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HOUZZ Holiday Contest: A Pretty Backyard Party

Transforming our backyard space for a pretty party! Photos taken by Rubyellen Bratcher and Irene Diongzon.

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January 26, 2013
hansenh wrote:
Love the table. Can you tell me what is in the bundles that are on the plates?
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Rubyellen Bratcher
little petite pies! See more here: http://mycakies.com/2011/07/hello-hgtv/
   January 31, 2013 at 9:48AM
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Rubyellen Bratcher added this to A Pretty Backyard Dinner Party
I brought out our dining table and lined it up with the outdoor to table to make one really long table.
3. Host a crowd without going over budget. Don't let cost stop you from hosting a larger gathering if that's what you really want. Cheap "filler" flowers like angel's breath can make a dramatic statement when used in great big bunches, a roll of burlap from the hardware store makes a charming runner, and mason jars are perfect rustic-chic glasses. Want to save more? Make it a potluck!
Chairs. If you are serving your young guests in your dining room and are concerned your chairs are too good for hot chocolate spills, use folding chairs. In the history of our hosting parties, a child has never asked me why he or she was getting the second-rate seating. Kids are too excited to be at a party to pick up on these little details that adults might turn up a nose at. This is why I love hosting kids. If you have to use your good chairs, consider investing in some inexpensive chair covers that you can toss in the wash after the happy little Rugrats have devoured their meal.

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Budget Setting, bunches of angels breath, burlap runner from hardware store
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Peonies aside, these might just be my favourite flowers. We had them in our garden when I was a kid and I have such nice memories of that pretty plot.
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Rubyellen Bratcher I am addicted to making my home pretty! Come visit me over at... http://mycakies.blogspot.com I am addicted to making my home pretty! Come visit me over at... http://mycakies.blogspot.com... More »A Pretty Backyard Dinner Party Before and After: See how unfussy, vintage style and a simple menu adds up to a beautiful L.A. winter dinner outdoors 387EmailPrintEmbed on Your Site Share: The holidays are quite busy already with all the hustle and bustle that goes on, that planning a party on top of that could be quite intimidating. The best way to get through a party during the holidays is go simple. Simplicity goes a long way during this time of year when everywhere you go is already decked out with Christmas decorations as soon as summer ends. To help with simplicity, I used things already around my house, though I did go buy a few spools of glittery ribbon and yarn to hang, and I kept the menu simple. It was also important to keep the gathering area together, so that everyone could sit down near each other and just enjoy each other's company. Company is what makes a party a party after all! Plus, add some twinkle lights and candlelight and everyone is definitely in the mood to celebrate! Wouldn't you agree? Add to Ideabook Before: Our backyard. Some vintage metal lawn chairs for seating and a vintage picnic table surrounded by vintage metal folding chairs. Add to Ideabook After: Taking a large space and creating and styling areas to make it feel more intimate and fancy enough for a dinner party. Add to Ideabook The space was broken up into three areas for the dinner party: the food station, dessert corner, and dining table. Each area had a bit of styling and decoration to add more charm and to differentiate each one. I used a vintage metal garden table and brought out a comfy chair for coziness. Add to Ideabook For seating, I brought out more vintage cafe chairs from inside the house as well as one long bench that would help provide ample seating for guests. It is good to have a bench around for purposes such as this. Add to Ideabook I brought out our dining table and lined it up with the outdoor to table to make one really long table. I could line up the card tables with the long one that matches...
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