I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. As many of you may already know, I recently celebrated five years of blogging. To commemorate the occasion, my friends and I had a little bonfire picnic. I also filmed a simple vlog that captures the night perfectly. You can watch it at the bottom of this post.
As you can see, I never do things in halves. The decorations you choose will contribute massively to the whole aesthetic and mood. I wanted everything to feel warm and homely, but at the same time have some pops of colour. To make this happen, I used lots of flowers, fairly lights, pillows, candles and picnic rugs.
My motto is: You can never have enough fairy lights. For something a little bit different to do, we set up a badminton net and ran some white Christmas lights/fairy lights through it. I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest for this idea.
Lots of sparklers are another great way to have to inject some fun. If you want to see some of the sparkler fun we had, check out the video at the bottom of this post.
My friends were incredibly thoughtful and cute when they decided to make Violet 5 out of the fairy lights on the fence. Thank you guys! I absolutely loved it.
Now let's get onto the yummy part...
Platters are quite frankly are going to be one of the most Instagramable picnic items, so you will want to place everything quite strategically. Try and make the platter look as full as possible. This doesn't have to be an expensive task. Fruit is a great filler, along with biscuits. If you're on a tight budget make sure you use fruits that are in season, as it will be a lot cheaper. Using a variety of colours on the platter can also be incredibly effective to the overall look. What you use as your platter servers or boards is also something to consider. Get creative with what you use. For the picnic, I picked out some black & white geometric patterned and white marble cork board place mats from Kmart for $2 each. Be creative, not just with the platters, but with the way you serve all of your food.
Marshmallow and strawberry chocolate drizzled kebabs are definitely something I will be making again. Trust me you need to try them! When making the kebabs initially, the plan was to add pieces of brownies to it. However, we soon realised that it was far too crumbly to work. My wonderful, quick thinking friend, plated the brownies with some of the leftover strawberries, marshmallows, and drizzled chocolate with some ice-cream. This meant we had two delicious desserts instead.
Hope this gave you a little inspiration for your next picnic or event. For more inspiration you view my Pinterest board for the event here.
Have a fabulous week beautifuls!