Hi friends! I hope everyone’s summer is going great so far! This weekend we had our annual garden party, (or what I like to refer to as “the Sunday once a year where we stuff our bodies with as much food and sangria as humanly possible and take too many Instagram photos”) and this year’s theme was tropical! Me being the silly girl I am completely forgot to take a single photo with my DLSR but everything was so cute I had to share it with you – so I give you sub-par phone-quality photos. Thankfully, technology is good enough that they aren’t that terrible.
Pictured above is some super delicious tropical sangria I made – I will include the recipe at the bottom of this post as well! Here are a few snapshots from the weekend, I’ve posted some of them on Instagram (so sorry if you follow me there and have already seen those ones) but I’ve included some more that didn’t make the cut in this post as well.
Some of the food, yes some. I really wasn’t kidding when I called it “see how much food and sangria we can shove into our bodies day”. Totally worth it.
Pineapple centrepiece – I am obsessed with this and freakishly proud of it. It is just so tacky and wonderful and fun.
I found rock candy at a local party supply store and freaked out. Rock candy is the essence of my childhood and you would be surprised at how hard it is to find it around here these days. I spent way too much money on the package, (overpriced party stores will do that to you) but it was fun and colourful and totally worth it.
Bits of the table – I loved those coconut cups I turned into vases.
A little bit of mood lighting.
Let’s get to the sangria! Some more photos after the recipe…
- 1 Bottle White Wine (I used Whitehouse’s Riesling)
- 1 Can frozen lemonade
- 1 Cup coconut water
- 1 Cup pineapple juice
- 2 Cups water
- Fruit; cherries, pineapples, mango, peach, green apple, lemon, lime, strawberries
- Plop those suckers into a large pitcher! Make it a few hours in advanced – the longer the fruit soaks into the sangria the better the flavour!
- Top it off with some ice, serve and enjoy!
Above: “Tiki men” (they’re actually totem poles that my grandfather owned), centrepiece details, what I wore (dress from H&M), and some more mood lighting. Click to enlarge.
Not pictured: Super wonderful tacky inflatable pineapple cooler, tiki torches, paper lanterns and tissue paper peonies (you can kind of see these in the background of some photos). It was a rad party. Do you guys have any parties planned for the summer?
You can check out what else I’ve crossed off my Summer Bucket List here!