So I was reading JuneBug today and I stumbled upon a post on using baker's twine. I love the idea of using it anyway I can (to hang decorations, hold together flowers, tie together bundles of cutlery, wrap invites & save the dates, etc) and went to search on etsy for some vendors and look at the fun stuff I found!
(wunderkind on etsy)
(weewoodnaturaltoys on etsy)
(myfriendamy via etsy)
I'm really focusing on table decor right now. So I'm pretty sure I know I want the following: gingham table runners (DIY), mason jars filled with flowers (either handmade paper ones or buying succulents/sunflowers/daisies/crespedia or this great idea), wooden cutlery bundled with cloth napkins + possibly bibs on wooden plates and paper cones. I don't think I have even thought a second about drinks. Does anyone object to solo cups? Actually, I was looking into some eco corn based disposable options. Another thing I'm thinking about what to offer as little nibbles in addition to the main bbq dinner. I really like these two ideas:
(image via sweet paul)
(image via snippet & ink)
The cookies are easier and probably cheaper (unless my veggie garden kicks it into high gear) but should I be providing various filling appetizers? Also does anyone even care or notice especially if there is a candy buffet for them to eat from? I need advice since I am the type of person content to eat dry hot cocoa mix with a spoon when there is nothing sweet to eat in the house (this may or may not have happened yesterday...)