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Farmer's market fresh is hard to beat. An outdoor market is such a pleasant experience; it makes sense to channel the atmosphere for warm weather gatherings. Small touches like blueberry baskets, a red and white checkered tablecloth and so much more bring the great feelings of a Sunday stroll through the market to your very own event.
A rustic approach to a farmer's market themed party is required. From the ingredients in your food to the decor at your table, let the fresh ideas of a market live freely in the space you create.
Here are 25 of our favorite ideas for a farmer's market-themed party.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Group Grocery Shopping
The best part of the farmer's market is visiting the grounds. Make a day of your gathering and invite your guests to source your groceries together. Group grocery shopping can be a fun way to get everyone involved with the meal. We recommend making these adorable themed totes from Oh Happy Day before you venture out! Your guests can keep their bags as party favors.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Watering Can Repurposed
A watering can makes for a festive and handy vessel. This one from 100 Layer Cake-Let is used to hold utensils, straws or even candy. Your watering can will hold whatever you need and blend into the decor of your party without a hitch.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Vegetable Table Settings
Use your fresh, glowing farmer's market produce as table decor. There is beauty all around us, so go ahead and set the table with gifts from the earth.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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There are plenty of ingredients at the farmer's market to whip up a fine dessert table. Name your home market in honor of a special guest and make some paper flowers to add some finishing touches to your sweets corner.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Artisan bread can serve many purposes at a farmer's market party. A host can lay the bread across the table as decor or eat it. If you do choose to eat your bread, make sure to have meat, cheese, honey, and butter close by.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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A draw of a trip to the farmer's market is often the live entertainment. Set up a stage with a mic, guitar, and harmonica and let guests take turns showing off their talents.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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Fresh fruit looks the cutest in berry baskets. You can also use them as an alternative to traditional bowls at your party.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Buckets to Go
Set up a corner of buckets for guests to grab on their way out. Inexpensive buckets serve as adorable decor, and your guests can use them around their own home long after your party is over.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Signage is key to a successful farmer's market party. Everyone knows the best part about the farmer's market is the free samples. Set up some cute notes around the party with a sweet nod to farmer's market fun.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Another fun idea for a farmer's market party is to set up a stem station. Guests can choose from their favorite flowers to build their bouquet.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Cupcakes in an Egg Carton
Instead of a dozen eggs at your party, try a dozen cupcakes! Children will love the surprise of opening a carton to see the sweet cupcakes waiting for them inside.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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We are totally in love with the idea of having fresh herbs available for the grabbing. Sprinkle some thyme over party snacks or take a handful home for dinner.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Ice Cream Cups
Mini bowls of natural dairy ice cream with slices of waffle cone are a sweet way to cool off during a party.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Market Inspired Cookies
For those little guests who might have a problem with real vegetables, it's good to have the cookie version on hand too! These cookies look adorable inside a checkered covered crate.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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A u-pick produce stand makes a lovely focal point for a farmer's market bash. An area with bountiful fruits and vegetables is wonderful near the entrance area, so it's clear to guests what the theme of the party will be. Encourage guests to fill baskets with produce on their way out as parting gifts. The food won't go to waste, and you'll have saved your guests a trip to the market.