Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Garden Party

For my birthday this year I wanted to go on a wine tasting tour with my friends. However, it is pretty expensive and I don't feel comfortable asking my friends to spend a lot of money for my birthday. Instead my very wise house mate suggested we have our own wine tasting - each guest brings a bottle of wine to share with the group and I will be providing some yummy finger food (think salami, cheese, Turkish bread, eggplant dip mmmmm). Were planning on having this in our newly renovated front yard (which I will share photos of once its completed). So for now I have been scouring the internet for inspiration on hosting the perfect garden party....



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Whilst I highly doubt I will reach the standards of these gorgeous garden parties they have definitely got me thinking about fairy lights and pastel decorations.

37 comments:

  1. good idea! I attended a similar party once.. it was super fun :)

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  2. Aww, that sounds lovely Megan - such a great idea! :)

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  3. What a fantastic idea, Megan! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend one's birthday...
    You should check out my tumblr (www.pughs-news.tumblr.com) for some really fab garden party pictures. Look in the archives and go back to spring/summer months (April-August here in Canada)
    xo

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  4. What a great idea for a party.

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  5. They do look quite lovely. Sounds like fun! I hope it is an exquisite day

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  6. That's a great idea darling! And how nice of you to think of your friends and their budget. Although I'm sure they would have paid whatever to celebrate you, this way will be more intimate and even better than the tour! I LOVE finger foods and you had my stomach growling at the yummy stuff you listed. I wish I could come to your birthday party! :)

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  7. k love all the pictures! so cute!

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  8. That tent in the last picture is so pretty and dainty. love it.

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  9. Yes! I love garden parties!

    The second and fourth photos have me sighing with happiness - so, so pretty. You definitely have to share photos of your garden party (and your newly renovated front yard!). Can't wait!

    x Jasmine

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  10. This is amazing and such a wonderful idea!! I think you should go for it and I can't wait to see photos :)

    It's funny because I was thinking about pastel pretties for my birthday (still more than 3 months away). And this has inspired me even more.

    You are definitely inspiring me lately :) See my new post hehe. x

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  11. Great idea! I'd love to have a wine tasting birthday party soon. When I'm officially a nurse, I will!! Thanks for your sweet comment. I love your blog! It's adorable and calming. I will be back here often. :-)

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  12. These are gorgeous photographs! :] I want to have a tea party right now! lol :] Great blog!

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  13. Whoa! I'm sure your party's gonna be just as cute as the pictures!

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  14. I think it sounds heavenly! What a wonderful idea for a party! I have no doubt you will make it spectacular!

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  15. That sounds like so much fun!!!!!

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  16. That sounds like a fantastic idea for a party. Might have to nab it for myself! All these photos are fantastic inspiration as well. They're all so dreamy.

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  17. That sounds like an AMAZING idea, it's going to be so fun wish I wasn't on a different continent haha!

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  18. what a lovely post! a wine tasting party would be a fabulous idea :) sounds like lots of fun.

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  19. ooo this makes me want to have a pretty party outside. to bad it is way too cold here for that!

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  20. Thanks for the birthday greeting! I'm also planning an outdoor party with my friends. It's gonna be Seafood Night. I'm psyched and nervous.

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  21. What a wonderful idea! Those are gorgeous pictures, and theyve given me some ideas about my 16th next year. Ive started planning for a high tea party in the garden, there really was no other alternative for me really! I hope your birthday is lovely *Im sure it will be*

    xx Carina

    P.S Thanks for your comment! I agree, cant wait for summer.

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  22. That's a great idea. Oh and I absolutely love that last photo. That looks so cute and fun. =) Advance happy birthday sweetie.

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  23. these pics are so beautiful! summer come back! i want to organize a garden party!
    i just bumped into your blog! love it!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

    /there's a GIVE_AWAY on my blog/

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  24. thats a really sweet idea, ohhh lovely! it's like a high tea style :)

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  25. It is for parties like this that make me wish my birthday wasn't in January. I think fairy lights are an absolute must - what a great idea for a party. Look forward to hearing all about it.
    xx

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  26. Great inspiration photos for a garden party! I'm thinking about having something similar for my 18th this week although I don't have grass, just a decking haha. Can't wait to see some pics of how you decorate :)

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