A Midsummer Celebration

June 12, 2015
Entertaining,Gatherings

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)

Conversation

Haha i love seeing this internationalized take on midsommar! Honestly, it is far from the typical swedish midsommar-smörgåsbord, but the basic idea is there and I love it! Our cake is usually light and thinly layered, although your interpretation of it sure looks delicious and beautiful!

Thanks Michelle! Yes, this was definitely our personalized interpretation of midsummer 😉 Oh how I’d LOVE to attend an authentic midsommar festival in Sweden one day….

What a beautiful setting. The baby’s breath around the coupes is so perfect! I want to jump right in those photos.

this is the dreamiest midsummer ever. i feel inspired to throw my own midsummer party 🙂

Aww, thanks Stephanie! Promise if you throw a midsummer party that I get an invite 😉

Gaahhhhh!! I’m seriously missing out on this Swedish Smorgasbord deal. Never tried one but I feel like it was made for me! 0_0″ And these are gorgeous snapshots–so much so I feel like I’m there. Without the smorgasbord.

Thanks Ellie! I hadn’t had one before either, but I’m all about it now. Hooray for summer!!

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