I am so very fortunate to work with a wonderful group of girls at Barefoot Contessa and even more fortunate that we have lots of fun parties together!
We all got together for a picnic last weekend to say goodbye to Julia and Evelyn who have left the BFC family for new fun adventures. We decided two days beforehand that we wanted to make it look pretty and decorate (well me and Piper did anyways, and then made the rest of the girls go along with it haha).
Anyways, like I said, the Barefoot girls are pretty great and all contributed to ensuring that the evening was not only pretty, but full of yummy eats and lots of laughs. Here are a few pictures I managed to capture before digging in to the food and helping myself to a few glasses of wine.
We decided that ‘the colours’ would be pale yellow and white. I found some scraps of white and yellow floral fabric which we turned in to make-shift garland (or bunting? banner?) with kitchen string. The ‘table cloth’ was actually a twin bed skirt that I found at a thrift store (and washed thoroughly!) and Kim (our lovely hostess) provided a pale yellow table runner. Piper brought some big mason jars to use as vases for the flowers which came courtesy of the buttercup patch in Kim’s backyard.
We also used some mini mason jars as glasses. As you can see above, I wrapped them with craft paper (double sided tape helped with this) and used some of the remaining fabric to make little bows. Pretty cute no?
Even the potato and macaroni salad were made pretty with mini bunting!
(You can also see some of the mini zucchini bread loaves I made in the picture above – a blog post on those will be coming soon!)
Ooh and not only did Kim host, she also made a super yummy dessert – a Scottish specialty called Cranachan. It’s basically whip cream, raspberries, toasted oats, honey and whiskey. Delicious!
Here are a few more pictures of the entire spread…
Thanks again to all the wonderful BFC ladies for making it a fabulous night!