One of my favorite things about summer is picking up our CSA farmshare box to see what wonderful bounty was picked for that week. I LOVE the fresh, local vegetables that we receive and feel so good feeding my family with these healthy goodies. It seems like everywhere you look there is a new Farmer’s Market stand popping up, which lead me to the theme of our next Picture Perfect Playdate. I wanted to give it a modern, sleek touch vs. the rustic images you would imagine with this farmer’s market theme. As always, Veronica Huang from Veronica Huang Photography captured everything beautifully.
I started by doing a few DIY projects such as the white stand made from $1 foam board from the Dollar Tree, as well as the berry garland using red pom yarn and shamrock felt buttons. I also decided to make “shovels” for cupcake toppers using lollipop sticks that I cut and glued to make handles and used craft paper to make the shovel part which I then stamped “dig in”. I found these great fruit gumballs at Home Goods which were perfect to add to the cupcakes as well as plastic tubes as favors for the kiddos.
For the sweet treats I used Chinet’s Cut Crystal 9oz cups to hold chocolate pudding and cookie crumbles to resemble the “dirt” to the beautiful vegetable cookies that Dolce and Biscotti made. I also made cupcakes with my shovel toppers and served apple juice using Chinet’s Cut Crystal 14 oz cups.
Activities included some “farming” for the girls. At each place setting I had material for the girls to plant some seeds of their own favorite fruit/vegetable. And the day wouldn’t be complete without a farmer’s potato sack race! The girls had a great time hopping to the finish line, which I made using Chinet’s Classic white dessert plates. I folded the plates in half and cut them on the diagonal and hot glued them to some polka dot ribbon that matched the table runner. It was a perfect way for them to enjoy these last few weeks of summer!
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