Ideas for Styling a Garden Party – The Table

May 23, 2013
Ideas for styling a garden party

I’d like to share some of my lovely ideas for styling a garden party.  I’m currently working on a this exact theme for a birthday – mine in fact. Monsieur Bonbon and I are hosting a joint birthday celebration at a beautiful venue called, Gardens House in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.  I’ve been working on our garden party for the past six months.  This timeframe is quite usual for me.  I like to go into details and having lots of time to plan allows me to do this.

This week I want to specifically share my ideas for styling the table at my garden party.  Here are three fun ideas just for you.

My Garden Party Table

Flower arrangements: This week I’ve been madly working on styling the table.  I’ve gone for a botanical-theme on the tabletop and I’ve hired a few terrariums (five in fact) to adorn the centre of the table.  I purchased a few cheeky mini figurines to go inside the terrariums and to surprise our guests.  The figurines are a little naughty, so I won’t post them here. If you’re curious, then you can check them out on Fairie Nest on Etsy. I warn you they are risqué. 😉

Place cards: After searching my Etsy favourites, I found these beautiful upcycled paper roses by Stephanie Rose of By Elinor Rose.  Stephanie creates beautiful vintage paper crafts and ships them all over the world.  For my garden party, Stephanie re-used old music sheets and created roses that were each personalised with my guest’s name. Don’t they look wonderful!

Personalised Menus:  I like to personalise my party menus. As my theme is a garden party, I found these beautiful botanical prints in Sue’s stores on Etsy.  They are flower prints by French artist, Pierre Redoute (1759-1840).  I designed the menu using my caterers menu for lunch and then had them printed professionally on the reverse side of the prints.  The menus were then rolled and tied with brown garden string to be placed at each setting.

Garden Party - Paper rose place cards


Garden Party - botanical print menus

Garden Party - botanical print menus

If you’d like to see the series of posts I wrote about styling my garden party, you can click here for part one.

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