Setting A Party Table From Your Own Backyard

Setting A Party Table From Your Own Backyard

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Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 17, 2009

Now, we understand that some of you might not have backyards (heck, we don't!), but go with the flow on this one and assume that there's a local park or grassy area that might help you out—because today, we're setting table with nature!

We double plus love the idea of having a tablescape, but you don't always have the extra cash on hand to create something of massive splendor. Instead, try turning to your own backyard for a little diy inspiration to bring the outside in... or the outside, outside... you get the idea. Here's a few of our favorites:

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Moss and More: We ran across this moss-tastic table today over at Hostess With The Mostess and just fell in love with the lovely table decor. The addition of moss kept things grounded without the need for extra fills or sprinkles of glitter, cutouts or other random things that will go straight to the trash can. Plus, you can simply press the moss back to the ground when done and replant it!

Wood: The tablescapes at last year's West Elm Christmas display were quite inspirational. Just simple sticks or logs cut into rounds make tables full of woodsey wonder. For-go the cupcake stand and just stack them on these instead.

Grassy Grass Grass Grass: Seriously, how simple is this display idea. It's grass in a cup. Had we of done it first, it would have just been grass in a cup,. but because someone else did it before us, then it makes it a wonderful artistic idea! (isn't that how life always works?) Try plucking longer strands to allow for beautiful bends and curves. Layer them with citrus fruit for an added pop of color.

Fresh Herbs In Water: Although on this table these herbs in the glassware is really a drink, we think it makes a lovely statement of freshness and probably smells great. It looks great as is and when surrounded by the water, it becomes a floating, natural masterpiece! When the party is done and gone, add them to the end of your punch and kick back and relax.

Do you have a favorite way to decorate using nature? Do you utilize branches from your trees and bushes? Pluck flowers or greens from your yard? Let us know in the comments!

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