Every other week we hang out with our small group from church. We rotate houses and this past week it was at ours. Now, it’s usually plastic forks and paper plates kind of a meal, but I had been wanting to go all out one time when the weather was starting to cool down. And it really didn’t take much at all! The only things I bought for this was $4 clearance flowers from the grocery store, $4 of candles, and $2 for napkins. Everything else was stuff I already had. We just brought our kitchen table outside to fit all the adults.
I had put up the lights a while ago after they had been sitting in our garage for months. I got them from Target. I put them up with no light bulbs in them, then once the wires were in place, I rescrewed the bulbs back in. The bulbs break super easy and I wasn’t taking any chances! The box states to expect them to last three months if put outside so I will update how well they last. They will be up for three months next month and are all still shining bright.
I painted a 6′ by 3′ piece of plywood with chalkboard paint to have for special occasions and for the kids to write on. (and I totally copied a chalk art I saw on Pinterest. I needed an idea quick and chalkboard ideas do not come quickly to me lol).
I wanted my candles to look drippy, so I let them burn a bit before the event. Mason jars and vintage vases held all of the flowers. I added some greenery from our yard (bushes with berries, leaves and branches from trees, and a random vine growing in side yard). I love using things that are just there already. The yellow wheat was from a previous project I had.
We used just about every single plate, bowl, cup, and spoon we had! It made for a fun eclectic look. This table was covered in fabric from my stash. It’s a bit too weathered and needed to be covered up. Those yellow glasses were an awesome thrift store find a while back. I hope to find more and add to my mismatch cup collection.