The start of our summer included a trip home to see family and attend my best friend’s wedding, it was a great way to kick off summer! While home, I got to attend a party hosted by my sister-in-law. It was a great party with lots of great food and so beautifully decorated I just had to share it with all of you.
My sister-in-law and I are basically the same person when it comes to entertaining, she loves to do it and she loves to make everything extra pretty. If you put us together to throw a party you can bet it’s going to be the best looking party around! She has the best eye at finding amazing pieces at thrift stores, yard sales, and in the middle of random fields. One of her awesome finds was the centerpiece for the entire party.
She used an old door that she found lying in the middle of a field as her buffet station. Genius! After cleaning it up and sanding it down, she perched it on top of two lovely, versatile wine barrels. To make the buffet a smooth counter top, she added a piece of plexiglas on top of the door.
If you can get your hands on a pair of wine or whiskey barrels, do it! They work for so many things. Use them as a buffet station just like this, or cocktail tables at a wine themed party, as a gift table, and even as a flower planter on a patio.
Galvanized tubs were also used to hold drinks. The host purchased them at a farm/feed store, which just goes to show you that sometimes you need to think outside the box on where to get party supplies. I thought it was really smart to use two tubs stacked to raise the drinks up, but she had also planned on having the bottom tub next to the drinks so party goers could recycle their drink bottles.
For those not interested in the fun soda options, there was also a drink station set up with lemonade and tea. Using two small milk glasses to hold the straws was really cute. I actually found some small milk bottles recently at Dollar Tree of all places. You can bet that I loaded up on them because they can be used for so many things, and they were only $1.
I can’t forget dessert! I can personally attest that those brownies were amazing! If you do plan on having desserts that could melt in the sun, be sure to keep them indoors or a cool area until right before you plan to serve them.
So what did you think of this rustic backyard bbq? Don’t you just love all of the thrifted, found, and gathered pieces that took the decor to the next level? Which was your favorite, the galvanized tubs, or the vintage door?
Also linked up with: Decor to Adore