#ThePrettyProject- A DIY Donut Bar

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There are certain things in life that just get me way too excited- the taste of anything chocolate, the building music in my pure barre class, the anticipatory feeling of a new travel adventure… and the fact that our very first feature in #ThePrettyProject is published on my all-time favorite blog, Style Me Pretty today!! But really, nothing beats Style Me Pretty!

I am still trying to figure out if this is real life.

You do not want to miss all the pretty on SMP here!

When Elyse Barton of Plum & Oak Photo and I came together to create #ThePrettyProject we had high hopes for it! We simply wanted to bring our fresh style and ideas to the masses. With a blanket laid out in a grassy field, we set to work creating a dreamy, affordable Donut Bar for any occasion. (And don’t think we weren’t sneaking bites of anything!)

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Here are all the items you will need to make this delicious setup come to life:

  • A throw blanket- We suggest a fun color and found ours at Target!
  • Plain or lightly glazed donuts (homemade or store-bought, 2 per person)
  • Mismatched china including bowls, cake stands, plates and platters of various sizes and heights. We went thrifting at the local Salvation Army store and found our gems!
  • Your favorite toppings (we used rainbow sprinkles, M&M’s, shredded coconut, crushed Oreos, and melted semi-sweet chocolate… but we could have gone on, and on, and on…)
  • Seasonal flowers and greenery of your choice- Take a jaunt to your local farmers market- reasonable prices and amazing flowers- win, win!

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What better way to eat donuts than in a picnic setting? We couldn’t imagine it any other way. We carefully curated our mismatched pieces and filled a vase with eucalyptus and ranunculus we sourced locally. The colors popped and the toppings were so fun to play around with!

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We suggest creating name cards for your toppings too! This is where you can have as much fun with it as you want! Because in our case, “Donuts- They Solve All of Life’s Problems!”

And pretties- we’ve created a template for you to make your own name cards too! You can find the templates here and here!

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So we hope this encourages you to shop inexpensively and locally and create the donut bar of your dreams!

#ThePrettyProject: Pretty Inspiration for the Creative Folk and those that Want to Be

XO // Kelsey

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