Good old British summers always seem to be changeable to say the least, so we need to revel in the good weather while we can don’t we? This is what we did when we hosted a casual daytime gathering for friends and their gorgeous kiddiwinks.

After finishing our kitchen and banquette seating area we wanted to really enjoy those non-negotiable bi-fold doors that we hoped would create that cliche of bringing the outside in, so we created a casual kids table out in the garden by covering a wooden pallet with oilcloth and the adults had a more sophisticated set up in our new dining area overlooking the garden. We also used wooden pallets for the long table at our mermaid party.

It was a real novelty for the children who loved not being sat at a formal dining table and our eldest daughter really got into styling it by bringing her crate of flowers from the summer house as a centrepiece, which was such a sweet touch! The blankets on the grass and the cushions placed around the ‘table’ added to the coziness and the cactus bunting and DIY upcycled cart housing their drinks created a party feel.

When they’d finished their food the kiddiwinks played happily in the girls’ summer house while parents actually managed to have uninterrupted conversations at the table. Unheard of! #winning

Full details of our Summer House can be found here.

Wooden pallets can be used in so many creative ways and can often be collected for free from warehouses. Just make sure you ask permission first! I posted a request on our local Facebook page to get ours.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this post; if you’ve used wooden pallets in any of your projects or parties please feel free to tag @ohsokel and use #OSKinspired on Instagram as I’d love to see the results.

Until next time,

OSK xx


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