Sorry to bore you this week with party details, but I know this won’t be the last time I do a joint party, so this is mostly for my reference this time next year 🙂
We were going to do an Old MacDonald theme, but that wasn’t coming together the way I wanted it to, so we went with “Down On The Farm.” We used lots of burlap, mason jars, sunflowers and pumpkins.
I ordered 20 yards of burlap from Shindigz since it was the cheapest I could find. I also ordered our plates and utensils from them as well (clear) in order to get free shipping. They also had orange paper lanterns on sale for $1.99 each, so I picked up a dozen of those for a steal.
The burlap could not have been easier to use. We just rolled it out over the tables and cut it. Done!
I had plans to unravel a bit of the edges to make a nice border but ran out of time. It worked out though, since I was planning to do single tablecloths, but the tables pushed end to end worked even better.
Twenty yard of burlap was enough to cover six standard size folding tables and have a bit leftover.
I made cupcake stands out of cardboard cake circles, burlap, ribbon and mason jars. But I’ll do a separate post on those since they were so cute and I want to make more just for the house.
A little bag of pumpkins served as food labels. I just cut slits in the pumpkins to hold the index cards.
I used my canning pot as a drink bucket. I knew that thing would come in handy some day (for something other than canning!)
Mason jars also held the utensils
I used the old scotch tape trick to help arrange the flowers in, well, more mason jars.
Rather than transport a whole bunch of glass jars from Texas to Mississippi, I used Amazon to order them and had them shipped for free to my parents’ house. As much as possible, I had things shipped to their house so that we would have plenty of space in the car and also, so I wouldn’t forget anything back home!
It worked like a charm since I didn’t forget anything and everything was there on time!