And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees…I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again…
Arbor Day is a wonderful opportunity to throw a festive and fabulous dinner party. An annual holiday that encourages the planting of trees, Arbor Day is celebrated in America on the last Friday in April. Because the first documented Arbor Day festival was held in the Spanish village of Mondoñedo in 1594, consider hosting a casual, Spanish-inspired Arbor Day dinner party under the canopy of your favorite backyard tree.
Create a tablescape that celebrates the beauty and bounty of Mother Nature, and set the mood with our tree-themed Arbor Day party playlist. As Martin Luther once said, “Every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” Read on for more Arbor Day fêtespiration.
1—Spanish majolica plates in a festive pattern.
2—Glassware handcrafted from recycled glass.
3—Michael Aram “acorn” salt and pepper shakers.
4—Pewter flatware in warm tones.
5—Colorful mix-and-match Sferra linens.
6—A citrus garland for the centerpiece
7—Wine from Trinity Oaks, which plants a tree for every bottle sold.
8—Handwritten leaf place cards.
9—Glass and twine lanterns to hang on the tree branches.
10—A tree swing for pre- and post-dinner fun.
11—A paperless invitation, like this tree-themed one, from John Derian.
12—A packet of tree seeds to give as a party favor.
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How to Throw an Arbor Day Dinner Party
Welcome Photo and Quote Mashup
Welcome Photo: Martha Hayer
Welcome Quote: The Great Gatsby, 1925