Tuesday, June 14, 2011

{Real Parties} A Day in the Country


Hello friends! I am still alive and well in case you were wondering! It's mind boggling to me how busy I have been with client parties and end of the year activities with my boys. I promise to be back blogging in full force VERY soon.

This past weekend, my family hosted a Day in the Country party at our farm in Bellville, Texas. We had such a wonderful time hanging out with new country friends and friends who traveled to the event from Houston. Of course I had to add special touches here and there and Kelly from The Party Dress and WH Hostess was there to help. Kelly designed the cutest sunflower invitation with a fresh twist!


Simple tables adorned with white tablecloths and sunflower arrangements with accents of green were placed on top of custom fabric by Spoonflower (via WH Hostess) that was made to match the invitation design!


For dessert, we served various pies. This fit perfectly with our theme! I asked Kelly to design pie flags to place in each pie to let guests know which was which. The pie buffet included pecan pie from Goode Co. BBQ, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Buttermilk from Royer's and Apple Pie from the Houston Racquet Club. The table was definitely a crowd pleaser!



Whole Foods (Woodway location) in Houston created gorgeous centerpieces for the tables!


As our friends departed, we handed out custom sunflower cookies made by Michael's Cookie Jar complete with a favor tag designed by Kelly that said, "Thanks for Spending the Day at Bellwood Farm".


I hope you enjoyed these pictures from our casual get together in the country! Hopefully these pictures will inspire you to host an outdoor summer party and take a flower, in this case, a sunflower, and give it a fresh twist.


Invitations & coordinating paper goods - WH Hostess
Flowers - Whole Foods, Woodway location. Ask for Gail!
White vases - Ikea
Tablecloths - Aztec Houston


jackie fo said...

Simple and beautiful!! Love it!

Live Smile Celebrate said...

Flowers are gorgeous!

Lili said...

I love casual gatherings like this! The flowers are stunning!

MEGMAC said...

The pies are to die for! So sweet!


A Blissful Nest said...


Sandra Downie said...

Ooooh love the pie flags!

Susan Crabtree said...

simply sweet & charming! :)

Minnie Kitchen said...

absolutely beautiful! excited to follow you!

Katrina said...

simple but perfect... I love it!

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