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Last summer we threw a party in our backyard for some neighbours who were moving away. It was a casual get-together but I wanted it to look nice.
I decided to go with a white theme and put my rather extensive milk glass collection to work.
To keep the flower budget down, I bought a few bunches of white blossoms at the grocery store and then cut mint, fern, oregano, hosta and various leaves from our garden to fill in the rest.
We set up folding tables, end to end, for one long communal table and lined them with white cloths. Neighbours loaned us chairs.
I tucked, blossoms and greenery into some of the vases and votive candles into others.
The blossoms lasted so well, we hosted a family dinner at the table the following night.
To carry the white theme further, I added some cobistyle white lanterns.
And mixed them with some dollar-store battery-lit ones to line the pool.
Our patio table served as the bar.
And an antique French baby-bath I own stood in as the cooler.
Even the white plastic cutlery looked in place with the all white theme.
The only colour in the backyard were some flowers dotted around the yard.
Who says you have to spend a fortune to throw a nice party? I don’t mean to white-wash it, but it really was as easy as a summer breeze.