An Old Fashioned Picnic

For Silas’ 1st birthday party we have decided to take advantage of the warm weather and big outdoor space our new home boasts by holding a good old fashioned picnic with friends and family.  I must admit, my inner Gramma is in old fashioned heaven with the preparations for this Labour Day celebration.

We plan on having a photo booth with fun mustache and glasses props set on a bold fabric background.  Instead of lame loot bags, I thought we could send the families their family photos after editing.  Simple picnic fare and party food will be washed down with iced tea, lemonade, and Pop Shoppe pop on ice.  Activities will include three legged races, nail hammering contests, and maybe a log cutting competition!  I even made my first hoola hoop in red and white stripes to match the vintage looking paper straws and will be making a few more {in yellow, white and navy stripes} to have on hand for when the hip twirling mood strikes our guests.

We have asked that our guests join the fun and dress up too.  I have a green vintage dress {fifties style?} and we found the most perfect cap, wool tie, and beige suspenders for Mike at our local Value Village.  In the same trip we scored a pint sized straw fedora style hat for Silas.  Now to find a picnic dress for Poppy and the main outfits are complete…unless, of course, I find a large sunhat or other vintage treasure I just can’t pass up.

I will be sharing a few of the fun projects with you as I go so be sure to check back for more old fashioned fun.

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  1. Posted July 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm by Lynnette | Permalink

    What a wonderful picnic party! Hope it goes well.

  2. Posted July 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm by aemmeleia | Permalink

    That sounds like a really lovely plan. My own baby is approaching "the Big One", but I have no real clue how to pull together a party that pleases everyone (including me!) without too much work/cost. I look forward to seeing how yours goes!

  3. Posted July 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm by Katy | Permalink

    What a great idea! Such a fun way to celebrate in style at the new house :)

  4. Posted July 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm by Julie | Permalink

    Oh, please do! Sounds like such a fun party!

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