A Vintage Country Fair
The colors were really the inspiration. The vintage fair theme just followed.
The colors were peach, light blue and vanilla, with touches of rust and navy. The tables were lined with cream colored table cloths and burlap runners. To drink, we served lemonade in fabric-wrapped mason jars with peach/white paper straws. We also served retro Pepsi and bottled water wrapped in fabric that matched the bunting on ice in the wheel barrel. Snacks included popcorn, kettlecorn, cotton candy, chocolate chips cookies, and roasted peanuts. For the main meal we served hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, macaroni & cheese and watermelon wedges. Activities for the kids included ring toss (farm animal tattoos as a prize), goldfish toss (plastic goldfish as a prize), walking a balance beam, and an art project with farm scene stickers. The prizes and most of the goodie bag items were from Oriental Trading. We used hay bales for extra seating. Bunting - a DIY project using sheets from the thrift store and twine. Popcorn boxes, Peanut bags, paper straws - http://www.jillybeankids.com/
The bunting and the hay bales. They gave the yard that extra fun touch.
Start early and do as much as you can yourself. Dig through your garage, closets, and cabinets - you probably have a lot of things hanging out around your house to use already.