DIY PARTY | Succulent Centerpiece + Berry Champagne Popsicles

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Summer is winding down, but if you are looking to squeeze in one more backyard dinner party, I had some ideas for you!  I know I can’t stop talking about my backyard, but after a decade of apartment living, it feels so good to finally have an outdoor space! And we have been using it to the absolute fullest. It’s been a little oasis in the middle of the city where my friends can pop by and relax, eat, drink and laugh the night away. We switched up the set up on the deck and brought out my kitchen table and chairs to create the perfect dining area for a dinner party.

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I wanted to create an centerpiece that included two of my favorite things: succulents and pink!  I spray-painted inexpensive terra-cotta pots pale pink – the larger ones are from the hardware store and you can find the tiny ones at the craft store. To save money on succulents, buy Hen and Chicken succulents  ($10 for a bunch) and break then up and pot in the small planters.

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Personal touches make for the best tablescape. Once I had my color scheme, instead of buying items that fit the theme, I made them, like the dyed napkins (tutorial here)!
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The backdrop was created by sticking the stems of the eucalyptus and flowers through the slats in the fence. You could also use clear tape to adhere to a wall, stem-side up.
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Make Berry Brut Popsicles by filing these bags with fruit and  champagne (or pink lemonade), freeze and then eat, or add to a glass of Rosé to create a deliciously fruity drink.

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Serve you popcicles in a glass of Rosé to keep your drink cold in the Summer heat! More pictures after the break! 

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Thanks to Chandon for helping me create this backyard dinner party! Head here for more tips and drink recipes, and scroll down for my interview!


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  1. Rona says:

    This looks amazing!!! Love the light pink with the green of the plants.

  2. Michelle says:

    What an extraordinary centerpiece, I absolutely love this! Definitely something different from the usual flowers!
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  3. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style says:

    This is the cutest thing ever! I love it. X
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  4. Inese says:

    Love the look. Maybe for me it is a little too busy for center peace, but I really love idea, just I would choose a little bit less pots.It is just me. Otherwise, great job.

  5. Courtney says:

    I love the setup. I’ve never heard of creating a succulent centerpiece, but yours turned out so good! I love it.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

  6. Renaud says:

    I never thought of using succulent as a centerpiece to be honest, but it actually looks really nice.

    Have a nice weekend,

    xx, much love, Renaud
    http://renaudness.weebly.com

  7. Viviana says:

    Amazing!!!!

  8. sherry says:

    So cute, Jenni. Love the idea of succulents for center of table. 🌵❤️

  9. Noelle says:

    I completely understand the apartment struggle! ugh! On another note I absolutely adore the backdrop that you made and how fresh and beautiful everything looks!
    -Noelle
    Elle-no.com

  10. Heather says:

    This looks so perfect you almost hate to invite the guests! The succulents and pops are great, but the overall decor is just incredible!

    Heather @ https://www.powerequipmentwarehouse.com/

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