Sunday, May 30, 2010

Backyard BBQ

This backyard BBQ would work for Memorial Day throughout summer. I love its simplistic country charm. I always love using bandanas for napkins but here it is also used as a table runner. Use jelly jars as glasses and unbreakable melamine or enameled tin plates. Placing pillows on the bench and chairs encourages guests to sit a spell.

Hang a homemade fabric banner. The tablecloth has fabric cutouts stars attached.
To create these decorated ice cream cones just melt white chocolate chips in a microwave, then paint melted chocolate around tops of cones with a pastry brush. Then, dip cones in red, white and blue sprinkles. Place on a waxed-paper-lined tray. Freeze for 10 minutes. Love the display stand ~to copy just overturn a small vase or cup and set a sturdy plate on top.
Fold to form a pocket, then slip flatware inside. Thread a star-shaped button onto a piece of twine; wrap one around each bandana.

Loving the simplistic centerpieces. Just fill the jars with water and lemon slices and fill with daisies.
Hang homemade paper stars from your scrapbook paper.

(Photos from All You)


  1. CUTE! I LOVE using flowers and citrus!

  2. How cute is that! Love the ice cream cones!

  3. Thanks so much for this! I'm taking the day off of my 9-5 day job (yay!!!) to work on party items for my daughter's birthday this coming weekend... How did you know I needed to make pinwheels?!! :)