubby's in Encinitas, another local favorite.
CAKE. The wire topper was done by my dad, and we'll be adding a collection to our Etsy shop soon!
Elizabethan Desserts. Some of our guests got inventive and combined the apple crumb pie with the brown sugar-sour cream gelato. I had a taste and it was amazing! Below, I got a simple chalk board and just attached a few doiles from Michael's. P.S. A chalk pen is a must!