Living in Spain is awesome ! Whats not to love ? There is the culture , the weather , the cuisine , the lifestyle and ultimately its one big adventure .
But there are a couple of downsides . One of those being that we don't get to see our friends as much!
So , our remedy to that , is our annual Spanish weekend . We invite our closest friends for a weekend of sun , sea and sangria
And sometimes I get carried away and throw a bit of a party .
This year , I got truly over excited and hosted an enchanted garden party .
I was inspired by our lovely gardens , with its beautiful and very enchanting cork trees.
And lets not kid anyone , any excuse to go crazy at the florists ...
A beautiful tablescape is magic to me ... I really do have quite the obsession !
For this party , I wanted it to look delicate and pretty with lots of crystal . And grey added into the mix to give a french shabby chic feel .
The evening started with sangria and canapes!
We also hired caterers for the event . I think if id have undertaken the food as well as the styling on this I might have lived to regret it . It was actually a totally genius move as it meant I could enjoy the evening as a guest too and spend quality time catching up with friends
I hung glass baubles from pink and grey ribbon in the trees ... and filled them with a mixture of roses and tealights
John lewis hanging glass tealight holder here
I also hung fairy lights from one of the cork trees to create a backdrop ( and a photo op location ) for the guests
For party favours I chose for the ladies ,charbonnel et walker truffles and for the gentlemen , mini bottles of tequila
The fairy lights really helped to create the magical enchanted feel I wanted . So easy and yet so effective
For the table arrangements , I chose pink and white hydrangeas , Pink Esperance roses and Cream vendelor roses . I also added pink hermosa roses .
I placed large block candles in glass vases and grouped them together
We decided a Spanish style buffet would be a fitting option for the guests .
I must admit , I absolutely love hosting pretty party's . It gives me such pleasure to think of a theme and execute it the way I imagine it in my head . Not only this but its so nice to surprise and delight our guests . I really wanted to thank them for making the trip to visit us and create something a little more special .