We’re celebrating the arrival of summer by hosting a sweet soirée with three of Birmingham’s brightest bloggers, Carlyle Thornton, Mindy Rohr and Halee McKenzie. To create the table of our dreams, we teamed up with the talented experts at Bromberg’s to pull together a stunning and summer-appropriate tablescape, Paige Albright Orientals to create a blissfully bohemian picnic setting and the flower gurus at Wild Things to make the perfect light and bright centerpiece. Ashley Mac’s provided the fresh fare for our celebration with their scrumptious summer specials, and we finished it off with some sweet treats from Cookie Fix. Talk about a festive fête! Whether you’re in the market for tips on planning an upcoming celebration or simply looking for some table inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Join us for our locally made summer soirée!
SETTING THE TABLE
When setting the table for a summertime celebration, the first thing that comes to our minds is color. Corals, blues and greens look vivid and vibrant against this casual outdoor table, while simple bohemian accents add a touch of charm to the setup. We love how this bright floral arrangement from Wild Things brings out the pink and orange accents in Bromberg’s plates and linens for a swoon-worthy summertime setting.
Once the table is set, it’s time to focus on the food. For a summer celebration, light and fresh fare is a must. We went with a tomato tart that’s just as delicious as it is beautiful and a Cobb salad that will delight even the pickiest of eaters. For dessert, we’re offering two dishes that truly scream summer: key lime pie and cookie sandwiches. Yes, please! You can find the tomato tart, Cobb salad and key lime pie at Ashley Mac’s and the cookie and icing sandwiches at Cookie Fix.
A PLACE TO RELAX
After guests are full and happy, we love the idea of having a sweet little setup for them to relax, unwind and laugh together. Get creative with this! Rather than going for patio chairs, we layered two Paige Albright Orientals rugs atop each other and finished it off with some soft and cozy pillows to create the ultimate bohemian lounge area. Give them a refreshing libation, and they’ll be hangin’ here for the rest of the night!
There you have it! The perfect summer soirée complete with a beautiful tablescape, delicious local bites, sweet treats and a fabulously fun picnic area. We hope this brought you a bit of inspiration. Cheers to all of your upcoming celebrations!
And thank you to Eric & Jamie Gay of Eric & Jamie Photography for the beautiful photos.