These past weekends I was able to celebrate many amazing birthdays, but right now I want to share this 30th birthday backyard beer tasting party with you. This beer tasting party was to celebrate our wonderfully kind and thoughtful friend Mick turning thirty. With all these local breweries popping up what better way then asking guests to bring a growler of their favorite local beer. This party we had guests that were widespread in location, so it was great trying beers from breweries you may not get to try. I also made free printables at the bottom of this post so you can have your own backyard beer tasting party. Thanks to the help of my co-hosts, another couple and Mick’s girlfriend, I think we pulled off a pretty great surprise party.
Tasting Directions for Guests
As part of my free printables (at the end of this post) there are directions to print for a 8×10″ frame telling guests how to participate in the beer tastings. Guests are to write the information of the
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and if you were celebrating with a Kentucky Derby party like we did, that you were betting on Always Dreaming! I wanted to share with you the outcome of our run for the roses party to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. In my previous posts I had the free derby printables with the horse bios and betting sheets to get everyone involved and in the derby mood. The horse bios were placed in frames that I had above the food table along with a felt “run for the roses” banner I made. I also put some red roses in a mint julep cup from amazon, Oggi Mint Julep Cup, 12 oz, Stainless Steel to give it some extra derby flair.
For the table I made a tablecloth from fabric that I bought at . I also bought on Amazon this preserved moss mat that I cut in half lengthwise and laid both on the table to make a longer and narrower runner for the table. Fun Express Vinyl Plastic Horses Toy – 12 Pieces, from Amazon were
This first birthday comes to a close with a cake smash in front of a Peter Rabbit inspired photo backdrop. Watching this little guy enjoy his cake smash will bring a smile to anyone’s face. The icing on the cake is his adorable outfit made by his grandmother. The garden crown was made by his mother, check out her felt etsy shop for baby banners and wall art. For such a momentous occasion like this first birthday its always great to give everyone a chance to make some memories and take some photos, especially at cake time. This photo wall was easy to make withcarrot fabric, and Peter Rabbit
The Peter Rabbit inspiration continues to hop through The Well Dressed Table with more details on this first birthday party. This Peter Rabbit theme is easy to decorate with garden and bunny inspired touches just in time for Easter decor to be out, spread across the dessert table, a station for apps, and places for guests to eat.
The Dessert Table
The dessert table has an adorable bunny treats wooden sign purchased at Michael’s while below is a celebratory birthday banner. Handmade by the proud mama who also has an amazing Etsy shop called Silly Ollie. Laid out on servers are various
Spring is officially here and I could not be more excited. After days of white snow and lifeless trees, seeing some spring inspiration, promising gardening and green is just what I like to see. If you are a fan of felt made into baby name banners, wall art, and custom felt ornaments you may have come across Silly Ollie on Etsy , handmade items my the mother of this adorable little boy who we are celebrating, and even made a few unique felt veggie banners. This very first birthday has such a lovely
Previously, I posted the decorations from the Galentine’s Day brunch I hosted to celebrate lady friendships. Today I want to share with you the easy make ahead menu to make things a little more stress free. In case you missed it, Galentine’s Day is February 13th according to Leslie Knope from the show Parks and Recs to celebrate the ladies in our lives. We celebrated a little late but there is never a bad time to celebrate friends or have brunch. There is also a great TedTalk on the importance of lady friendships between Jane Fona and Lily Tomlin that is just too funny.
This brunch menu was pretty simple and easy to make in advance so you can enjoy time with your guests. I like to make some items from scratch and buying others to make hosting easy. Here is the brunch menu breakdown:
For any of you that have watched Parks and Recs, you may recall the episode about Galentine’s Day being February 13th to celebrate the ladies in your life. Here’s a clip of the show where Leslie describes what Galentine’s Day is all about.
Galentine’s day is the 13th which fell on a Monday this year, so I decided to host a late Galentine’s day Sunday Brunch with a neutral palette of creams and light pinks. The neutral blush decor with brunch would also work great for a bridal shower or baby shower as well. Here’s a break down of all the decorations for this day time get together.
The adventure comes to an end as I share the last of this adorable adventure themed first birthday. The drink table had this beautiful framed art from the Etsy store Artsy Type Shop that really tied the theme together, how like many couples I’m sure, becoming parents has been this couples greatest adventure. This was hung with frame command strips to not damage the walls for this temporary art. Below shows photos if this little
The adventure continues with another post on this first year adventure birthday. If you missed the previous post on the tablescape for this party click here to see how old childrens novels, mini globes and compasses were used to tie in the theme . This post is all about the photo area and how to DIY this back drop to create some memorable photos for everyone at your party. I used an adorable adventure themed fabric hanging on an empty wall in a fun blue that coordinated with the table, with these DIY to well known storybook places in front of