I’m always excited to discover a new line of party goods! So when the editors at Martha Stewart asked me to style a party around the new Indigo collection of paper goods from the brand new Martha Celebrations collection for JCPenny….I jumped at the opportunity!
You all know my love affair with a crisp blue and white palette. I loved the combination of the traditional basketweave pattern with the more whimsical floral. You could really mix this collection with a variety of accent colors: yellow, hot pink, or in my case, red. I decided to throw my little gathering over Memorial Day weekend, so I threw in a few touches of patriotic red to create this festive look. And idea you could reinterpret for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations.
You can see that I chose to mix the gorgeous paper goods with a few traditional table elements: an oversized tonal windowpane tablecloth, my everyday flatware, and acrylic water glasses. Let me tell you, mixing paper elements into this tablesetting made clean-up that much easier!
I served up one of my favorite summer drinks: a sparkling strawberry lemonade. This drink is SO simple to mix up. Simply combine 1 part sparkling water with 2 parts lemonade, add in the juice of strained strawberries (how much is up to you), and a few tablespoons of simple syrup. Sweet, a little bubbly and the very refreshing for a hot day!
All the MarthaCelebrations at JCPenney products featured in this post were provided by
the Editors at Martha Stewart Living, a team that loves a good party and deeply admires
the bloggers who throw them.