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Pollen season is almost over. Before the mosquitoes hit, get out to enjoy Springtime in the South. Y’all, now is the prime time for bike rides, lazy afternoons, and picnics.  Why not shake up the traditional picnic by hosting a pastel picnic party with more style and whimsy?  Instead of the traditional plastic utensils and paper plates, pack up your finest dinnerware set from and wear your prettiest floral sundress for a picnic that is certainly out of the ordinary.

Today’s inspiration board has some of the essentials for a pretty summertime picnic in the sweetest pastel hues.  Clockwise from top left:

1. Instead of sandwiches why not serve these colorful macaroons?  They are pretty, perfectly bite-sized, and easy to pack.  Try some from Maison Robert in Atlanta.

2. Wear these lovely pastel baubles from Leif with your favorite floral print dress.

3. Bring along a balloon bouquet for perfect photo props while on your picnic.

4. Treat each of your guests to this ingenious idea by Kate, an individual-sized watermelon adorned with a pretty ribbon.

5. Hang some paper lanterns in the trees, stack some old boxes, and toss some pillows around the ground for a cozy atmosphere.

6.  Serve your guests with these adorable, modern tart servers also from Leif.

7. Curl up on these pastel print blanket by Horne that will tie the whole scene together.  After your macaroons and watermelon, stretch out and enjoy a summer siesta!

Images: 1. Lola’s room, 2. Leif, 3. Lola’s room, 4. You Are My Fave, 5. Picnic image, 6. Lief, 7. Horne.


Kat Kraszeski-Jackson is an art teacher, artist, and diy crafter living in Greensboro, NC. She loves sharing her favorite artists, projects, and creative inspiration here on Pretty Southern.