My family and I had been watching the animated movie "Gnomeo and Juliet" recently and I was inspired by all the fun and gaudy lawn decorations featured in the movie! We decided to invite friends over for some some snacks, desserts and "fun in the sun" activities!
The dessert table was centered by cupcakes and a lawn flamingo, separating the blues' (Montagues) and the reds' (Capulets) houses/lawns. I utilized some turned over galvanized pails, as well as grass coasters to display the cupcakes, which were set inside grass cupcake liners.Aside from cupcakes, I also made daisy flower cookies and topiary cake balls. Throughout the table, I utilized little watering cans and pots with little plant markers to label the food, which was set in a variety of containers, such as vases, miniature shovels and flower candle holders. I designed the paper goods with adorable graphics from Dreamloft and the backdrop was a piece of artificial grass with "G+J" inside a heart "mowed" into it. I added some extra decorations with pinwheels and lawn toadstools, as well as coordinating candy in umbrella containers.
We also had an ice cream "gnome" bar (with cones dressed in gnome hats - template from Martha Stewart), as well as a snow cone machine to make "snow gnomes", to help us stay cool!
The beverages were set inside galvanized tubs (watering cans) and the signs differentiated the adult and child beverages.
I found a great idea from The Party Animal to have lawn mower races (like events in the movie) and was able to find lawn mowers that blew bubbles! We also had "weed killer spray guns" for water play!
Like the original Shakespeare classic, Gnomeo and Juliet teaches us about the senselessness of feuding, overcoming obstacles for true love and begs the eternal question: Can't we all just get along?! We certainly did and have a fabulous time doing so!!!