Ana from Grown Up Shoes here, back with a punch of pastels just in time for seasonal soirées. When concepting this party, I envisioned an icon of the flower child era with a serious penchant for style, and Ms. Birkin fits the bill beautifully.
I love the idea of celebrating warmer weather, daylight savings and the beautiful blooms of spring all in one laid-back event. And one of my favorite things about longer days is how front porch happy hours tend to linger into the night. With that in mind, I envision this outdoor party beginning in the late afternoon, lasting through the evening’s “magic hour”— when the light is just right and everything is bathed in a soft rosy glow — and going on until after the stars come out. Keep reading for a few more of the details I’m envisioning for this Birkin-inspired gathering…
The Drink: Why not incorporate the garden into this party’s signature drink? This Blackberry Smash, complete with fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint, hits the spot. Let guests get creative by setting up a self-serve bar of fresh fruits and herbs for garnish, with mismatched colored glasses, as pictured above, to keep things playful but coordinated.
The Entertainment: Your beautiful garden or yard! An upbeat playlist, a handful of friends and the simple refreshments listed above are all you need to make this a memorable Saturday afternoon.
And Why Not…
- Pull out a game of horseshoes if you have room
- Have sparklers on standby for when evening turns to night, and guests are feeling festive
- Keep a stack of comfy blankets outside and the fire pit ready to go—who would object to s’mores once the sun goes down?