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Green Spring Garden Party Workshop (32 photos)
Think Green & Herbal With A Modern Twist. A New Unique Styled-It Design!
Styled-It, Inc. provides educational workshops, where our attendees learn tips and techniques to stage beautiful and decadent sweet and savory party tables.
Our most recent workshop was a "Green" Spring Garden Party. This table was inspired by the bountiful spring vegetables & herbs, healthy choices and sustainability, by doing what's right for our environment. The workshop was held in a private residence in a scenic backyard setting!
This was an interactive and fun workshop, everyone made something for the display! A complete party table was staged using food, props and a backdrop.
We started out by staging three separate work stations and creating teams for each station.
The first station was a planting area where we created beautiful hanging frame boxes. These boxes where filled with herbs and edible flowers including Basil, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme , Purple Basil, Pansies, Petunias and Marigolds. All herbs and flowers were used in our food prep and tablescaping and used as the focal point of our backdrop.
The second station was our food prep area, here we did all our cutting and chopping, assembled Caprese salads in mason jars, and put together a beautiful rustic Organic vanilla bean cake!
The third station was our dry goods area, this is where we converted Terra Cotta saucers and pots into pedestal serving pieces, wrapped napkins and silverware and created our food tags using slate pieces and soapstone!
Our table was a folding 6 ft. table that was covered in vintage twin size ivory Matelassé bedspread.
Props for table included Terra Cotta saucers and pots assembled to create pedestals serving pieces , wooded crates, an ornate mesh metal cake stand with the dome lid used on the bottom and the actual stand place on top for height, slate pieces with soapstone chalk for writing food tags and assorted wooden platters.
Back drop was constructed using inexpensive wooden trellis pieces and two hanging planter frames.
Photography by Susanna Bayer Photography firstname.lastname@example.org
Styling and Design by Styled-It, Inc. www.Styled-it.com
Our menu was comprised of healthy and organic ingredients incorporating spring vegetables, herbs and local produce.
To maintain a "Green" sustainable event , we used no disposable products. All hard goods were 100% reusable!
Menu consisted of the following
Capese Salad in Mason Jars –
Organic Vine Tomatoes
Organic Olive oil
Sea Salt with Rosemary
Local Wisconsin Cheese –
Raw Gruyere Cheese
Evalon Goat Milk Cheese
Les frères Soft Ripened Cheese
Natural Honey in Honeycomb
Purple Basil Infused Lemonade
Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelets)
Cage Free/GMO Free eggs
Organic Olive Oil
Fingerling Purple and Yellow Potatoes
Organic Yellow Onions
Spinach & Arugula Salad
Baby Spinach and Arugula
Twelve Grain Whole Wheat Bread
Vanilla Bean Cake
Organic Vanilla Cake (Simply Organic Mix)
Mixed Raspberries and Blackberries
Organic Whipped Cream
Organic Lavender Infused Sugar cookies
Organic Sugar Cookies (Pamela's Mix)
Fresh Edible Lavender