Can I just say ... I LOVE Australia Day! After returning from a 5 year overseas stint back in 2011, I was absolutely gobsmacked to see the patriotism in our country. I think it took me all of 5minutes to fall in love all things red/blue/white and to embrace the vigour of Australia Day celebrations.
With only one weekend until our country goes flag-mad, I thought I would share a VERY quick, yet very cute, Australia Day table setting. Oh, and did I mention that it's also cheap?!?
|1. M&Ms in red/blue. Flag from the $2 shop|
|2. Blue cordial with Little Tee Tee glass decorations|
All the props came out of my kitchen - cupcake stands, milk bottles, upturned red/white cups & saucers. I placed a wooden crate which hubby recently made at the back of the table to add height & use to highlight the gorgeous wild gum flowers.
|3. Jaffas, Jam tarts, lamingtons from Coles|
|4. Native flowers with flag toothpicks|
The local $2 shop provided the flag accessories - bunting, toothpicks & whirly wheels - all for $7.50. The doily table runner was made from Little Tee Tee doilies in 3 sizes & available HERE.
|5. Upside down cups/saucers with fruit|
|6. Anzac cookies (store bought!)|
|7. Lamington bites with flag toothpicks from the $2 store|
|8. Sweet fruit cluster with twigs from the garden|
If you still think hosting a morning tea it's a bit overwhelming let me convince you otherwise! It took only an hour at the shops to buy supplies (including getting side tracked in the Post Office & a gorgeous bedding shop!) and the only things I can remotely claim as home-made are below (& these are simple - my 5yr old helped)
For a cupcake tiered platter topper I pinned a small beaded flower onto a fabric rose heart. Both are purchasable from my shop for $1 each! Simply sticky tape it to the cupcake stand.
HERE for only $1 per flower.
And there we have my suggestion for a stylish Australia Day morning tea. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!!