Yesterday was a HUGE day – we announced the winner + runner-up for our Summer Stripes Tablescape Contest! Eeeeh! Lots of our readers have asked to see the additional entries, and we are super thrilled to oblige because they were all absolutely over-the-top hands-down AMAZING. We certainly win for most creative readers, that’s for sure! Our jaws dropped every time a new entry was submitted. Without further ado, here are several of the entries (with more to be shared throughout the week).
SUMMER CARNIVAL SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY
“Imagine a summer carnival themed birthday party complete with all of the must-have sweet treats…for ADULTS! Nobody loves cotton candy and carnival food more than my friend Monica. We surprised her with an ‘under-the-big top’ carnival themed party for her 36th birthday! We served up a smorgasbord of treats, including: fresh popped popcorn, roasted peanuts, homemade Fischer scones, homemade pretzels (salted & cinnamon), ice cream push up pops, caramel apples, clown cake pops, cotton candy, chocolate cupcakes, marshmallow pops, salt water taffy & candy galore. This theme lent itself perfectly to an abundance of gorgeous stripes!
From the red & white striped backdrop to the aqua striped tablecloth to striped peanut & popcorn bags, striped paper party straws, water bottle labels, push up pop containers, cupcake liners, clown hats (for the photo booth) and more, this party was a haven for bright summer stripes. We even incorporated stripes on the food, using edible Wilton markers on marshmallow pops, designed to look like miniature bags of popcorn.”
CREDITS: Styling: Jennifer Carver | Photography: Mi Vida Photography | Graphic Design: Sara Manzanares Epoxy Ads | Cake Pops: Johanna Dellino, Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops | Cupcakes, Pretzels, Cupcakes, Push Up Pops: Tasha Allen
FRUIT STAND PARTY
Our family goes to the farmer’s market every weekend and we walk to our favorite fruit stand during the week. My daughter’s 7th birthday is next month and her favorite food is fruit – so the idea of a fruit stand party was born. I decided to use her wooden grocery stand as the focal point of the display. Each little compartment is filled with fresh fruit and a few fruit themed treats such as Runts, Peach Rings and Fruit Tootsie Rolls. The party favors include a berry basket filled with a fruit shaped notepad, fruit scented eraser, fruit themed pencil sharpener, a box of gummy fruit salad, and a fruit lollipop. The delicious cupcakes are topped with white buttercream and sugar sprinkles then finished with cherries, grapes and pears piped on. Included on the table are a few additional sweets, including fruit themed lollipops, gummy fruit skewers and boxes on lemon heads wrapped in custom designed paper.
CREDITS: Table Styling: Fancy That & Inkberry | Paper Goods, Favor Bags, Favor Berry Baskets, Lollipops: Fancy That | Cupcakes: | Bliss Bake Shop | Macarons: Sweet & Savory Food Company | Fruit: Mark’s Fresh Produce
SUMMER STRIPED PAR-TEA
Designer Mari Robeson is an Interior + Textile Designer in California and the placemats, cherry napkins, pillows, and painting are all her ORIGINAL designs! She is currently working on an entire collection of eco-friendly, table-top linens. She’ll have several new lines in her shop in August!
CREDITS: Styling + Design: Mari Robeson | Photos: Jenny Malott
GIRLS NIGHT IN DINNER PARTY
” I created a table that would be FABULOUS for a Girl’s Night In. It’s simple, chic, beautiful and full of stripy details. I decided to combined 2 things I love, stripes (obviously) and details. I LOVE stripes of all varieties and I LOVE details and believe the little details are what make good parties fantastic.
Since summer is here I decided to use my picnic table outside. I put a simple white tablecloth as my base and then I used a variety of ribbon to make stripes on the tablecloth. My FAVORITE ribbon is the one with thick black and white stripes. There are striped details at each place setting, which include a striped straw inside a hand painted mustache cup, striped tape on the charger holding a name tag, striped pasta (which was DELISH by the way) and cheese striped salad. Other striped details on the table are the stripes on the bread, striped tape on the water pitcher, stripes on the Polaroid camera and stripes on the salt and pepper shakers. ”
CREDITS: Styling + Design: Carrie Rowe
Aren’t they FANTASTIC?! Which one is your favorite?