Theme: A southern Garden party
Colors: pink, red, purple
Setting: a tented outdoor garden luncheon for 50-75
Invitations: consider a floral garden themed invite, or a vintage silhouette of your mom in profile, perhaps wearing a church hat.
Decorations: since the event will be tented, hang parasols and colored paper lanterns from the ceiling at varying lengths. add a pop of color to the tables with lush flower arrangements in reds, pinks and purples. Also consider a colored accent like purple napkins. Use patterned china, vintage cake plates, milk glass, mason jars and other small accents that keep the mood charming, but comfortable.
Food: a southern comfort buffet (ie: fried chicken, potato salad, greens etc). mint juleps and sweet tea, lemonade to drink. a dessert table including tiers of red velvet cupcakes, pecan tarts, sweet potato pie, peach cobbler etc.
Favors: to add to the theme, offer fans for the ladies and cigars for the gentleman. or a sweet southern treat like glassine wrapped pralines.
Other: encourage guests to wear their southern finery... ie: seersucker, big hats etc. after lunch, consider a few rounds of bingo for entertainment.
Row 1: table rounds via wedding bee pro; lanterns via brookman harris; purple tables via kiss the groom; floral arrangement via brides
Row 2: mint juleps via southern living; hanging parasols via kiss the groom; pecan pie
Row 3: cherry favors & flower invites via martha stewart; hat via brides; tent via bronson photographic; tiered desserts via classic bride
Row 4: sweet tea; labeled food via oh happy day; siloutte invite via minted; red velvet cupcakes via country living; hat via stiletto sports