Friday, August 15, 2008
Picnic on the Richardson Green
Katie, Jenny and I threw a bridal shower for our sister Stephanie earlier this summer. We chose a picnic theme with long tables spread with crisp white linens, potted red petunias and red lunch boxes filled with baguette sandwiches, Caprese salad and radishes. We used bakers twine to tie a set of wooden cutlery to a rolled red napkin. For dessert, we set up a buffet with stacks of homemade cookies and cream biscuits and mounds of freshly whipped cream and sliced strawberries.
Our party favors and hands down the most time consuming, stressful part of the preparations were mini individual lattice crust berry pies packaged in red and white gingham checked waxed tissue lined craft boxes, sealed with a red and green sticker and tied with a red satin ribbon. We stayed up all night rolling out pie dough, but the final product was worth well worth the effort.
The weather that week was a little precarious, but we ended up with a couple of hours of very nice mild breezy sunshine which did wonders for the effect of the white table clothes.
Jordan designed the letterpress invitations and labels for the lunch boxes and pie boxes. The inspiration for this party came from a spread in Martha Stewart Weddings a couple summers back.