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 such as 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 ideas for a farmer's market-themed party.
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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 4 of 24 below.
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Vegetable Table Settings
Use your fresh, glowing farmer's market produce as table decor. There is beauty all around, so go ahead and set the table with gifts from the earth.Continue to 6 of 24 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 finishing touches to your sweets corner.Continue to 9 of 24 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 10 of 24 below.
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A draw of a trip to the farmer's market is often live entertainment. Set up a stage with a mic, guitar, and harmonica and let guests take turns showing off their talents.Continue to 11 of 24 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 12 of 24 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 14 of 24 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 15 of 24 below.
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Have some French market baskets on hand to hold all your goods. These examples are French Market Baskets from Fine Linens.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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Avocado Salt and Pepper Shakers
A cute tabletop accessory is this set of avocado salt and pepper shakers. This example comes from Incredible Things.Continue to 18 of 24 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 19 of 24 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 20 of 24 below.
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Who doesn't love 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 21 of 24 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 23 of 24 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 24 of 24 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.