a vintage-inspired backyard birthday barbecue

on saturday, we celebrated my farmer's birthday with a backyard barbecue! 

we grilled brats & paired them with homemade sauerkraut. we cut up vegetables from the garden, made a caprese salad & shared kettle chips with guests. our guests brought along side dishes & we filled up a wheelbarrow with beer. it was such a good night!

this little get-together cost us next to nothing, but it was so much fun! i pulled together rusty, chippy bits from around our home & paired it with goodies from my party closet - paper goods & party decorations i keep for home celebrations. 

we had a dessert table & drink bar on our back patio. i purchased a chocolate cake from the local bakery & put together s'more ingredients for the fire pit in our backyard.

i found this old campfire marshmallow tin at a yard sale this past summer & we have already put it to great use. it's one of my favorite vintage finds.

i got the hog cups from shindig paperie & decorated the tabletops with zinnias from our flower garden.

it was such a simple party filled with good food & great company in celebration of the best guy!


p.s. for more simple & inexpensive party ideas, check out my blog post here. 


Emerald Dove said...

This looks like a really lovely get together. That marshmallow tin is gorgeous!

Ali @ Anything You Want said...

Looks so fun!! We had a BBQ earlier in the summer and s'more were the biggest hit. Amazing how everyone turns into a little kid again once they get to roast a marshmallow!

Maria Hale said...

Such a charming party! I love the campfire tin. Well done!

Bronwyn said...

Perfect! My "farmer" turns 40 this weekend and I am def. going to steal some of these simple ideas. Love 'em all !!

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