I have always dreamed of having a big enough backyard to host dinner parties for my family and friends. Right now, there is not much I can do by way of entertaining guests in my tiny mid-rise condo with an even tinier balcony. But in the meantime, I am perfectly content soaking in inspiration from this beautiful backyard fête featuring oysters and rosé.
Hand lettered place cards add a personal touch to an intimate dinner party. I gave these Silk and Willow place cards a light blush watercolor wash. I know I have said this before, but the deckled edges and texture of Silk and Willow handmade paper really adds a soft, organic feel to custom paper goods.
Flowers can really set the tone for a party, and these gorgeous florals by Honey and Poppies tied everything together perfectly.
Of course, no backyard party is complete without a game or two. Croquet, anyone?
I absolutely love this rosé bar set up, especially the marble pastry slab and the hanging blush ombré sign.
Food is the most important (at least, for me) part of a successful dinner party, and the food offerings here by Whoa Nelly look delicious.
More hand lettered goodies by yours truly. This time, oyster name cards and a menu.
And there you go, friends. All the makings of a great, outdoor dinner party with your closest friends. I hope these images inspire you to host a dinner party of your own this summer!
Concept and Styling: 100 Layer Cake
Photography: Mary Costa Photography
Catering: Whoa Nelly Catering
Calligraphy: Yours Truly Calligraphy