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An Outdoor Garden Party

I had  a little celebration at my house this weekend with a few friends to celebrate my  birthday. Thank goodness for my friend Tracey, if she hadn’t snapped a few pictures for me with my camera, I wouldn’t have any! Such a bad blogger! I wanted a small outdoor garden party.
White flowers hanging in a vase

 It was very nice and small and casual, just what I wanted. I loved how beautiful of a night it was. The jars of white flowers looked so pretty on the porch railing.
Jars hanging on the porch rail
 It was a warm day, but then it dropped into the 40’s that night so I was calling it the “Polar Party.”
Setting on a table for an outdoor garden party with desserts and flowers on the table
Outdoor garden party set up with flowers and lights on the deck
 We had  some goodies set out on the deck. My little lemon tree in the pot was shivering  a little, but it was still a beautiful night.
Drink station at a party.
We had a drink station set up and we had a few cocktails around the fire pit. We used a vintage garden cart with enamel dish pans full of ice for the drinks.
We sat around the cozy, warm fire and enjoyed the evening.
white flowers in a blue glass mason jar
There was lovely ambiance with candles in a concrete bird bath.
Candles in a concrete bird bath
And at the end of the night there were some sweet treats.
Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
 Anne Marie brought some salted caramel chocolate cupcakes which were amazing, I ate the last one for breakfast this morning. :)I hope she is going to be selling these at the Nada Farm sale .  They are incredible!
Candles in large jars
 I used my Aunt’s vintage pickle jars for  a night time glow. I left them dirty, I thought they looked so pretty that way.  An outdoor garden party was a nice way to bring in a new decade. 🙂 If you’re looking for more party ideas, check out this post.
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  1. What a beautiful setting! Happy Birthday! Mine was yesterday. I love having an April Birthday. Spring is a great time to be born! Thanks for sharing!

  2. it looks gorgeous jen. i am so sorry that i missed it. i was thinking of all of you before i drifted off into my coma sleep that night.

  3. Happy Birthday!!! Oh this all looks AMAZING!!! How wonderful to have a bunch of lovely and talented ladies all together – love Tracey and Anne Marie too!!! Much love to you on being another year “younger!” 🙂


  4. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate…you’re thoughtful touches I’m sure made the night extra special. Welcome to the 40 club 🙂

  5. Happiest of Birthdays to you!! And many more!! Your deck and all the treats look beautiful!

  6. Happy Birthday! What a beautiful celebration you had, I really love the jars with the candles in them that’s a wonderful idea. I hope this year brings you many blessings! I love your blog and your home is so beautiful!

  7. Lovely! Hope you had a wonderful time!
    I do the same kind of lighting except w/ tea lights and mason jars. I’m obsessed with mason jars!!!

  8. Jen,
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday.Your outside setting looks lovely.Welcome to the 40’s my friend and I ain’t talking about the temperature outside LOL.

  9. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow but I dont see twitter or facebook in here??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  10. Happy 40th Birthday, Jen! Looks like a great time! I just celebrated my 40th in Feb…not as depressing as I thought.
    Girl, you look gorgeous at 40!!!

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