August 29, 2011

Anglo American Party!

Kimberley from one of my fave blogs Getting it Swoon worthy emailed me a while back to get some ideas for a party to celebrate her living in the UK for 10 years. She wanted an Anglo American  theme as she had emigrated from USA to the UK but didn't want it to look like a 4th of July Party!

I had a big think about this and finally settled on a kind of vintage Americana meets vintage English country type theme.  Here are my ideas for decor and food and the mood boards I sent her to recreate this look. 

  • Flowers in old coke bottles (for the American side) dotted with flowers in English tea cups. 
  •   Red gingham table cloth or burlap   
  •   An English breakfast tea bag with a cute label attached as a name place or as a favour. 
  •   Wild country garden English flowers
  •   Peaches in jars or bowls as extra decor for the whole American southern look
  •   Vintage British and American flag  and either fabric alternated American and British flag alternated bunting or maybe just burlap bunting. 
  • You could even use hay bales to sit on which would go with the whole vintage look .

A Chi Chi Affair
Food Ideas!

  • American meets English food so coke bottles with little flags or root beer.
  • Old fashioned ginger beer, maybe home made old fashioned lemonade and of course tea.  
  • Cucumber finger sandwiches and scones and then mini burgers and cupcakes. 
  • Smores if you have a fire pit which would be a cute touch!

A Chi Chi Affair

And this is how the lovely Kimberley interpreted my ideas. I think she did such a great job!  I particularly love the poms, all the little flags, the amazing food, pumpkin pie, cupcakes, scones and the gingam bunting, Oh and the tablecloth!  It really works as a theme and shows you can achieve a pulled together party look with only a few details!

For more pics and Kimberley's write up of the party which is fab! Go on over to Getting it Swoon worthy.  Its such a good read!

And remember if you need any party styling ideas or moodboards then do email I would love to help!

Happy Monday

Rachie xo

4 lovely comments:

Sandy a la Mode said...

i am totally hungry and want to party now haha!

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Awww thank you darlin for all your fabulous ideas and for the write up! So wish I could have adopted all of your wonderful suggestions :) You're a star!

Hope your having a fabulous week my dear xxx

Meera @ firstsense said...

Your ideas were fabulous and Red did a sterling job on the party theme! Such a fun occasion!

michele said...

i'm totally late for the party as i just found this link on my humble friend red's blog. OH MY GOODNESS! how incredible are these details and this fabulous party?!?

look out, world!