a bright and bold summer fete
"The party was the perfect combination of all my very favorite indulgences—bright colors, romantic patterns, and textures. Really, that's what birthdays are for! They're the ideal excuse to bring all of your favorite things and people together for a night to remember."
|A simple breakdown of the basics.|
|flowers||A thoughtful floral centerpiece in your color scheme is an easy way to make a lasting (and Instagram-worthy!) statement.|
|ambience||The venue and lighting are everything when it comes to setting the mood, so choose wisely.|
|place settings||Whether you go with plastic, ceramic, or metallic, make sure the selection matches the menu's needs.|
|linens||Keep them simple, but functional—let the decor, food, and guests do all the talking.|
|decor||Stick to pretty details that make your color palette feel intentional (i.e. patterned placemats, brass candleholders, golden votives, etc.)|
|seating||Comfort is key, and that's all there is to it!|
|favors||Think sweet tokens to keep the memories alive, well after the candles are blown out.|
- 6 to 8 fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
- 2 25 oz. bottles sparkling water
- 1 12 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate
- zest of one lemon
Pour the lemonade concentrate into a pitcher and mix according to the directions, replacing the plain water called for with sparkling. Puree the strawberries in a blender until smooth, and force through a fine sieve into the pitcher to remove seeds. Add the lemon zest and stir to combine.