Arizona Cactus has always been one of my favorite Delphine designs. I love the Saguaro Cactus and Prickly Pear Cactus illustrations my mom drew for us. Custom cocktail napkins and stir sticks are such a fun way to brighten up a bar, don’t you think? Much nicer than the boring white napkins and tiny black coffee stirrers that most catering companies provide, right?Pin It
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Earlier this summer my dear friend Cyd came to visit. Technically, her visit was supposed to be purely vacation, but we managed to sneak in a quick photo shoot/picnic. You can see the Backyard Picnic photos on her blog.
A lot of styled photo shoots you see on blogs are just for show, but we wanted to actually have a little picnic party to introduce Cyd to my SoCal friends. The second Jennifer Dery was done snapping photos we all dug into the yummy food. When it got dark we moved the party over to the fire pit and made s’mores. The evening was truly one of the biggest highlights of my summer.
One of my favorite things to serve for summer picnics is Orange Salad. We’re super lucky to have orange trees in our backyard, so we make it a lot. It’s refreshing and delicious for summer get togethers.
RECIPE: ORANGE SALAD. Serves 6-8
INGREDIENTS: 12 fresh oranges, 1/2 onion, 1 tsp. sea salt, fresh mint
DIRECTIONS: Slice oranges into small wedges (use a paring knife to remove all rind and membrane). Slice onion into very thin ribbons. Put in bowl and add salt. Toss gently. Sprinkle fresh mint leaves on top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Delphine intern, Marissa Cool, and her sweetie enjoy blueberry coconut cocktails between shots and lounge on cute pillows from Bixby & Ball.
Stylist Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion, the brains and inspiring force behind the scenes.
The Delphine Chevron wedding invitation design, which inspired the look of the shoot.
MANY THANKS to the team behind this shoot, especially to Cyd for making it all happen. Event design + styling: Sweet Occasions Studio + Delphine / Stationery + paper goods: Delphine (Featured design: Chevron) / Floral design: Adrianne Smith Floral Design / Photography: Jennifer Dery / Decor + tablewares: Bixby & Ball / Styling assistance: Marissa Cool (Delphine intern extraordinaire) + Bekka Palmer of Minted Condition
//photos in this post by Erika Firm
I’m suuuuper excited to announce that, at long last, after much agonizing over placement of butterflies and foil colors and square vs round “discussions,” Custom Party Favors have launched on our Delphine website!
I think the custom party favor bags … perfect size for a treat like a giant chocolate chip cookie or a donut … is my favorite new product. Probably becuase they hold the promise of a sugary treat.
Cocktail napkins are a lovely way to introduce a pop of color. Little piles of them on tall bar tables is an easy way to add visual interest to an otherwise dull area, don’t you think?
I love getting food treats at weddings … somehow I’m ALWAYS hungry on the drive home (probably has something to do with the excessive cocktail consumption). And I love the cheesy mix cds. What are your favorite party goodies?
At ForYourParty you can use delphine graphics to adorn napkins, match books, stir sticks, gift bags and other party goodies. ForYourParty is offering free shipping now through January 15, 2009: just enter code HOL08 at checkout.