Green and Pink BBQ

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A little while ago, we got together with some friends for our first bbq of the season. I knew I wanted to set a pretty table and I was inspired by the garden to put together a green and pink table. The whole table was based on some projects made out of a pair of very cool, vintage curtains that I bought years ago, at my first ever auction.

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I love the green and pink in them, and as soon as I bought them I cut up one panel to make some cushions and a table runner, that I paired with some lime green seat cushions.

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For this party I decided to use the other panel to make a simple table cloth. All I did was cut off the top header for the curtain and sew a straight seam along the side to make a large rectangle. I love the big, bold pattern of the vintage fabric.

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We had the bbq in the backyard, and used our large table under the pergola.

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I found some pretty paper lanterns and made a few tissue paper pom poms to hang over the table, with the white metal lanterns that were already there.

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Along with the lanterns hung all together in a grouping, I added some butterfly garland. To make the butterfly garland I started out by cutting out butterflies, get the template here, from an old book. Then I chose to paint just a few with water colours. I love how they turned out, in bright chartreuse green and pink, but transparent enough to still see the book page print on them.

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Then I sewed the butterflies into a garland with my sewing machine, just feed them through one by one, without snipping the thread in between. I hung them up with the lantern grouping.

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I also used a garland on the lemonade stand I shared the other day, see all the details of it here.

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One other fun little detail with the butterflies was to use them to decorate the cutlery bags. I rolled up the cutlery in a napkin and tucked it into a little brown paper bag. Then I tied up the bags with ribbon and yarn and tucked in some bright green and pink feather butterflies or one of the book page ones.

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I love this combination of colours for summer, so bright and fun. Hope it inspires a summer table for you. With a pretty bbq like this in your backyard, and the company of great friends, life really is a party!

This post is linked up at Craftberry BushBetween Naps on the Porch, and Tatertots and Jello.

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  1. I really love what you did with the cutlery. Your Pink and Green looks great.

  2. Beautiful table and setting for your outdoor entertaining. Love the little cutlery bags. I’ll have to steal your idea. Thanks.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  3. Love this!! What a lovely way to enjoy dining outdoors. Pink and Green are such a delightful combination.

  4. beautiful!!! I just love the look of paper lanterns… so summery!! I just linked up to TT&J and saw this there… had to pop over and tell you how much I liked it :o) Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    new follower!

  5. I seen this and just had to click on it! It was like my wedding all over again! My colors were pink and green, almost exactly what you have pictured here! We used butterflies everywhere for decoration and even had the white lanterns like your showing here too! My anniversary was just this past Thursday………… great to see that someone else invisioned the same thing that I did, just for a different occasion. New Follower! Would love to have you follow me back. You can find me at

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