GTL: Garden Party Tablescape

If you've been checking out our blog over the last week or so, I'm sure by now you've seen us talk about the fun we had putting together our Garden Party for Occasions Magazine.  As soon as Occasions reached out we knew we wanted to put together a bright, eclectic garden party. So, want to host a party like this yourself, (how sweet would this be for a baby or wedding shower?!), let's break it down and GTL (that's Get The Look in 204 Park lingo).

Seating: To go with our eclectic garden party theme, we knew we wanted to mix and match some fun chairs.  I love my ghost chair and funky white floral cutout chair and stole my mom's chairs (she had the same two as me!) to create this fun look.  Four different chairs altogether would work just as well too.  The idea is to find pieces that aren't necessarily the same, but that work well together. To polish off the seating, we added some DIY chair garlands (come back for that DIY next week)!

Set the Stage: Since we knew we had a lot of color going on, we kept the tablecloth simple and off white, and paired it with a neutral burlap table runner. I love how fresh and bright the table looked and the burlap adds a natural feeling to the glam setting and sets the perfect stage for our flowers to really pop!

Florals: We definitely did not want this table to feel fussy so using votive holders, mason jars and glasses we already owned, we created an eclectic floral centerpiece that ran sporadically down the table runner.  Using only a few $20 mixed bouquets found at the supermarket, we created a table with some serious wow factor (if we do say so ourselves!) and it didn't have to be expensive!

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Table Settings: Probably my favorite part of the setting was the mix and matched china place settings. Between Sarah and myself we were able to pull from our own collections of pieces (and I stole a few pieces from my grandma too!) to create a fun look that was far from traditional, using traditional pieces.  Don't have a set of china yourself? Don't sweat it! We're in prime garage sale season which can be a treasure trove for wicked china for cheap, or scoping out thrift stores or antique malls for one offs is a great way to find a few standout pieces to mix and match on your own. 

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Accents and Decor: The finishing touches were Kali's gold cutlery, my mom's vintage green glassware and the soft blue name tags from minted.  We also decided to wrap little favors in brown paper to pick up on the burlap and wrap it in a pretty mint bow.  This adds depth to the decor and is a cute way to say thank you to your guests. 

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Just look at how much our smallest guest loved unwrapping them! 

So there you go, all the elements you need broken down to throw your own fabulous fete! Happy Party-ing dolls! 

PS- Have you entered our AMAZING Gray Malin Giveaway yet?? We've teamed up with these fabulous ladies to give away the Dawn Prada Marfa Print (I have major giveaway envy on this one guys) so you've got until Friday to enter! Make sure to check it out! XO