Monday, August 16

Party with a rustic/natural flare!

I am SO a rustic/natural girl, but not in the flannel in the woods chopping down trees or skip shaving kind of way... more like a/c cabin with hot tub heehee....

here are some ways to add some rustic and/or natural frosted touches to your next party!

How about this fantastic idea?!? A cupcake bar! Use rustic elements like this weathered looking steel serving platter.  Add some mason jars full of different frosting and toppings, a chalkboard and you have a fantastic party element! Source

Set up a s'more's bar with natural elements that fit the season - here pinecones make the perfect buffet card holders! I love how they make the signs look weathered - excellent detail! These would look great served on planks of wood or slate too! Source

For the perfect nature element use terracotta plates and pots for serving! Looks beautiful, it's functional after the party and so inexpensive!  Think of other outdoor materials you could use like brick and stone! Source unknown :o(

Another use for pots is for utensil holders! How simple, but fantastic do these look? Use white paint pen to label, or just leave plain! Source

Use slices of tree branches as coasters, candle holders or serving elements! Wrap leaves from the yard around candles or vases - tie off with twine for a great rustic natural vibe for little to no cost! Source