The storybook snacks from our recent birthday party were laid out on an extra long and skinny table filled with cheeses, vegetables and the most scrumptious looking nibbles. I envisioned a spread sophisticated yet playful, like it could have stood right in the midst of a favorite classic.

Storybook flags popped out of the cheese selection in the most whimsical of ways. Vegetables looked appealing to all ages standing up in sparkly metallic glasses and fruit almost peeled rested in dishes of cinnamon and sugar. The lamp was one of my favorite pieces from the day. An ugly thrift store find, it was painted a deep plum and topped with a bulb I hand-antiqued using copper glass paint.

The cheese boards were backed with cut-out silhouettes of from storybook pages. Big print/felt flowers, along with stacks of floating vintage books stood behind the long food table, encouraging each guest to find beautiful value in our favorite old books. The sweetest little girl asking for more food was a good sign to me that a kids party spread need not be filled with gummies and fishes to make them happy!

All photos by Carly Taylor

PS. Party part one here. More to come!

blessings.