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Picnicking with West Elm and Snap Kitchen

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West Elm Picnic

When Snap Kitchen asked me to host a picnic in Oz Park, I instantly said yes because I am a huge fan of their so-delicious-you-don’t-even-realize-it-is-healthy food. When they mentioned that West Elm was providing decor, I didn’t quite expect it to involve dining room tables and the most elegant tablescapes I have even seen. Let me tell you all about it.

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West Elm brought 4 rustic reclaimed wood tables to Oz Park, setting each on a cream rug. The end result looked like something from a dream.

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The tablescapes had a chic and sophisticated gold and white color scheme. I love how this color scheme could work for absolutely anything, from a wedding to a holiday dinner party.

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The table runners were white with a thick hand painted gold metallic stripe. Gold lanterns held flameless candles.

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Driftwood and grapewood branches were used as a centerpiece (this is a great cost effective and long lasting alternative to florals). Moss added a punch of color.

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The tableware was West Elm’s Textured Dinnerware Set and I loved the mixed and matched look. The napkins had added a subtile touch of color to the table. Gold flatware completed the look.

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West Elm brought a variety of chairs. My favorite was the handcrafted John Vogel Chair.

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West Elm also created a lounge area with cream poofs, floor cushions, and gold tables. It was the perfect place to hang out with my friend Emily’s adorable one year old Grace, and Kelly’s 10 day old daughter Emma! It was so fun having their little ones at the party. And it was Emma’s first party ever, I am glad that we set the bar high.

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The decor was so stunning that I looked at Charles and asked if we could buy everything. He hasn’t stopped talking about the tables and we just might buy one.

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Snap Kitchen provided all of the food. I first discovered Snap Kitchen last summer, and I love that I can walk through the door and know that everything inside is fresh and healthy, and walk out with half a dozen completely different meals for the week.

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Snap Kitchen has breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, and beverages; I keep thinking I should go on a Snap Kitchen only diet. Sometimes I go there to pick up food for Charles so that he doesn’t have to fend for himself while I am away.

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Snap Kitchen served four of their salads (Goddess of Green, Roots and Grains, Summer Fling, and Raw Rainbow).

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Protein options (crispy chicken, grilled steak, grilled chicken, grilled tofu, and poached shrimp) were offered on the side, just like the in-store experience.

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The curry chicken finger sandwiches were a personal favorite. The curry isn’t spicy, just loaded with flavor.

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Both the curried chicken salad and the Smoke Salmon Salad are on Snap Kitchen’s snack menu. As is the Lemon and Garlic Hummus that I couldn’t get enough of.

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We sipped on Hibiscus Lime Ice Tea, Green Iced Tea, and La Colombe Cold-Pressed Coffee. I had about three glasses of the hibiscus tea. For dessert we had their rich chocolate brownies that practically melt in your mouth when you take a bite.

I can’t thank Snap Kitchen and West Elm enough for letting me host such a stunning event! Snap Kitchen has four stores in Chicago, plus locations in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Philadelphia. West Elm has stores all over the world!

Betsy Glenn

Wednesday 24th of August 2016

This was such a fun event! So glad I could finally meet some WCBC bloggers in person. Thanks to West Elm Chicago & Snap Kitchen for such a fun event.

Kit Graham

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

It was so wonderful to FINALLY meet you. Thank you so much for coming!

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