The end of the school year was busy, one special event after another and summer sports activities starting. Despite our busy schedule, I wanted to gather a group of friends, colleagues and neighbors to ring in the summer and celebrate Midsummer. It turned out to be a beautiful night and with the help of Minted I was was able to bring it up a notch with their beautiful party decorations and fabric selection.
We celebrated summer and the longest day of the year with a buffet, everyone dressed in white and games on the front lawn. The weather cooperated, which was a big relief. I served my quinoa salad, a simple pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, roasted tomatoes on arugula with some feta, pea dip, gazpacho, sausages, my brownies, raspberry cream cake, a sharlotka made with nectarines, lemon cupcakes and red velvet cake with mascarpone cream and berries served in a cup.
It was nice to come together, relax and see the kids play well as a group. It was a late night for everyone, but that’s what this time of the year is about – we’ll be longing for long summer nights soon enough, grubby fingers, sticky faces and all.
Minted provided me with party decorations and fabric I used for the backdrop and tablerunner. I used the soft floral fabric, ginkgo party supplies and 60 feet of Lotka banners.