See the whole party in the Fall 2013 issue
Seersucker & Sazeracs
The weather has warmed up (for some of us), and it’s time to start sporting
our seersucker stripes. For the second year we hosted our Seersucker & Sazeracs
party. A little backstory, the Sazerac is the official state cocktail of
Louisiana and seersucker the un-official attire of spring and summer which
guests are required to wear.
Last year I created a special logo inspired by the Sazerac logo and a
“bar sign” to match. This year it graced the food table and again was
filled with hydrangeas and this year I added cotton. I ripped up
seersucker fabric and made long pieces to tie behind the table. It made a
nice effect when the wind blew and created a nice, easy backdrop. We
served mini muffelettas with french fries, a pasta salad, pimento cheese
dip and for dessert red velvet mini cupcakes with champagne soaked fruit.
The food was labeled with seersucker stripe tent cards held in place with
blue wax seal pineapple stamp.
Behind the bar I hung garage sale find window pane. I painted the recipes
to our Southern cocktails on the glass and of course embellished it with
some seersucker fabric. On each table I placed a white table cloth topped
with a seersucker runner, fresh flowers in glass vases and mint julep cups
and a silver frame with prints of the Sazerac recipe, the history of the
drink and several other beloved cocktails such as the Pimm’s cup. Guests
were sent home with their own mini gable boxes filled with bourbon balls.
If you’re interestsed in throwing your own Seersucker and Sazeracs party
you can view some other ideas on my Southern Traditions pin board.
Invitations, styling and other printed materials: Magnolia Creative Co.
Blue Striped Straws: Polka Dot Market
Lanterns, paper plates and napkins, french fry cones, favor boxes:
Oriental Trading Company
Printed napkins: Cayenne Marketing