Backyard Birthday Fun--Pink Hydrangeas + Polka Dot Napkins

Backyard dinner party

We had another little celebration in our backyard this summer for my mom and cousin's birthday.  For this party I let our flower centerpieces create the theme.  Bright pink hydrangeas and multicolored polka dot napkins made for the perfect girly setting.  

Backyard dinner party

I cannot even begin to explain how ecstatic I am about our hydrangeas.  They are growing so well.  Using them as the main centerpiece felt so fancy.   I joke with my husband about "our next wedding" where I will use this or that new idea.  As I was putting out these hydrangeas I told myself that I didn't need another wedding.  I get to live it out in our backyard every summer and it is perfect! 

Pink hydrangeas, polka dot napkins, and paper straws!  Such a cute and simple tablescape!

I have told you a thousand times, but these paper straws I found on Amazon are my favorite and are the best prices I have seen out there (we are talking like $6 for 144 straws!!!). 

I played off of the pink theme with washi tape polka dot flags.  These are way easier than cutting out paper flags!  I may never cut cupcake flags again!

washi tape cupcake flags
Happy birthday banner from Amazon

I love this happy birthday banner I got for my birthday last year.  Accompanied by some pink balloons, it made for a lovely food table display.

Backyard dinner party

The sun was just screaming through the trees.  

Backyard dinner party
Backyard dinner party
Backyard dinner party
pink hydrangeas and blue canning jars

I really enjoy using one long table.  I put together two folding tables creating a more intimate setting where everyone gets to be a part of the conversation.  I think it's an introvert thing?

pink hydrangeas and blue canning jars
pink hydrangeas and blue canning jars
pink hydrangeas and blue canning jars
pink hydrangeas and blue canning jars
pink hydrangeas and blue canning jars

The cute birthday girls!

backyard party lighting

Unfortunately since the nights are so long, it doesn't start getting dark until the party wraps up.  I am looking forward to some early fall get togethers this year where we can better enjoy the lights into the evening.

backyard party lighting
backyard party lighting
backyard party lighting
backyard party lighting
backyard party lighting

Cheers to long summer nights!


4 comments:

  1. love the lights! can't wait to throw my own backyard parties when we close on our house next month!

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  2. Wow - what a beautiful setting - you are so lucky and put together such a gorgeous party atmosphere!! Love it! J9 x

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  3. Love me some polka dots! The lights look amazing and your table setting is beautiful as always. What lucky family members to have you host their party!

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  4. How cute!! And what gorgeous pictures (as always!) I love the market lights, the flowers are gorgeous and I can't say no to cute polka dot napkins :)

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