We recently got half of another ward in our ward so we wanted to have a little get together dinner that was laid back where the sisters could get to know each other. And when they said it was a picnic theme I got pretty excited with a few ideas. ;)
Its funny how things work out because I literally did little to no work for the decor for this party and yet it turned out SO cute.
For our tables we had white table cloths, with red and white checkered fabric in the middle. Then we had a mason jar wrapped in burlap and red ribbon with these little printables on them:
You can download the free printable page of these HERE.
Then I used my 2-inch flower punch to put a red and black border on them with scrapbooking paper. And did I get a picture of any of this? No. Smooth Ali. Smooth.
(Oh and our mason jars had candles in them since the party was going to be in someones backyard)
But I did get some pictures of these amazing little ants.
Turns out another ward in our building was cleaning out the R.S. closet and had a big table of stuff just for people to take home. My friend found this random big box of ants that someone had taken the time to make. And it just so happened that there were 18 of them...and we had 9 tables. Whoa. So she snatched them right up for me!
I think whoever made these, made them by glueing 3 balls of wood together and painted it black. Then drilled three small holes all the way through the body of the ant and threaded the wire through. The google eyes were just hot glued on. But seriously...can they get any more perfect for our theme?!
Oh and the Red and White cloths in the middle were a donation from a friend. (But we also had red and white plaid paper napkins that we got a the dollar store. :)
Then I thought our food table would need a little lovin' so I whipped up a quick fabric banner using this amazing black and white gingham fabric and some red ribbon.
I wanted to show you how easy this was to make. (And what the back side looks like.)
Start by making yourself a triangle pattern. I just cut mine from printer paper and I measured it 6 " at the top and 9" on the sides. Use that to cut out your fabric. Be sure to use pinking shears so your fabric doesn't fray and you don't have to do much sewing.
Next lay out your triangles every so often and zig-zag stitch them to your ribbon. I made mine 10 feet long and it fit perfectly across our food table.
The party was amazing including get-to-know-you Bingo and a Dutch Oven Dinner. We even had Dutch oven chicken, funeral potatoes and of course, black berry cobbler. The best! I ate way too much and had so much fun!
Happy hump day!!!