April 17, 2008

May Day Celebration

May Day originated in Europe as a holiday to celebrate the end of the cold winter and the beginning of the fruitful spring. Today it is celebrated all over the world in a variety of interpretations. Many May Day parties include decorating the maypole, basket making and giving, singing, dancing, games and pretty spring dresses.

My post was inspired initially by this May Day cake and cupcake display. Martha Stewart provides both the recipe and instructions on how to create this adorable look. After finding dessert first, I had to go back and start from the beginning. This multi-color floral letterpress invitation from Elum Designs has the perfect design for a cheerful party celebrating spring.

Though not traditional, how about presenting each guest with a floral corsage handmade from various fabrics, buttons and beads. Make them yourself or purchase from etsy seller, Sew Recycled! These bright and fun corsages will look lovely paired with your guests' spring fashions.

Set your table with a light colored tablecloth and various hues of spring flowers in wood vases. DIY project instructions for how to make these wood veneer vases are available at MarthaStewart.com.

For more information about May Day and how it's celebrated throughout the world, check out this Wikipedia page.

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