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Doll, there’s so much more to sex appeal than mere measurements. I always feel my sexiest while picking apples off a tree.

Love, we just adore Arbor Day. It comes at such a lovely time of year—the last Friday in April—and provides such a swell opportunity to celebrate the beauty and bounty that trees provide. Because the first Arbor Day was held in 1805 in a little Spanish village called Villanueva de la Sierra, we love celebrating Arbor Day with a casual, Spanish-inspired banquet beneath the boughs. Set up your table under a favorite tree, add a play list with songs like “Tree” by Stevie Wonder, “Evergreen” by Roy Orbison, “The Dreaming Tree” by the Dave Matthews Band and “Leaves that are Green” by Paul Simon and dine under the canopy of one of earth’s lovelies. As Martin Luther once said, “Every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”

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Hand-painted Spanish majolica plates are the perfect style and color inspiration for a traditional Arbor Day dinner party.

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These Spanish recycled glasses from David Mellor Design are the perfect color complement to majolica dinnerware.

 

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Celebrate the colors of tree fruits, flowers and leaves by adding these warm-hued Sferra Festival linens to your tablescape. Choose one color for the tablecloth and use the others for napkins.

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Pewter flatware from Match adds just the right touch of warmth and casual elegance to an al fresco table setting.

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A citrus garland down the center of your table puts the focus on the delicious and lovely natural gifts that trees provide.

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Sprinkling your tabletop with relevant little treasures like these Michael Aram acorn salt and pepper shakers adds a touch of whimsy.

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Handwritten name cards on magnolia leaves make a beautiful natural statement.

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Create a savory signature cocktail featuring Tru Organic Garden Vodka, which has wonderful herbaceous notes. You’ll love knowing that the company plants a tree for every bottle sold.

 

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Highlight your favorite tree by hanging these beautiful glass and twine lanterns from its branches. Fill them with unscented candles to create a canopy of light.

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Let your guests experience the delight that comes with swinging on a tree swing. We love this one from Terrain, which was made using pinewood that once served as a floorboard in a 19th century house.

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As a party favor, give each guest a tree from Seeds of Life to take home and plant. I love giving citrus trees, but it’s best to choose a variety that will work well in your climate.

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It wouldn’t feel right to send out a paper invitation for this fête, so opt instead for this beautiful electronic invitation from John Derian’s collection for Paperless Post.

Grab your gimlet. I feel a party coming on.

For more Arbor Day party inspiration, be sure to follow our Arbor Day board on Pinterest.

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