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Summer Floral Party Ideas

August 2, 2016

I don’t know about you dear readers, but at the end of July/beginning of August I love to be surrounded by luscious, rich colors and lush flowers! Plenty of those, please! You will find all kinds of roses in full bloom where I live and it is just wonderful to stroll along the flowering gardens and through the local market to check them out. For this month, let’s lay a summer table in shades of pink, red and apricot, sip on a berry-infused drink, munch on some bread sticks before lunch is served and enjoy a relaxing gathering with friends, what do you think?

Summer Floral Party Ideas

You might have noticed my preference for small bouquets on the dining table in columns past as they allow guests to see each other, which makes conversation much easier. This time I combined various types of roses with Milfoil, Hydrangea Annabelle and some sprigs of Mint.

When the weather is beautiful I do not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and so I prefer quick and easy recipes such as a Raspberry & Plum Secco! All you need is Prosecco, berries or suitable fruits of your choice, a little bit of syrup like raspberry, elderflower or blackcurrant and ice cubes. I also added some thyme and wooden sticks adorned with ribbon flags that I simply tied on.

Summer Floral Party Ideas

Below I’ve included an easy recipe for homemade bread sticks that I found on ein fach malein fach Blog, and they are delicious and perfect for a starter to munch on right before you serve your salad and pasta dish.

Summer Floral Party Ideas
The crispy sticks taste particularly good when dipped into flavored olive oil. I brought the small pink tins of marjoram olive oil that you see here back home from Cote d’Azur last week and they worked perfectly as small gifts for my guests.

As I am a big fan of paper I often use beautiful wrapping paper as a wall hanging to decorate for a special occasion. My flowery gift paper teamed up with a matching magazine tear showing roses, a welcome message I made using rubber stamps and a simple tassel made of tissue paper and ribbon – my DIY decor idea was ready for the wall. Easy and with little effort!

Summer Floral Party Ideas

Summer Floral Party Ideas

Summer Floral Party Ideas

Summer Floral Party Ideas

Maybe you feel like adopting one or another idea from this posting for your summer party. I would be very happy if you did. Have a beautiful summer vacation if you plan to go away soon and if not, simply enjoy a staycation with plenty of (hopefully) sunshiny weeks at home until we meet again here on decor8 in late summer. All the best, –Anke

(Photos, styling and text: Anke Illner. Editor: Holly Becker)






5 Comments

  • Reply Sandra Dirks August 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Wow, I love all the inspiring ideas.
    I love the colors, the flowers, and the small props. Thank you for the inspiration.
    So, I think I need to organize a party. :-)
    But I’ve one question: What are these little cans on the table at each place? They are so cute. What is it, and where could I get those?
    Thank you, and best wishes
    Sandra

  • Reply Elora August 3, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    The Secco looks delicious!

  • Reply Caroline Gardner August 5, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Such a pretty summer theme. It makes me want to go and mix up a cocktail right now! Thrilled to see our Ditsy wrapping paper featured too! x
    http://www.carolinegardner.com

  • Reply J.O August 6, 2016 at 3:28 am

    I love all Your decoration.

  • Reply Joanna August 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I just love looking at different tabletop settings. Whether it’s a dinner, a summer gathering, a special occasion or just a weekday table look. Even if we do not have a house big enough to play with interior there are plentiful ideas to create a beautiful, charming, stylish setting for the dinning table.It is not only about porcelain, cutlery, napkins, but also it’s the flowers arrangements, candles, and all the little accessories that help to create stunning decoration around the dining area.

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