Garden party is the name, croquet is the game.

Last nights Garden Party was “simply unforgettable.” The ambiance, cucumber sandwiches, and dapper dress code made for a magical evening fit for only societies’  classiest ladies and gentlemen.

No party is complete without a fitting playlist. Feel free to listen my Garden Party Mix, Bring the Class, while viewing the rest of this post:

 

I’ve been fairly certain my entire life that I was born in the wrong era. I’ll take parasols over cell phones and swing music over rap any day.
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My best attempt at Downton Abbey hair and makeup. I think Lady Mary would be proud. Dowton Abbey Garden Party IdeasDowton Abbey Garden Party IdeasDowton Abbey Garden Party Ideas

The table setting and food were to die for! I have the most talented friends in the universe.
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Lemonade recipe (via Courtney Miller):

 4 bottles of Simply Lemonade

1 bag of frozen mixed berries

1 lemon sliced

1 bag ice

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Raspberry Lemonade Cupcake Recipe (via Mariesa Miller):

Cake: 1 box lemon cake mix

2/3 c. oil

1/2 c. sour-cream

2/3 c. water

4 eggs

1/2 t. lemon extract

Frosting: 1 (heaping) c. frozen raspberries

1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temp.

1/4 c. salted butter

2 3/4 c. powdered sugar

1/2 t. vanilla extract

Lemon filling: store bought lemon custard filling

Toppings: 24 fresh raspberries & lemon wedges

Here are some of favorite outtakes from the evening:

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Reed was our boy from the future.
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