Hello Everyone! First, I wanted to send out a BIG warm welcome to all! Over the last few weeks, gratefully, I have been featured by many amazing blogs and am thrilled you have joined me here at Lincluden Cottage! This week, my blog has taken a back seat as I am in the process of planning a 1920’s garden party but wanted to give you a sneak peak of what I’ve been up to! Last year, I hosted a Summer party and took a few photos, but this year, I have been photographing all the preparations along the way to share with you. The concept is a 1920’s “drink station” party with the idea that each couple brings along a signature cocktail (alcohol is optional) which guests can sample. I guess it’s like a pot luck drink party! 😉 To make it more fun I decided to add the 1920’s theme! I created an invite page on my Facebook to invite guests and keep them updated and excited about the party.
Serendipitously, while out for a morning run, I found a 1926 Good Housing Keeping at a neighbours garage sale!
After flipping through the pages, the magazine was the perfect inspiration for planning the party’s decorations and menu!
The magazine is priceless and I wanted to share it’s pages with my guests! The perfect inspiration to set the mood 1920’s style!
This advertisement for Morton’s is hilarious! 😉
I made photo copies of the pages to create a 1920’s banner so guests could enjoy the . I will blog step by step later, but here is a little preview!
Along with the banner, I made drink tags from vintage labels.
The tags help people identify their glass in a cute way!
To prevent extra trips to the grocery store, it’s helpful to type out the menu and grocery list. Hosting a large number requires organization.
Utilizing the magazine, I printed and framed pages for the drink station tables.
Here, I have organized everything on one table to make set up easier.
I also did a drink station demo. I like to set up my table and play around with the placement beforehand. This is a rough idea of what the Mary Pickford Punch station will look like as I quickly set it up! I am also doing a fancier French 75 station that with silver and roses!
I will be a busy bee over the next few days preparing for my party! Next week, I will show you how it all came together! I am enjoying the party planning and feeling organized. Last year, I was really stressed (our pool was under construction and our back yard was a mess) but this year, I’m pretty relaxed and excited!
Again, welcome to those of you who are now following along! I’m so glad you are! 😉 I love reading all your comments it’s such a huge compliment when you share my photos and ideas!
Have a great week!