3 Easy Ways to Throw a 20+ Person Party on a Budget
August 30, 2016
Outdoor PartyLife Well StyledEntertaining
This stunning outdoor party is proof that you don't need a huge budget to wine and dine your loved ones. With three easy tips plus gorgeous inspiration from Rachel of Blue Barn Photography + Anna of Twenty-One Films, pulling off an unforgettable evening is as easy as backyard, batch cocktails and foraged greens. See even more of this pretty evening in the VAULT.


Instead of spending big bucks on renting an event space, consider hosting at home and utilizing that free backyard of yours. Don't have extra seating for all your guests? Fear not! Renting a tables and chairs will be much more cost effective than renting a whole venue.
 



When it comes to food and drinks, create a big batch signature cocktail and offer appetizers and ask each guest to bring a larger dish.


Forego expensive floral arrangements and go for lengthy foraged greens that run down the center of your table paired with candles for a simple yet crazy gorgeous look.
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From Anna of Twenty-One Films... Dear friends for over a decade, Rachel and I longed to host a summer gathering (#asummersoirée) for our closest friends. The kind that goes down in the books and shapes our summer memories as much as each friendship has shaped our hearts. The tables were adorned with simple candles and olive branches. We wanted to create a clean and natural setting, so that our friends could focus on meaningful conversations with each other, rather than the decor. We decked Rachel's backyard with twinkling lights, fresh herbs and our favorite summer blooms. The evening included soft music, LOTS of laughter, and mouth-watering farm-fresh Italian cuisine. The subtle Italian influence was intended to emulate a culture that focuses on slowing down and enjoying conversation with friends over good wine and delicious food. We couldn't have done this without Cottage Luxe, who partnered with us to seat all twenty-four of our closest friends. It truly was an unforgettable night.

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