When it came to styling and organising Mum’s 2014 birthday party I decided to go rustic with a yellow and brown colour scheme, using a sunflower motif throughout.Birthday flowers in a pair of ceramic yellow welly boots. I spotted the boots lurking in the far recesses of a charity shop and gave the poor, elderly volunteer quite a shock as I let out a whoop of glee at their perfectness!
The weather was kind and people were able to sit out in the sunshine, enjoying the beautiful garden, whilst eating with friends.
The savouries table was set up in a farmers’ market style – guests were provided with brown paper carrier bags and invited to create their own picnic.
Freshly baked bread, crisp and juicy apples, a basket of speckled brown boiled eggs, cheeses wrapped in brown paper, pickles, miniature jars of chutneys, tiny tomatoes that burst in your mouth when you bit into them, and bunches of lively spring onions.