The Partiologist: Garden Party - Part II

Garden Party - Part II

Good morning!  Let's hope today's post goes a little faster than yesterday!!  I don't know if I should start the morning off with Lemon Drop Martini's, but they are next on the list....To complete this layout, I started with some black pipe cleaners and attached a little bumble bee to each end with my trusty cool glue gun!  I found the little bee's at Joann Fabrics.  Then I wrapped a pipe cleaner around each stem of the glass and let it "fly" around the top.  Also, to make the glasses a little more festive, I rimmed each with yellow sanding sugar. 

Lemon Drop Martini's

When I was at Joann's I remembered seeing a metal bumble bee~
 and one morning I woke up and knew what I could do with it...so "let's get buzzed" was the theme of that area! 
Every inch of my kitchen space is used for my parties!  Next to the drinks is a little dish of lemon drop candies and bumble bee sugar cookies I made as one of the many take home favors!
Now, let's go back to the dining table, I almost forgot to show you what I did to create the table cloth. 
I guess this idea came from seeing the cutest little banner in the Land of Nod catalog and I knew I could make something out of it.  So, I ordered three of them....always be sure to have enough, especially if you really don't know what you're going to be using it for!  Added white ribbon...
and pom poms~
 After that I bought a little white baby quilt and sewed the banner around the edges. 
 I decided that I would also use the banner to create a "chandelier" over the table.  Basically used the same banner, ribbon and pom poms and hung it around the edge of the ceiling "thing a ma gig"  (I'm pretty sure that is what it is called!! :)  The ribbons hung down, but not too long to block the view of the guests at the table.  This is how it looks once I had it all put together, short ribbons for the table cloth and long ribbons for the chandelier.  The ribbons dangled off each side of the table.
And here is a view of the table...
Okay, now on over to a little space that I always find room for something fun~
Used some fun little shot glasses and filled them with cotton candy.  When I bought the cotton candy, I didn't know what I would do with it, but I LOVE cotton candy, so I knew I would find a way to use it.  So I created Sunny Skies and Cotton Candy Clouds topped with Martha Stewart flag picks.  The little flowers on the base and the tag are really supposed to be wall art, but I had other intentions!!

Next, it's off to my flower pots!  I used a three tier cupcake stand from Crate and Barrel and took the top and middle layer out so I would have room to place each terra cotta flower pot.  I baked Rosemary Flower Pot Bread in each pot - so yummy that I ate all of the leftovers!
Well, regular life is calling, so tomorrow I'll show you the little butterfly pavilion I created along with more on the Garden Party.  Stay tuned...

Get Buzzed!

5 comments :

  1. Kim,
    You are SO creative!!! I love all of your ideas. Can't wait to see what's next.

    Rachel

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  2. Great start to your blog Kim! You put us mere mortals to shame!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You are so CREATIVE. You amaze me with cookies, and now you are amazing me with these ADORABLE parties! BUT...the view out your windows is a little distracting. I think you live in HEAVEN!

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  4. WOW...such creativity. I think my favorite has to be "Let's get buzzed"...love it! Look forward to checking out your blog for great party ideas!! TFS!

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  5. I'm head over heels about the bee cookies! Love the little flower placed on them...I have a soft spot for bees/beehives:)

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