I used my trash-to-treasure chalkboard as a menu. That thing has come in so handy! I also reused the tissue paper poms and paper lanterns I used at the tea party. Then I bought a girly floral paper pack from Michaels ($5 yo!) and made it into a banner. It says “Love is Sweet” but it’s kinda hard to see in the photos.
I found a wire picnic caddy set at a thrift store. It had a big tray, a cup dispenser and a napkin/utensil holder, all for $3. But they were ugly hunter green plastic coated wire. A little aqua spray paint, and you would never have guessed how they looked to begin with:
And aren’t those little cups stinkin’ cute? I have been collecting them from thrift stores. The chevron spoons and yellow baker’s twine are from Joanns.
The food was to die for. Seriously. Bacon-wrapped pineapple with a honey-sriracha glaze, Nutella mousse, oreo cake donuts, homemade churros, chocolate chip cookie cup shots … are you drooling yet? You can get copies of all the recipes on my sister’s blog HERE.
Next up is the gift table:
I am in love with this vintage sheet. It adds so much color and whimsy.
This chalkboard is actually not a chalkboard at all. It’s a piece of dollar store black foam core. I used chalk on it and it worked smashingly. How did I get such neat lettering? I just have really awesome handwriting. Ha! Not! Actually, I printed it from the computer and used THIS technique to transfer it to the chalkboard.
The little triangle border? I had all the triangles left after cutting the banners and thought, “Why not use them for something!” I love being able to use something that otherwise would have been thrown away.