Y’all, I about flipped when I saw the David Tutera Casual Elegance Wedding Decor line recently! It is ga-or-geous!
Lots of burlap and lace with vintage-y stripes thrown in. I was recently given the opportunity to create a project with the line but I don’t have any weddings coming up. (This would have been perfect for my step-sister’s wedding a few months ago, remember the rustic bridal shower I threw for her?) The more I looked at the products though the more I knew that this stuff goes WAY beyond weddings, so I hopped at the chance to give it a whirl!
Because my boys go to a year-round school they had their first week of school this week. I decided to surprise them with a little back to school party yesterday.
large and small mason jars
2 bags dry split peas
2 Casual Elegance Chalkboard Plaques (large)
Casual Elegance Tin Buckets
Casual Elegance Mini Baskets
Casual Elegance Striped Paper Straws
Casual Elegance Printable Labels
Red Baker’s Twine
Snacks: Strawberries, grapes, animal crackers, apples, dipping chocolate
I used large mason jars filled with split peas to create my centerpiece. I love these chalkboard signs…even though they are made for weddings, nothing says back to school more than chalkboards, right? (Although I don’t think they even use chalkboards at school anymore-am I just showing my age?!)
The kiddos got their snacks in these adorable containers. I knew my boys would go gaga over these little buckets and the tiny baskets are so cute-they remind me of farmer’s markets! I used cupcake liners to line both the buckets and baskets before adding grapes, strawberries, and animal crackers and I added some baker’s twine to the baskets as well for a pop of color!
What party would be complete without a drink, and what better to drink out of than a mason jar of course! I love these striped paper straws in the Casual Elegance line. And what about those little paper tags? They are pre-cut with adhesive on the back, all you do is go online and get the template then plug in your own text and print! It was literally a five minute DIY, gotta love that!
I wanted to add a little bit of sweetness to their snacks so I cut apples into wedges and dipped them in chocolate! Tips: To make the chocolate harden, lay them on a wax paper lined baking sheet after dipping them and pop into the fridge for 15 minutes. Also, to keep the apples from browning, brush lightly with lemon juice after they are cut.
It was a fun surprise for the kids and I just adored playing with the beautiful (and versatile) Casual Elegance line. Be sure to check out the range of products yourself (available at Joann’s) and check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!