On a beautiful August afternoon, the Her Lovely Heart team gathered together for a little catch up in the form of an informal garden party. It was lovely to get together with old friends, and meet new faces, as there's been a bit of a baby boom among the HLH crew this year! We obviously also couldn't miss the opportunity to prettify things a little bit, what would be the fun in that!
DIY gold-dipped cups in the making. We used Elegant Metallic Gold to spray them.
At HLH, we only use pink canisters of helium to fill our balloons… obviously. We got these Ginger Ray White & Pink Balloons from Amazon.
These Ginger Ray Honeycomb Balls were super easy to put together and added such a cheerful vibe. Love them!
Fairynuff Flowers once again hooked us up with the most beautiful flowers.
The sequinned chevron runner from The Sweet Hostess added some glitz to a simple garden do.
Our logo was handlettered by Berinmade, and she organised it being cut out from a sheet of acrylic, which we then sprayed gold. I'll show you later on what we did with it afterwards!
At the last minute we decided to get some disposable plates and cutlery, just so there would be less to clean up afterwards. It's not the most ecological solution, but I think if it's a pretty rare thing it's ok to give yourself a break once in a while. We got these white silver rim plastic plates and a re-usable silver finish cutlery set from Amazon.
We hung some simple decorations to make things look a bit more festive, and I love how it all turned out, with really not too much effort. I especially loved the chevron bunting and the tassel garland by Ginger Ray.
A very easy way to add some colour and cute touches was to go for an inexpensive party set. We used matching chevron paper party cups, paper straws, ice cream tub bowls (which we filled with popcorn and nuts), party plates and paper napkins, all by Ginger Ray from Amazon.
Our pretty place cards were designed especially for Her Lovely Heart by Rose & Ruby Paper Co, who have also kindly offered to give all our readers a free printable download of not only this design, but also 7 others! Look out for them in the latest Goodie Bag.
All images by Marianne Taylor & Susanna Hauru.