In Sweden, Midsommar (Midsummer) is the perfect time to celebrate, with maypoles, dancing , flower wreaths and traditional Swedish treats. Families and friends love getting together to celebrate the high point of summer and enjoy the national holiday in style. No matter where you are in the world, why not bring a touch of Swedish Midsommar to your next celebration with these simple party ideas?
Add Swedish florals
We think fresh flowers elevate any occasion. For your next event, why not keep things simple and add sprigs of baby’s breath to your table? We simply split ours up between vases and glass containers (empty Paper Clip bottles are great for this). Play around by using different size containers for an easy, elegant feel.
Incorporate DIY touches
It’s those little thoughtful details that really make a celebration extra special. We decorated vintage glasses with sprigs of baby’s breath and a tag from our DIY Sticker Book for a sweet DIY element your guests will love.
Bake a traditional Swedish Strawberry Cake
A party without cake is just a meeting, so be sure to make your own with this simple recipe.
6 free-range eggs
340g/12oz caster sugar
340g/12oz plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
340g/8oz softened butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 punnet strawberries
600ml whipping cream
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and grease and line 3 x 20cm/8in sandwich tins. Cream together the eggs, butter, sugar, flour, vanilla essence and baking powder until well combined. Add a pinch of salt to balance the flavours.
Divide mixture into the 3 tins and bake for 25 minutes, checking after 20 minutes. The cakes should be golden brown and cooked through. Allow to cool completely before assembling.
To complete the cake, spread jam and whipped cream between the layers. You may want to insert cake dowels into the tiers to hold everything together. Decorate with the strawberries and sprigs of baby’s breath.
We hope you enjoy these Swedish Midsummer Ideas. Share how you’re celebrating with us using #kikkiKLove.