I can never resist a good party and all the more so when I’m throwing it! This year, my friends and I once again celebrated Spring with our 2nd Annual Spring Fete. Having done it once before, my vision for this year’s party was much clearer and it turned out exactly the way I wanted. It took a lot of planning and hard work and I learnt a couple of things along the way, but in the end, it was all worth it when we gathered together to enjoy good food and conversation in the beautiful weather. Here are some shots I quickly snapped during the party (like last year, I had no time to take pictures beforehand!) and a couple of tips I learnt along the way.
I wanted the invitations to be classic, simple and reminiscent of the buds blooming now, so I went for a floral background in black and white. I designed them myself and then sent them via email, which saved me tons of time.
I tried to cultivate a menu that wouldn’t just be delicious, but also easy to prepare ahead of time. So I opted for ingredients with a springy feel (think radishes, peas, carrots) and foods that could be prepared ahead (cupcakes and lemonade).
I had a specific look in mind, and it was exactly how I wanted it to be. Simple with gold touches, and flowers strewn about. I covered the table with a rustic but clean woven, linen tablecloth and a gold speckled table runner. We used disposable, gold-speckled plates that matched the runner. I set up these vases with purple tulips and put small lilac flowers at each place setting.