{French Vintage Picnic}

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.

French Vintage Picnic

Guests were welcomed with a sign that read “Bienvenue” (welcome).

Welcome Sign

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.

Buffet de Crepes 2

Powered Sugar


Fruit Display

Because there wasn’t enough chocolat at the party, I hand-dipped pretzel rods in Ghirardelli white chocolate. They were a hit!

Table Scape

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.

Mojitos & Sangrias

Mojitos with chalkboard paint labels

Chalkboard Cups with Washi Tape Straws

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.

Fromage Chalk Plate

What party isn’t complete without tortilla chips? My girlfriend Geraldine made awesome cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. Delicious!

Cinnamon Chips

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.

Celebrate Mom

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.

Mother's Day Backdrop

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,


We are linked up at: Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Six Sisters’ Stuff, Be Different, Act Normal, Sweet Saturdays, Craftionary, Serenity Now, Lovely Crafty Home, I  Heart Nap Time, Suburbs Mama, LambAround, Skip to my Lou, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Making the World Cuter, Sew Can Do, SewChatty, Craft-O-Maniac, This Gal Cooks, Creating My Way To Success, Keeping It Simple, A Lived in Home, Kathe With An E, Piggy in Polka Dots, A Stroll Through Life, Sugar Bee Crafts, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, No Nostalgia,LadyBug Blessings, Lil’ Luna, Someday Crafts, Southern Lovely, SNAP!, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Brambelberry Cottage, House of Hepworths, Imparting Grace, Live Laugh  Rowe,

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  1. 1

    Gorgeous party! Isn’t it fun to see all your beautiful things come together to create a special moment? Great job 🙂

    • 2
      princesssplendor says:

      Thank you Lisa! It is fun. I am obsessed with organizing parties. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. 3

    I love your vintage picnic! So much inspiration!
    Baci Cristina

  3. 5

    How fun and adorable!! Would love to have you come link this up to my party and follow along. http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2013/05/get-social-sunday_18.html

  4. 7

    Beautiful!! And so fresh! I love it! Feel free to come link up with me sometime! http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2013/05/party-in-polka-dots-linky-23-fabulous.html

    Party In Polka Dots is going on now! I would love to see this at the link party!


  5. 9

    So much inspiration here. Love those pictures.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Greetings from Singapore…

  6. 10

    Oh my, this is all so pretty and so very french indeed. Great pictures. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. 11

    Beautiful party! I’d love if you’d like up to The DIY’ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-diyers-and-some-favorites.html

  8. 13

    I am in love! Your attention to detail is sublime and I love the vertical lawn. Just divine.

    • 14
      princesssplendor says:

      Aww, thank you! I bought the lawn pieces on clearance from Hobby Lobby after Easter. Pieced together they are amazing, but heavy. 🙂

  9. 15

    What Mom wouldn’t be thrilled with that celebration! It’s the perfect vignette! I would love to have you share this recipe at my Linky Party! Wicked Good Wednesday at The Wilderness Wife Blog – http://www.wildernesswife.com/its-wicked-good-wednesday-in-maine/

  10. 17

    You are being featured! I am putting features up early this week in a separate post so come check it out later today at http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com

  11. 18

    Awesome party, so chic!

  12. 19

    oh this is some gorgeous and super sweet setting!!!! so thrilled you joined us for Sweet Saturdays!!!!

  13. 20
    suburbsmama says:

    What a gorgeous Mothers Day celebration. Thanks for linking up! hope to see more from you soon.

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