You can throw this party together – minus the food prep – in an afternoon.
Hint: I try to always keep on hand red plates, interesting napkins and white plastic tablecloths from the dollar store on hand for last minute occassions like these.
What you’ll need:
Burlap – about 2 yards
Scraps of coordinating fabric for flowers and leaves
Pockets from jeans
White plastic tablecloths
Red buckets filled with black beans
Red/red checkered plates
Table Runner: cut burlap into 12″ width by desired length.
Napkin Holders: made from pockets that I collected from old worn out jeans. Cut the pocket off, cut some circles from coordinating fabric. Layer the circles together and attach a button and raffia bow with hot glue.
Keep on hand some mini buckets. I think I picked these up on a year end sale for about a dollar. Make some circle flowers and glue them onto bamboo skewers. Poke the skewers down into the bucket filled with beans. If you need to add a little extra weight add some rocks in the bottom.
I whipped this party up in about 2 hours.
Janies Red Cabbage salad is a favorite of ours – get the recipe here
This happened to be a great day! Not only did we enjoy some AMAZING BBQ with all the fixin’s, I was surprised to learn I was going to be a GRANDMA!