I’ve always felt that mommies are way too important to only celebrate them only once a year. A simple “I Love You” or “Thank You” goes a long way in making mommy feel special year around. With that being said, I’ll never turn away an extra hug and kiss on Mother’s Day! This year, Mother’s Day was extra special. This year, I designed a Mother’s Day French Vintage Picnic for the outstanding women in my life. I was inspired by these words…
Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein
As a mom, I like to think that I provide balance for my Princess. I help her navigate and make her way through life. So a vintage bicycle was the perfect accent piece to build around. In separate posts, I will share specifics on the projects we did for the party. For now, here’s a snapshot of the day.
Guests were welcomed with a sign that read “Bienvenue” (welcome).
My good friend Pablo has been visiting from Belgium. Pablo was generous enough to cook and cook and cook for the party. We designed the menu together, using crepes as the centerpiece. The result? A Buffet de Crepes that was to die for.
Because there wasn’t enough chocolat at the party, I hand-dipped pretzel rods in Ghirardelli white chocolate. They were a hit!
Two things I love are sangria and mojitos. So, we had both! Pablo decorated the cups and wine glasses with chalkboard labels. Guests were invited to write their name in chalk marker. We used paper straws and Washi tape to add a little more color and interest.
Chalk was a constant throughout the party.I used chalkboard paint to decorate a recycled spaghetti sauce bottle and thrifted wood plate. I made burlap flowers to minimize cost. An old Metropolitan magazine cover was a perfect framed antique picture that tied in the bicycle theme.
What party isn’t complete without tortilla chips? My girlfriend Geraldine made awesome cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. Delicious!
I made some printables to tie in the words amour, mother, and balance. All mommies received an invitation for the party that set the theme.
Lastly, my favorite piece may have been the “Happy Mother’s Day” banner on the faux grass. No one said it could be done. Granted, it weighed far more than I anticipated when it was complete. Oh well, it hung beautifully and added the perfect hint of the outdoors.
So there you have it. A French Vintage Picnic for the special women in my life. We had a blast and hope you enjoyed the party too! We will breakdown the tutorials throughout the next few posts for those who are interested in the details.
Peace & Love,
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