Friday, August 6, 2010

A South of France Provençal Party

South of France Provençal Party Invitation by B.Nute productions on Etsy
I just love the South of France. I've been fortunate enough to have visited this area several times... and would like to keep exploring more! This past several weeks I've been hosting 2 french students, and have had all-things-French on my mind! I thought I'd pass on my love of France and share some great ideas for a South of France party this week.

For my first post, I'm going to highlight a party my parents (who lived in St. Remy de Provence and Aix en Provence) hosted last year-- a lovely "french" afternoon Provençal Pique-nique. Here are some pictures from the event.

South of France Provençal Banner by B.Nute on Etsy
The setting for the party couldn't have been more ideal, although it lacked the beautiful Alpilles of Provence, it was a set on a golf course, out in the open, with lots of views and open nature. This South of France banner was strung between trees to add to the ambiance.

The bar table was draped with Provençal fabric, and a large lavender plant accent.

The table, also draped in Provençal linen, sparkled in the sunlight!

Dining under the trees helped keep guests cool.

Each female guest was also greeted with a few nicely wrapped gifts... some Herbes de Provençe and a Santon. I will write more about these gifts in a later post!

I'm going to post a couple more articles on decoration ideas, menu ideas, etc. for this theme of party, so make sure to stay tuned!

A bientot!