Anniversary Picnic Favors

Sunday, August 31, 2014

My husband's grandparent's recently celebrated their 60th anniversary party with a picnic at their farm.  For the favors, I printed the expression, "With you, everyday is a picnic" along with a picnic basket and two ants onto a white treat bag.  Each bag was filled with a few pieces of nostalgic candy and sealed it with a piece of check fabric washi tape from Michael's.

'Beer & Meat' 30th Birthday Picnic Pig Roast

Sunday, August 24, 2014

For my husband's 30th birthday we hosted a 'Beer and Meat' themed pig roast party to celebrate! The guys roasted a pig in he backyard which was the star of the show, but here are some of the details I included:

Centerpieces: Fresh cut flowers in mason jars with a red & white check ribbon
Serve ware: Divided plates worked well for baked bean and mac & cheese sides, glass jars held silverware, pig napkin holder & red napkins. 
Favors: Custom coozies I designed and ordered using the Pabst Blue Ribbon logo and changing it to say 'Chris' 30th Birthday'.  I placed them in a galvanized tub lined with a red cloth napkin to match the theme.
Wine: I went for labels when choosing wine as an alternative to the beer we were offering. The 'Pig' labeled wine included  La Granja Tempranillo from Trader Joe's ($3.99) and a Foodies Merlot from World Market ($7.99).  We had whites too, but sadly none with pig labels.
Dessert: A help-yourself Root Beer Float station. Before the party I scooped ice cream into red solo cups and placed in our deep freezer in the garage. guests could grab a cup and fill with root beer and a red and white paper straw. I framed a sign telling guests to help themselves.  I also set out tootise pops in a jar with a sign that said '30 Sucks' for the kids.
Seating: I love using high-top tables at parties so guest can easily eat without all the mess of tables and chairs.  I rented three for about $10 a piece.  Top with a 120" round tablecloth and tie off around the base for a professional look.  I also bought these fun picnic tables from Crate and Barrel and set them on red and white striped picnic blankets for additional seating.
Invites: To save on printing I designed the invite in black and white and printed on brown card stock for a rustic look. I found fitting images that I liked on Google images. A piece of red and white bakers twine adds some color and fit the theme.

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