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Garden Themed Party | How to plan and decorate

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Garden Themed Party | How to plan and decorate
I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t connected with my girlfriends. We’ve tried over the past weeks to have a coffee date, but our schedules weren’t linking up. I didn’t want another week to go by without seeing them so I’m hosting a girls morning out garden party.

The theme of the party is about sowing seeds of time and nurturing friendships. Today, I’m showing you how fun and easy a garden party is to plan and decorate. 


The inspiration for the party came from the idea of planting a fall herb garden. I incorporated things I use in my garden to bring the theme to life.

I always love creating labels for different aspects of my party table. This time I used wooden craft sticks. I painted about two inches of it with black paint then used a white paint pen to label them.

Garden Themed Party | How to plan and decorate  | DIY Plant Labels

To build upon the garden theme, I incorporated terra cotta pots in various sizes, milk bottles and empty K-Cup® pods. 

I used the milk bottles as vases, the flower pots to serve food and also create height. I turned a medium clay pot upside-down with a clay saucer on top of it. I used this pedestal to display the soil for the potting station craft I planned.

Tiny K-Cup® pods were used to display fresh herbs in a fun way, while mini clay pots were the perfect size to hold tiny herb seeds. We’d be using the seeds for the fun party activity I planned for the girls.

Using pre-cut letters from a lettered banner kit, was an easy way to create a banner for the party table. These kits are perfect for parties and come with the letters and string. 

Garden Themed Party | How to make a Hanging K-Cup Garden


I wanted this party to about more than just food so I planned a fun craft using K-Cup® pods. This outdoor party was the perfect for this activity which involved soil. For the activity, I set up a mini potting station with everything we needed to make hanging K-Cup®  gardens. These little gardens can be hung in front of a kitchen window and later transferred to flower pots.

Before my guest arrived, I made one as a garland for our potting station.

Hanging K-Cup® Garden

To make the garden here’s what you need.


  • potting soil
  • empty K-Cup® pods
  • herb seeds
  • yarn
  • small shovel or spoon 


   1. Cut two strands of string twelve inches long. Tie the two strands into a knot at one end. Separate the two strands and wrap both around the top rim of the K-Cup® pod ending on the side opposite the knot and tie a new knot.

 2. Make another knot one to two inches from the last knot and repeat steps one and two, until you have four K-Cup® pods on your string.

 3. Fill each K-Cup® pod halfway with potting soil, place two seed on top of the soil and cover with more soil.

To hang the garden in a window, I’d use two 45 mm suction cup hooks at each end. To hang it on my party table, I secured the string at each end and in between each K-Cup® pod with tape.

Garden Themed Party | How to make a Hanging K-Cup Garden | Potting Station
Garden Themed Party | How to make a Hanging K-Cup Garden

Garden Themed Party | How to make a Hanging K-Cup Garden
Garden Themed Party | How to make a Hanging K-Cup Garden
Garden Themed Party | How to make a Hanging K-Cup Garden


For this party I included garden themed elements into foods by using foods that actually grow in a garden.

I used four small flower pots as serving dishes for appetizers. I lined each clean flower pot with a cupcake liner and some spinach and artichoke hummus. Then I nestled some mini carrots and broccoli down in the dip.

For the main course I made turkey sandwiches layered with fresh baby spinach and juicy tomato.

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For the dessert, I set up a self serve coffee station stocked with several Starbucks® Caffé Blend K-Cup® pods, my Keurig® brewer, mugs, spoons and artisanal pastries.

Guest could create their own flavored coffee using Caramel, Mocha, or Vanilla Starbucks® signature flavors or Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha Starbucks® seasonal flavors. The Starbucks® Caffé Latte K-Cup® are perfectly delicious using the two-step brewing process. There’s no need to add milk because these are made from milk have no artificial flavors. The Starbucks® Caffé Latte K-Cup® pods are so easy to make and taste delicious paired with a sweet dessert. 
Garden Themed Party | How to plan and decorate Garden Themed Party | Coffee Station

To set up my coffee station, I bought out my Keurig® brewer and beside it framed the 2-step process to make a beverage. 

I pre-loaded the three coffee mugs with what my guest would need to make a Vanilla Starbucks® signature flavor, Pumpkin Spice or Peppermint Mocha Starbucks® seasonal flavors. 

Step 1 is to pour the flavor packet into the mug. 

Step 2 is to brew the Starbucks ® Caffé Blend K-Cup ® pod in your Keurig® brewer and stir to enjoy the beverage.

Garden Themed Party | How to plan and decorate

Garden Themed Party | How to plan and decorate

Garden Themed Party | How to plan and decorate

    I had a ton of fun trying the new Starbucks® signature and seasonal flavors, planning this party and sharing it with you. A lot of work goes into breaking down each step of the party in a way that’s easy for you to duplicate in your home.

    If this Garden Themed Party tutorial was helpful, I’d love for you to share it using the share buttons at the very end. Then in the comments let me know what’s your favorite part of the party.

    *Keurig, K-Cup, Keurig Hot, and the K logo are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., used with permission. The new Starbucks® Caffé Latte K-Cup® are available at grocery stores nationwide. Go here to find out where they are sold.

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    24 thoughts on “Garden Themed Party | How to plan and decorate

    1. I love the idea of sharing appetizers in small flower pot. It is so unique and creative.

    2. The next time you throw a party, I want an invite! I love what you've done with the little carrot and broccoli garden cups! That's so cute – and I never would have thought about recycling KCups like that. Brilliant!

    3. What a gorgeous party! Im loving the little Kcup idea, that's perfect.

    4. This is adorable. I love the idea of having a garden party. 🙂

    5. You did a lovely job organizing your garden party. I love the choice of decor, the theme, and the coffee. Yum!

    6. What a unique and fun Theme party, this is really beautiful and I like the idea of garden theme that's unique idea.

    7. This is so cute! I'll have to remember this for my next party!

    8. I adore your creativity! These are such great ideas and I love the idea of reusing Kcups.

    9. OH I just love the garden party theme! That is totally my kind of party! -client

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