I am hosting the bridesmaids' luncheon for my sweet future sister-in-law, Brenna, in May. This will be the first shower/luncheon I have hosted by myself.
I am planning to have it on the front porch at the cabin over looking the pond or inside the cabin if the whether does not cooperate.
Brenna's wedding colors are truffle brown, cream, and green. I will incorporate those colors into the tablescapes. We have a few family-made quilts that could be used on the seating and tables.
Right now I am planning to use my cream colored Italian Countryside everyday china by Mikasa. I thought about using fine china but I only have 12 place settings of it and that would not be enough. I could do a mix and match of china patterns but I don't necessarily love that idea.
I have 24 place settings of my everyday. It is also in one of her wedding colors (cream). And I think because it is casual it's more appropriate for a farm luncheon. Am I wrong? What do y'all think?
I am thinking white table cloths with a burlap runner or burlap overlay would look nice.
The menu will feature chicken salad, fruit salad, croissants, cup cakes or one regular cake, mojito lemonade or pink lemonade (I think mojito lemonade would be cute because of her color scheme.), sweet tea, and water. Do you have any other food suggestions?
I am not sure about what to do for place cards. I have found a few images of ideas I like. Which do you prefer? Cast your vote in the comment section. There are nine choices.
1. a mix of spring flowers in a vase the girls could take home
2. a vase the girls could take home filled with a hydrangea
3. a terra cotta pot with name on a leaf
4. a simple bud vase place card holder
6. a galvanized or terra cotta pot filled with herbs and a name tucked in
7. a simple pear or green apple with a name tied around the stem