An Elevated Outdoor Picnic Dinner Party

Last year in 2020 my mom celebrated a huge birthday milestone. Her 60th Birthday! We were so excited to have a special trip planned with friends and family to celebrate until that was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic. Since we didn’t get to celebrate her 60th as planned, I knew we had to do something special for her birthday this year!

When I got on Pinterest I saw so many ideas and couldn’t quite figure out what I wanted, but I knew it had to involve good food, good company, and a beautiful setting. I loved the idea of an elegant outdoor picnic dinner party. I first reached out to La Fete Picnic Co and asked for them to put together a bespoke, intimate dinner setting on our screened porch. The balloons, by Balloons by Brittany, finished the space transforming it from a screened porch to a beautiful oasis.

Outdoor Party

It turned out gorgeous with the coral, gold, and neutral tones. We complimented the decor with a fantastic meal by JDR Catering Co. The dinner menu consisted of the following.

Appetizers: Toasted Walnut Pesto Salad, smoked salmon and dill mousse on cucumber, and prosciutto and basil wrapped melon with balsamic glaze. 

Entree: Petite Fillet with blue cheese walnut butter, Pecan Crusted Tilapia with a bourbon brown butter sauce, Wild Rice Pilaf, Brandied Sweet Potatoes.

It was absolutely amazing! I highly suggest JDR Catering Co. if you are looking for someone in or around Atlanta, GA. For dessert we had to have a treat from our favorite baker, The Constant Baker. Maggie from The Constant Baker made delicious rum cake cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream and garnished with gorgeous dried rose petals.


Party Decor and Setup: La Fete Picnic Company

Balloon Decor: Balloons By Brittany

Catering: JDR Catering Co.

Desserts: The Constant Baker

Photography: Theary Louneoubonh