As you might have gathered this week, there’s nothing more romantic and fanciful than a Midsummer celebration. The formula is simple: a layered strawberry cake, an Aquavit and elderflower cocktail and some Swedish inspired fare – like a smörgåsbord filled with smoked fish, boiled shrimp, pickled vegetables, roasted potatoes and that wonderful Northern European style, densely sprouted bread. Add plenty of white flowers, greens and some extra baby’s breath to make some flower crowns for you and your guests. Happy Midsummer!

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

A Midsummer Celebration by HonestlyYUM + Spotted SF | honestlyyum.com @honestlyyum #midsummer #picnic

(images by HonestlyYUM, styled by SpottedSF; flowers by Ampersand SF; berries and bread by Good Eggs)