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Summer Garden Party

Garden Party: Easy DIY Cricut garden party decor, with custom stickers, paper flower peonies, and a DIY cake topper.Garden Party: Easy DIY Cricut garden party decor, with custom stickers, paper flower dahlias, and a DIY cake topper.

Summer days are perfect for enjoying with friends in the garden.  I love entertaining in my garden when the weather is warm, and the flowers are blooming.  There’s no nicer backdrop for spending time with friends enjoying great food.  I used my Cricut to create some beautiful garden party decorations, including paper peonies to decorate the table, a gorgeous paper cake topper, and custom made stickers. 

pink garden party tablescape

I’m joining some of my favourite bloggers for the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series and we’re all sharing outdoor spaces.  Be sure to check out all their beautiful spaces linked at the bottom of this post.

I had a lot of fun creating this beautiful get together with a few fun circut projects.  The paper peonies were one of my favourite additions to this garden party.  Even if you don’t have peonies growing in your garden, you can enjoy the paper version.  

DIY garden party

Garden Party Table

I started with a white linen table runner, and then used white plates, and my favourite white and gold cutlery.  I added pink linen napkins to each place setting and simple glass wine glasses.  To decorate the table, we created a centrepiece of paper flowers, and beautiful sweet treats on milk glass cake plates.  On each placesetting I added the custom stickers, which acted as a place card for the guests.  I also layered another paper peonies, to bring the whole table together.

how to throw a garden party

pink garden party

Cricut paper flowers

I love the way this tablescape turned out.  The soft pink, and deeper rose look great together, and repeating the colours with the flowers, the stickers, the napkins, and the pillows on the chairs pulls the look together.  I also love using the actual party food as part of the centrepiece.  It looks beautiful and guests can help themselves throughout the party.  My final tip for creating a beautiful, full looking tablescape is use a smaller table and add lots of elements to create interest and fullness.

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Garden Setting

We set up our party in our white garden.  It’s a favourite spot full of white perennial flowers.  We have a love seat and two matching chairs here on a pea gravel patio.  It’s a beautiful and comfortable spot perfect for a leisurely afternoon.  I used a coffee table to create an intimate relaxed table, and added some indoor pillows to the space to match our party colours.  Next to this seating area is a fountain, which creates a beautiful ambience.

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DIY Garden Party Decorations

3D Paper Peony Materials:

Cricut paper dahlia flowers

How To Make 3D Paper Peonies

I used the  3D Paper Peony Flower Cut File in Cricut Design Space.  To make the peonies, open the file in Cricut Design Space, and follow the prompts to make it.  Start with the green card stock and the score wheel to cut out the leaves.  Next cut the flower pieces in pink, rose, or white card stock.  

how to make paper dahlia flowers

Once all the pieces are cut out and weeded, use a pencil to curl the edges of the flower petals.  Next, hot glue the large petals together where the slit on the bottom is to create 3d petals.  Next hot glue the four outer petals to the green leaves.  To create the inner flower, connect the long sections of petals together, using the slit in the paper to connect them end to end.  Next roll up the long petals.  Insert the rolled petals into the centre of the round petal piece, and attach with hot glue.  Lastly, glue this section into the centre of the other four petals glued to the green leaves.  Make some final adjustments to the petals to finish.

pink summer picnic

To create smaller versions of the paper flower peonies, choose to customize the 3D peony flower pattern in Cricut Design Space.  Click select all, and use the arrow in the corner to shrink all the pattern pieces together.  Next follow the same procedure as above to create your smaller peonies.

flower cake topper

Bloom Cake Topper

To decorate the cake for the garden party, I made a really easy and beautiful cake topper.  You can find the “Bloom” cut file here.  I used rose card stock to cut out the word.  Next I used hot glue to attach some wood skewers to insert the word into the cake.  As well as the Bloom cake topper, I added two paper peonies to the cake as well.

DIY Cricut cake topper

bloom cake topper

Custom Stickers

I used the print and cut feature of my Cricut machine to create custom stickers as a favour for my garden party.  You can find the garden party print and cut file here.  Open the file in Cricut Design Space, and follow the prompts on to create them.  Print the images on Cricut Printable Sticker Paper in your printer.  Next, use the Cricut machine to cut them into stickers.  Once they’re printed and cut, use the Cricut portable paper trimmer to cut off the border, and cut the sheet in half.  We used our custom garden stickers as party favours for our guests.

Cricut custom stickers

pink picnic

Cricut custom stickers

pink summer garden party

Garden Party Food Ideas

We kept our garden party menu sweet and simple.  The cake was a simple vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, and raspberry jam.  Made from a mix, and easy to put together, it was perfect for our garden party.  Along with our cake we served some beautiful fresh strawberries, and cherries.  As well we added in some vanilla macarons picked up at the bakery.  Lastly we made some simple custard tarts with fresh berries on top.  We also offered a choice of pink lemonade or rosé wine as the perfect accompaniment for all our sweet treats.

This party was so fun to put together, and to enjoy the garden.  This is my favourite kind of summer entertaining -a beautiful settings, great food, and custom DIY decor.  With a garden party like this to enjoy, life really is a party!

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More Outdoor Space Inspiration

 

This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Series: Outdoor Spaces Tours! Be sure to check out all of the beautiful inspiration by visiting the links under the images below.

Sharing Tuesday…

Inspiration for Moms // She Gave it a Go // Grace in My Space // Deeply Southern Home

Life is a Party // Nina Hendrick // Happy Happy Nester // Craftberry Bush

Maison de Cinq // Hallstrom Home // House by Hoff // My Sweet Savannah

Sharing Wednesday….

The Happy Housie // Joanna Anastasia // Cassie Bustamante // The Tattered Pew

Life is Better At Home // Tatertots and Jello // Finding Silver Pennies // Lemon Thistle

A Pretty Life // Dans le Lakehouse // Clean & Scentsible // Willow Street Interiors

4 Comments

  1. Wow, Danyelle, what a beautiful summer table! Such fun garden party decor – those giant paper flowers are adorable!

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